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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed only one night unfortunately... It was amazing! The rooms are incredible, it has been recently renovated, the location cannot be more central, the stuff was very very friendly, the food was delicious! A dinner at the roof is a must!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank annet_85_2013
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We spent 6 nights here and had a magical time. The rooms are beautifully decorated, service is exceptional, friendly and efficient. Room servicing is discreet (while you are at breakfast or out to explore). Breakfast at the Tea House was a great start to every day, and the menu varies. Dinner was superb. We tried a few other top-rated places but the five-course meals on the roof terrace was superb, every time! My favorite Emerson Spice signature dishes were vanilla lobster, star-anise pineapple, lemongrass calamari...
The hotel staff arranged airport transfers and day excursions.

Room Tip: We stayed in Camille, with a "Greta Garbo" theme. The windows and furniture were all dressed in silks. Our balcony was a great place to observe the daily life in Stone Town. A second smaller balcony overlooked a peaceful courtyard. This room gets afternoon sun and can get a bit hot, the AC had to work overtime to keep up...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alta S
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights in January 2012 with my parents and we had the MOST magical time. I have been meaning to write this review since then...... It is a testament to Emerson Spice and its staff that I still feel that I want to write this review nearly 2 years on. The staff made us feel incredibly welcome, the rooms were beautiful and the food was delish! Probably one of the best, if not the best, hotel I have ever stayed. A idyllic home from home.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank papai777
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Fantastic hotel, rooms are extremely nice, creative, tasteful, enjoyable, restful! The staff is ever so forthcoming, knowledgeable, helpful, understanding, service minded, and helpful. The food is absolutely great and served in the most wonderful roof terrace. Do not miss this chance of indulging yourself and someone you appreciate. Make sure you have some time to enjoy every bit of your room as well.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Located right in the middle of it all. Terrific view and a very memorable dinner menu. Surrounded by very cool shops and run by an exceptionally friendly staff, I'd definitely return to this hotel.
Things to know: The call for prayer might jog you out of a dream at (and I'll remember this time forever on my iPhone screen) 4:47 AM.
Check prices as soon as you LAND at the AIRPORT because the street vendors charge more than the cleaner airport shops.
Some places close early if there aren't customers, so call ahead.

Room Tip: The Violet Room had balconies and what seemed to be historic furniture. Street noise is throughout the hotel, but ends early in the evening.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank RudyWformerNYr
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