236 Hurumzi is ideal for historical enthusiasts and for those guests seeking antique accommodation with a touch of modern comfort. The locals of Stone Town say that 236 Hurumzi was built by a man called Tharia Thopan, also known as the Bismark of the Swahili Empire. Tharia Thopan has a close friendship with the Sultan of the day and was permitted to build 236 Hurumzi as the second highest building in the Stone Town.
The Tower Top Restaurant is a romantic and charming restaurant to dine at, especially when staying over at 236 Hurumzi. Sip exotic drinks and watch the sun set into the Zanzibari ocean from the top of The Tower Top Restaurant. A typical menu at the restaurant includes appetizers of local vegetables, seafood and small canapés, followed by a soup or salad, main course of delicious fish or chicken with vegetables and spiced rice. Dessert with tea or coffee hits the spot as the last dish. The Kidude Café Restauramt, located on the ground floor, offers excellent lunch and dinner menus in Arabian style. Activities include excursions to Stone Town with its winding streets, beautiful houses and museums, to Jozani Forest, home to the Red Colobus monkey, extensive water sports, round-the-island trips, scuba diving and snorkelling, day-boat trips to nearby beaches and islands and native Arab-influenced entertainment in the evenings.