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The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel
Ranked #27 of 126 Arusha B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 12, 2009

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.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 16, 2009

Bay Leaf is the newest kid on the block when it comes to accomodation in Arusha. Definitely 4-5 stars by *International/Western* standards. Owned by a South African interior designer/restauranteur........who literally designed each room and supervises the running of the hotel. 6 rooms in total I believe, they run between $ 85 for a day room to $ 175-200 for a suite or double room.

Food in restaurant is excellent.......would label it as gourmet international cuisine with fusion of African, Continental European and some Asian....
Each room has a theme from Parisian to modern chic to Bush safari theme......impeccable taste in the decor.

Location is also very ideal.....located in the Kijenge area of Arusha, 5 minutes from down town off of Phillips Road....they will be opening a spa shortly.

For those familiar with Arusha, Bay Leaf is more upscale than Onsea House........comparable level of luxury to Arusha Coffee Lodge.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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1  Thank sijui
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Reviewed November 20, 2016
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Room Tip: La primera habitación está muy bien
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  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2015
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Room Tip: Keine besondere Empfehlung.
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  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2015
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  • Stayed: January 2015, traveled as a couple
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Thank JRicSH
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Additional Information about The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel

Address: 102 Vijana Road | PO Box 409, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
Price Range: $146 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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 

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