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The African Tulip

#1 of 36 Hotels in Arusha
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44/1 Serengeti Road, Arusha POB 50, Tanzania
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

    The African Tulip is a charming and cozy boutique hotel, tucked away from the main streets of Arusha. We stayed here one day before our safari and one day after. Our rooms were booked through Roy Safaris, which also owns the hotel. I highly recommend this hotel, but only if you are booking a suite. If you're getting a regular... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

    What can I say? It lives up to it's reputation. The staff are trying hard to please, so is the management. Not the cheapest place in town, but if money is no object it's a no-brainer. Great, great, staff. Restaurant is great too, we "went Indian" I recommend you do too. Delicious.

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

    No question that returning from bone jarring, hot, dusty and magnificent safari trip to the African Tulip Hotel is like re-entering the civilization you left behind when you began. A part of Roy Safaris, the hotel is beautifully done, food is terrific, staff is both competent and accommodating, rooms are spacious and nicely decorated with all the amenities you look... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    Beautiful and clean Hotel was a surprise in Arusha. Rooms were wonderful, I highly recommend 11 or 23. There are stairs so opt for 11 if stairs are a problem. Food was very good and the pool area very nice for a dip or just to lounge for a refreshment. This is a kick off and return hotel for Roy's... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    We stayed 2 nights at African Tulip before we started our safari. The hotel is very well presented and staff were polite and friendly. It is a nice quiet location in Arusha after our long flight. Hotel was very clean and the food and service was good.

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

    We were four persons staying for two nights at the African Tulip Hotel before our safari week organized by Roy Safaris. This is a very nice hotel at walking distance from the centre of Arusha. Our rooms, 21 and 22, were on the upper flor and there was no lift so if you have problems with your legs avoid these... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

    hotel staff helpful, rooms fresh, clean and neat, showers were great, food was had good variety and quality bar area and lounge area was nice to relax in as was the pool hotel is next to roy safari which was very convient

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

    I stayed here before and after my Tanzanian safari...I .highly recommend this clean, attractive hotel with a wonderful, responsive, helpful, delightful staff who couldn't do enough to make the stay pleasant.

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    This is very nice boutique hotel. My wife and I arrived around 10 pm after a long flight from Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro airport. The hotel is 45 min from the airport. We got upgraded to a small suite which was very spacious with a king bed, desk, sitting area, big closet, a safe for valuables, and a really spacious bathroom.... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    My sister and I went on a safari throughout four national parks in Tanzania, where we stayed at the African Tulip Hotel in the beginning and end of our trip, and I must say that the hotel's rooms, amenities, and staff were world-class. We had such a relaxing time, from the moment we walked into the hotel, where the staff... 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*
    Number of rooms: 29
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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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