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Emerson on Hurumzi

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1 bedroom, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
1 bedroom, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
1 bedroom, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of Emerson on Hurumzi

Emerson on Hurumzi

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Hamamni Persian Baths

8.8/10 Fabulous

12 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Lounge area
  • Bathtub
Hurumzi St, Zanzibar Town
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Beach towels
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 39 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Zanzibar Coffee House - 3 min walk
  • Old Fort - 3 min walk
  • Mistress of Spices - 3 min walk
  • Ma shaa allah cafe - 4 min walk
  • Lukmaan - 4 min walk

About this property

Emerson on Hurumzi

Emerson on Hurumzi offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 25 per vehicle one-way. The pub is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Tea House Restaurant, which serves Middle Eastern cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Street parking available


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Evening entertainment
  • Shopping
  • Beach nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach towels
  • Bike storage


  • Built in 1870
  • Garden
  • Art gallery on site
  • Bicycle parking
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community & sustainability
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • No plastic soda bottles
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only


  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Special features


Tea House Restaurant - This theme restaurant specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Art Gallery & Café - This pub overlooks the garden. Open select days.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit is payable by bank transfer and is due within 24 hours of booking the reservation

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Emerson on Hurumzi Hotel
Emerson on Hurumzi Zanzibar Town
Emerson on Hurumzi Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Emerson on Hurumzi?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Emerson on Hurumzi?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Emerson on Hurumzi?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Emerson on Hurumzi?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 25 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Emerson on Hurumzi?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Emerson on Hurumzi and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours and scuba diving. Emerson on Hurumzi also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Emerson on Hurumzi?
Yes, Tea House Restaurant offers Middle Eastern cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Mistress of Spices (3-min walk), Ma shaa allah cafe (4-min walk), and Lukmaan (4-min walk).
Does Emerson on Hurumzi have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
What's the area around Emerson on Hurumzi like?
Emerson on Hurumzi is in Stone Town, a short 5-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 5 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel and the staff were friendly and helpful. Went in with high expectations and this stay exceeded them all!
Jesse, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A beautiful hotel with lovely service! The only issue is it can be quite loud at night but definitely would stay again if back in
Jessica, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

She willlove you
I would recommend for a couple. The service and rooms are spectacular. Location is in the center on Stone Town and be sure to catch the sunset from the roof with a drink.
Christopher, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect, hope to return
Exceptional hotel with very personal service. The room was beautiful, clean, well appointed with attention to detail. I loved the locally handmade soaps and towels! The rooftop restaurant was amazing!
Jade and Nick, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Emerson on Hurumzi. The rooms are fun and lavishly decorated, which added a unique and memorable component to the stay. The hotel also has excellent dining options such as a traditional tea-ceremony at the rooftop teahouse, and sunset dinner and cocktails at the rooftop restaurant. We would recommend Emerson on Hurumzi to anyone visiting Stone Town, and would happily stay there again!
Jim, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

La localisation est très centrale; ceci dit, Stone Town est très petit donc il y a plusieurs hôtels bien localisés.
Jean-Marc, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Konrad, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfekter Aufenthalt in Stone Town!
Rundum ein gelungener Aufenthalt! Das Team ermöglicht einem jeden Wunsch und organisiert alles was man braucht! Frühstück ist super lecker und schön gesund! Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder!
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Séjourner à l'Emerson est un véritable voyage dans le temps. L'hôtel est authentique et tout est choisi avec beaucoup de soin. C'est vraiment une expérience à vivre : la chambre entourée de fenêtre, la baignoire spacieuse, le lit à baldaquin ... Le petit déjeuner est excellent, tous les espaces de vie commune de l'hôtel sont très agréables. Le staff est disponible et professionnel, il saura vous guider sur votre séjour à stone town. Nous avons également diner sur le rooftop. C'est une expérience à ne pas manquer, le lieu est exceptionnel, des musiciens animaient le diner, j'y retournerai sans hésiter. Peut-être prévoir des bouchons d'oreille pour dormir.
Sarah, 2-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

Mattias, 3-night trip
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