Spice Village is in essence a mountain tribal village, re-imagined for the modern independent traveller. Of course, the comforts of a modern hotel exist, but they never intrude. Modern plumbing, comfortable beds and hot showers find their place, but in a setting stripped down to its natural essence.Hewn stone replaces carpets. Birdsong takes the place of television. Air- conditioning? Unnecessary in the fine mountain climate and what would it do but mask the scents of spice wafting through the air?