Emerson Spice Hotel. Stone Town, Zanzibar


While in Stone Town, we stayed at the “sister hotel”.
This is the Emerson Spice, and it certainly was different to where we were staying
This lamp in the corner of the reception caught my attention
as my wife and I made our way to the Secret Garden restaurant for dinner.
Out of this tiny outdoor kitchen, and right before the eyes of the diners,
this team created delicious and beautifully presented food

The setting is amazing, as the guests are actually seated in a ruin
that is adjacent to the hotel.
It might look like a movie set, or something that was purpose built for effect.
It was neither, but what is is is a seating area that will not be forgotten in a hurry.

Another view of what is left of the walls of this part of the building.
The actual hotel is on the right hand side of this image.

The tables are scattered throughout the space,
but are far enough from each other to offer privacy

Our starter…delicious!

My main course, which was goat stew.
But not just ANY goat!
The meat that the hotel uses it from their own herd of Norwegian goats.
They were specially chosen as they breed well
and they are exclusively used to supply the hotel

The Secret Garden in the daytime.

The kitchen makes the BEST potato wedges…

The hotel has no elevator,
and guests have to walk up several flights of stairs
to get to the accommodation and the Tea House rooftop restaurant.

This toilet in one of the bedrooms caught my attention

Each room is done in a different style…

Waking up in a room like this, guests would be forgiven
for thinking that they were in the set of a French period movie

Sunlight on a  corner cabinet,
and a view of Stone Town through the window

Sunset from the Tea House on the rooftop.

Part of the dinner at the Tea House on the rooftop.
The menu is a set one and offers different food
to that served in the Secret Garden

Sunset across the Stone Town rooftops.
The sunsets are truly remarkable and every night
presented locals and tourists with a different show

My wife discovered a swing on the balcony of one of the rooms.
We also discovered one just off the reception area.
A visit to this hotel is recommended.

We enjoyed two meals at this hotel.
A sister hotel to the one that we stayed at,
but a totally different in both concept and style.
Images on this trip were shot on
a Canon SX60HS.
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