The Bay Leaf was a pleasant surprise in the heart of Arusha. Each room is personally detailed by the owner with small touches that most hotels don't even consider. The staff and owner are fantastic, friend and are willing to go out of their way to meet your needs. The food is also outstanding. Though small (currently 5 rooms, I believe) it is a true gem if you're looking for a modern hotel. The best night of sleep I had in 2 weeks of traveling Africa.
- 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