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Overview of Emerson Spice Hotel

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Guest reviews

4.8 / 5Exceptional
8 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant

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Highlights

Popular LocationLivingstone's House16 min walk
Popular LocationDarajani Market19 min walk
Popular LocationPeace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani)5 min drive
AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)13 min drive

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  • Room (Belle)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Room (Violetta)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Room (Semele)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Room (Camille)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Design Twin Room (Mimi)

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Large Twin Beds
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About this area

Zanzibar Town

Located in Zanzibar Town's Stone Town neighborhood, 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.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Slave Market - 15 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 16 min walk
  • Livingstone's House - 16 min walk
  • Darajani Market - 19 min walk
  • Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani) - 5 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Rooftop restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Secret Garden — 1 min walk

About this property

Emerson Spice Hotel

Colonial Zanzibar Town hotel in Stone Town, 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.

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
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

Dry cleaning service
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

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Beach towels
Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains
Ceiling fan
Linens

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
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Mastercard
Visa

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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Safety features at this property include a smoke detector.

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

Guest reviews

4.8
Exceptional
5 - Excellent
6
4 - Good
2
3 - Okay
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2 - Mediocre
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1 - Poor
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4.8
Cleanliness
5.0
Service and Staff
4.5
Amenities
4.5
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

The rooms were beautiful and the food in the roof top restaurant was brilliant!! The staff were lovely and so friendly and helpful. My only negative is that it was very loud at night. The first two nights we were kept awake by noise from the street- motor bikes, people talking etc. The hotel does provide earplugs but it didn’t really help for us

Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Very unique and one of a kind hotel in the middle of stone town. Surely you can settle for comfort and choose Hyatt but you can do that anywhere in the world. Emerson Spice is a truly exceptional hotel with a very attentive staff. You will be wowed!

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019