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“Chill out post wedding and pre Kili climb”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Onsea House Arusha

Onsea House Arusha
Ranked #8 of 107 Restaurants in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $55
Cuisines: French, Belgian, African, European
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Onsea House is a recognized centre of culinary excellence. Taste the freshly made brasserie dishes accompanied by the finest specially selected wines. Their Michelin experienced Belgian chef prepares a fusion of exquisite European and African delights based on seasonal specialties. Just call or email to book a table for brunch, lunch, evening with friends or that special candlelight dinner occasion. Since September 2011 Machweo Fine Dining offers the guests an extra beautiful patio terrace to enjoy a tasty lunch or a candlelightdinner.
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Chill out post wedding and pre Kili climb”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This was a fantastic place to chill out. We spent less than 24 hours there but in that time enjoyed the pools, the attentive service, fantastic food, massage and views. I would absolutely recommend this place! Go there!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank CharlotteMY
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  • Danish first
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  • German first
  • Russian first
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English first
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best place to dine in this area!”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We've been there several nights during our holiday in Arusha and everytime it was delicious!
The location and atmosphere are great. There is a beautiful porch were you have your dinner. On the chilly nights they provide blankets and small charkoal stoves beside the tables :-)
The menu is different everyday, there are always 2 choices per course, and if you have allergies or a special diet, they'll make something really tasteful for you too.
You get some nice appetizers to start the evening and then a small soup, starter, main course and dessert.
It is really difficult to find a place in Arusha, where they serve really good food...but this is definitely the one!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank DanielleNetherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Relaxing, modern, stylish”
Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Onsea House at the start and end of our safari and it was the perfect start and finish to our Tanzanian experience. In our first stay we were provided one of the newer Machweo twin rooms, located high up on the hill overlooking the valley below. The furniture, bedding and bathroom facilities were modern and stylish and the room comfortable. Internet was available free in the greeting area and restaurant. The restaurant was excellent and offered a small degustation dinner of a variety of dishes. On return we were given the Zebra room which so slightly older still offered plenty of comfort after a 7 day safari.

Thank Shay L
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Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Perfect to start a Safari”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

A friendly and well set up place to recover after a long flight and start the safari. We have spent one night at this B&B which had great views to the hills and an excellent chef.

Visited August 2012
Thank Laszlo P
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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great stopover”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

We stayed one night at Onsea House whilst on route from Nairobi to our safari. Unfortunately our luggage only made it as far as Nairobi but the managers at Onsea House could not have been more helpful in helping us chase our luggage and giving us some essentials from their own homes!

The rooms were great and the food/service superb. We would not hesitate to recommend it.

Thank Hgrieves
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