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236 Hurumzi

Budget Standard Luxury Campsite Permanent Campsite Lodge Hotel

Fast Facts

  • 24 guest rooms
  • Ceiling fans
  • Some rooms are air conditioned
  • Restaurant
  • Café

General Information

236 Hurumzui is the second tallest building in Zanzibar. The hotel has been lovingly restored to its former glory when it was the residence of the richest man in the Swahili Empire. At 236 Hurumzi, atmosphere is of principal importance as the furnishings are all original Zanzabari antiques of varied origins and styles that evoke the past world of the Arabian nights, Sultans and Sultan princesses.

The 24 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 where a bubble bath and a bottle of wine are a frequent request. Ceiling fans keep 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.

The Tower Top Restaurant dining room is open on all sides and guests sit Arabian-style on pillows and carpets, their shoes having been left at the door. Dinner is served in five or more courses and accompanied by the sights and sounds of exotic Zanzibar.


236 Hurumzi is located in the heart of Stone Town.