Emerson Spice consists of three adjoining World Heritage site buildings in the exotic Kasbah of Zanzibar’s StoneTown. Two of the buildings face a quaint square at the end of historic Tharia Street, for walking tours of the city. The third building looks down Tharia Street toward the Anglican Cathedral and slave market.
Guest rooms boast a veranda and are equipped with a small fridge, A/C, fan, and 'walk in' mosquito net. All double rooms have an antique Swahili bed and enclosed en-suite bath and shower that is open or semi-open to the room. Double rooms are not suitable as twins, although a child's bed or crib may be added.
Lunch is served in the downstairs café every day between 12:00 and 5:00pm. The Rooftop Tea House is open for dinners and sunset cocktails, and dinner reservations are recommended as seating is limited (service begins at 7:00pm). The restaurant is closed on Thursdays when cultural events are featured at Emerson Spice. Guests may also enjoy wireless internet access in the lobby or a stroll through the inner courtyard, which boasts a peaceful garden and fountain.