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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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Restaurant
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Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the hotel and its quaintness Staff were fabulous and Cesar was a star. We stayed in West room which certainly keeps on the go with the live town below. The rooftop dinner with local music and outstanding food is a must. The chef was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Emerson on Hurumzi is a nice way to treat yourself when spending time in stone town. The view is spectacular, food is delicious, and the decor is a nice touch. We sat on Swahili style rugs and listened to live music. Staff was attentive. It...More

Thank 242amritar
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening with sunset and the moon rising. The food was excellent. You should like indian-arab-african cuisine. Do come early for the sundowner. They had a Taarab performance at dinner which added much to the atmosphere of the place. I forgot my...More

Thank calvinhobbes68
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We are celebrating our baby boy's birthday with a different holiday trips every year. We planned a Zanzibar holiday this year, and looked around to find a restaurant with a good ambiance, good service and may be a good music. I choosed Emerson on Hurumzi...More

Thank uzmelissa
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch and we were treated to fantastic service, chilled swahili cushion seating and very tasty food. However the key component of this place is its 360 views of the sea and stone town. A must visit. Apparently sunset is superb from there. Lunch...More

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ccj705
14 June 2017|
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Response from Anakin S | Reviewed this property |
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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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... More
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"The orange room has amazing views of the city!"
devssdiary
26 Aug 2018
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"There are a few rooms with rooftop seating areas and excellent views."
B6310AGjeremym
18 May 2018
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"East Room although every room is unique"
ISMETCENGIC
5 Oct 2017
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"In the top floor you´ll find the rooms(East, West, North) with ocean and city view from your balcony."
Lassy2014
9 Sep 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$150 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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