Emerson and Green is an upmarket hotel, positioned in the heart of Stone Town, giving you a feeling of how Sultans lived centuries ago. This past Sultans, was the home of one of the wealthiest men in the Swahili Empire, and has been beautifully refurbish to its former glory with an atmosphere of Arabian Nights, by Emerson Skeens and Tom Green.
The attention to detail is amazing and the creativity they have used in restoring this impressive building in the heart of Stone Town is legendary. The combination of carefully selected furnishings and exotic dcor combine perfectly to give Emerson & Green a truly unique feel. Emerson & Green offers their guests the famous Tower Top restaurant (booking is essential if you want to enjoy one of the finest meals in Zanzibar.
Two restaurants (pre-booking for Tower Top is essential)
Unfortunately, all access to rooms is via a steep stairwell, so Emerson and Greens is not suitable for those in a wheelchair.
All the rooms have ceiling fans, while only the first- and second-floor rooms are fitted with air conditioning
Large, stone bathtubs (water pressure can be low though, so plan your bath in advance)
Mosquito netting over beds.
Limited laundry service
Phone, fax and Internet at reception only
Childcare and cots are available if booked well in advance.
Accommodation at Emerson & Green The sixteen guest rooms are beautiful and romantic, each representing Zanzibari traditions in a distinct way with individual creation. 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 you 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 decor and hand painted glass lamps and window panes. All guest rooms have large Zanzibari beds complete with netting.
Dining at Emerson & Green 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.
For a lighter meal, sandwiches, dessert, drinks, or just morning coffee or afternoon tea with delicious baked goods in a relaxing Zanzibar Atmosphere the Kidudde Cafe & Restaurant, on the ground floor at Emerson & Green Hotel is the place to be. For Dinner you can enjoy their menu, inspired by the cuisines of the old Slave Trading Countries from the Indian Ocean, Arabia, Africa, to the Caribbean and Cajun cuisine of the Americas.
The Kidudde Cafe & Restaurant, is comfortably air conditioned, and offers a full bar in a beautiful setting showcasing art, handcrafts, and antiques of Zanzibar.
Emerson & Green Activities: Stone Towns cafes, markets and tourist spots are all within walking distance.
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