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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel a few times before in the last couple of years, both on holiday and business trips. I have always enjoyed my stay at this lovely boutique hotel. It is a very beautiful and friendly hotel. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious. Very clean and crisp linen on large comfortable beds. The bath has...

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Libertyville, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at The African Tulip after climbing Kilimanjaro and couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, friendly and accommodating hotel. The facility is charming, with a bit of old-world elegance. Staff is so welcoming, attentive and accommodating. Rooms are very spacious with lovely bathrooms and amenities. The food at The Baobab Restaurant was delicious and portions were enormous. Breakfast buffet...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at The African Tulip and for dining at The Baobab Restaurant. We are very delighted to read that you had an incredible stay and dining experience. Your warm mention of our welcoming and attentive staff is very appreciated and it is wonderful that you enjoyed your spacious room as well as the...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to start when landing in KIL and going on safari. All of the staff go out of their way to make you comfortable and happy. The rooms are clean and food is excellent but the above and beyond of this place is definitely the service! It is quite far from the airport (45 min) but...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this amazing review. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and it is good to read that you were satisfied with your room and the services provided. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon. Warm wishes, Melissa Amsi

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place. Clean decent-sized rooms. Staff was friendly and helpful. We started our 2 week journey at this hotel and ended here. It served its purpose as a clean and safe start and end to an overall amazing trip.

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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 here on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to read that you had an amazing trip and that we had a part in making it that way. We are all very grateful for this wonderful review and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again the next time you are...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the African Tulip after climbing Kilimanjaro, as well as after a week on Safari and it was a wonderful experience. After being outside and active daily, it's a great place to rest your head with the comforts of home. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and the ambiance is great. The breakfast buffet was delicious and...

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

Dear Guest, On behalf of The African Tulip team, I'd like to thank you for choosing us for your recent stay after your safari and climb. I am glad to read that it was comfortable and that the services provided were to your expectations. It is also definitely pleasing to read that you enjoyed your dining experience at our The...

Moshi, Tanzania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to spend our first night during New Year celebration 2017 in Arusha. Although we made a late reservation, but we obtained the room, the response was on time. Regardless we checked in late hours, (1:30 AM) the staffs gave us best services we couldn’t imagine. They made us have a great night. The security of the hotel is...

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

Dear Guest, Wow! Thank you so much for this heart-felt review. We are all so happy and grateful to have had a part in making your time in Arusha a memorable one and it was great pleasure being of service to all of you. Your kind and thoughtful words about myself and the entire team are very appreciated and will...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I are glad we made African Tulip our choice for a New Year's eve holiday. Checking in on 31st December 2016, we found that the hotel had laid out an elaborate and vivacious New Year's Eve party and fashion show, which also featured hotel guests. The accommodation and culinary experiences were sublime, and one got a sense...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for making us your New Year's Eve Holiday choice. It was a great pleasure having you and your family as our guests and I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the New Year's Eve party as much as we all did. Your kind and warm words...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our very first stay with the guesthouse when we landed after close to 25 hours of journey. Reached late at night but the staff was still very welcoming, with refreshing welcome drinks as well. Rooms were huge. Me and my group of friends were given connecting rooms with a huge living room. Unfortunately, we were only there for 1 night...

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

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you as our guest. I am certainly glad to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. Thank you very much for the kind words and for being your top choice for your stay. We certainly look forward to welcoming you again the next time you are in Arusha. Have...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I feel like a total slacker. The wonderful hotel staff has been here since we checked in morning, noon and night. I'm not sure when they sleep. This woman took my dinner order around 11pm Monday, breakfast order around 8 am, was here when we came back early afternoon and again for late dinner. She is just one example of...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and warm words about our staff here at The African Tulip. We strive to provide all our guests with the best services possible and I am very pleased to read that that is what you received.We hope to welcome you again many times to come. Kind regards, Melissa Amsi

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice clean rooms and large bathroom. People are helpful and pleasant. The breakfast buffet is very good as was the food in the restaurant. Only complaint is no elevator so if you have issues with stairs ask for a Lowe floor. Very nice boutique hotel in a safe area of Arusha

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for the lovely words about our rooms, meals and staff. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The African Tulip. Your kind words are much appreciated and will be passed on to the respective departments. We all certainly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again....

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: ₹ 15,622 - ₹ 16,099 (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
African Tulip Hotel Arusha
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Arusha
#4 Best Value Hotel in Arusha
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“On the back end of the stay we had a suite that had two separate rooms and an adjoining living room area which was a big plus.”
 of 5 bubbles FamilyOfFourxo, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms at the first floor are good to view mount Meru”
  • The breakfast on a table
 of 5 bubbles Kilimanjarobrothers, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I was in room 12b which was large and nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Toffael, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view, There are a few and it is worth it”
 of 5 bubbles giliathe, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The room that we were offered was huge and very quite at night. Not sure what the othe rooms were like.”
 of 5 bubbles bluechippm, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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