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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for one night and I was very pleased by the rooms, friendly staff, outdoor pool and bar, plus the unusual restaurant. It is in a quiet area and we got a great nights sleep. We had a nice balcony with comfortable chairs, which overlooked a huge mango tree, with more mangos on it than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The African Tulip was by far our favorite hotel in Africa! We traveled around the continent for a month, and nothing compared to the level of personalized service that this hotel offered. Everyone — from the concierge to the managers — was gracious and accommodating. It felt as if we were coming home each time we stayed at the Tulip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and a group I led stayed here in Feb 15 for schools/orphanage focused trip with a day with Roy's Safari tied in and the hotel was superb. Anuj the manager was fantastic and the food (which has been a struggle in previous years elsewhere) was excellent. The group was mostly young people so we probably would have been better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, friendly management with attention to detail throughout the hotel. The whole hotel was very clean and the family room was spacious and had all the mod-cons. It's great to be in a hotel where you don't need to complain about anything. Service is fast and the breakfast had a wide range of offerings. The small pool was incredibly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here when we arrived to Arusha for our Safari into the Serengeti. Staff were very nice and supportive. The rooms are clean comfortable and spacious. The breakfast in the morning was very good and the service in the restaurant is excellent as well. I would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone.

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