Ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Denver, CO
Five starPosted Aug 17, 2017
Location: A short walk to downtown Arusha, including the famous clock tower, and market.
Everything was five star - staff, service, food and rooms. They let me stay past checkout at no extra charge, as my ride to the airport wasn't until 2pm.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 20, 2017 by Melissa Amsi, Hotel Management
Dear Mr. Jim, It was a pleasure having you Stay with us at The African Tulip and I am beyond pleased that you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you for the wonderful rating and for this amazing review. We certainly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back the next time you are in Tanzania! Kind regards, Melissa Amsi
by james from New Jersey
A beautiful hotel following a safari.Posted Apr 30, 2016 on Hotels
A beautiful hotel with very accommodating staff. A wonderful place to stay following a long safari. In the heart of Arusha, great to access safaris, post office etc. Dinner was delicious at the Baobab restaurant, but the free breakfast was less than average.
by Sean from Galway
Wonderful hotelPosted Jul 24, 2015 on Hotels
We had a very relaxing stay here, staff were very helpful. Room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Dining room had excellent buffet dinner which we really enjoyed. Would recommend it highly.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Toronto
good night's sleep on arrivalPosted Mar 31, 2015
Pros: very clean, comfortable bed, lots of hot water and a good first night in Africa! Aesthetically very pleasing once you get a good look at the place.
Cons: Better English at the front desk. Better small, vegetarian food choices for room service food - perhaps cheese and cucumber sandwich?
Despite a problem with our understanding that we would have a full-sized bed rather than a cot in our room for our teenager, the problem was eventually resolved to our satisfaction. The late evening front desk staff spoke almost no English, but our driver from the airport was able to translate a bit of the issue, though I'm sure he couldn't comprehend the problem. We were all exhausted from our flight from Canada, so it was a bit of a downer having to deal with the issue for 30 min upon our arrival. On reflection, the hotel was technically correct regarding giving us a cot, but I had sent the hotel 2 emails prior to our arrival that we wanted a regular bed for our tall, very grown up teen. They'd written back that would be fine. The hotel has character - lovely wooden floors, plants, a sense of place, comfortable beds and an attractive restaurant - a nice intro to Tanzania. We ordered room service that night - expensive, particularly a bunch of saran wrapped very stale chips and some unappetizing soup. But that's from the perspective of exhausted travellers who were dying for a beer n simple sandwich at 11pm. Most importantly, we all had a very comfortable first night in Tanzania and the lounge area was a very nice spot to meet with our safari company rep the following morning to discuss our safari beginning that day.
by Olivia from New York
Very nice spotPosted Mar 15, 2015 on Hotels
It is a lovely hotel, clean and comfortable. The breakfast buffet is also great.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from England
Nice hotel close to the centre of ArushaPosted Aug 31, 2014
Pros: Staff helpful, pool lovely
Cons: Wider choice on the menu.
Location: Fairly central location. Massai craft centre was worth a trip. Arusha is chaotic with lots of touts.
Staff are lovely and very helpful. Room was large and clean. Disappointed there was no bath after 7 days on safari. Restaurant good food at reasonable prices. Pool lovely.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Birmingham
Well located hotel central to ArushaPosted Aug 24, 2014
Pros: Staff on front desk, doormen and waiting staff all enthusiastic and friendly Very well fitted out, particularly the pool and bar area
Location: Central to Arusha - shops walkable. Taxis and safari companies all nearby. Ideal situation in between Kili and main safari parks
We used the hotel before and after our Kili climb. The staff could not have been more helpful with storing baggage and valuables, making ad hoc calls to our tour company etc. The hotel is very clean, comfortable and has a good restaurant
by Kerstin from NY
Gorgeous boutique hôtel with excellent servicePosted Jul 16, 2014 on Hotels
The African Tulip hotel is a great and luxurious place to stay in Arusha, a real treasure. Decorations both inside and outside in the garden are beautiful. Our room was very spacious and had a wonderful bathroom with tub. Great indian food in the restaurant. Only thing that bothered me were the charges for internet and a 4% additional charge on any bill paid by credit card.
by Matt from New Jersey
Great stay!Posted Jul 12, 2014 on Hotels
Accommodating and clean, we had a comfortable stay at the African .
by Laurie Meyer from Des Moines
beautiful accomodationPosted Jun 30, 2014 on Hotels
The African Tulip is a beautiful hotel with friendly staff providing great customer service. Barclays ATM is located just down the street. Hotel is within walking distance to Arusha city center.