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The African Tulip

4 Serengeti Road, Arusha 1517 Tanzania
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Room & Suite (254)
Dining (122)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 25/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The African Tulip
Updated 25/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 96 hotels in Arusha
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili


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65Somewhat walkable
Grade: 65 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
1483Reviews16Q+A100Room tips
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Popular mentions
Beth Sugden wrote a review 1 Aug
4 contributions
Beautiful room, excellent service and delicious food! Very impressed with everything. Our only issue (and it wasn’t any fault of the hotel) was that from our room on Saturday night we could here a concert or dance party going on someplace on the street until 4:30am Sunday morning. Not the hotel’s fault, though and it was taken care of with earplugs.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Khalid wrote a review Jul 2021
Arusha, Tanzania234 contributions41 helpful votes
I came here for breakfast after having the place recommended by a friend. I was amazed by the service it was top notch. Meshack and Sara were fantastic on tbe pjone to make sure I have all my needs met. The breafast selection was unique and I thoroghly enjoyed my meal. It was a buffet. I espexially enjiyed thwir spinach pancakes. I will definitely be coming back.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Yustina Mallya, Guest Services / Front Office at The African Tulip
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Khalid, We are grateful to hear you enjoyed the African Tulip breakfast. We look forward to serving you next time.
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Joe B wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
The African Tulip was our launch pad for our African Safari. We were there less than 24 hours but they made quite an impression. We were warmly welcomed, had our bags promptly delivered to our room. They provided a meeting place for us to meet with our Safari coordinator. The service we received was top notch as well as the food and drinks. I would recommend a stay here and ideally a little longer than us to get to fully enjoy all the amenities.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Yustina Mallya, Guest Services / Front Office at The African Tulip
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Joe, We are glad to hear that you had a memorable stay with us and thank you for sharing your African Tulip experience.
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CT wrote a review Jul 2021
Los Angeles, California14 contributions
Wish we had more time to spend at the cute patio/pool area. The rooms are clean and spacious with charming african decor. Dinner and breakfast were delicious and the staff were the sweetest. Would definitely stay again
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jennifer M wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
My family was very comfortable at the African Tulip. Beautiful setting, clean room. We stayed one night to rest before beginning our safari and it was perfect. We had a poolside dinner that was delicious and so was the included breakfast the next morning. Very friendly staff too. Would highly recommend this place for any type of visit to Arusha.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Yustina Mallya, Guest Services / Front Office at The African Tulip
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jennifer, Thanks a lot for sharing your African Tulip experience. We are glad to know that you all had a wonderful time.
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US$226 - US$278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The African Tulip
Which popular attractions are close to The African Tulip?
Nearby attractions include House of Gems (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The African Tulip?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The African Tulip?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at The African Tulip?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The African Tulip?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The African Tulip?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pablo Picasso Café, The Blue Heron, and Hot Tandoor Village Indian cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The African Tulip?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The African Tulip have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The African Tulip offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The African Tulip located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Arusha.
Are any cleaning services offered at The African Tulip?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The African Tulip offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.