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The African Tulip
Ranked #1 of 42 Hotels in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 6, 2009

we arrived here late in the evening right from airport for the first night of our safaritour so it was just for sleeping and breakfast but we were very impressed about the friendly staff, the welcome and the fine food. We had a small snack in the poolbar late in the evening and in the morning the breakfast. Both were very tastefull. Also our room was very comfortable. We can surely recommand this hotel for a stay in Arusha.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2009

Stayed here 2 nights both before and after our climb on Mount Kilimanjaro and wish we could have stayed longer. New hotel with stunning African design and decor. Incredible attention to detail. The staff are friendly and provide excellent service. The owner, Sanjay, went above and beyond to ensure our needs were met. Very convenient location with bank across the street and Roy Safaris (the tour company we used) next door. Would highly recommend it to other travellers. Great value for accomodation provided.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2009

We went for a 3 week holiday to Tanzania and Kenya.
The Tulip is THE BESt hotel in Arusha and very centrallly located.
It is only 1 year old, very clean and modern.
The pictures will not due justice to the hotel.
the owner-Mr. Pandit is constantly there and actually is concerned over quality control.- a first in East Africa!.
We used Roy Safaris, which also owns next door the Tulip Hotel and I can garantee this is the best tour operator in Tanzania! People don't realize how big an opearation Roy Safaris is, unitl they get there.
They have over 21 Land Rovers and after seeing all the different high end companies -they quite easily have the best maintained vehicles and staff.
You could spend 40%more with the known UK tour companies , but still not get the service and facilities of Roy's. They arranged our KILI mountain trek , Serengeti Safari, and Zanzibar excursion.
I can be contacted at bdulat@mts.net for any opinoin or advice upon East Africa trips.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2009

Stayed at this ideal hotel for six nights whilst attending a conference in Arusha. Service at the African Tulip was truly exceptional, the staff extremely pleasant and courteous. Small but effective meeting room and great variety of international and local cuisine. The hotel's location was very convenient to the city's main conference centre and the hotel arranged our airport transfers and some sightseeing tours as well.
High speed internet connection in the rooms fabulous - didn't think East Africa had such great modern facilities (better connection than my own back home!) There is a business centre too but as we had our laptops and room internet connection we didn't have to use this facility - handy to know though!
Rooms very spacious with balcony (stayed in a suite - Serengeti Suite - absolutely wonderful especially as I didn't have time on this occasion to visit the Serengeti!) - comfortable beds and minibar, power showers, excellent accommodations overall.
Would highly recommend this hotel to other business (and leisure) travellers visiting Arusha.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 11, 2009

My husband and I stayed at this hotel early this year, and had a good time except with the services by one of its staff.

It has a great location for the City of Arusha- a walking distance to the city center. Our room was, well furnished and decorated with cute pictures. The beds were comfortable

The food in the restaurant was decent, but a bit pricey.

We had a good time. The best points of the hotel were great location to downtown Arusha and the rooms. The negatives were the unhelpful staff.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 20, 2009

African tulip was great - the room was spacious, service was excellent and location quite central. The high speed internet was a surprise too, as was the power shower and good amenities in the bathrooms.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2009

African Tulip is a hidden gem in safariland; brand new, beautiful building, very friendly staff, beautiful interiors, discreet location. Delicious food in the restaurant, small but wonderful swimmingpool-area. The rooms are spacious and delicate. Bathrooms are large and perfect after an o-so-exhausting safari...;)
It's like coming home. In Africa.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with friends
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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: $227 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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