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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We only stayed at the Onsea House for 1 night, our last night, and it was a great experience. It's a fantastic place to relax, enjoy the food and peace and quiet. - wonderfull surrounding, you're outside of Arusha (not in the city center) - excellent food - beautifull room decor - small, cosy and domestic - luxurious (!) It's...

Thank NickyAntwerp
Reviewed 16 June 2013

After that very long travel time to Arusha, what an oasis ! It is very visually apealing, and so quiet, comfortable, it feels like a special hideaway. The whole place is beautifully designed, down to the smallest details. We were told that much of the furniture is made locally to owner Derek's design and specification. Our room was very clean,...

Thank quackmar
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Reviewed 3 June 2013

my partner and i had the pleasure of spending this past weekend at Machweo Wellness Retreat, as we were in Arusha for the Karibu Fair. we experienced 1st rate service and hospitality; personal yet unobtrusive. the accommodation is superb, a stylish tranquil haven just removed from Arusha’s hustle and bustle. we dined every evening at the fine dining restaurant run...

Thank Jennifer Y
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We were the only two guests staying at the Machweo lodges. Lunch was meant to be Ravioli but we just got the contents of the Ravioli without the pasta, I think the home made pasta envelopes had been over boiled and had disintegrated, upon showing the owner on my Ipad Ravioli I was informed that the images represented industrial Ravioli!,...

1Thank chezz8
Tananarive, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Reviewed 4 April 2013

The house is so posh and relaxing, online bookings are fast, responses from front desk is fast. the hotel is located outside but near the town under cool environments. you can see mount meru. spa services are glamorous. Nice place for retreat due to quieter environments

Thank Charles M
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Dirk was incredibly helpful and planned out a safari for us with recommendations of where to stay even. We couldn't have asked for a better trip to the Ngorongoro crater. It's so hard planning trips when you don't know anything about the area and Dirk was a godsent! Wish we could have spent more time at Onsea enjoying the grounds...

Thank Alicia G
Yorktown, Virginia
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The hospitality, the setting, the dining, the landscaping, the architecture,...all excellent. Stayed there in February 2013 pre and post Kilimanjaro climb and will be on my mind until I schedule another Kili climb or a safari. Looking forward to a longer visit next time. Simply a wonderful hotel.

Thank brian5995999
New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 February 2013

A friendly, attractive and charming little inn, with a very ambitious kitchen, Onsea House is a perfect place to stay before or after the rigors of a safari or a long plane trip. Axel, the Belgian owner/chef is a dedicated, talented cook who excels at the difficult task of running a serious restaurant in a setting remote from the normal...

Thank WLG37
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 23 February 2013

i can not recommend this hotel enough ... the rooms were super, but what made this experience so great was the exceptional food and wine. The chef is french ... so the food was exceptional, and the great selection of wine is kept in a proper wine cellar. Thank you Axel and team for such a great experience.

1Thank ironego
London UK
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Onsea House is a true gem in the heart of Africa. Having stayed there in 2012 and 2013, I would class this as one of my favourite hotels in the world. A true luxury in the centre of Africa. Not to mention Axel, the amazing master of all things you can eat, bringing passion and love to the taste buds.

Thank maclpk

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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: ₹ 15,885 - ₹ 22,062 (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
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