Emerson Spice

Originally owned by the Mwinyi Mkuu, the last Swahili ruler of Zanzibar, the property has changed hands from one illustrious owner to another; and now graces the discerning traveller in pursuit of glamour with authenticity.  If you want to step into the soul of Zanzibar and experience the timeless magic of Stone Town, then Emerson Spice is the place to visit.

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The principal structure which now houses Emerson Spice is a melding of two buildings and several distinct styles of architecture typical of the Stone Town heritage site, still offers the visitor a feeling of stepping back in time, when crossing the threshold. Furnished with antique Zanzibar furniture, be it the classic ornate Swahili bed, or the Zenji Déco take on the international design era, every single room is different from the other. Built for romance, the bath rooms are fully or partially open to the bedrooms.

  • In the heart of Stonetown for an authentic cultural experience
  • Each room is unique
  • Eccentric designs and history 
  • Great start to a Zanzibar beach holiday
  • Rooftop dining