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236 Hurumzi Hotel, the 2nd tallest building in Stone Town after the Sultan's ceremonial palace, is beautifully restored merchant’s mansion furnished with original Zanzibar antiques.

The elegant décor, together with the surrounding mosque minarets, Hindu temple towers and church spires, creates a classic Arabian Nights feel. The staff will organise trips and excursions for you to experience the diverse island of Zanzibar, these include visits to the spice plantations and Jozani forest, as well as cultural tours to local villages to help you gain an understanding of the local way of life.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Eco-Certification - Silver and Bronze Certification in 2011


  • Romantic retreat amidst the hustle & bustle of Stone Town
  • Catch a sunset from the famed restaurant that feels like a magic carpet ride
  • Housing original colonial antiques from the 1800s
  • Gallery & bookshop on site

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236 Hurumzi is best known for their delightfully exotic décor, and their incredibly atmospheric roof top restaurant with to-die-for views across crumbling Stone Town.

Visit the boutique for African crafts, Zanzibari jewelry and art.

General Facilities



A unique feature of 236 Hurumzi Hotel is the Tower Top Restaurant situated amongst the minarets, temple towers and church spires of Stone Town. From the restaurant you can enjoy panoramic views of the town and the Indian Ocean.

The hotel offers an enchanting dining experience, seated on Persian carpets and pillows, savouring 5 or more courses of exotic Zanzibar cuisine, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Zanzibar.

For a light meal, sandwiches, desserts, drinks, or just morning coffee and baked goods in a relaxing atmosphere try the hotel's Kidude cafe-restaurant. The dinner menu here is inspired by the cuisines of the old slave countries of Arabia and Africa, to the Caribbean and Cajun cuisine of the Americas.

Standard Room

Each of the rooms at 236 Hurumzi Hotel varies wildly from the next in size and character, although all have an exotic charm; carved doors, original stucco décor and intricately hand painted glass lamps and window panes.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    Mosquito net
    Ceiling fan
    En-suite bath and shower

Other Room Types

The main building comprises 10 distinct rooms featuring romantic Arabian decor, Zanzibari furniture and en-suite bathrooms. Nine rooms are fitted with large stone bathtubs where a bubble bath and a bottle of wine are frequently enjoyed. Most rooms have balconies, teahouses, or verandas with views of Stone Town. Only some of these rooms have air conditioners.

The 6 newer suites all feature atmospheric sitting areas on covered balconies, up spiral staircases or sheltered nooks. Each features air conditioners.

236 Hurumzi offers an additional 6 bedrooms in an adjacent building that each have access to communal kitchens for those travelers who occasionally like to cook for themselves.


  • Boat excursions
  • Cultural tour
  • Day tours
  • Historical tours
  • Sailing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2014 - 30 Apr 2015 $150 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

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Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"An historic gem restored; 236 Hurumzi has been transformed into a romantic and decadent retreat boasting one of the best rooftop restaurants in town."



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