Emerson on Hurumzi

236 Hurumzi Street, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Stone Town

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Travelers craving escape are presented with no end of rural options, from private islands to country farmhouses and mountaintop monasteries — those in search of an urban getaway, though, have to look ever farther to find a city that’s sufficiently off the beaten path. Some stop at Prague, others Marrakech, while others settle for nothing short of Zanzibar. A two-hour ferry trip or a half-hour flight from the already rather remote Dar es Salaam will land you in the Stone Town district, the historic Zanzibar city center, a delirious mix of Islamic, Swahili and Western culture and architecture.

And once in Zanzibar it’s hard to do much better than the small, privately owned Emerson on Hurumzi. The atmosphere here is one of antique splendor, the rooms packed with eclectic traditional furnishings, each quite different in layout and features — some have balconies or verandas, others open-air bathtubs or showers, and the suites are particularly luxurious, decked out in fine fabrics and ornate tiled floors.

The Towertop restaurant is one of the city’s treasures, serving an authentic local cuisine from a stunning rooftop venue, with views of the old town’s rooftops and the Indian Ocean beyond, a sight perhaps best seen at sunset.

Though certainly a departure from the everyday, Emerson on Hurumzi is no cocoon. Even the quietest rooms admit the wild sounds of the Zanzibar night, and the morning calls to prayer. Then again, that’s half the point — if it’s silence you’re after, the world is hardly short on high-rise five-star luxury hotels.

This hotel is implementing enhanced safety and cleaning measures as required by the Tablet Recovery Pledge. Our Customer Service team is happy to provide full details of each step being taken.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 15 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

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Pets are not allowed at the property.

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Check out:

10am

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  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at the property.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

10am

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