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Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage

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May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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.

Thank Dimitri L
Pangani, Tanzania
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were 4 friends staying before and after our safari at the Onsea House and really enjoyed our stay. The reception welcomed us warmly with different juices both of the days and took care of us so well. The beautiful gardens and lovely designed rooms and the very friendly and helpful staff make you feel you are visiting your family....

Thank laurakadlcik
Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night at the end of a business trip. Booked at the last minute by email - after being greeted with juice I was in Machweo room 8, a small bungalow type room with kitchen and shower overlooking the valley. The finishing and detail is of a great standard, after a light lunch and a swim in...

Thank SimonODwyer
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I had the benefit of staying a long weekend at Onsea House while visiting Arusha and it is truly a gem - tucked back off the main road, up a hillside, it has spectacular views across Arusha as well as of Mt Meru. The rooms are extremely up to date and modern (I think they recently renovated) - poured concrete...

Thank 1821RS
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stayed in Onsea prior to my safari and Machweo after. Lovely comfortable rooms, and great service (Pauline in reception was fantastic). Highlight was definitely the AMAZING food - breakfast is plentiful with great choices, dinner is 3 course with recommended wines accompanying. Would highly recommend staying here when in Arusha!

Thank LVB1973
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We stopped here for one night after an overnight flight into Tanzania before embarking on safari. It's very pretty, nicely maintained with a very friendly and welcoming team. Fabulous views of Meru. The evening meal was fantastic although not ideal for a tried family and 2 fussy kids - however, that is our problem and no reflection upon Onsea.

Thank Dyan C
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Arriving at Onsea House in the dark is a little scary. We arrived in Tanzania at Kilimanjaro airport and got picked up by our driver who set off down the main road towards Arusha. He then suddenly turned off the main road to head down a dirt track. At that point, my wife and I were ready for launching a...

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Actually we stayed several days at Onsea house during our holiday: before and after the Safari and when we came back from Zanzibar. It felt every time like ‘coming home’ in Onsea House. Whenever we arrived (early in the morning or in the middle of the night) we received a warm welcome. The staff was really interested in our story...

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Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Enjoyed our stay at the Onsea House primarily because of the location and the restaurant. We mistakenly requested a room in the original building and found it to be tired and in need of repair. Should have stayed in one of the cabins that line the property. Nice people, view and pleasant dining.

Thank Joefish925
OnseaHouse, Manager at Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Joe, Thanks a lot for the appreciation of our setting, restaurant and friendly staff. We would like to apologize for the Onsea House rooms. During June we were fully renovating the Onsea House building. Since July we can proudly present the refreshed Onsea House main building. We hope to welcome you again in the renewed Onsea House or in...

Reviewed 24 July 2016

Although not really near to the Airport, Onsea House is often used by travellers to stay the first night afte their arrival in Kilimanjaro. The Belgian owner, Alex, welcomed us in a very friendly and professional manner. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and we were happy to hear that we got an upgrade and we were even more surprised to...

Thank Guy9120

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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: £136 - £254 (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
Country Inn Arusha
Arusha Country Inn
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