The second tallest building in Stone Town, the hotel has been restored to its former glory when it was the residence of one of the richest men in the Swahili Empire.

The 18 guestrooms at 236 Hurumzi hotel are beautiful and romantic, each representing Zanzibari traditions in a distinct way. All guest rooms have large Zanzibari beds complete with netting.

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 the guests cool along with the constant breeze on the upper floors.

An integral part of the skyline of Zanzibar, along with mosque minarets, Hindu temple towers, and church spires, is the Tower Top restaurant of 236 Hurumzi which provide a typical menu for the Prix Fix meal that consists of appetizers of local vegetables, seafood and small canap├ęs, 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