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Emerson on Hurumzi

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The venerable "Emerson on Hurumzi", Grande Dame of restored palaces in Zanzibar has returned to service under the acclaimed management of "Emerson Spice". The same majestic building with the same spectacular views is developing a new concept of lunch and dinner. Designed to marry the culture and style of the building with the distinct culinary heritage of the era, The main house that today hosts Emerson on Hurumzi has particular historical significance since it was where the abolition and emancipation of slaves occurred in the 1870's. The recent refurbishment attempts to maintain the quality and style of the period in which it was built in the late 1800's whilst combining period antique furnishings with colour and comfort of the 21st century, a curiously magnificent building with historical significance and unique style.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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We would like to thank Obama and the team at the Emerson of Hurumzi for an incredible stay. When we first walked into the Emerson on Hurumzi, we were in awe of how beautiful the hotel is. This only increased as we moved up the levels, to level 4 where our Keep Suite was. The
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An immersion into another world. Crafted with the heart of Zanzibar, with all of its intricacies as key. A night spent on the rooftop restaurant, with Zanzibar cuisine, smiling faces of the open hearted staff, and traditional Tarrab music and sensual vibe,
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Almost opulent!! Incredibly friendly and delightfully knowledgeable staff. Outstanding rooftop restaurant, with delicious food, well-presented and delivered ON TIME, by an attentive staff. Adult beverages are lavishly presented and the fresh flavors are amazing. Gorgeous
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MARVELOUS! My first impression when arriving Emerson on Hurumzi can be described in that one word. Marvelous! And that was just the beginning. From being told to sit down and relax, once inside the door. Then greeted with a nice cold drink, while the staff were giving me
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Loved everything about the set menu dinner. Amazing food, service and ambience ! The decor was incredible too. Would really recommend while you stay in stone town, it has an amazing 360 rooftop view of stone town.
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Does the roof top restaurant also have table seating?
Yes. 4 if I remember located on a side. But it is better to book them in advance if you really need it.
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Do you have meeting room facilities for 12-15 people?
In Emerson on Hurumzi we do not have a special meeting room for larger groups. Our restaurant can accommodate your group for a lunch or dinner, as the restaurant has enough space to accommodate upto thirty guests. For more specific questions and requests about reservations or arranging meetings or presentations, you are welcome to get in touch with our reservations team via e-mail and we can communicate on how we can accommodate your request. Kind regards, Lisenka Beetstra Emerson on Hurumzi
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Hello, do you have AC in your rooms?
In Emerson on Hurumzi, each room is differently designed and decorated. Several rooms are equipped with AC. One room on the top floor has an Evening Breeze, which cools the bed to a pleasant temperature. There are two rooms on the top floor that have quite an open character and much airflow. These two rooms are equipped with a ceiling fan only. When you make your reservation with Emerson on Hurumzi, please let us know your preferences for the room and we will do our best to accommodate. Kind regards, Lisenka Beetstra Emerson on Hurumzi
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"The orange room has amazing views of the city!"
"There are a few rooms with rooftop seating areas and excellent views."
"East Room although every room is unique"
"In the top floor you´ll find the rooms(East, West, North) with ocean and city view from your balcony."
"They're all fab...I looked!!!!!"
US$150 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
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