Emerson on Hurumzi

Emerson on Hurumzi


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In the heart of Stone Town, Emerson on Hurumzi provides elegant and traditionally furnished rooms and a rooftop restaurant which commands a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean and the jumble of rooftops, tea houses, mosques and spires which make up the birds eye view of Stone Town.

The 2nd tallest building in Stone Town, the hotel has been restored to its former glory when it was the residence of one of the richest men in the Swahili Empire. The furnishings are all original Zanzibari antiques of varied origins and styles that, together, create the impressions of Arabian nights and sultan princesses escaping in the dead of the night for romance.

The 10 guest rooms and suites are beautiful and romantic, each representing Zanzibari traditions in a distinct way. Ceiling fans keep guests cool along with the constant breeze on the upper floors. All guest rooms have large Zanzibari beds complete with netting. Many room have stone bathtubs in the bedroom as an added feature.

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Rates Include

Breakfast is included. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes the USD 5.00 per person per night Infrastructure Levy - this is payable directly to the hotel IN CASH upon check out.

Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.

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General Information For Guests

All rooms have a ceiling fan and a safe.  Hair dryers can be loaned from reception.

A daily housekeeping service is included.

There is complimentary Wi-Fi in the rooms and in the public areas.

Room services is offered (limited hours).

The hotel is arranged over 5 floors.

A credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required for incidental charges - details will be given to you at check in.

The rooftop Tea House Restaurant Dinner Experience offers cocktails at the sunset hour, dinner celebrating the pleasure of Zanzibar cuisine fused with oriental Persian and Omani influences, as well as traditional Taarab performances by accomplished musicians from the Dhow Countries Music Academy. There is one exclusive sitting for dinner only, and service begins promptly at 19:00, but dinner guests are welcome from 18:00 to enjoy the spectacular views of sea and city. Dinner in the Tea House Restaurant at Emerson on Hurumzi is by reservation only and, as there is only limited seating, a deposit is required for the booking's confirmation. Reservations are available online up to 3 days before the date of the reservation. When booking for Emerson on Hurumzi's Rooftop Tea House Restaurant, please indicate whether you would prefer to be seated ‘Swahili style’ on the cushions by a low table, or whether you prefer a regular height seat. Both seating options have views over Stone Town and the sea.

You can send an email to reception@emersononhurumzi.com or a reservation can be made via their website:




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