What a place! What a room! We exclaimed when we first set our feet on the floors of Emerson Spice. We felt like enthralled in some fairy tale of Sheherazade with all these beautiful oriental decorations. Emerson seems to have a great eye for the detail - we can't describe all the silk and sammet cushions and curtains, the painting of the wall, the masoned bath tube at one end of the room... just have a look at the photos!
The staff is wonderfully friendly and even helps you to find your way through the maze of small streets. And the food is fantastic. We also had dinner here one evening and very much enjoyed the 6 compositions of western and oriental flavors they served. And you have a very nice view from the roof top restaurant where all the meals are served.
We also booked a private city tour they recommended and we were far from disappointed. Our guide was extremely nice and skilled; he walked us around Stonetown for about four hours. On this tour we also had a look inside other hotels which just gave us the proof: Emerson Spice is the best and the most authentic one!
- 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