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The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Bayleaf Hotel, now The Eight, is a gem in the heart of Arusha. Sitting off the main road in a quiet leafy environment, The Eight offers a serene environment to relax and unwind. The hosts are warm and friendly (Hi Rasheeda) and stop at nothing to make you feel as comfortable as you deserve. The rooms (I stayed in...

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Davie, Florida
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Note: The Bay Leaf has recently been renamed The Eight. Truly a home away from home. Nice leafy setting but convieninet to a couple of major roads. Also close enough to the center of town that I could easily walk there. I stayed in a couple of the larger rooms and both were very nice. Bathrooms were good size and...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The resturant and hotel recently changed management and has a new name is Eight. The management is fantastic and the food is the best you will have in Arusha. The setting is absolutely beautiful. You will enjoy your meal and I am looking forward to staying with them. A must try in Arusha!!

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is the third time I stay in Bay Leaf, it is always a pleasure. The place is well located, very clean and comfortable, the WiFi is free and working and the food is very good. All this with a wonderful service. A new Manager just arrived, he is also a Chef which will guaranty a nice continuity in fine...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

The Bay Leaf was a good surprise for me. Really nice cosy hotel where you will feel at home. The service is good and the rooms are well decorated and very spacious. The Plus is the restaurant, the food is good and the choice of drink is also good. Definitely a place to pass by.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2015

what a delight this hotel seemed on first viewing, a little oasis we thought and our room, well it was gorgeous . Very large suite, stylishly decorated beautiful bathroom ( although a proper shower would have been nice) and pleasant gardens outside. So why would I give such a mediocre rating? It started at check in, the young man on...

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Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 11 February 2015

After the hustle and bustle of Arusha Town, some time out at the Bay Leaf was a real treat. It's a peaceful place, with a wonderful ambiance. The rooms are nicely appointed and the attention to detail is very good. I found the staff to be friendly and attentive, without being obtrusive. The food is great (including excellent coffee) and...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 January 2015

We stayed 2 nights before and one after our climb to Kilimanjaro and I have to say it was the perfect choice for us. The rooms were lovely, very nice decorated, big, clean, with comfortable beds. Such a good hot shower and sleep after Kilimanjaro. The staff was very attentive (in our first night there it was a party in...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 29 December 2014

After camping in the Serengeti park we looked for an expensive hotel to wash and relax before going home. We were a bit surprised that we were the only guest staying in the hotel. First surprise that there was no hot water to shower. After we questioned it they switched on the boiler. But it took very long to heat...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Me and my fiancee stayed here 3 times in the 2 weeks we were in Africa. Before and after Safari and after coming back from Zanzibar. The staff was very nice and very courtious. The rooms were nice and had everything we needed. My favorite thing about the place was the food, We ate dinner here all the nights we...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set against a backdrop of the majestic Mount Meru, The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel is nestled in the tranquil leafy ‘corridor’ area of Arusha, Tanzania. Exquisitely decorated rooms with finely appointed bathrooms ensure comfort with style. Gourmet breakfasts are served in immaculate lush gardens and The Bay Leaf boasts a Fine Dining Restaurant, where one can sample a fusion of international & local cuisine. The Bay Leaf is ideally situated; walking distance to banks & all the main attractions that Arusha has to offer. Massage & extensive beauty treatments will be offered from December 2009 after the completion of the Spa. The Bay Leaf aims to be the best small luxury hotel in Arusha, with unmatched personalized service, and attention to detail. Personalized service tailored to individual needs will certainly please both the discerning traveler and dining connoisseur alike. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel

Address: 102 Vijana Road | PO Box 409, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: €102 - €297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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