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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

I had a lovely 24 hours at this little piece of paradise. I was welcomed with a moist towel to refresh myself and a cool drink to start to a totally spoil me experience. After Kili and a camping safari the room was total luxury, clean, spacious and set in wonderful gardens. A pre dinner drink with Mt. Meru in... More 

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Unfortunately, we only stayed 1 night on our way from Mafia Island to our safari, and we better would have spend more time here. Upfront to our holidays, Dirk helped me out to find the appropriate safari company, booking car, driver/guide and further details to make sure the next part of our holiday worked out well. Several mails did not... More 

Thank Pieter S
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

We stayed here 2 nights before and 2 nights after our safari to the Serengeti. After the long flight it is always nice to be welcomed with great food and a fantastic room. This place is heaven on earth. We had the opportunity to visit the local school (Baraa Primary School ,meet the local people and even visit a banana... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

A lot of people stay here for one night on the front-end or the tail-end of their safari/kili climb, but I must implore you all to stay here for more than just one night. I purposely booked Onsea full-board with the wine add-on for 3 nights to end my two week Tanzania adventure (which included a Kili climb and camping... More 

Thank VivaPamplona
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We only stayed here one night before heading out on our Tanzanian safari adventure, but it was quite the way to start off. We arrived late and hope to get a sandwich before we headed off to bed. What we got instead was one of the best meals we had on the entire trip. The chef wowed us with every... More 

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North East England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

This small hotel has recently been very tastefully extended, with a new restaurant, pool, rooms and also little cottages. This was just an overnight stay for us but it was so comfortable that we wished we were staying for longer. The food in the restaurant was the best we had in Tanzania (including 5 star hotels) and the service was... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Since the moment we stepped into this little magical hotel we knew everything was going to be great. The staff was friendly enough to meke you feel at home, the facilities were perfect and the location was wonderful.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Our family (daughters 18 and 22 years) had the pleasure of dining at Machweo the night prior to beginning our climb up Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route. We were excited and nervous about our pending adventure. Machweo was the perfect setting to settle those emotions. Dining on the outside deck overlooking the pool with Mount Meru off in the distance,... More 

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Orange County
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

We spent the first night of our Tanzanian safari in this lovely hotel. My room was large, clean and nicely decorated. The unit was built almost like a duplex with a sitting area between two rooms. This would have been really nice for couples traveling together or famalies. The bathroom was spacious but the water pressure a bit spotty. But... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Onsea House was the first place that we stayed at the beginning of a week long safari in Tanzania and then a few days in Zanzibar. We were a family traveling with twins, 14yrs. old, and the children and my husband and I each had our own, connecting rooms in the newer part of the property. The rooms were perfect,... More 

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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: ₹ 16,108 - ₹ 22,209 (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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