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The African Tulip

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a first stop after a long flight from the UK the garden of the hotel was a welcome haven of peace and tranquility. The room was spacious and comfortable and the staff welcoming and helpful. A great choice by Real Africa for our introduction to Africa.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on TripAdvisor. I am thrilled to read that you were pleased with the spacious room and services provided to you and that The African Tulip made your introduction to Africa one to remember. Thank you for this amazing review and we hope to have the pleasure of...

Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot express my love for this hotel enough, and the incredible staff. Particularly considering the location, you DEFINITELY will not get better!! The staff are just SO friendly and can't do enough for you. The hotel is beautiful, clean, and modern, but still traditionally African!! We were on a 'missionary' type trip, so coming back to this luxury hotel every...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this heartfelt review and for all your kind words about our hotel. It was an absolute pleasure hosting all of you during your missionary trip and I am beyond pleased that you felt at home here and enjoyed every aspect of it. The African Tulip team sincerely thanks you and we all look forward to...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 2nd time I've stayed at the African Tulip and just like last time my 10 days were great. The staff are always welcoming and can never do enough for you, the food was great and lots of options for even the fussier of eaters. Great Wifi to be able to contact home :) The rooms are beautiful...

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

Dear Guest, It was absolutely wonderful to have you at our hotel and I am beyond pleased that you enjoyed your room, the food and our pool area. We always strive to provide our guests with the best services possible and it is great to read that you all received nothing short of that. Thank you for this incredible review...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Accommodation, rooms were spotless and cleaned everyday, food was great! I throughly enjoyed my stay at the African Tulip. Loved the African theme that was throughout the hotel, and would recommend this hotel

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing the wonderful experiences that you had at The African Tulip here on TripAdvisor. It is great that you appreciated the African theme all throughout the hotel and I am pleased to read that you received an excellent service as well as a clean comfortable room. Thank you for writing this review and we hope...

Southern Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here last week, absolutely loved this place!! Would recommend it to anyone and everyone! Staff were amazing and super helpful, rooms were lovely and cleaned every day. The pool was always cleaned and was perfect for what we wanted. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Africa now!! Amazing!! Can't thank them enough for everything they done for us!

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

Dear Guest, Wow, thank you for this fantastic review! I am very pleased to read that you all thoroughly enjoyed your 10 days with us and it was wonderful having all of you during that time. Thank you for making The African Tulip your home in Africa and we certainly look forward to welcoming you again soon! Warm wishes, Melissa...

Lake Villa, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had one night here at the beginning of our trip, but it was the perfect start! They have a nice lounge for drinks and the breakfast buffet was excellent! I particularly loved the outdoor area which was beautiful ans serene.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this amazing review. It was wonderful having you with us and I am pleased to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay at The African Tulip from your breakfast buffet to the outdoor areas. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again the next time that you are in Arusha. Kind...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A day room before we boarded our evening flight out of KJO to AMS. Facility is very nice and rooms are quite comfortable. Buffet lunch was nice and service as good as any hotel. Only slight inconvenience was no elevator and we had a 3-floor walk-up.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experiences. It was a pleasure welcoming you at our hotel and it is great to to read that you enjoyed your room as well as the food at our Baobab Restaurant. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Melissa Amsi

Saratoga, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at African Tulip for two nights prior to our safari trip. This hotel is about an hour away from Kilimanjaro airport. Very welcoming and well appointed hotel after a long flight from SFO. The 20+ rooms area well appointed and some have balcony looking out the neighborhood. It's an oasis in the middle of busy down town Arusha....

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experiences with other travelers here on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure having you with us and it is good to read that you enjoyed your stay, found your room to be spacious and comfortable and the bar and restaurant worth your try. We all appreciate your kind words about our staff and for...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large group of us stayed in the hotel for 10 days whilst we carried out humanitarian aid and we couldn't have asked for a better hotel to stay in! Despite the fact there was a large amount of us the staff were nothing but amazing, catering our every need and going above and beyond to make sure our stay...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us during your recent humanitarian aid visit in Tanzania. It was a great pleasure having all of you with us and it is great to read that you all had an amazing experience here at The African Tulip. Thank you for this tremendous review and all your kind words. We certainly hope to...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the hotel for 10 days while completing humanitarian aid and absolutely loved this hotel. All the staff was extremely helpful and friendly, rooms were extremely clean and well furnished, it's placed in a really good location close to town, Extremely peaceful location also. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone! Will be coming back again for definite! Thank...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and it was an absolute pleasure having you and the whole group here at The African Tulip. I am very pleased to read that you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the rooms, atmosphere and the services provided. Thank you so much for this amazing review and we all certainly look forward...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Minibar
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • 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: $307 - $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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“For persons with mobility issues - get room on ground floor. I didn't see an elevator”
 of 5 bubbles Conanmccoy, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you have any walking challenges, request a ground floor room”
 of 5 bubbles 158bruced, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No screens on windows. Keep the windows closed during night.”
 of 5 bubbles galavantingsusan, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suspect that all are similar -- a newer facility”
 of 5 bubbles 519harryp, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are sea view and nice. Its very little I counted 5 rooms total.”
 of 5 bubbles kekstomas, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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