• View
  • Garden
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Bath
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key card access
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms

Spice Tree by Turaco - Stone Town is located within 7 kilometres from the Zanzibar International Airport. This refurbished, historical hotel boasts rich and warm décor in a traditional Zanzibari-style and features hand-carved furnishings. The classic rooms offer free WiFi and come complete with air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV and a laptop-sized safe. The modern bathroom has a shower, hairdryer and bathrobes. Extras include a small refrigerator and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. At Spice Tree by Turaco - Stone Town breakfast is served and the à la carte restaurant offers guests a romantic atmosphere for dining. There is a tour desk and babysitting services available. Guests can enjoy a dip in the partially indoor swimming pool and unwind in the lush Garden Restaurant. Stone Town's historical attractions such as the Sultan’s Palace, House of Wonders and Old Fort of Zanzibar are 2.5 km away.

This is our guests' favourite part of Zanzibar City, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Spice Tree by Turaco has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 23 Jul 2014.
Hotel chain/brand:
Tribute Portfolio

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Zanzibar City, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.8

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Halal, Gluten-free, American


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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
This property has told us they’re making large investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • H
    United StatesUnited States
    The people are so friendly and they go a long way to satisfy your needs. So humble and very nice people; spectacular!
  • Vincent
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Beautiful building, lovely large room with comfortable bed, fridge with daily bottled water and tea making facilities. Nice garden/bar area. Roof terrace restaurant Taarab - had one meal there which was very nice.
  • R
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very nice staff, normally very quiet and comfortable room, good restaurant
  • Shegun
    I liked being able to experience Stones town, visit some of the nearby attractions like the Slave Museum, and do some shopping. The hotel was safe, neat, and comfortable.
  • S
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    The breakfast buffet was exceptional. The dining staff superb, and always willing to go the extra mile
  • Ndivhuwo
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    it’s perfectly situated for a lot of excursions, also next to the airport and Beach
  • Vivekanandhan
    Ass front office manager , the lady was super super nice
  • Landa
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Great hotel in the heart of stone town so you can move around easily. it’s not the typical Double tree, more boutiquey with traditional zanzibari/arab interior. The staff are absolutely fantastic, everyone is very helpful, friendly, smiling always...
  • Shaaista
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    All of the staff were friendly and provided efficient service. We arrived early the reception staff stored our luggage securely and our room was available an hour before the actual check-in time. The chocolate chip cookies were delicious and since...
  • Janice
    The property is in a secure and well lit area to walk at all times of the night. there are also signs to ensure you do not get lost.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • can the hotel arrange pick up from the airport and arrange corvid-19 test ? can the hotel please concern that my reservation is confirmed and paid

    Yes we can arrange transfer and for covid test, the front desk will be happy to offer you more information upon arrival.
    Answered on 16 February 2021
  • Can i order an extra bed?

    Unfortunately we do not have extra beds in our hotel. Regards, Mary
    Answered on 30 November 2019
  • Do you have a shuttle service to / from the airport? Can you arrange a COVID test for us / direct us to the medical facility prior to us leaving?

    We can arrange airport pick up at a charge of $20 per way. For Covid Test you have to go in person the hotel can only arrange for you transportation.
    Answered on 24 January 2021
  • Hello, As im Emirates crew, i would like to know do you have any discount for us with Platinum of Face card? Thank you

    THank you for contacting us. Currently we don't have a discount for Emirates crew since we don't have contract with you. If you are interested you may..
    Answered on 3 July 2021
  • Does it have private bathroom?!

    Yes all our rooms have private bathrooms.
    Answered on 9 January 2021
  • Is the property on the beach?

    No our property is in the hear of Stone Town in the Unesco heritage site. The beach is walking distance about 100m away from the hotel. Regards, Mary
    Answered on 30 November 2019
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Hotel surroundings *

2 restaurants on site

  • Taarab Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
  • Jiko Garden
    • Cuisine
      Pizza • Grill/BBQ
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner

Facilities of Spice Tree by Turaco
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Shared toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • View
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Snorkelling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Babysitting/child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Toilet with grab rails
Indoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Fitness
  • Fitness centre
Languages spoken
  • Arabic
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Swahili

House rules

Spice Tree by Turaco takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 21:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 08:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 1 year are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

1 - 2 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 1 and older are allowed)


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Spice Tree by Turaco accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please inform Spice Tree by Turaco in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Spice Tree by Turaco

  • Yes, Spice Tree by Turaco is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Spice Tree by Turaco include:

    • Suite
    • Double

  • Guests staying at Spice Tree by Turaco can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free
    • American

  • Check-in at Spice Tree by Turaco is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Spice Tree by Turaco has 2 restaurants:

    • Taarab Restaurant
    • Jiko Garden

  • Spice Tree by Turaco is 1.5 miles from the centre of Zanzibar City. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Spice Tree by Turaco offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness centre
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Walking tours
    • Fitness
    • Swimming Pool
    • Bike tours

  • The nearest beach is just 200 yards from Spice Tree by Turaco. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Spice Tree by Turaco may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.