This place is perfectly curated it make it feel more like an experience of Stone Town than just a hotel. The interiors are stunning without sacrificing comfort. I highly recommended staying here -- I stayed for 3 nights in the Violetta Room, which has a wrap-around terrace where they can serve (big) breakfast at no extra cost. The lighting in some of the visitor photos of the room posted here make things look a little off/shiny -- check out their facebook page instead, as those photos are a better representation of what it actually looks like. If you can't stay here, then at least have the rooftop dinner (which must be booked in advance). Well worth it. Thanks to Russell and his team for a wonderful stay.
- 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