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Emerson Spice

A very popular boutique hotel in the heart of Zanzibar's alleyways

Emerson Spice
Emerson Spice

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Emerson Spice is a long favourite of the properties in Zanzibar. Located in the exciting and busy alleyways, this hotel is colourful, charming and retains a strong sense of place. Not only are each of the 11 boutique rooms memorable and stylish in design and decor, but the rooftop restaurant adds considerably to the attraction as it is one of the best places to admire the views over Zanzibar.


Emerson Spice is located in the heart of Stonetown's characteristic alleyways. If you want to be in the midst of the action, this is the place to be! Its sister hotel, Emerson Hurumzi, is a minute's walk apart, and shares a similar design and idea to Emerson Spice.


The boutique hotel has 11 rooms which are all located on different floors, with a steep and charming staircase connecting them. At the top, is the famous rooftop restaurant of Emerson Spice, which in itself is a reason to stay here! Food and drinks are served to guests here throughout the day, who sit on pillows and cushions on the floor.


The rooms are each individually designed and have their own colourful twist on local style. To show its history, each of the rooms have a large, intricately carved door which leads guests into their suite. Then ensuite rooms have high ceilings making them feel even larger, and are all equipped with air conditioning, fans and mosquito nets.

The rooms, rooftop restaurant and overall design of the hotel is incredible

In the heart of the alleys... too loud for some!

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