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1 room, 2 adults

Spice Island Hotel & Resort

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach property
  • Boat tours on site
  • Beach towels
Main Road Paje, Jambiani, 2484, Tanzania

4-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Jambiani Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Beach property
    • Boat tours on site
    • Beach towels
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

The property is closed between April 14 and June 1.
  • Beautiful place ! Great hospitality!Mar. 17, 2021
  • It was a lovely placeMar. 5, 2020

Spice Island Hotel & Resort

from A$142
  • Classic Twin Bed Garden View
  • Deluxe Sea Front Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Classic Double Room Garden View
  • Twin Room Garden View

What’s around Spice Island Hotel & Resort

Landmarks

  • On a private beach
  • Jambiani Beach - 1 min walk
  • Paje Beach - 21 min walk
  • Kuza Cave - 21 min walk
  • Bwejuu Beach - 3.6 mi / 5.7 km
  • Dongwe Beach - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Makunduchi Beach - 10.3 mi / 16.6 km
  • Pingwe Beach - 10.5 mi / 16.8 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 53 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 34 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas (1-device limit)

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

  • Free onsite valet parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Free offsite parking nearby

Offsite

  • Area shuttle*

  • Shopping center shuttle*

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 3 coffee shops/cafés
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Motor boating on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 323
  • Conference space size (meters) - 30
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 17
  • Year Built – 2011
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Second bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Malikia Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include sports massages, facials, and body scrubs.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

JETTI BAR (Seabridge) - Overlooking the ocean, this bistro serves lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Motor boating on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site

Nearby

  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Spice Island Hotel & Resort’s small print

Also known as

  • Spice Island Hotel Resort Jambiani
  • Spice Island Hotel & Resort Hotel
  • Spice Island Hotel & Resort Jambiani
  • Spice Island Hotel & Resort Hotel Jambiani
  • Spice Island Hotel Resort
  • Spice Island Jambiani
  • Spice Island Hotel Resort Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Jambiani
  • Spice Island Hotel Resort
  • Spice Island & Resort Jambiani

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.83 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 65.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 23.00 (from 6 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 65.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 23.00 (from 6 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 120 per vehicle (roundtrip)

WiFi is available in public areas for EUR 0.72 per hour (rates may vary)

Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Spice Island Hotel & Resort

  • Does Spice Island Hotel & Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Spice Island Hotel & Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Spice Island Hotel & Resort currently open?
    The property is closed between April 14 and June 1.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
    Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Is there a pool at Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring beachfront dining, international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Captain Cook equinox (2.1 mi), Kitu Kitamu (2.2 mi), and Africana’s BBQ (2.3 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 120 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • What is there to do at Spice Island Hotel & Resort and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like sailing, water skiing, and windsurfing. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Spice Island Hotel & Resort also has 2 bars, a private beach, and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 13 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The staff were extremely nice and accomodating, it was a beautiful property, right on the beach. We loved the jetty bar to relax on top of the ocean and go for a swim while we enjoyed our drinks. Plenty of comfortable and beautiful shady spaces to lounge by the sea, and the pool was clean and cool. We had a wonderful stay! The only thing I would say is that the food was not very good, with the exception of barbecue night which was delicious. I would still very much recommend to stay here!
us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Upon arrival, I received a warm welcome from the staff (including men dressed in traditional Masai clothes). That was a nice touch. My room (23) had a garden view and was spacious with a poster bed, sofa and two bathrooms. It was clean and I especially appreciated the turndown service where staff prepare your room for the night and make sure it’s mosquito free. They have a big restaurant and their menu offers local dishes, as well as European and American food. I recommend the traditional fish stew. They also have a great selection of South African wines and very good cocktails (the Mango Cooler was my favourite). One some evenings they have themed buffets and on Saturday, we had a BBQ by the pool. The breakfast is wonderful- there’s continental, eggs, sausages and a variety of fresh fruits. There’s an amazing Jetty Bar that sits in the ocean. It’s a great place to chill, have a cocktail or two and eat a light lunch. I believe they have the biggest pool on the island- it really is impressive. They provide swimming towels and there are plenty of sun loungers and a hammock. The staff were amazing throughout. So smiley and always eager to help make sure you have the best time.
Frani, gb7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This was a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beach. There was clear access from the hotel to the water but what made the swimming so much more enjoyable was the jetti. This allowed for swimming while the tide was out and walking on the beach early in the morning or at sunset. We felt comfortable leaving our stuff to swim together and had no security problems while at spice island. the food and drinks were wonderful and the staff made us feel comfortable and relaxed. we would definitely return!
us3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great place, only complaint is food and drink are a bit more expensive than they need to be - good food though.
ie9 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Rate that was shown on orbitz different from what was charged to me and all electrical outlet didn’t support anything that from Africa
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
For us, this property is the perfect blend of Africa and luxury. It still had a local feel, but with most of the amenities you want at a European/american resort. The rooms are nice and the staff are great. What makes this property unique, and why I would choose it again, is that it has a 100 metre long dock stretching out into the Indian Ocean. The landing at the dock's end sits over the water and allows for great views and more ocean breeze to quell the Zanzibar heat. The dock also provides adequate snorkeling underneath, perfect for families who don't want to venture to the reef, but still want to enjoy some amazing fish. The downside to Spice Island is the wi-fi. It is slow and does not always work. But, who goes to Zanzibar to look at the internet? Hakuna matata The food in the restaurant is good, not great. It is good enough to eat there every day, so you don't have to take a taxi out. Fine dining is available elsewhere, if you are a foodie. However, the wine list is pretty good! The owner owns his own vineyard, and knows how to get good wines from South Africa.
us4 night trip
Fair 4.0
Rien n’est vraiment propre. Tout est vieux. La cuisine est moyenne. Le rapport qualité /prix est tres décevant. On paie 60$ le transfert de l’aéroport alors qu’il coute 35 On part en ayant l’impression de s'être fait avoir. Tout est organisé pour plumer le client... Et le service n’est pas du tout a la hauteur, meme si les gens sont gentils...
fr8 night trip
Very good 8.0
A mi chemin entre Paje et Jambiani , cet hotel est idéalement placé. Les chambres sont propres et le personnel est efficace . un petit problème de clim réglé assez rapidement. Logé en demi-pension , le diner est plus que correct , avec une cuisine originale sortant des sentiers battus. Le calme et l'harmonie qui régnent dans cet établissement ont été les ingrédients d'un séjour réussi.
fr6 night trip
Poor 2.0
it2 night trip
Good 6.0
de3 night trip

Spice Island Hotel & Resort