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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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A large group of us stayed in the hotel for 10 days whilst we carried out humanitarian aid and we couldn't have asked for a better hotel to stay in! Despite the fact there was a large amount of us the staff were nothing but amazing, catering our every need and going above and beyond to make sure our stay...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in the hotel for 10 days while completing humanitarian aid and absolutely loved this hotel. All the staff was extremely helpful and friendly, rooms were extremely clean and well furnished, it's placed in a really good location close to town, Extremely peaceful location also. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone! Will be coming back again for definite! Thank...

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and it was an absolute pleasure having you and the whole group here at The African Tulip. I am very pleased to read that you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the rooms, atmosphere and the services provided. Thank you so much for this amazing review and we all certainly look forward...

Seattle Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at the African Tulip. The hotel was good the first time and has gotten even better. It is a very well run, clean, comfortable hotel. The pool/bar setting is lovely and the restaurant has very good food. It was served buffet style when we were there. The service and attentiveness of the staff is excellent....

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure welcoming you again at The African Tulip and I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us better than the first time . Thank you for the kind words about our staff and the facilities of our hotel as well as this amazing review. We certainly hope to have the pleasure...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed just one night here on our way to the Serengeti and were happy enough It had spacious rooms, pleasant service and decent food. Couldn't see much of it though because all we wanted was to crash after a long international flight and we had to set off early the next morning.

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review. It was great pleasure having you with us at The African Tulip and I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your room, food and the services provided. We hope to welcome you again the next time you are in Arusha. Kind regards, Melissa Amsi

Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there two nights before and after our safari. It is a very nice and safe place with lots of african style pictures and furnishing. However, rooms differ significantly. The first room was a lot larger and nicer than the second one. Overall we really can recommend this place.

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us, it was a pleasure having you us our guest here at The African Tulip. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and you found it to be comfortable and safe. It is so good to read that you appreciate the African decor in our hotel. We hope to welcome you again...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything you could expect for an overnight stay for either going into the bush or leaving for the airport next day- comfort bed, decent food and a helpful manager. One thing to mention that the wifi was very good in the double/twin room, however it was a bit weak in the honeymoon suite. Overall a good place to stay for...

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experiences here on TripAdvisor! It was a pleasure having you as our guest and I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your room, the food and the services provided. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again the next time that you are in Arusha. Warm regards, Melissa Amsi

new york
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived late at night and they still offered to serve us dinner. Gracious service, Rooms offer every amenity, big bathrooms with hair dryers, toiletries, comfortable beds, wifi, great air conditioning, wonderful buffet breakfast with omelet station, watermelon juice, cheese breads, and too much more to mention. Furnished in beautiful, comfortable African style. Sorry could not stay longer but left to...

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing The African Tulip for your recent stay and it was great joy having you with us. I am very pleased to read that your stay with us was to your satisfaction and that you appreciated the services, food and your room. Thank you so much for this amazing review and we hope to have...

Paris, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights in the hotel, one after climbing Kilimanjaro, and one after a safari tour. I can only highlight the extreme kindness and efficiency of the service, the cleanliness of the place, the spacious rooms, well equiped (king size beds, delicious hot showers after 7 days mountainering), the variety of the breakfast. Different from mega hotels with aseptized...

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for this incredible review. I am thrilled to read that you loved the breakfast and your room which you found to be spacious and comfortable. Your kind words about our staff are very much appreciated as well as the recommendation. We certainly look forward to welcoming you again soon so we can provide you...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hosted a meeting of 25 international particiapants at this location and received the perfect service package. No complaints of any participant and all would like to repeat a meeting in this hotel. Great management and team!

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was pleasure hosting all of you at our Kilimanjaro Conference Room and we thank you for choosing The African Tulip. It is wonderful to read that you all received wonderful service and that there were no complaints. We certainly look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Melissa Amsi

Wisconsin, USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I relied on TripAdvisor's reviews to select The African Tulip for stays in Arusha totaling seven days before and after my safari, so I had very high expectations. And those expectations were exceeded. This is a superb, boutique hotel. Beautiful room and balcony with a tropical view. A staff - everyone from the general manager to the waitstaff - that...

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experiences with us and for this absolutely wonderful review. It is great that you found your room to be comfortable and the staff to be accommodating. I am very thrilled to read that The African Tulip is now your home in Tanzania and we will do all we can to stay that way....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The African Tulip is Arusha's premier boutique hotel providing first-class western luxury with outstanding facilities, personalized service and warm hospitality in a convenient location. The 'Zanzibar lounge & bar' is an ideal meeting place; The Baobab restaurant serves an excellent range of cuisine; 'The Serengeti' Pool & Bar is a fantastic place to relax. Additional facilities include a business centre, conference room & gift shops. It truly is Chic. Unique. and Authentically African. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The African Tulip

Address: 44/1 Serengeti Road, Arusha 1517, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: £183 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The African Tulip 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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African Tulip Arusha
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#1 Business Hotel in Arusha
#4 Best Value Hotel in Arusha
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