We chose this hotel at a starting point before our safari, and before our connecting flight to Zanzibar. I must say it was difficult to leave the hotel... because the quality of services, the food, and the kindness of staff was really above expectations.
There are only a small number of rooms, all are excellent, and located in a quiet area of town. They are decorated with taste and include a nice selection of boutique soaps and creams.
Then the staff is soo welcoming, and can help you with logistics and change in your plans. The manager is really nice and always ready to help you.
The best : the restaurant. Wow. The food and the cuisine are excellent, a fusion-type of approach mixing traditionnal indian food with european cuisine and spices from the East African Region. We enjoyed 2 excellent dinners there. I really recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set against a backdrop of the majestic Mount Meru, The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel is nestled in the tranquil leafy ‘corridor’ area of Arusha, Tanzania. Exquisitely decorated rooms with finely appointed bathrooms ensure comfort with style. Gourmet breakfasts are served in immaculate lush gardens and The Bay Leaf boasts a Fine Dining Restaurant, where one can sample a fusion of international & local cuisine. The Bay Leaf is ideally situated; walking distance to banks & all the main attractions that Arusha has to offer. Massage & extensive beauty treatments will be offered from December 2009 after the completion of the Spa. The Bay Leaf aims to be the best small luxury hotel in Arusha, with unmatched personalized service, and attention to detail. Personalized service tailored to individual needs will certainly please both the discerning traveler and dining connoisseur alike. ... more less