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The African Tulip

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Boston, United States
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The African Tulip is my second home! I have stayed there regularly for the last five years and have enjoyed every visit! The staff are professional and friendly and the service just excellent! The General Manager, Mr. Anuj could not do more to make your stay special! Highly recommended!

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is always a pleasure having you with us at The African Tulip. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences here on TripAdvisor and for your kind words. We are definitely thrilled to be your second home and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Warm regards, Melissa Amsi

Nairobi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, cosy and beautiful. The rooms are lovely with a cosy window bed perfect for unwinding after a long day. Very good customer service with equally professional management team who are on top of their game. Good food and good location as well. I would definitely go back.

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at The African Tulip and for sharing your experiences with other travelers. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your room, food and the services provided. Thank you for writing this review and we all look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in Arusha. Kind regards, Melissa...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is my got-to housing in Arusha. The "Excellent" reviews were basically understated. I loved my time there. The staff was warm and accommodating when needed and invisible when you needed time apart. The breakfasts were wonderful and if you couldn't find what you wanted, the staff was totally ready to accommodate. The general manager must never sleep! He was the...

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was an absolute pleasure welcoming you at The African Tulip and I am beyond pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for all your kind words and for taking the time to share your experiences here on TripAdvisor. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again and again.. Warm wishes, Melissa...

Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The services offered at the hotel are personalized and of great quality. The rooms are very comfortable, luxurious, well furnished and with enough space. There is free in-room WiFi, a mini bar, safe, hair dryer and so much more to make you feel executive. The hotel is located in the city but in a secluded and quite location. I liked...

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was absolutely wonderful having the both of you as our guests and I am very pleased to read that you received a comfortable room and enjoyed all the amenities and facilities of the hotel as well as the excellent service we strive to provide to all our guests here at The African Tulip. Thank you for writing...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived a day early and were treated to a wonderful hotel with a pool. The pool was great to relax and get reacquainted with our cameras. We were going on a photographic safari with Renner Safari (our second one). The food was delicious. Service was attentive. The rooms were clean, comfortable and cool (a/c). It fit our needs perfectly!...

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at The African Tulip Hotel and for taking the time to share your experiences here on Trip Advisor! I am very delighted to read that you were comfortable in your room and received great food as well as service. Thank you for your recommendation and this wonderful review. We hope to have...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the African Tulip before and after climbing Kilimanjaro and going on safari. Unfortunately my son-in-law, who was with me on the adventure, was stricken with pneumonia one stop from the top of Kili. After an emergency evacuation, the hotel staff was fantastic in their concern about his health. They treated him extremely well during his recovery. Aside...

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at The African Tulip, it was a pleasure having the both of you with us. Your kind words about the rooms, food and services provided are very appreciated. We certainly look forward to seeing you as well and welcoming you back in October. Kind regards, Melissa Amsi

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night here and the facilities were excellent. The room was clean and comfortable, Staff was professional and very polite. Special mention to the food which was delicious. Highly recommended

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing The African Tulip as your recent stay in Arusha; it was a pleasure having you with us. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your room, the food from our Baobab Restaurant as well as the services provided. Thank you for this amazing review as well as the recommendation. We hope to welcome...

Fort Frances, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently returned from Tanzania after climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, and a 4 day safari. African Tulip was our home base. We stayed before our climb, after our climb and after the safari prior to our flight to Zanzibar. Everyone at the African Tulip made us feel like this was our home. They held our luggage for us between trips, always...

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am very happy to read that The African Tulip is your home away from home. Thank you for staying with us again, it is always a pleasure having you as our guest. Thank you for all your kind words and for this fantastic review, we all really appreciate it. We certainly look forward to welcoming you again...

Clarksville, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the African Tulip before and after our Safari trip into the Serengeti. The hotel was wonderful and accommodating . We arrived late from the long flights from the US to find that they held dinner for us. The room was spacious and beautiful and provided the much needed peace and quiet after the long journey. After the...

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MelissaAmsi, Guest Relations Manager at The African Tulip, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was wonderful having you as our guest both times; thank you for choosing us and for writing this wonderful review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay here at The African Tulip. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again the next time you are in Arusha. Kind regards, Melissa Amsi

Del Mar, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we saw Melissa and Amina at the front desk we knew this hotel was special. We had a long day and they could tell. ...Then we walk in the room and the phone rings... "this is Melissa at the front desk. I just wanted to make sure your room was fine and checking to see if you...

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this tremendous review! It was such a joy and an absolute pleasure meeting you and having you both as our guests. I am very pleased to read that you loved your room, the food at our Baobab Restaurant and that your stay in general with us was an enjoyable one and you appreciated...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about The African Tulip

Address: 44/1 Serengeti Road, Arusha 1517, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $306 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The African Tulip 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
The African Tulip Hotel Arusha
African Tulip Arusha
African Tulip Hotel Arusha
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Arusha
#4 Best Value Hotel in Arusha
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