Emerson Spice: Information from the owner
- Guest House
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All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Emerson Spice, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 15 Aug 2018
Facilities at Emerson Spice
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Restaurant
- Room facilities
- Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Complementary Wi-Fi, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower
- Activities on site
- Fine Dining, Massages, Natural History Tours, Walks (Guided)
- Nearby activities
- Art Galleries, Beach, Boat Cruises, Cooking Courses, Cultural Tours, Fine Dining, General Sightseeing, Museums, Natural History Tours, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Walks (Guided)
Room types at Emerson Spice
On the First Floor, this West facing room overlooks Tharia Square and the Mwinyi Mkuu Mosque opposite. The full width wooden balcony is perfect for people watching and is furnished with a small table and chairs, a swing, a Zanzibari Sofa Bench and privacy curtains.
This spacious, open plan room is enhanced by the original double height ceiling, and furnished with antiques, a Zanzibari 'Four Poster' Bed, table and chairs, two wardrobes and a small dressing table.
On the top floor, Kate is one of the Hotel's Premium rooms. Running the width of the rear of the property, with double height ceilings, the bedroom has a built in double bed with two built in single 'day beds' to either side. Furnished with antiques: two armchairs, a writing desk/dressing table and a wardrobe. A glass 'wall' to the West facing side of the room has folding French doors opening onto a large Breakfast Terrace, with a private Tea House with table and chairs, looking down onto Tharia Street, and the Anglican cathedral beyond.
To one side are double doors opening onto a small balcony overlooking the atrium, with a stained glass window above. Glazed doubles doors lead to the ensuite bathroom, with twin sinks, stone bathtub and shower. French Doors open onto the West facing terrace furnished with a table & chairs, and an outdoor bathtub and shower. Cityscape views across to the Ocean beyond
'Lamour Toujours Lamour' on the second floor runs the full with at the rear of the property and is the quietest room in the hotel.
The large bedroom, with three stained glass floor to ceiling height French Doors overlooking the Atrium and Fountain, furnished with Up-cycled Dhow wood furniture: two large Twin Beds, two Armchairs, Coffee Table and a Wardrobe. Antique Writing Desk and Chair. Glazed French Doors lead onto a small South facing balcony with a table and two chairs.
Turandot, on the top floor is a small double room with double height ceiling, furnished with antiques: Queen Sized Art Deco 'Chinoiserie Style bed, one side set aginst a wall, Mahogany Wardrobe, Writing Desk/Dressing Table and Chair. The open plan bathroom with separate toilet has a Stone Bathtub with shower.
Two floor to ceiling stained glass French doors open onto the North Facing terrace with outdoor Stone Bathtub & Shower and furnished with a private Teahouse with sofa & swing, another sofa, chair and coffee table.
Violetta is a first floor room, South facing and running the length of the property. The huge, wooden balcony is perfect for seeing the vibrancy of Stonetown life, furnished with a 'Pemba' Writing Desk, 2 Zanzibari Sofa Benches, two Hammocks and Privacy Curtains. With several windows and doors opening to the shaded balcony, and another small balcony overlooking the central atrium and fountain, Violetta, feels breezy and cool.
The large bedroom, with original Double Height ceiling, has a semi open plan bathroom, and is furnished with antiques: a Zanzibari 'Four Poster' Bed, Dressing Table, Wardrobe and a Marble Topped Table with two Armchairs.
Other lodges in Stone Town
Alternative places to stay in this same area.
Now trumped by the nearby Park Hyatt, the Serena Inn, in its historic building, was formerly Stone Town's only international-style hotel.
Zanzibar Coffee House
The Zanzibar Coffee House is a small quiet hotel tucked away in the back streets of Stone Town, with lovely, simple rooms.
Zanzibar Palace Hotel
The Zanzibar Palace Hotel is a highly regarded boutique hotel with very personal service and just nine rooms, all of them Zanzibari in style.
Beyt al Salaam
The Beyt al Salaam is a pleasant, boutique hotel with only six rooms and atmospheric and stylish Zanzibari décor.
Dhow Palace Hotel
The Dhow Palace is a very good-value, mid-range hotel, full of Swahili character, and the pool makes it appealing to families.
Kholle House offers an atmospheric Stone Town stay in a historic building, and is very good value for money.
Jafferji House is a converted old house that blends modern facilities with traditional style. The ten, unique rooms are show great attention to detail.
Swahili House is a traditionally styled boutique hotel furnished to a high standard with a convenient location in the centre of Stone Town.
The Tembo Hotel is a good-value, family-friendly hotel right on the seafront in Stone Town, with 36 rooms and a good-sized swimming pool.
Emerson on Hurumzi
Emerson on Hurumzi was Stone Town's first boutique hotel, featuring antique furniture, unique, stylish rooms and a superb rooftop restaurant.
Mbweni Ruins Hotel
Mbweni Ruins Hotel is very convenient if you want to stay on the beach, but very close to Stone Town, or visit Chumbe Island.
Maru Maru Hotel
In the heart of Stone Town, Maru Maru combines contemporary style and creature comforts with a Zanzibari twist.
The Park Hyatt Zanzibar is a high-quality example of this group, with excellent facilities and service.
Kisiwa's central location in the heart of Stone Town's Shangani area makes it a great base to explore this fascinating town.
The Seyyida is a characterful old hotel near the seafront in Stone Town, with the rare bonus of a swimming pool.