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“A special place in the heart of Arusha city with a great party on Dec. 31st 2011!”
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The African Tulip
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Arusha
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Arusha, Tanzania
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4 reviews
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“A special place in the heart of Arusha city with a great party on Dec. 31st 2011!”
Reviewed January 26, 2012

I stayed at the African Tulip on Dec. 31st and it was a very enjoyable experience! The manager and staff in the hotel are exceptionally friendly and professional. The hotel has a lovely atmosphere!
Their ‘ New Year’s Eve’ party was great and made my first New Year’s eve in Africa one that I’ll never forget!

Tanya

Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

We recently statyed at the "Tulip" for the first 2 nights of our safari. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the service excellent. Over the 2 days, the hotel manager spoke to us several times to ask were we being looked after. Anyone beginning a safari should definitely give this place a try as it is ideal to rest up after the flight and before the safari starts in earnest.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

The price was too much for the services the hotel offers. Food wasn't diverse enough. They didn't fulfill the buffet often. However it seems like a problem of many Tanzanian hotels.
Fridge in the room didn't work properly.
Room was clean. Bed is comfortable. No complaints.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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New Hope, Minnesota
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

We stayed at the African Tulip after our safari. The front desk was very efficient and helpful, which was not the case at the other hotels we stayed at in Arusha. Our room was spacious, comfortable, and very clean. The whole hotel is decorated very nicely and feels very comfortable. Even the public bathrooms were spotless and smelled amazing. The food was excellent and the prices were fair. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Arusha.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

We stayed only for one night at this great little hotel in Arusha. It was the start of our experience in Tanzania. The hotel staff were more than gracious and very helpful. The room was extremely large with a beautiful bathroom. Our bathroom had a separate shower and bath and they had filled the bath with flowers for us upon arrival. The meal was good (not great but definitely good). Again the staff at this hotel really made the experience. They helped us learn our first few Swahili words and always greeted us with a friendly, 'Jambo'. We would definitely recommend and stay here again when we return to Arusha.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

Some time ago we had the pleasure of staying twice at The African Tulip in Arusha, Tanzania. For many reasons we found our stay there unusually satifying. First of all we really appreciated the friendliness and commitment with the staff that showed an atmosphere of welcoming. Secondly we very enjoyed the stay in the spacious room that we had and also that the room was well equipped. The food in the restaurant was delicious and even there the service was above average. Finally we have to mention the small hotel shop that we discovered just as we were about to depart. Even here the things offered were of unusually high quality which seemed to be typical of this hotel. I am sure that we will return to this hotel the next time we will stay in the area. Göran and Kerstin from Sweden, 60+ and experienced travellers in Africa

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

During my time in Tanzania undertaking voluntary work as a doctor I had the great fortune of staying in The African Tulip on 3 separate occasions. Each time the service was impeccable, the rooms were wonderfully comfortable and spacious, and the food was delicious. I will gladly return to them in the future and recommend them to all my friends and family.

For each of my three stays I was warmly welcomed by the front of house and the General Manager, shown to my room by a cheerful porter. The rooms were very comfortable and relaxing, which was wonderful to come back to after a day out. In the restaurant, I was greeted by the restaurant manager and got mouth-watering scrumptious food.

The General Manager must be commended, he was hands on with guests and welcomed me personally each time I came. He additionally helped me several times, with no charge and great speed, with several problems that arose during my visit – i.e. broken luggage zips and helping with last minute problems with flights.

My only slight criticism would be to expand the menu slightly for more choice.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Property: The African Tulip
Address: 4 Serengeti Road, Arusha 1517, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The African Tulip 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The African Tulip is Arusha's premier boutique hotel providing first-class western luxury with outstanding facilities, personalized service and warm hospitality in a convenient location. The 'Zanzibar lounge & bar' is an ideal meeting place; The Baobab restaurant serves an excellent range of cuisine; 'The Serengeti' Pool & Bar is a fantastic place to relax. Additional facilities include a business centre, conference room & gift shops. It truly is Chic. Unique. and Authentically African. ... more   less 
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