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Individually decorated, individually furnished, laptop workspace
Individually decorated, individually furnished, laptop workspace

Emerson Spice Hotel

3.5 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationChrist Church Cathedral16 min walk
    Popular LocationLivingstone's House16 min walk
    Popular LocationZanzibar Ferry Terminal9 min drive
    AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)14 min drive

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Room (Violetta)

5/5 guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Room (Belle)

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Room (Camille)

5/5 guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Room (Semele)

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Design Twin Room (Mimi)

No guest room rating
  • 344 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Twin Beds

About this area

Zanzibar Town

Located in Zanzibar Town, Emerson Spice Hotel is in the city center and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Shangani Beach and Nakupenda Beach. With kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Christ Church Cathedral - 16 min walk
  • Livingstone's House - 16 min walk
  • Old Fort - 3 min drive
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 9 min drive
  • House of Wonders - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 13 min drive

Restaurants

  • Rooftop restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Secret Garden — 1 min walk
  • Lukmaan — 16 min walk
  • Ma shaa allah cafe — 16 min walk
  • La Taverna — 16 min walk

About this property

Emerson Spice Hotel

3.5-star Colonial hotel near Shangani Beach
Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has a bar/lounge and concierge services. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. All 10 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Other amenities available to guests include deep soaking tubs, free bottled water, and ceiling fans.
Emerson Spice Hotel offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. This Zanzibar Town hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hair dryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Street parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • In-room child care (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Swahili

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan

Bathroom

  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between April 21 and May 20.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night
  • Deposit is payable by bank transfer and is due within 24 hours of booking the reservation.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 25 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and high chair
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Emerson Spice Hotel Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel Zanzibar Town
Emerson Spice Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

4.8
Exceptional
Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 77%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 13 reviews
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best in town!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Exotic, Romantic Stone Town Inn
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!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020