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The African Tulip

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44/1 Serengeti Road, Arusha POB 50, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The African Tulip served as our base in Arusha before and after our safari. This was our first time in Tanzania (and in Africa!) so we were not sure what to expect of a city centre hotel. We were not disappointed. The room we were allocated on our first stay was exceptionally large, with a lovely living area separate to... More 

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Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent two weeks here...our "home away from home". VERY clean, quiet and secure! Staff are overly attentive and professional. Spacious room with equally spacious bathroom. Large deck area with four place table to take in the evening. The traffic is a challenge, but this is a great place to come back to! The pool area is very comfortable with... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great, clean, well-appointed hotel with friendly and professional staff. It's hard to know how to rate hotels, as I was certainly satisfied, but five points is reserved for total luxury experiences. I was at the hotel for business, and the facilities they provided for our meetings were fine. The outstanding feature of this hotel is the personal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our stay at this gem of a hotel located in the heart of Arusha. Our rooms were luxurious, with outstanding warmth,friendliness, and attention to detail by the entire staff. We thoroughly enjoyed kicking off our homeymoon stay here. Great atmosphere in the Zanzibar themed bar lounge and retaurant areas, with really good deals on many drinks and some... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for several nights while transiting in and out of Arusha for the various neighboring attractions. The hotel is a very nice hotel run by the Roy Safaris folks. It is a 10 minute walk to downtown, the Masai Market, etc. The rooms are well-equipped with comfortable beds, good seating, in-room coffee, up do date bathrooms, etc. For... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the African Tulip when we arrived in Arusha and the last night before we left. Hotel staff was very accommodating and they upgraded us to a suite when we got there (we were on our honeymoon!). Staff was very helpful and kind, and the hotel was clean. Would definitely recommend!

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Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love staying here. It is an oasis from the anarchy of Arusha. It is central but still quiet and peaceful. The staff are wonderful! I especially like the breakfasts and also samosas and a soda by the pool.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is superb=the rooms, the food, the service all 5 star--if u r in Arusha it is the place to stay-quiet with beautiful outdoor facilities and the cleanest room and best service-we loved it there--I had stayed there 30 years ago when it was just a motel-wow-what a change

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Smithers, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long series of flights from Vancouver this was our first stop in Tanzania. Greeted with fresh juice on check in. Good clean hotel with in house restaurant. ATM nearby. Has pool and pleasant garden at rear. A bit expensive but good value (included in our safari). Recommended.

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atlanta
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel takes us to the days of khaki shorts and long socks, pith helmets..maybe even a swagger stick among the officers exchanging campaign stories at the rosewood bar. Denys Finch Hatton must be here somewhere. And as Karen said.."When in the end, the day came on which I was going away, I learned the strange learning that things can... More 

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