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Onsea House Arusha

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


US$10 - US$55
French, Belgian, Wine Bar, African, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After dinner we asked the hotel for a taxi and when we entered the car there was a staff from the hotel sittinh on front of the car next to the driver, expecting a ride with us without even asking beforehand. The restaurant itself is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Strawinskyy
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can find this lovely luxury guest house just not so far away from Arusha! the view is charming, the area is safe, the food is good, price a bit high but yes, you got a pool in a garden and full services, so it...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Q4322TTrobertof
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place on a hill, surrounded by trees and vegetation where you can enjoy the open air pool and eventually get a massage to relax Food is delicious, both national and international Staff is welcoming Price a bit high

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank robertofB5986KT
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Onsea is very close to Arusha town yet still feels like you are far away from town. The rooms are well designed, the staff was amazing. Our entire experience there was perfect.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tonysbc
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The food here is excellent. It is definately a European style and we chose a tasting menu with accompanying wines. Service was very good. Nothing was too much trouble, and all of the staff were so happy.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ClevelandHarleygirl
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Onsea House in Arusha for three nights. Two nights after our Kilimanjaro climb and before Safari and one after the Safari. Overall experience was good, staff was very nice, I hurt my legs while on Kilimanjaro and every staff member new about...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 526lenkas
OnseaHouse, Owner at Onsea House Arusha, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Dear Lenka S, Many thanks for your review and appreciation of staff and food. What concerns the feedback on the original Onsea House rooms where you have been staying (as opposed to the more luxury Machweo rooms): I can re-assure you and future guests that...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

This review is of the restaurant only. The chef owns both the cottage and restaurant, but we were staying elsewhere and were recommended to dine here for sunset by a friend. We came to the property a day early to make our reservation for the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WallyTee
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

The last day of our 14 day trip to Africa we stayed at the Onsea House. Think Enchanting Travel put us here for the Belgian chef/owner. Food is better compared to most of the top lodges (this is obviously not a safari lodge). The rooms,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RenatodiCaprio
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We visited this restaurant a number of times while living in Arusha, the last time was in May last year. We always enjoyed our dinners there, it was our "special occasion" restaurant. Delicious food with good paired wines, great service and a beautiful view. Expensive...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Having read so many good reviews about Onsea, I went there for my birthday diner and lets go straight to the point: the meal were small and not good. My fish was laying on 2 or 3 slices of patatoes which were not cooked, 5...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank GrandTour561163
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13 September 2017|
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Response from J5776CSahmeds | Reviewed this property |
It will cost you between $45 and $60 per person. But i strongly recommend you call directly and get confirmation (and possibly menu)
27 August 2017|
Response from OnseaHouse | Property representative |
Hi Nessmaron, Many thanks for your request. Our daily changing signature dinner 'tasting' menu consists of 3 'amuses-bouche' (bites), a small soup, starter (choice), main dish (choice), dessert, coffee or tea with... More
11 March 2017|
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Response from OnseaHouse | Property representative |
Dear all, I'm afraid we have overlooked this request. Onsea House and Machweo are easily reachable via the main road (highway) to Moshi (and Kilimanjaro Airport) at 10-15 minutes from Arusha centre. We recommend to eat at... More
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