This is a beautiful and atmospheric place to stay. It is a combination of an old 19th-century Swahili sultan's palace with Zanzibar's first photographic studio. It epitomises Zanzibar Stone Town style.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Emerson Spice Hotel is located on a small square at the end of the main shopping thoroughfare in Stone Town.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT EMERSON SPICE HOTEL:
The hotel is in an imposing building made up of several stories, with an attractive inner courtyard and a fabulous roof-top restaurant. The bedrooms are each individually decorated, with walls painted in pinks, blues and violets, antique furniture, rich textiles, deep baths and high beds. They are spectacular.
*For families with children under the age of 6 years, we always request a room without a balcony for safety reasons.
ACTIVITIES AT EMERSON SPICE HOTEL:
- Guests can take full advantage of the hotel's location, which is less than 10 minutes away from pretty much anywhere you'd want to visit in Stone Town.
- We recommend delving into the history-rich streets with a trip to the House of Wonders and to Forodhani Gardens, which becomes a hub of activity after sunset when tourists and locals gather to dine on Swahili and Zanzibari delicacies.