236 Hurumzi is located in Stonetown on Zanzibar island off the coast of Tanzania.
Formerly known as Emerson and Green, this place has long been one of the most famous small bed and breakfast hotels in the world.
Located in an impressive merchant’s house in an unlikely alleyway deep in the maze of the old town, the talented American owners of this hotel virtually redefined Zanzibar style.
Rooms are set out on five floors, connected by punishingly steep stairs. On the ground floor, there is a deliciously airconditioned cafe, whilst the rooftop restaurant commands the top of town.
Despite its reputation, 236 Hurumzi is something of an acquired taste and is certainly not for everyone. It is an old lady of a hotel … the plumbing sometimes doesn’t work as it should and the staff can be occasionally less than slick, but if you have the capacity to forgive these faults and you are keen to throw yourself into the thick of it, then this place can deliver a truly memorable experience.
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.