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“An Oasis in Arusha”
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The African Tulip
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Arusha
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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“An Oasis in Arusha”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

A lovely colonial type hotel set in tropical gardens. Very friendly efficient staff lead by an awesome Manager who went the extra mile. The poolside bar was a great place to relax and our dinner in the restaurant was superb as was the buffet breakfast the following morning. would thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Watkinsville, Georgia
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were exhausted after a long plane flight and the bus trip into Arusha. We were greeted with pleasant smiles, a cold drink, and a snack. The check in was slow (the computer at the desk always seemed to be slow, but this is a developing nation). The rooms are very comfortable. The garden is a nice place to sit and relax. The food was good.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We started and ended our safari with this hotel. The staff were hospitable and greeted you with a beverage upon arrival. The rooms were clean and spacious. The entire hotel is westernized and the bathroom has a bathtub and shower - great water pressure too. The dining was delicious and convenient. There is also a pool that is well maintained. The hotel is located to where it is an easy 10 min walk into town.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed overnight before our flight the next day, enjoyed the food and the rooms were very large. Bathtub and shower are very nice. Also has a clothes line in the bathroom which was very convenient. We went shopping at a craft place nearby and tanzanite experience. Great prices!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Overall, an amazing hotel. The staff and management are so helpful and make the place what it is. I would recommend this hotel very highly and it was the bar by which we measured all the other hotels on our trip. The manager, Anuj Sharma, was so helpful and accommodating. He really went out of his way to ensure we were well taken care of. THANKS!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the African Tulip before our Kilimanjaro climb, after our Kilimanjaro climb and after our safari for a total of 4 nights. The entire staff was extremely kind and everyone had a smile on their face. Anuj, the manager, went above and beyond with his generosity and upgraded us to a suite on our final night, which was a nice ending to our first visit to Africa. The hotel is beautifully decorated, clean and safe. Coffee and tea in the rooms along with bottled water is a nice added feature as well as the buffet breakfast every morning. The lounge in the lobby is very relaxing as is the pool area in the rear of the hotel. I highly recommend staying at the African Tulip if you are ever in Arusha!!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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West Hills, Ca
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

we started our Tanzania safari vacation here and finished it here. What a great hotel. Rooms were large and modern with all the amenities of a four star hotel in ANY country. Bathrooms and showers were great, especially appreciated after spending 9 days in the national parks. Staff were very helpful. they will make sure you feel welcome and comfortable.There is free internet with their computers next to the lobby. The restaurant was also top notch. The beds were comfortable. I can't think of anything that was amiss. Would not consider any other hotel on a return visit to Tanzania.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: The African Tulip
Address: 4 Serengeti Road, Arusha 1517, Tanzania
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Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — The African Tulip 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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 
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