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Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used Onsea House as our beginning and end of our trip up Kilimanjaro. It was perfect for that. The food is very good, the service a bit over the top. Location was great for getting in and out. Beware of rooms 1, 2, and 3 which at night hear dogs barking all night long. Others in our group stayed...

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Tongeren, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

I came here last year, and decided to come back as start and endpoint for safari. The place became more quiet, road access is improving with the new highway. At this moment the best place to stay near Arusha when you have an international flight to take, as traffic jam can hold you up for three hours, when you stay...

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Warren, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brief overnight stay, BUT what hotel keeps staff until 11pm to feed 4 tired travelers. (BTW food and service were great). Room was spacious and comfortable. Beautiful views. TrueAfrica started our 2 week safari out in style.

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New York City
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed and dined at Onsea House on the recommendation of a friend living in Arusha. While we had a satisfactory dinner with our friends on the evening of our stay, we thought Onsea was charming enough but grossly overpriced. The room was not even as well appointed as The Kia Lodge which is one fourth the price. The staff...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We had a brief jaunt in Arusha at the beginning of November and we were excited to try out some fine dining options in Arusha. The staff are amazing, friendly and personable. They make one menus for the day and we were not informed of an al a cart menu. The food is dairy heavy so if you are dairy...

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Maryland
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I am not sure it matters, but I don't know whether I stayed in the Onsea or Machweo property - I believe they are connected. Our tour group arrived very late (10:30pm) but were very quickly welcomed by the staff and made to feel at home. Even at that late hour we were provided a nice three course dinner. My...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 November 2016

My husband and I spent two nights at Onsea House resting up from a long flight from Los Angeles. We were greeted warmly by the staff and we were accommodated in a three-bedroom house overlooking gardens and Mount Meru. The privacy and comfort were exceptional. Cocktails on the main veranda and a 5-course gourmet dinner, from the best chef in...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Very impressed with the architectural design. The landscaping is complimentary to the hardscape which is also designed to provide natural privacy. The visual experience is organic - the colors, the plants, the flowers, the greenery, the stones, and the overall landscape. From the lovely open restaurant in the back, you can see the majestic Mt. Meru to the right and...

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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem, nicely tucked away in the hills that surround the town of Arusha in northern Tanzania. It offers exquisite fine dinning experience with a remarkable view of the outskirts of Arusha. The panoramic view is nicely accompanied by calm surroundings and luxurious cottages sitting on top of the hill. Don't miss out the spa that...

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Treated like royalty. Fantastic food, wine selection and service! Awesome concept of wine paired with dinner and Chef Axel's recommendation. 4 Stunning courses each paired with a different wine. And washed down with a fantastic whisky from an amazing collection. Rooms are very comfortable and spacious. Wait staff were extremely knowledgeable and professional.

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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: $295 - $426 (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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