We stayed at Onsea House in the middle of a 2-week Africa trip that started with an eight-day climb of Mt. Kili, and afterwards we went on to a Serengeti safari. Onsea House was BY FAR the best lodging we stayed in and I include the all-famous Giraffe Manor in Nairobi which was a major disappointment next to Onsea.
We arrived dirty and tired from our climb,but were greeted with friendliness and helpfulness by all the staff and the owner. We had only about 12 hours to get some laundry cleaned and they did it!!
Food was fantastic and they gave us lots of snacks so I'm not sure what another reviewer was talking about on no small snacks in between meals. The chef is fantastic, the wine pairings with dinner were perfect. A nice massage in the room to feel better after our hike--that would be another small idea which would be to have a set massage room--massages on beds are awkward!
Views are lovely, it is an oasis....love love love.
Yes, we also had the complaint of the water pump not working when we first arrived dying for a shower after 8 days. And a little noise from the kitchen staff. But would not trade it for anything...
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage Hotel Arusha
- Onsea House Country Inn And Guest Cottage
- Country Inn Arusha
- Arusha Country Inn