Exotic & romantic, Emerson Spice Hotel is what one would expect from an historic inn located in Stone Town.
Personnel are professional, courteous, helpful and all speak english. They are also well-connected with reputable tours, tour guides & local activities. We felt very welcome here and enjoyed staying in the historic hotel with architecture reminiscent of Morocco.
Unique in its decor, with each of the 10 rooms maintaining its own individual decor, you will not be disappointed if you're a romantic at heart.
No TV & no phone in the room is a plus, in my opinion. Internet is sketchy due to localized modems, however, you're probably not staying here to keep in constant contact. Do note there are quite a few stairs for those who may have mobility issues. Also, like any hotel in Stone Town, you will hear the call to prayer from some of the 52 local mosques over loudspeakers. The hotel provides earplugs for this purpose.
The restaurants in the "secret garden" and on the rooftop offer first-class dining options and drinks. Highly recommended, I would stay here again in a heartbeat!