Spent two nights, at the beginning and end of a week's trip to Zanzibar. Stayed in the Belle room the first time and Camille room the second. Both rooms were huge, with beautiful furnishings and huge windows, with balconies that ran the length of the room too. Bathrooms were lovely - huge bath, good water pressure, hot water.
The location is great, central and within easy walking distance of shops, cafes, the seafront.
Breakfast is served on the roof terrace and is lovely - eggs and fruit, and great coffee. I ate lunch downstairs one day and it was delicious, and also had the 5 course meal on the roof terrace in the evening - which was excellent food - varied, fresh, healthy, for a very reasonable $30 USD.
It's full of character, the staff are lovely and I would thoroughly recommend staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An inspired and lovingly restored Merchant’s House, this multi-storied small Boutique hotel has an inner courtyard, eleven unique antiques-filled rooms, and two of Zanzibar’s best restaurants. All rooms are equipped with a small fridge, air conditioner, fan, and high ceiling mosquito net. The rooftop ‘Tea House’ hosts one of Stonetown’s most renowned restaurants offering a stylish ambiance amidst the sound of the calls to prayer from the town’s many mosques. The five course ‘Taste Safari’, prepared daily by our Zanzibari chefs, is seafood based and celebrates the freshest and best the market has to offer each morning. The sunset hour is an integral and pleasurable part of the experience so diners are encouraged to arrive at around 6pm to enjoy a ‘Sundowner’ before dinner. On the Ground floor The Secret Garden, set amidst lushly landscaped hidden ‘Ruins’, open to the skies, has a Zanzibari inspired A La Carte Menu. Look out for live music performed by The Dhow Countries Music Academy. Open for Lunch and Dinner. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town
- Emerson Spice Zanzibar Island/Stone Town