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Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage

Baraa Road | Moivaro, Moshono Village, Arusha 1259, Tanzania (Formerly Onsea House & Machweo Retreat)
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Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage
Ranked #5 of 49 Arusha B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Doha
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A realy good place to start and end your safari. The kitchen is great, and the staff is friendly. The rooms are nice and very clean. We had a great time in Onsea House. Nico and Jos van den Berg (Qatar)

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Florida
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19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This guesthouse is perfect! It's small and intimate enough to give every client personal attention. We only stayed one night, but wish we could have stayed longer. The food offered is excellent...breakfast & dinner. They also had a nice selection of wines. Great atmosphere on the deck of the restaurant. The cottages have comfortable beds and little kitchenettes along with... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Onsea House is a lovely place to decompress after our long flight via Doha from Singapore. It was very relaxing to be amid the beautiful grounds and grand views to the valley, Accommodation: We were given a Guest Cottage comprising 2 spacious rooms with ensuites and a cozy shared living area with french doors to a patio overlooking the garden... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flying into Arusha at 2am wasn't fun. Then it is about a 45-50 minute drive to Onsea House from the airport. So we were dead tired, but very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Inn upon our arrival. Check-in was fast and easy and we were shown directly to our room. We hit that big comfortable bed in minutes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Onsea House is a lovely hotel nestled in the hills outside Arusha. It is about 45 mins drive from Kilimanjaro airport and possible the same from Arusha airport due to the traffic. The hotel is beautiful and peaceful. A great way to start a safari and recover from the overnight flight from London. Our room was lovely, spacious, had a... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I was in Arusha and heard some good things about this place and decided it was worthy of checking out. It was fairly difficult to find and my driver needed to ask twice along the way to find it. Its off on a small winding dirt road that is about a kilometer from the main road so needless to say... More

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OnseaHouse, Owner at Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Mr TravellingChef, We of course regret that you had a frustrating experience at our gate, which led to a review of that gate, our guard who was doing his job and the fact that we are located in a tranquil place far from the buzzing city (something all of our guests love), instead of a review of the actual... More

Gent
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I stayed for 5 nights with my camera crew and after work we passed our freetime in the magnificent accomodation of the lodge. Every day we were surprised by the food and the atmosphere, the terrace with the good music, the pool, and 1000 stars who are glittering over the valley and the excellent staff who do everything to please... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stayed at Machweo-Onsea Resort for 2 nights before and 1 night after climbing mount kilimanjaro and it was just the most perfect stay. A wonderful boutique resort. Great layout, lots of trees, quaint individual huts with an outside living area and a spacious, well ventilated room and bathroom, stone floors, very comfortable bed and lovely artsy decor. And most... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

If you are looking to spend your last night in Arusha before flying home, this is THE place.. A real Garden of Eden with lovely landscape and beautiful birds that are a wonder to watch and listen to. The owners and staff are extremely friendly and accomodating... Giving us a wonderful lasting impression of Tanzania. The rooms are spotless with... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Three of us rose to the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro, which left us in dire need of relaxation. This was perfectly satisfied by two days at Onsea House. It was a slice of heaven after the climb, with incredibly friendly management and staff for whom nothing was too much trouble. The spa and pool complex soothed our aching bodies and... More

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Additional Information about Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage

Also Known As:
Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage Hotel Arusha
Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage Hotel
Onsea House Country Inn And Guest Cottage
Country Inn Arusha
Arusha Country Inn
Address: Baraa Road | Moivaro, Moshono Village, Arusha 1259, Tanzania (Formerly Onsea House & Machweo Retreat)
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Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage is voted the best luxury bed and breakfast in Arusha and recommended by several experts as only boutique hotel and hip hideaway in the Arusha/Kilimanjaro region. Enjoy greater comfort and better food than any other guesthouse or restaurant, with more personalized service than in a hotel and more privacy than a lodge resort. Onsea House can be your home base for safaris across northern Tanzania. Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining offers the guests since September 2011 in total 9 extra spacious rooms, a second swimming pool with sauna and steam bath and a beautiful patio terrace to enjoy a tasty lunch or a candlelight dinner. ... more   less 

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