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The African Tulip

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   44/1 Serengeti Road, Arusha POB 50, Tanzania
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Ranked #1 of 32 hotels in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
jtnimlo Windham, Connecticut
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Windham, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I began corresponding with Dickson, a manager from The African Tulip some many, many months prior to our trip. I can not explain the hospitality that this sweet man provided. He answered lots and lots of emails from me and assured me that everything was all set for when we were to arrive. He went above and beyond his call... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After staying so many years in another property in Arusha I had to check out while quite sick of that place due to them being fully booked and by default ended up here - what an experience :) they say you get used to something and habits are hard to change - but change is always great - as now... More

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Thornhill, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights before the start of our safari with Roy Safaris. We arrived at around 03:30 AM at Kilimanjaro Airport and as per our request, someone was there to meet us and take us to the hotel. It takes approximately 45 - 50 minutes to reach the hotel. Our rooms very clean and spacious. The staff was... More

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New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect stop for the first night we arrived on our Safari Honneymoon! The hotel was just what we needed after 20+ hours of flying. Clean room, large beds, modern and large bathrooms. The staff was wonderful and the food delicious! We only stayed here one night before we began our Safari but think it is the perfect place to stay... More

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Alexandria, VA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
34 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If traveling to Arusha consider the African Tulip before any other place. The small, exceedingly attractive boutique hotel with considerable character has only 29 rooms, but this also means that it is easy to meet the extraordinarily competent and professional staff. There is a sense of pride among the staff, and it is exhibited in so many helpful and thoughtful... More

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Ahmedabad, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel two years back. Its very neat and clean. I am a vegetarian and the chef cooked specially some very good Indian Punjabi food. The rooms are very nice and spacious. The staff is also very courteous. Great stay in a far and secluded place like this.

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Near the Adirondacks in NY
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour companies, Africa 2000 Tours and Infinite Horizon, were the ones that suggested this hotel for our stay before and after our Meru hike and we were totally pleased. The service was outstanding and the rooms were extremely clean. We were pleasantly surprised on the large size of the rooms, including the upgraded mini-suite that we were given after... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the African Tulip Hotel with a group of eleven people. The hotel accommodations were wonderful. We felt like we were in colonial Africa with staff ready to meet our every need. Hotel management was visible and ready to help when needed. Check-in was easy, rooms comfortable, bathrooms large and well equipped. We didn't use the pool but... More

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London, UK
5 reviews 5 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the African Tulip for 2 nights on either side of our safari. The hotel was recommended and booked for us by Roy Safaris (I have written a review on this company too). On arrival, we were greeted by friendly welcoming staff, headed by the General Manager, Mr Anuj Sharma. As we registered, Mr Sharma told us we... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in July 2014. Room assigned was clean, large & bright. Bathroom also clean & large. Very pleasant & helpful staff. Indian dishes in dining room excellent & service very good. Staff seemed to be interested in one being happy. Wifi is free if one uses the internet room next to the desk. I... More

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Address: 44/1 Serengeti Road, Arusha POB 50, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The African Tulip 3*
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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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