House of Spices

House of Spices

The House of Spices is a typical 18 th Century Zanzibar House and it rises up over three floors enclosing a central courtyard. The rear of the House was the receiving point for deliveries as well as the production area, while the front of the house was for the day to day sales.  

On the second floor of the house, there are two terraces which were used for drying the spices before they were packed.   One now hosts a restaurant serving a wide selection of dishes, gently scented with spices.

Two tastefully arranged rooms provide a cozy atmosphere, and blended flavored spiced teas are served, hot or iced. To complement them we offer a large selection of fresh pastry, each one created in our bakery.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms (all air-conditioned), three bathrooms and two sitting rooms. This was the floor originally occupied by the trader in the last century, together with his wife and their three daughters: Fatma, Aisha and Amina.

Every room has its own little treasures: original Zanzibar furnishings, beautifully preserved, in a setting of authentic Swahili architecture.

The four attractive rooms  can be rented either individually or as an apartment for friends and family travelling together. (max occupancy 7 persons).

Each room carries the name of a spice.. House of Spices!