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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 21 August 2013

My husband and I just stayed in the new Machweo wing of Onsea House. We thought our stay made for a great first night in Tanzania. The hotel and grounds are lovely and our room was beautiful. I took advantage of having a large sunken tub and we both enjoyed our dinner. I would rate the food as good, not...

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McLean, Virginia
Reviewed 20 August 2013

This hotel on the way to Arusha from the Kilimanjaro airport has nothing to do with the sea. Founded in 2006 by a Belgian, the name derives from a Belgian word for a panther or leopard. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished. However, room # 2 in the main hotel is adjacent to the kitchen and you can barely...

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Bound Brook, New Jersey
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel before driving to the Ngorongoro crater. The rooms are separate collages all situated on the side of a hill with a view of the valley. Our room was very well appointed with a wide screen tv-- which we did not watch. The restaurant also had a view and the food was gourmet prepared...

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La Ciotat, France
Reviewed 20 August 2013

fantastically friendly staff. Eccentric chef. had super room with terrace. Ate on terrace, warmth was supplied by charcoal filled braziers. Delightful. Interesting menu, though not well explained. We wanted on course, ended up with full menu which we then had to pay for. Local dogs are a bit noisy, but part of the colour did not have time to use...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We stayed here for a night before & after our safari, we found the place good enough for a night with the basic amenities at Onsea House. The cottages here are single detached units. Comfortable with hot & cold showers, mosquito nets, flat screen tv, etc. We preferred the stay at their other property though, the Machweo, which had nicer...

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Dundas, Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2013

My husband and I just recently returned from our honeymoon in Tanzania, Africa. We traveled to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanajaro and go on a safari. Between our trek and safari, we stayed at the Onsea House for 3 nights in total. Let me begin by saying the Inn itself is simply amazing! The decor, the layout of the rooms...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2013

My wife and I recently spent a couple of nights in Onsea House, before -in between -and after safari and climbing activities. We travelled a lot in Africa but never had this experience before. Thank you Griet for your soft, welcoming nature and thank you to all the staff who made our stop-overs unforgettable. The scenery is fabulous, the food...

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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Really welcoming hotel - we only stayed one night but the staff were excellent. Our room and bathroom were gorgeous. Lovely big bed. The restaurant was fantastic and we would not hesitate to recommend the hotel and food to anyone. We booked via Nick from Tanzania Specialists and he was amazing, booking us fabulous accomodation for our safari's and Zanzibar...

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singapore
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Onsea House was the last stop in our 12-day trip in Serengeti. It was touted (by guests I think) as a luxury lodge in Arusha. Having not seen what the other lodges/hotels were like in the city, we can only judge it on its own merit. Top of the main things going for it was the food! Our package included...

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Tel Aviv
Reviewed 18 July 2013

My wife & I stayed here before and after our hike up Kilimanjaro. We enjoyed our stay very much. The rooms were clean and spacious, the staff helpful, and the food was absolutely amazing. Many others have written about the chef when reviewing this hotel, so I don't feel the need to repeat what has been written previously, other than...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage is voted the best luxury bed and breakfast in Arusha and recommended by several experts as only boutique hotel and hip hideaway in the Arusha/Kilimanjaro region. Enjoy greater comfort and better food than any other guesthouse or restaurant, with more personalized service than in a hotel and more privacy than a lodge resort. Onsea House can be your home base for safaris across northern Tanzania. Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining offers the guests since September 2011 in total 9 extra spacious rooms, a second swimming pool with sauna and steam bath and a beautiful patio terrace to enjoy a tasty lunch or a candlelight dinner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage

Address: Baraa Road | Moivaro, Moshono Village, Arusha 1259, Tanzania (Formerly Onsea House & Machweo Retreat)
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: €259 - €309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage Hotel Arusha
Onsea House Country Inn And Guest Cottage
Country Inn Arusha
Arusha Country Inn
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