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Travelling along the Rift Valley: Emerson on Hurumzi

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  • Emerson on Hurumzi 1/40 Stone Town
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 2/40 Stone Town
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 3/40 Stone Town
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 4/40 Hotel's entrance in Hurumzi street
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 5/40 Reception
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 6/40 Towards the bedrooms on the first, second and third floor
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 7/40
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 8/40 East room
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 9/40 East room
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 11/40 Lavander
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 12/40 Lavander
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 13/40 Lavander
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 14/40 Courtyard
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 15/40
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 16/40 Blue
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 17/40 Blue
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 18/40 Blue
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 19/40 Blue
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 20/40 Pavillon
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 21/40 Pavillon
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 22/40 Pavillon
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 23/40 Pavillon
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 24/40 Pavillon
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 25/40 Rose
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 26/40 Rose
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 27/40 Rose
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 28/40 Sayyed
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 29/40 Sayyed
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 30/40 Sayyed
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 31/40 Sayyed
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 32/40 Sayyed
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 33/40 Courtyard
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 34/40
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 35/40 View over Stone Town
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 36/40 The Hindu temple to Shiva
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 37/40 Toward the rooftop restaurant
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 38/40 Tower top restaurant
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 39/40 Tower top restaurant
  • Emerson on Hurumzi 40/40 Tower top restaurant

Emerson on Hurumzi is set in the historical centre of Stone Town.

Formerly known as 236 Hurumzi or Emerson & Green, the hotel results from the from the renovation of an old palace and offers accomodation in rooms of different sizes all different one another.

Breakfast and meals are served in the Tower Top Restaurant, a terrace overlooking the town’s rooftops and the sea. We loved to seat in this terrace just before sunset, when all guests were still around, drinking something fresh brushed by the sea-breeze. On the ground floor there’s a small coffee, the Kidude Cafe Restaurant, normally open between 10 am and midnight.

Emerson on Hurumzi is a very nice option for travellers wishing to rediscover the fascinating atmosphere of Zanzibar at the time of sultans provided they are ready to sacrifice some comforts: stairs to the rooms and to the terrace are steep and somehow tiresome, the location in an alley deep in the maze of the old town is magnificent but open rooms are also inevitably noisy, not everyone likes open-air bathroom or no separation between bedroom and bathroom … at the end only travellers themselves can judge whethere these are to be considered minor are major issues.

INDICATIVE RATES 2015 per night per person
Keep Suite + Tour suite
usd 112.5

East, West, South, Crystal, Zenana, Seyyed

usd 87.5
Rose + Blue
usd 75

Rates include: B&B basis

Rates do not include: transfers between airport and hotel

Dinner at the rooftop restaurant: Tsh 50.000 approx. 30 usd

Rating:
Location: 8
Beach: N/D
Staff: 8
Activities: 8
Architecture: 8
Food: 8
Cleanliness: 8
Value: 8