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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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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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Emerson on Hurumzi is just incredible! I had an amazing two nights in Zenana Suite and truly felt like I’d been transported to another world! The unique decor and antiques and the fabulous rooftop restaurant with a bird’s eye view of Stone Town and the azure Indian Ocean are
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This review is for the restaurant, not the hotel. Ate here with spouse, daughter and son-in-law who we are visiting. Another sultry day in Stonetown, and you reach Emerson via trash-strewn alleys. Once there you climb interminable stairs to reach the rooftop restaurant with its
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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 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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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!!!!!"
$150 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
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