About Emerson Spice Hotel

The small-scale and most authentic Emerson Spice Hotel is located in the middle of the historic town of Stone Town.

This boutique hotel, housed in a monumental merchant’s house, with its stained glass windows, wooden railings and fountain, has been completely restored to the old Zanzibar style.

The tea house on the roof and the lushly covered garden ensure a romantic escape from the bustle of the streets of Stone Town.

The property

The eleven spacious rooms at Emerson Spice Hotel are beautifully and attractively decorated and each represents Zanzibar in its own way.

The open restaurant is on the top floor and is one of the most romantic on Zanzibar Island. It offers beautiful views of Stone Town and the Indian Ocean.

Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel
Emerson Spice Hotel


Emerson Spice Hotel offers the following facilities:

  • Lodging & breakfast
  • Spacious room
  • Comfortable bed
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower and toilet
  • Mosquito net
  • Fan
  • AC
  • Wifi
  • Locker
  • Small fridge
  • Balcony or porch
  • Roomservice
  • Restaurant
  • Tea house
  • Lounge
  • Sun terrace
  • Courtyard
  • Laundry service


All rooms at Emerson Spice Hotel have their own story and are decorated with great care and style by Mr. Emerson himself. Each has a large Zanzibar bed with mosquito net.

Emerson Spice Hotel offers the following rooms:

  • Belle Room, king (2p, bath, balcony)
  • Violetta Room, king (2p, bath, balcony)
  • Semele Room, king (2p, bath, balcony)
  • Camille Room, king (2p, bath, balcony)
  • Aida Room, king and twin (2-5p)
  • Kate Room, king (2p, outdoor pool, garden porch)
  • Lamour Room, king and twin (2p, balcony)
  • Mimi Room, king and twin (2p)
  • Desdemona Room, king (2p, bath, balcony)
  • TurandoRoom, king (2p, balcony, outdoor shower)
  • Siti Room, king (2p, little balcony)


Emerson Spice Hotel offers the following activities:

  • Walking
  • The Rooftop Tea House Restaurant
  • The Secret Garden Restaurant
  • Sebleni Lounge

Price indication

From € 60 to € 70 pppn (lodging & breakfast)

  • Excluding additional costs such as transport etc.
  • The final price depends on the room chosen, the season and currency fluctuations.

Minimum stay is two nights.

Senses of Zanzibar

Want to stay longer and experience the sensual richness of Zanzibar’s culture, history, cuisine, and ocean? Then of course that is also possible. You will stay for 3 or 4 nights in one of the Emerson hotels: the Emerson on Hurumzi or the Emerson Spice Hotel.

The Senses of Zanzibar package also includes:

  • Dinner at the Emerson at Hurumzi Tea House
  • Dinner at the Emerson Spice Tea House
  • Dinner in Emerson’s secret garden
  • Emerson Zanzibar tea ceremony
  • Treatment at Mrembo Spa (one traditional spa treatment per person)
  • Historical Stone Town tour (excluding entrance fees to museums)
  • Safari Blue day out at sea (including lunch, drinks, snacks)
  • Transfer Safari Blue (go and return to Fumba beach)
  • Concert at the Dhow Countries Music Academy (according to academy schedule)

The price of this package is € 1365 pp for 4 nights and € 975 pp for 3 nights.

Sunset to Sunrise

If you don’t have much time and you can only stay one night, then this Sunset to Sunrise package might be something for you.

The Sunset to Sunrise package includes:

  • Welcome drink at sunset on the roof terrace
  • Dinner at the Tea House restaurant
  • Overnight stay in a premium room
  • Breakfast on your own balcony or terrace

The price of this package is € 336 for two people.


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