Mrembo Spa

Mrembo Spa, Stone Town: Hours, Address, Mrembo Spa Reviews: 4.5/5

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Mrembo (Kiswahili for beautiful, sophisticated woman) is a small, unique spa specializing in traditional beauty treatments from the Zanzibar Archipelago.Only locally grown flowers, herbs and spices are used in Mrembo's 100% natural remedies.
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M.K
17 contributions
Good experience
Jan 2021 • Solo
I had a seaweed wrap treatment for 90min. It’s was very authentic, although a little overpriced. The spa is beautiful and it’s super interesting to learn about traditional treatments and spices they use.
Written 16 January 2021
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Maria N
Zanzibar City, Tanzania6 contributions
A true Zanzibar experience
Feb 2020 • Solo
I live in Stone Town and Mrembo Spa is my preferred place for relaxation and pampering. I love that it is not clinical, but really takes the best of Zanzibar into the experience.
Written 7 March 2020
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Karen FitzGerald
9 contributions
Great ladies experience
Feb 2020 • Family
My daughter and I decided to visit Mrembo Spa today and it was marvelous. We booked the beauty experience which involved making a spice body scrub, preparing coconut for beauty products, a massage, full body scrub and then a henna design. We were there for almost 2.5hrs. The staff were wonderful, great English in the workshop, fab massages, freshly prepared scrub. Can't recommend it more highly. It should be on the main excursion list in all hotels as great value, great learning and a lot of relaxation
Written 29 February 2020
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amelkom
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
Wonderful :)
Feb 2020
Very good experience, overall. Stefanie (the owner I think) is very welcoming, warm and informative about the products available for sale at the spa. The place was organized, super clean and maintained the African/Zanzibarian feel to the place in the best way. If you are expecting a Western spa experience, don't bother.
My therapist was Asha, a blind lady with magical hands, she did an amazing job. I highly recommend her.
Written 23 February 2020
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Back To Nature with Jo Fox
Tarifa, Spain46 contributions
Best authentic spa in Stone Town
Feb 2020 • Solo
I recently learnt how to make Udi (incense) at a really informative and fun workshop at Mrembo Spa. Mrembo is a beautiful, stylish spa in the heart of Stone Town. The staff and management are really helpful and knowledgeable and their products are natural. For an authentic experience I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Thanks to all for really informative workshop.
Written 18 February 2020
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Julie Clavier bis
5 contributions
Not welcoming
Feb 2020 • Friends
Hi ! We went at mrembo because we wanted a manucure. Its expansive but the place is nice and the lady who received us was nice. we wanted our "lady moment"! We booked for the day after and had to pay a 20.000 deposit. The day after we arrived 10' early and it was another lady. She was really not welcoming. In this country where people greets for hours and smile, we just got a "have you booked?". Then when the manucure room was ready she was rude. Just a "okay" and a rude "sit here". So we left. I told her we were leaving because she made us unconfortable and was rude. she started screaming her colleagues name. No sorry. She grabbed my harm very hard and wouldnt let me go. I said "keep the deposit and left".
Written 14 February 2020
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Dear 763lucasj Thank you very much for your comment. We are happy you write to us but it would have been ever more helpful to have had a chance to talk personally and be able to solve the proble on the spot. I spoke to Tatu our therapist who explained to me that you were welcomed and she asked you to wait and welcomed you with spice tea. Sometimes the language barrier is the reason people think our therapist is not kind. I can plead for them that they are all fanstastic and super friendly individuals. Tatu said “sit here” translated directly from Kiswahili “ Kaa hapa”. Both Kiswahili language as well as Arabic are often speaking in imperative but the feeling is genuine and very natural indeed. These are cultural differences and does not mean that she is not welcoming. We are also knows to be a traditional spa and our ladies are natural and not fake. Many spas are extremely friendly but are they really or is that they way they need to be? Sorry you experienced it as being rude. Tatu is our most popular therapist and she is not a rude person at all. Thank you, Stefanie
Written 25 February 2020
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Merlin489
Kidwelly, UK17 contributions
Book now!
Jan 2020 • Solo
Best aromatherapy massage ever! Asha, who is blind, had the perfect pressure and it was just a wonderful experience which totally relaxed me. The whole atmosphere in the shop was welcoming and all the staff were so helpful. I wish I could go every week! I bought lots of their lovely body creams and oils to remind me of it when I get home.
Written 26 January 2020
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stephen w
gatwick34 contributions
Excellent gifts
Jan 2020
Visited twice during our stay and were spoilt for choice for gift ideas - Accessories to treatmentsmostly at fair prices. Not really a shop to haggle but bulk discount if you ask. Ladies in shop very helpful with good product knowledge. Did not try the massage but facilities looked good.
Written 23 January 2020
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Jony Zambrano
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
Good ambience, average massage
Dec 2019
The ambience is very nice and they included handicap staff in their company, which I think is great, but the massage was very average and they have to improve a lot the customer service.
Written 10 January 2020
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Francesca D
8 contributions
A must to do in Stone Town
Dec 2019
Loved the Singo massage and scrub, it was wow! The setting is lovely and staff friendly and available. I also liked the shop and bought a few items. Will definitely return when I go back to Zanzibar!
Written 6 January 2020
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