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The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel

102 Vijana Road | PO Box 409, Arusha, Tanzania
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Ranked #10 of 51 Arusha B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice one night stay here before leaving on our safari. We stayed in the Regency suite which was a great start to our safari – my husband said he felt just like Clint Eastwood taking a bath in the huge tub in the Regency Suite. The Indian food served in the restaurant was delicious as well as... More

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Cyprus
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A good friend recommended I stay at the Bay Leaf Boutique hotel. As a frequent business traveller I'm quite set in my ways, but this time I decided to go with my friend's recommendation. Easily the best travel decision I've made in a while. Here's why: The Bay Life Boutique Hotel is an absolute gem of a place, located in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Arusha is a fast developing town and hotels, lodges and self catering inns springing up everywhere, the bay leaf was recommended by a friend, it's a small little lodge with about 6 or 8 rooms, very well furnished and well decorated, great restaurant , exceptional food, well stocked bar, it's a non smoking hotel but they've got a balcony for... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed three guy's in three beautifull suites before climbing Kilimanjaro. The Hotel is small and beautifull and the suites are SO beautifull. We experienced a service level beyond what you could ever dream of. The food was excellent, and we were taken so well care of by every person in the Hotel. When we wanted to return for an... More

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We've stayed in The Bay Leaf 2 nights – before and after our safari. This is an amazing, quiet place, perfect to rest, with very comfortable, beautifully furnished rooms /every in a different style but with the same elegance and comfort/. Surrounded by a very nice garden, with possibility to eat outside. The food is amazing and in a good... More

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed at the Bay leaf twice during our Tanzanian adventure, and would have gone for a third visit but we wanted a pool to soak in after our Mount Kilimanjaro trek. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food at the restaurant is great too. Twice we had quick turn around laundry to be done the staff was extra... More

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canada
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a lovely place to start my African adventure. I chose the Regent suite with the tub and arranged for a massage in the room. My stay was the start of my climb to Kilimanjaro and I awoke to the call to prayer and the voices of men singing. It was a beautiful sound in this quite neighbourhood. The food... More

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Mayur M, Manager at The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing the bay leaf boutique hotel on TripAdvisor and for your feedback. At the bay leaf, we take great pride in the services we offer and it is feedback from our guests, which assist us to strive for excellence. We do hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back at the bay leaf... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

- Very friendly and helpfull staff - Rooms spacious and clean, with everything you might need (good & clean showers, fly screen in front of the windows) - EXCELLENT food (don't miss to try out the pancakes in the morning !!)

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Mayur M, Manager at The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing the bay leaf boutique hotel on TripAdvisor and for your feedback. At the bay leaf, we take great pride in the services we offer and it is feedback from our guests, which assist us to strive for excellence. We do hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back at the bay leaf... More

Traverse City, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights, and it was an excellent hotel. Very good food, awesome shower, very clean rooms. The employees were very polite and friendly. Our safari guide likes their box lunch the best! You can walk to the Maasai market, but it is a bit of a hike.

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Mayur M, Manager at The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing the bay leaf boutique hotel on TripAdvisor and for your feedback. At the bay leaf, we take great pride in the services we offer and it is feedback from our guests, which assist us to strive for excellence. We do hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back at the bay leaf... More

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We booked to stay at the Bay Leaf for two nights at the beginning and end of our safari in the Serengeti. From the moment we sent the first email enquiring about the hotel we received an immediate reply. The quick responses to all our emails continued in a very professional and friendly manner. Arriving at the hotel just in... More

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Mayur M, Manager at The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at the bay leaf and for your kind recommendation. We believe that it is delighted guests, such as yourself, who are our best ambassadors. I am glad that you have taken back such pleasant memories of the hotel, particularly the rooms, the food and service. It is our constant endeavour to create a truly... More

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Address: 102 Vijana Road | PO Box 409, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set against a backdrop of the majestic Mount Meru, The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel is nestled in the tranquil leafy ‘corridor’ area of Arusha, Tanzania. Exquisitely decorated rooms with finely appointed bathrooms ensure comfort with style. Gourmet breakfasts are served in immaculate lush gardens and The Bay Leaf boasts a Fine Dining Restaurant, where one can sample a fusion of international & local cuisine. The Bay Leaf is ideally situated; walking distance to banks & all the main attractions that Arusha has to offer. Massage & extensive beauty treatments will be offered from December 2009 after the completion of the Spa. The Bay Leaf aims to be the best small luxury hotel in Arusha, with unmatched personalized service, and attention to detail. Personalized service tailored to individual needs will certainly please both the discerning traveler and dining connoisseur alike. ... more   less 
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