Onsea House



Onsea House is a privately owned, privately run boutique hotel in Arusha, Tanzania and is the perfect safari base or place to stay for those looking to climb Kilimanjaro. The level of comfort and quality of service has guests returning year after year. Onsea House is a fully licensed boutique hotel & restaurant managed by Belgian Chef Axel Janssens in partnership with a local business partner and locally hired staff.

Onsea House has been nominated for the Best Safari House Award 2014 for the 5th year in a row and were one of just 5 nominated as finalists for the Traveller's Choice Award 2010.  Neighbouring boutique hotel Machweo wellness retreat & fine dining brings an additional 9 rooms and suites to the Onsea brand.


Onsea House and Machweo wellness retreat & fine dining are the perfect base for safari game drives in Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, the Monduli Mountains and Lake Manyara National Park among other great safari destinations in the "safari capital". After a day exploring, return to your luxury base, Onsea House or Machweo wellness retreat & fine dining, for a refreshing drink by the the floodlit swimming pool. For private bathing, the outdoor Hippo Pool Jacuzzi has stunning views and can be booked for individual use. For some extra indulgence, take a massage or aromatherapy treatment - just perfect at the end of a day's safari. And after all that relaxing, why not meet your fellow guests for a friendly game of pool in the bar. 


Axel Janssens, Chef/Manager gained his degree in hotel management and specialised in patisserie and chocolaterie at the International Culinary School of Bruges Ter Groene Poorte. He is a talented chef and has had extensive experience as well as owning his own restaurant 't Keukentje in Sint Martens Latem. He prepares freshly made brasserie-style dishes using the freshest local ingredients, accompanied by fine wines. Breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner are served every day. There is a great selection of cocktails, wines, beer and Champagnes to choose from as well as some very fine cigars. Guests can enjoy a romantic lunch or BBQ in the swimming pool banda (thatched hut), next to the pool bar.

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Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is USD.

Rates at Onsea House and Machweo wellness retreat & fine dining are per room per night and include taxes, breakfast, early morning coffee & tea and afternoon tea. Half Board and Full Board include the recommended wines and water. The following discounts apply (apart from on exclusive rates): for consecutive nights discount of USD 15 per night; excl. drinks at lunch discount of USD 5; excl. drinks at dinner discount of USD 15; light dinner instead of full dinner USD 10; guest cottage more than 2 rooms occupied USD 25.Children under 3 free of charge and there is 1 baby cot available. Children over 3 do not receive a discount. Single rates start from USD 170 per night. Discounts on triple room rental sometimes apply.




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