During our visit to Tanzania, we stayed at the Bay Leaf Hotel for a total of 5 nights spread across a few weeks while we climbed Kilimanjaro and went on safari. We were treated wonderfully. We could leave bags at the hotel during our travels which is very handy. They made phone calls for us. They sent someone with me to the closest ATM (at Barclays Bank), and they sent one of there staff off to find a specific charger cable for our iphones.
The accommodations are fantastic. Beds excellent, excellent washroom facilities. They take pride in there accommodations and it shows. I was there with my son, but I know my wife would definitely approve of the accommodations if she had been there. Also, within a few blocks we found a great café, an Italian/Pizza place, an Indian restaurant, a Chinese restaurant and an internet cafe and it was safe to walk back and forth in the evening. It is very quiet, and the air conditioning with backup generator was great to have.
- 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