Emerson Spice

4044 Tharia St , Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Hotel Description

You know we’re sincere in our love for contemporary design, but you don’t go all the way to Zanzibar for pan-global modernism — you go there for its utterly unique blend of Swahili and Arab cultures, and for the riotously eclectic architecture and design that’s created by this collision of traditions. Or, to put it more simply: you go to Emerson Spice.

It’s set on a picturesque pedestrian-only street in the Kasbah, the ancient part of Zanzibar’s Stonetown, and while it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the beach and the Old Fort, it’s sequestered enough to feel very private indeed. Once an aristocratic home, it comprises three landmark buildings, and is divided into a mere 11 rooms, each one lavishly decorated with a lifetime’s worth of antiques under high timbered ceilings.

The Secret Garden restaurant, in the ground-level courtyard, is almost exactly what it sounds like, while the rooftop Tea House is more than a tea house; it’s a restaurant serving a single seating — a sundown cocktail at 6 followed by a five-course tasting menu at 7 — on the open-air terrace with a view of the Stoneton rooftops. Reservations are essential, as it’s one of the most highly regarded tables in town — and we might just say the same of the hotel as well....

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Hotel Criteria

  • 11 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at the property. Rates include continental breakfast of fresh fruit and eggs of choice, coffee or tea.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

1pm,

Check out:

10am

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  • Semele

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 27 ft²/2 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard, street or city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • Double height ceiling, Bath open to room
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Kate

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 290 ft²/27 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard, street or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • Double Height Ceiling, Separate Ensuite Bathroom, 2 verandas
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • phones
    • separate bedroom
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Violetta

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 301 ft²/28 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard, street or city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • Double Height Ceiling, Bath visible to room
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Camille

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 398 ft²/37 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • Double Height Ceiling, Bath completely open to room
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Lamour Toujours Lamour

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 462 ft²/43 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard, street or city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • Double Height Ceiling, Separate Ensuite Bathroom, Two balcon
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • phones
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Belle

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 473 ft²/44 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • Double Height Ceiling, Bath completely open to bedroom
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at the property. Rates include continental breakfast of fresh fruit and eggs of choice, coffee or tea.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

1pm,

Check out:

10am

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