House of Spices
The House of Spices was one of the most notable houses of Zanzibar Stone Town, belonging to an old family of Spice Traders. Spices from the Islands of Pemba and Zanzibar were collected here, spreading their fragrant aroma over the house and the surrounding narrows streets of Stone Town. Once in the house they were selected, ground and packed before being exported to Europe and to the Americas. The house has been kept in good order and any restorations have followed the original plans over the many years of its history. Even though over 200 years have been passed since it was built, The House of Spices carries fully intact, the romance and atmosphere of an old Arab House.
There is a delightful Tea Room also on the ground floor at the back of the house. There are four attractive rooms that can be rented either individually or as an apartment for friends and family travelling together. There is a charming roof-top restaurant and bar serving delicious Mediterranean cuisine, on the third floor. Taste the freshly home-made pasta served with seafood, enjoy a pizza.
Located in the Kiponda area of stone Town, it is easily accessible from the fish market or the House of Wonders.