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The African Tulip

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived here around 10:30 PM after landing on the KLM flight from Amsterdam, and even though it was late we were offered something to eat and drink (just a beer did the trick). We left the next morning, so didn't spend much time here but we really enjoyed our stay. All the staff were very friendly and really made...

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Mumbai
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I stayed at the African tulip on 14th Jan 2017. We landed around 11 pm at the Kilimanjaro airport and reached the hotel after about an hours drive. We left the next morning around 9 so didn't spend a lot of time at the hotel. We were given room number 23 which was an absolutely amazing room....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We only stayed one night but were very impressed by the service, food, and rooms. Restaurant is well decked out in terms of decor and menu range. Indian food is high quality which is hard to find throughout Tanzania. Pool area and bar is very nice. All up, if you have to stay one or two nights in Arusha pre,...

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Preston
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Only stayed for one night as part of our safari in Tanzania. Staff were excellent and the room was huge. We arrived quite late at night but we were still offered some dinner. (However, we opted to just make use of the bar ;)). Overall I would recommend this Hotel and definitely stay here again!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review and for staying with us. I am very delighted to read that you enjoyed your spacious room and the services here at The African Tulip. The recommendation is very appreciated and we certainly look forward to welcoming you again many times to come. Kind regards, Melissa Amsi

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spend here our first night in Tanzania after a long journey from Europe. We were very tired and this hotel was the perfect place to rest. Nice spot, clean and spatious room, good dinner, including breakfast the next morning with a very kind service.

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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 dining at The Baobab Restaurant. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. I am delighted to read that your room was comfortable and that the services provided to you were good. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again the next time...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this hotel a few times before in the last couple of years, both on holiday and business trips. I have always enjoyed my stay at this lovely boutique hotel. It is a very beautiful and friendly hotel. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious. Very clean and crisp linen on large comfortable beds. The bath has...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing the wonderful experience that you had here at The African Tulip hotel. I am delighted to read that you always enjoy your room, the facilities as well as the services provided. Thank you very much for this tremendous review and for the warm words about our staff. We certainly look forward to welcoming you...

Libertyville, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at The African Tulip after climbing Kilimanjaro and couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, friendly and accommodating hotel. The facility is charming, with a bit of old-world elegance. Staff is so welcoming, attentive and accommodating. Rooms are very spacious with lovely bathrooms and amenities. The food at The Baobab Restaurant was delicious and portions were enormous. Breakfast buffet...

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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 dining at The Baobab Restaurant. We are very delighted to read that you had an incredible stay and dining experience. Your warm mention of our welcoming and attentive staff is very appreciated and it is wonderful that you enjoyed your spacious room as well as the...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to start when landing in KIL and going on safari. All of the staff go out of their way to make you comfortable and happy. The rooms are clean and food is excellent but the above and beyond of this place is definitely the service! It is quite far from the airport (45 min) but...

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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 a pleasure having you as our guest and it is good to read that you were satisfied with your room and the services provided. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon. Warm wishes, Melissa Amsi

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place. Clean decent-sized rooms. Staff was friendly and helpful. We started our 2 week journey at this hotel and ended here. It served its purpose as a clean and safe start and end to an overall amazing trip.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experiences with us here on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to read that you had an amazing trip and that we had a part in making it that way. We are all very grateful for this wonderful review and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again the next time you are...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the African Tulip after climbing Kilimanjaro, as well as after a week on Safari and it was a wonderful experience. After being outside and active daily, it's a great place to rest your head with the comforts of home. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and the ambiance is great. The breakfast buffet was delicious and...

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Dear Guest, On behalf of The African Tulip team, I'd like to thank you for choosing us for your recent stay after your safari and climb. I am glad to read that it was comfortable and that the services provided were to your expectations. It is also definitely pleasing to read that you enjoyed your dining experience at our The...

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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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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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 

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Address: 44/1 Serengeti Road, Arusha 1517, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: RM1,019 - RM1,050 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The African Tulip 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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African Tulip Arusha
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“On the back end of the stay we had a suite that had two separate rooms and an adjoining living room area which was a big plus.”
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“I was in room 12b which was large and nice.”
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“Ask for a room with a view, There are a few and it is worth it”
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“The room that we were offered was huge and very quite at night. Not sure what the othe rooms were like.”
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