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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at the African Tulip while awaiting our safari. Gorgeous room, very clean with a lovely balcony. We had breakfast and dinner there daily and the food was very good. I am a vegetarian and they accommodated me nicely. Excellent location to walk downtown--we enjoyed the Boma Museum and taking in the authentic vibe of Arusha. The "fly catchers" trying to sell you things is a bit annoying, but people just trying to make a living. Only complaint was that the pool at the Tulip was not skimmed and cleaned very well---we were not even comfortable dipping our feet into it on the pool's edge. Mentioned it to staff but nothing changed. Staff spoke English beautifully which made communication easy!

Room tip: Probably one of the nicest, most authentic hotels in Arusha for pre/post safari
Date of stay: September 2021
Thank KandFs
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Yustina Mallya, Guest Services / Front Office at The African Tulip, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest
We are grateful for taking time to share your African Tulip experience. Thank you for highlighting the swimming pool issue and we apologize for the disappointment. We are also happy to know that the meals were accommodating to you. You are warmly welcomed next time you visit Arusha.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at African Tulip were very helpful. We felt at home and they made the event very special to us. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience that you gave us!! We look forward to coming back

Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Yustina Mallya, Guest Services / Front Office at The African Tulip, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Leonorah,
It is a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We are grateful for sharing your review and we warmly welcome you back.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend staying here if needing a hotel pre/post safari. We really enjoyed our first stay so much so that it would make it tough to even consider somewhere different on a return safari trip.

Upon arriving in Arusha from Zanzibar we stayed at The African Tulip for two nights. Our thoughts were to not be rushed, have a travel day from Zanzibar (although short travel of course) then a day to spend in Arusha a bit to see what it is like and then be in position to start our safari driving to Tarangire early the next morning.

I would totally stay at The African Tulip again. I felt all the staff were very friendly - from the front desk to the restaurant and even housekeeping we would pass in the hallways. The outdoor space is so lovely to sit in during the afternoon it's very peaceful/tranquil. I feel like it helped us transition into nature mode a bit to get ready for what was to follow in the coming days.

The rooms and common areas all felt very clean. The beds were very comfortable and I loved having the water jug dispenser in the room for cold water anytime we wanted, or if needing tea/coffee it also conveniently dispensed hot water.

We also used the hotel as a day room when we returned from safari given our flight landed in Arusha around 12:30pm and we were not departing Kilimanjaro until around 11:30pm that night. It was great to come back share our safari stories with the individuals that sent us off on our way for it all to begin.

I will also mention that it is very conveniently located next door to Roy Safaris office if you happen to be doing your safari with them :-)

Room tip: upper floor near middle of hotel as this looks out over the pool
Date of stay: August 2021
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Yustina Mallya, Guest Services / Front Office at The African Tulip, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your kind gesture of sharing your African Tulip experience. We are happy to know that you appreciated our friendly staff and noted on the cleanliness aspect. it is also great to hear you enjoyed the water dispenser in your room. You are warmly welcomed anytime you are in Arusha.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended our safari here before leaving from Kilimanjaro Airport. This place was such a nice finish to our amazing time in Tanzania! It was in a quiet neighborhood. The staff was very friendly. The place was clean, the room spacious and comfortable, and the food was delicious. We had a full boarding plan, so we had dinner, breakfast and they made us a boxed lunch for the airport. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here next time in Arusha!

Date of stay: August 2021
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Yustina Mallya, Guest Services / Front Office at The African Tulip, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest,
We appreciate you taking time to share your awesome review. It makes us happy to hear of your African Tulip experience and that you enjoyed the meals and the service of our friendly staff. We warmly welcome you back to the African Tulip next time you are in Arusha.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

similar to other reviews, I was staying for 2 nights to rest from international travel before heading to the Serengeti. The staff were universally friendly and helpful. The room was bright with a big window overlooking the pool and grounds. I enjoyed spending the afternoon by the pool working through the good internet service. Definitely a good choice for my needs.

Date of stay: August 2021
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Yustina Mallya, Guest Services / Front Office at The African Tulip, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bill,
It is a pleasure to know that the African Tulip was a good choice for your needs. We appreciate you taking time to write your review and knowing that you were satisfied with our friendly and helpful staff as well as the good internet service. We look forward to welcoming you anytime you are in Arusha.

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