About Emerson on Hurumzi

The atmospheric Emerson on Hurumzi hotel is located in the heart of historic Stone Town.

This beautifully restored hotel is the second tallest building in Stone Town and, together with the minarets and towers, forms an integral part of the Stone Town skyline.

Emerson on Hurumzi is uniquely and lavishly decorated, combining modern with traditional Swahili style.

The property

The ten rooms Emerson on Hurumzi are all different, but each one beautifully decorated.

The popular ‘Tea House’ rooftop restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers beautiful views of Stone Town and the Indian Ocean.

Emerson on Hurumzi
Emerson on Hurumzi
Emerson on Hurumzi
Emerson on Hurumzi
Emerson on Hurumzi
Emerson on Hurumzi
Emerson on Hurumzi
Emerson on Hurumzi
Emerson on Hurumzi
Emerson on Hurumzi

Overview

Emerson on Hurumzi was once the home of one of the richest men in the Swahili empire, Mr. Tharia Topan. He was the main financial advisor to Sultan Bargash and also head of customs in Zanzibar. The house was built in 1870 at a location and height from which Mr. Topan had a clear view of the ocean, to see his ships and precious cargo arrive in the nearby port of Malindi.

Emerson on Hurumzi offers the following facilities:

  • Lodging & breakfast
  • Spacious rooms
  • Comfortable bed
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower and toilet
  • Moswuito net
  • Fen
  • AC
  • Wifi
  • Locker
  • Balcony (some)
  • Sea and/or city view
  • Roomservice
  • Restaurant
  • Tea House / bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Courtyard
  • Laundry service

Rooms

The rooms at Emerson on Hurumzi have a large bath and open air porch with views over the city, antique furniture, Zanzibari beds with spacious mosquito nets, glass chandeliers and hand-painted windows adorn the hotel.

Both suites each have their own Tea House.

Emerson on Hurumzi offers the following rooms:

  • North Room, king (2p, bath, balcony, sea and city view)
  • East Room, king (2p, bath, balcony, sea and city view)
  • West Room, king (2p, bath, balcony, sea and city view)
  • Zenana Room, 2x king (4p, bath, balcony and city view)
  • Seyyed Room, king (2p, bath, city view)
  • Blue Room, king (2p, bad, city view)
  • Keep Suite, king (2p, bath, sea and city view)
  • Tour Suite, king (2p, bath, sea and city view)

Activities

Emerson on Hurumzi offers the following activities:

  • Walking
  • Tea House Dinner Experience

Price indication

From € 65 to € 112 pppn (lodging & breakfast)

Please note: the final property price depends on the season and currency fluctuations. Prices are excluding additional costs like transport, entrance fees for the parks, etc.

Senses of Zanzibar

Want to stay longer and experience the sensual richness of Zanzibar’s culture, history, cuisine, and ocean? Then of course that is also possible. You will stay for 3 or 4 nights in one of the Emerson hotels: the Emerson on Hurumzi or the Emerson Spice Hotel.

The Senses of Zanzibar package also includes:

  • Dinner at the Emerson at Hurumzi Tea House
  • Dinner at the Emerson Spice Tea House
  • Dinner in Emerson’s secret garden
  • Emerson Zanzibar tea ceremony
  • Treatment at Mrembo Spa (one traditional spa treatment per person)
  • Historical Stone Town tour (excluding entrance fees to museums)
  • Safari Blue day out at sea (including lunch, drinks, snacks)
  • Transfer Safari Blue (go and return to Fumba beach)
  • Concert at the Dhow Countries Music Academy (according to academy schedule)

The price of this package is € 1365 pp for 4 nights and € 975 pp for 3 nights.

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