Emerson & Green Hotel
The ten guestrooms are beautiful and romantic, each representing Zanzibari
traditions in a distinct way. All rooms except for the Kipembe room are
equipped with large stone bathtubs providing unusual bathing pleasure
where a bubble bath and a bottle of wine are a frequent request. Ceiling
fans keep our guests cool along with the constant breeze on the upper
floors. Second and first floor rooms as well as the South room are
equipped with air conditioning for added comfort. The sultan-sized rooms
on the first and second floors have 20 foot ceilings, carved doors,
original stucco décor and hand painted glass lamps and window panes. All
guest rooms have large Zanzibari beds complete with netting. All rooms
include a small buffet breakfast served in the Tower Top Restaurant from
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Check in times are flexible and check out time is
Located on the Northwest corner of the
Peace of Love wing, this suite has a commanding view both from it’s
balcony windows and from it’s own private tower top tea house.
The antique furnishings including a romantic brass bed under voluminous
netting offer the real feel of Zanzibar in the grand style of the
Victorian era when Zanzibar was a hub of trade for all East Africa.
Air conditioning and a ceiling fan provide the comfort needed for the hot
Zanzibar days and a cool breeze while taking in the panorama from your own
tower top will be the highlight of your stay in Zanzibar.
A large stone bath and bath facilities are tucked away in one corner near
and under the substantial teakwood stairs to your tower top retreat.
From high upon the rooftops guests can take in breathtaking sunsets over
the historical Stone Town.
All rooms receive fresh flowers, bottled water, and fresh jasmine flowers
on the pillows at bedtime.
The Tower Top Restaurant, a common stop for newlyweds and marriage
proposals alike, is undoubtedly one of the most romantic restaurants in
the world. Featuring a panoramic view of Stone Town and a spectacular view
of the Indian Ocean, it is the perfect to watch the sun set. Eighty feet
above the Stone Town and sitting on Persian carpets, more than one guest
has told us that dinner here feels like a ride on a magic carpet. The
dining room is open on all sides and guests sit Arabian-style on pillows
and carpets, their shoes having been left at the door, while their dinner
is served in five or more courses and accompanied by the sites and sounds
of exotic Zanzibar.
The Tower Top Restaurant lies high among the minarets, temple towers, and
church spires. It is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary eating
venues in the world. Located on the roof of the building, it makes guests
feel as if they're on top of the world as they sip exotic drinks and watch
the sun disappear into the Indian Ocean. The Muslim call to prayer accents
the eastern setting of Arab-style pillows and small tables and the Hindu
Temple chimes remind visitors that they are far away from the stress they
left at home.
KIDUDE is on the ground floor at 236 Hurumzi. Our door is to the left of
the main entrance just next door to reception. Comfortably
air-conditioned, KIDUDE offers a full bar in a beautiful setting
showcasing art, handcrafts, and antiques of Zanzibar. For a Light Meal,
Sandwiches, Desserts, Drinks, or just morning coffee or afternoon tea with
delicious baked goods in a relaxing Zanzibar Atmosphere
Relax and enjoy with us the African rhythm of life. Open from 10:00 am to
around 10:00 pm
A typical menu for the Prix Fixe meal consists of appetizers of local
vegetables, seafood and small canapés, a soup or salad, a main course of
fish or chicken with vegetables and spice scented rice and, finally,
dessert with tea or coffee and after dinner drinks. Vegetarians can easily
be accommodated, with prior notice to the chef. As you leave the
restaurant, be sure to look up at the stars, we think they're brighter
Reservations are necessary.