236 Hurumzi Hotel isthe second tallest building in Stone Town Zanzibar, the hotel has been restored to its former glory when it was the residence of one of the richest men in the Swahili Empire.
Atmosphere is of principal import as the furnishings are all original Zanzibari Antiques of varied origins and styles that, together, create the impressions of Arabian Nights and sultan princesses escaping in the dead of the night for romance.
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.
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.
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 11:00 a.m.
All rooms receive fresh flowers, bottled water, and fresh jasmine flowers on the pillows at bedtime.