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I would highly recommend Tea Ceremony
We have had a very unique experience like never before. We have been served 4 different types of tea with no rush, one by one. Our dedicated waiter explained each and every single tea we were served with complimentary sweet and savory traditional sides. The set-up/decor was so beautiful, it’s just unimaginable. I would highly recommend Tea Ceremony to anyone and everyone. I will definitely visit the Tea House again this place is part of Emerson Hotel.
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Michael Wright
Rated 1 on Trip Advisor for a reason
We had dinner there last night and found the whole experience fantastic. Staff were exceptional, view phenomenal and food plentiful and tasty. Top thing to do in Zanzibar. Rated 1 on Trip Advisor for a reason!
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
The best rooftop restaurant in Stone Town
The best rooftop restaurant in Stone Town. It just is. The best restaurant in Stone Town. Amazing rooftop view of the city at sundown, good cocktails, friendly staff and some of the best food in town. We suggest you book a table instead of sitting on cushions, it’s more comfortable when eating. And try to go there when then have musicians playing, it adds a whole other dimension to the experience. If you don’t try it when in Stone Town you will regret it!
Cameron and Natasha
The Best Hotels In Zanzibar Ranked & Reviewed (2020)
Dinner on the Rooftop Tea House was our most memorable in Zanzibar and should be experienced by all who visit Stone Town. Diners sit atop cushions and large Persian rugs on the hotel’s roof while a velvet roof dances in the wind. Evening cocktails begin at 18:00 and dinner is served at 19:00, make sure to book a spot in advance as the demand is high.
Pops
One of the best and most beautiful hotels in Stone Town
Delicious food in the restaurant. This is a great way to experience Stone Town. The view from their rooftop is second to none and the sunset is stunning. The Sunset Dinner is highly recommended. One of the best and most beautiful hotels in Stone Town. A taste of Zanzibar. The perfect way to experience the sights and sounds of magical Spice Island.
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Martin Mitev
Dining on the rooftop is like being in a movie
My friend told me that dining on the rooftop is like being in a movie. So I did. And it is! Reserve in advance – the rooftop is not big. The food is excellent once you climb the steep 99 steps. Feel free to get distracted by the beautiful interior. The live entertainment completes the motion picture experience. I didn’t stay in the hotel but I am sure I would feel like a movie star if I did.
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Dave Hagen
Rooftop dinner was fantastic
Stayed 2 nights in January…north room was excellent, loved the over bed air on unit, very clever, service food and room was outstanding, rooftop dinner was fantastic, met lovely fellow travellers, food, entertainment and service superb
Bojan Fidanovski
Best experience in Zanzibar you could get!
Best experience in Zanzibar you could get. Totally worth it. Food, live music, service, setting excellent!
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Dino P
Food is very tasty
Well known place overlooking Stone Town, food is very tasty, we had lunch. You don’t have to make reservation or dress up for lunch. Good service.
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
J M
This hotel totally captures the spirit of Stone Town
Quirkily charming this former palace has retained it’s character. This hotel totally captures the spirit of Stone Town–it’s history and its culture. Our room at the top (North) had great view of the rooftops, an outdoor (but private!) shower, and most amazing of all–and air-conditioned (as well as mosquito-netted) bed!
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
Olha
Wonderful tea ceremony…the most exquisite roof top I have seen in Stone Town
We had a wonderful tea ceremony hosted by beautiful people working at Emerson. We had 4 different types of teas and some treats awesome experience and stunning tea room. So far the most exquisite roof top I have seen in Stone Town !
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
Ana F
Amazing Restaurant and Tea house in the middle of Stone Town… Like heaven!
Amazing Restaurant and Tea house in the middle of Stone Town.  Looks like you are in a completely different place… Like heaven!  Prices are very accessible.  Outstanding space and attentive staffing.
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
Chiho S
Magical Restaurant… superb dinner, quality service, and live music
Magical… A very special and unique spot in Stone Town, with a panoramic view of the city and Indian Ocean from its rooftop, superb dinner, quality service, and live music.
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
Kriss Cabral
It’s not just a meal it’s a dream
Amazing staff and food…. decorations… everything…good prices. Everyone should have this experience in Stone Town. Because it’s not just a meal it’s a dream !!!!
A K
Lovely sunset ocean view
We stayed in the Blue room, which was beautiful and had a large tub and sitting area. Our friends stayed in the North room, which had a lovely sunset ocean view on a private terrace and open-air tub. You can have breakfast in your room for no extra charge.
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
This Stone Town Hotel was beautiful
The hotel was beautiful and the staff are beyond attentive and friendly. They truly think of everything from environmentally conscious soaps, to separate beach towels. The rooms are very clean and the historical architecture and furniture truly complement the mystery of Stone Town.  When we checked out, they gave us a room to use for shower and lounging for the full day at no extra charge. We were so impressed with their hospitality.
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
Angela Klinger
Food was delicious, views and atmosphere amazing!
Would highly recommend the Emerson. As for the restaurant, we had dinner on the rooftop with live music. Food was delicious, views and atmosphere amazing and service, again, personal and excellent. It felt like a history lesson with your meal, which we enjoyed to learn about customs and culture.
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
Must do in Zanzibar
Must do in Zanzibar. The dinner on the roof with the sunset was just great… all with live music of traditional Zanzibari music… you miss something if you don’t add it to the program.
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
Doctor JMF
Dinner on the roof was delicious
The Spirit of Stone Town… Dinner on the roof was delicious–accompanied by local musicians and an amazing sunset. And the service was outstanding–including free laundry and access to our fantastic guide Simai, he is a treasure!
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
Rainer M
Sunset spectacular… can only recommend!
Music great, Food excellent flavors of typical dishes, Venue nice, Sunset spectacular… can only recommend! Will do this again and again for sure.