Emerson Spice: Information from the owner
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 report, which contains our own observations and views.
Main description of Emerson Spice
Emerson Spice: Facilities
|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|
|Available services||Airport Shuttle (Available), Chauffer Service, Credit Card, Room Service, Travel Desk|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Fine Dining, Massages, Natural History Tours, Walks (Guided), Art Galleries, Beach, Boat Cruises, Cooking Courses, Cultural Tours, General Sightseeing, Museums, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling|
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 Not only bright and breezy Kate is also very secluded and tranquil.
'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. The ensuite Bathroom with twin sinks leads onto the North facing Terrace and outdoor bathroom overlooking the hotel's gardens. With a Terrace, a balcony and many windows, this shaded,tranquil room is always cool even in the heat of the day. A versatile room, it is suitable for use as a superior Twin or a Family Room sleeping up to two Adults and two Children.
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. Although a smaller room, it is very quiet, and private with the added bonus of the outdoor terrace and bath.
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.