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The African Tulip

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44/1 Serengeti Road, Arusha POB 50, Tanzania
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We (group of 4 couples) spent a night at the beginning and returned at the end of our 9 day safari. This hotel is in a great location in Arusha, but you do not feel as though you are in a city as the grounds are very quiet and private. The staff is truly excellent and provide exceptional service. Had... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice hotel, located close to city center, neat and clean. It has free wi-fi, working also inside the room. Good variety of food for breakfast. The staff is friendly. The time we went there the room was a bit expensive, due to a big conference that was in town, and all hotels were fully booked.

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State College, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We three experienced a one nite stay at the Tulip as a transition before beginning our northern circuit safari. Was the 4th time at the Tulip for us but first time for daughter. The Tulip is as good as any hotel we have used in the states. Air-conditioning, plenty of hot water, hair dryer in the bathroom, in-room charging strip,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night prior to a safari with Roy's Safaris. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was large, clean and comfortable, and the balcony was very pleasant, with lush potted plants and sturdy outside furniture. The food was good and room service very swift. The menu offered plenty of options, but little that was new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the best chicken salad and the staff is very very friendly and the ambience and quietness is just everything.. If you're ever in Arusha and want to eat homemade food, ur in the right place.. Loveee

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We booked a night at the African Tulip via a recommendation from Roy's Safaris. On arrival, we were warmly greeted and shown to our sizeable and well-decorated rooms. We ate and drank at the very good Boabab restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I stayed here at the end of a safari trip, so it was just a 'day room'. I had a flight out around 2 am, so I was here for about 12 hours. It was nicely appointed, and I spent most of the afternoon reading in a char at the pool. I had dinner at the hotel, and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After a week long conference outside the city, I spent two nights at the African Tulip. As others said the service is excellent and attentive, the air conditioner works great, good breakfast and dinner was good ( though I wish the selection was larger). Really nothing I would complain about and thus encourage you to try the hotel during your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We recently stayed for 3 nights at The African Tulip Hotel in Arusha, in conjunction with a safari trip to Serengeti and Ngonrongoro organised by Roy Safaris. It is a lovely 'old fashioned' hotel with spacious, clean rooms, excellent breakfasts and a very pleasant pool area. There is a charge of $10 per day for wifi, which worked pretty well... More 

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Upton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights as our first stop in our month-long journey through Africa. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Our room was very large and even had a window seat overlooking the pool. We learned that we should have been more appreciative of the reliable and functioning air conditioning, which was lacking in... More 

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