Reviews of Emerson on Hurumzi
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5 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Emerson on Hurumzi and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
Room had unusual decor and a great view across rooftops to the sea.
Staff were pleasant and helpful but it did not have the amenities of modern hotel....the washroom was on the 3rd floor and we could not get a cup of tea served in the afternoon even though there were numerous landings with the odd table and chairs set up.
There is no lift and the stairs are quite steep." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar; 1n in Kenya
"Amazing place to stay"
"Emerson on Hurumzi"
The staff were helpful. The breakfast was in a small courtyard. It would have been lovely to have been on a terrace overlooking the town. I believe there was a restaurant on top, but the reviews I read did not give it a good write up, so we chose other restaurant for our evening meals. 2 nights and 1/5 days were just the right time, as it is extremely hot walking around the town." See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
"West suite in 236 Hurumzi"
Our stay at Hurumzi was so disappointing because you could see that as a hotel it had so much potential. Unfortunately, despite the good views and ideal location in Stone Town the overall experience was poor. The food was uneventful, overpriced and at times rather bland with very slow service. The decor was beautiful in places but starting to look shabby and unkempt. Large numbers of staff who loitered around the hotel gave it a strange and rather unrelaxing feel at times. The service was very average and not particularly friendly." See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania; 2n in Zanzibar
"236 Hurumzi review"
We stayed in the room called the Keep, which had an interesting open floor plan, a private bedroom with a large harem-style bed and air conditioning, and a private rooftop terrace with excellent views of the city. From their literature it is clear that the hotel, formerly known as Emerson and Green, underwent an impressive restoration in the late 90's making the hotel that it is today. Although it is still clear that a great deal of creative design energy went into the beautiful renovation, it is now beginning showing its age, and it seems that the hotel's upkeep is not quite equal to its original vision.
Service was adequate, but not as attentive as the high-end resorts or hotels.
We heard great things about the dinner at the rooftop restaurant, but we were unable to get a reservation. The included breakfast was served at the rooftop, and we had fantastic views of Stone Town and the sea. These appear to be the best views available from a hotel. The breakfast itself was unimpressive, however.
We did not utilize the hotel's expertise for local tours or excursions. It has a good location in Stone Town, as it is near most attractions.
All in all, my wife and I had a decent, but not unforgettable stay." See all these reviews: 1n in Zanzibar
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