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New York
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Machweo Retreat or Onsea Guest House was our first stop of a several week journey. We had travelled a long ways to get here and the surroundings and bed were comfy. However, the location is in/near town and we heard dogs barking throughout the night, which was quite a disturbance to what would otherwise have been a peaceful place to...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Very good location, Rooms with variety of vintage wines , whisks . Great range of food from starters maim meals and choice of desserts and to top up the excellent services and the Chef. Best meals with selection of drinks.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed at onsea/machweo between climbing kilimanjaro and a safari. It was a perfect place to recharge the batteries after the strenuous physical activity. The staff- having already been in Tanzania for 10 days I had become accustomed to the warm hospitality ... the staff here were even more exceptional in this regard. Spa - the spa is small...

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

We stayed at Machweo on our first night into Tanzania and were really happy with our stay. We had arrived after quite a long trip and found our reception to be very pleasant and accommodating. Greeted with fresh juice (which seems to be standard throughout Tanzania) and then quickly escorted to our rooms (which was appreciated). Our room was nice...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Upon arrival at Onsea we were greeted by the staff with a delicious drink and we were given a tour of the layout and our room. Our room was stunning! The view from the balcony was breathtaking and we captured a sight of an amazing sunset. The bathroom was spacious, comfortable with a blow dryer, great bath amenities and hot...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2015

I can highly recommend to stay at Onsea House. Our room was lovely and we had a very comfy bed. We had the most fabulous view of the hills and Mount Meru. It was an extremely relaxing stay and the restaurant is amazing!

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Tongeren, Belgium
Reviewed 29 September 2015

we stayed at Onsea with a whole group before and after a Serengeti Safari: we had room 2: a very quiet room with a magnificent bath room and private terrace with view on Mount Meru sunset. There was an art exhibition at the swimming pool with with free snacks and drinks: all you need after one week dust eating in...

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New Rochelle, New York
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Beautiful rooms with great views. Food was excellent and interesting. We applaud the manager's commitment to hiring and training local young people, however, the service was quite poor. Staff were inexperienced and understood very little English. Simple questions such as spa times and menu details went unanswered. TV's either didn't work or we couldn't figure them out and staff couldn't...

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OnseaHouse, Eigenaar at Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Ellen, Many thanks for your review from September 2015. Thanks for your appreciation of the great views and excellent food. I can re-assure you that in the meantime, we have provided extra language training for some of the staff and hired also senior staff who speak English very well. I can also re-assure that the issues with some of...

Dumaguete City, Philippines
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

We liked it so much we ended up staying there three times - before Kili, after Kili, and after safari. Get room #1 if you're doing Kili because it has a bath (which you'll want/need) overlooking the dining area and the mountain. The Belgian and Tanzanian staff and super supportive and very sweet, and the food is awesome (I think...

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Riverside, CT
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Loved our stay in this unique place in Africa. The views are amazing & the food is just the best we have eaten in Africa. The chef owner is personally involved in the meals, serving & getting to know the guests. We loved the atmosphere, the staff, the pool, great wi--fi. Really a gem. I would urge you to book...

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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage is voted the best luxury bed and breakfast in Arusha and recommended by several experts as only boutique hotel and hip hideaway in the Arusha/Kilimanjaro region. Enjoy greater comfort and better food than any other guesthouse or restaurant, with more personalized service than in a hotel and more privacy than a lodge resort. Onsea House can be your home base for safaris across northern Tanzania. Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining offers the guests since September 2011 in total 9 extra spacious rooms, a second swimming pool with sauna and steam bath and a beautiful patio terrace to enjoy a tasty lunch or a candlelight dinner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage

Address: Baraa Road | Moivaro, Moshono Village, Arusha 1259, Tanzania (Formerly Onsea House & Machweo Retreat)
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $296 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage Hotel Arusha
Onsea House Country Inn And Guest Cottage
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