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Davis, California
Reviewed 20 March 2016

I stayed 2 nights at this location, the setting of this place is very beautiful and food was excellent, staffs were friendly. However, I displeased with quality of bedding, which in my case, the bed sheet had a dirty marker on it and had some holes. After that sheet had been changed, I found the newly changed one still had...

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OnseaHouse, Manager at Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thanks a lot for the appreciation of our setting, dinner and friendly staff. We would like to apologize for the bedsheets. We are at the end of the season and we bought new quality bedsheets and towels to replace all bedsheets and towels. The size of the new bedsheets were unfortunately too small for some of our king...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 15 March 2016

In the busy city of Arusha this hotel is an oasis of peace and comfort. Great place to relax after a safari or climbing mount Meru. Besides the nice accommodation (rooms, swimming pools, etc.) and friendly staff, its biggest asset is the exquisite food they serve!

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Reviewed 13 March 2016

Wonderfull place to rest in Arusha, The owner and chef is praised for his food even in Zanzibar. If you not have the opportunity to stay here you should definitly go to have dinner. We had dinner here twice in two different weeks and they succeeded to mix typical french cuisine with african flavours. Probably the best place to eat...

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Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This is a lovely property to chill after the long flight to Tanzania and prior to the long flight out. Very relaxing, plenty of beers and wines to choose from! The grounds are very nice, some noise from the surrounding area but otherwise, very enjoyable.

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Spent the afternoon here while waiting for late flight out of Tanzania. Good restaurant. Clean, comfortable rooms with wi-fi. Nice pool. Spa services (massage, sauna, etc) to help pass the time/recover from bouncing around in a safari vehicle for many days. Easy drive to Kilimanjaro airport.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
Reviewed 9 February 2016

What a fantastic place to spend you day before and after climbing Kilimanjaro ! Gorgeous resort style rooms, amazing food from chef and proprietor Axel, and a wonderful story of helping local kids with job opportunities. Can't wait to go back! The dinners, in particular, were amazing. 7 courses with varied and wonderful flavors. Top shelf hotel.

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Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed here prior to climbing Kilimanjaro and after the climb prior to flying to Pemba Island. We arrived late, were offered a glass of orange and no food! Breakfast the next morning was with the owner and their two young children (not what we were expecting for the price). The price of lunch was extortionate and quiet frankly not worth...

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OnseaHouse, Eigenaar at Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Catherine L, Many thanks for your review which you posted on 6 February 2016. I'm afraid that this review dates from long time ago and is not relevant any longer. With pleasure I can confirm that we have improved all our services and can re-assure that since long time: - we serve dinner for late arrivals and are in...

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This boutique lodge serves as an oasis. Great place to spend your first night of arrival in the Arusha / Greater Kilimanjaro Airport area. Rooms are modern. Staff is friendly. Restaurant has great food. Only draw back is the barking dogs at night and stuffy rooms as there is no ceiling fan or air conditioning. Normally not needed.

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Irvine, California
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Northern Tanzania is outstanding for adventure and exploring. With that said, trips can at times be taxing on mind and body and emotions. Returning to Onsea House each day and after a Kilimanjaro climb was a comforting way to recharge for the next outing. Staff is mostly Tanzanian and friendly and competent, with experienced Belgian management. The place is safe...

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Reviewed 22 January 2016

We stayed here after a 5 day hike of Mt Meru over Christmas. Incredibly beautiful location, wonderful food and nice staff. The restaurant is beautiful and we had a wonderful Christmas dinner and very delicious breakfast in the morning! Would recommend

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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: €218 - €302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage Hotel Arusha
Onsea House Country Inn And Guest Cottage
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