Emerson on Hurumzi
236 240, Hurumzi St, Zanzibar 3417, Tanzania
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Tue - Sun 8am - 11pm
Emerson on HurumziEmerson on Hurumzi may be Zanzibar’s most exquisite hotel. The rooms are named after sultans, merchants, princesses and explorers, and the historical bric-a-brac dotting the walls give it an elegant, museum-y quality.
The hotel's rooftop bar and restaurant is one of the tallest structures in town; clambering up the wooden stairs, taking off your shoes at the top, and reclining (or flopping, depending on how you feel after a day of sightseeing) on the embroidered cushions is a rite of passage for some Zanzibar travelers.
Even if you're not sleeping like a sultan of yore at the hotel, you can still enjoy a drink and the view.