Stylish and well appointed accommodation in Arusha. A great starting point for safari packages or Mount Kilimanjaro hikes. Book online now.

ONSEA HOUSE was founded in 2006 as a small but luxurious boutique hotel. From the beginning this establishment strived to bring greater comfort and better food than any other guesthouse or restaurant, with more personalized service than in a hotel and more privacy than a lodge resort.

MACHWEO WELLNESS RETREAT & FINE DINING was opened next to Onsea House in 2011. Machweo brings an even more luxurious and tranquil environment while maintaining the same personal approach.
All 9 new rooms offer top class amenities and a private balcony and have amazing views on sunset (‘machweo’ in Swahili) and Mount Meru.

Enjoy an amazing meal in our critically acclaimed restaurant by our star chef Axel and his team. Mixing local influences with classic French cuisine and only working with the best and freshest products, every bite and every sip will be an experience for your senses.

Machweo can be your home base for a safari or Kilimanjaro climb with beach holiday extension on Zanzibar, while supporting the iThemba Foundation Baraa Primary School project and other responsible tourism initiatives.

We believe Machweo to be the hidden gem you have been looking for: a refuge for those who enjoy the finer things in life.

Onsea House Exterior

Onsea House is conveniently located on the outskirts of Arusha to provide the perfect base from which to explore Tanzania’s northern safari circuit. Perched on a hillock, this stunning boutique hotel lends spectacular views across the Monduli Mountains to Mount Meru beyond.
Set in a semi-rural setting, this hotel in Arusha has a rustic appeal that will charm the most discerning of travelers. Guests are never far from their homes at Onsea House, as the warm and friendly staff will leave no stone unturned to ensure that your stay is comfortable and memorable.
Book a stay in 1 of 4 well-appointed guest rooms, each with its own balcony overlooking the lovely gardens. The rooms have air-conditioning and also feature mobile fans, private safes, personalized mini bars and bathrobes to ensure ultimate comfort.
Facilities at the main house include 2 bar areas, one downstairs with a pool table and the other upstairs. There is a roof terrace complete with comfortable loungers and a sofa, including tables and chairs for dining. The lounge is also situated upstairs and invites guests to recline in the plush sofas.
A glistening 12.5 metre, floodlit swimming pool is the highlight of the garden. There are changing rooms and a bar at the pool allowing for guests to spend as much time as possible on the poolside. Onsea House has an outside Jacuzzi under a thatch roof which also acts as a spa area.
Guests can enjoy Tanzania safaris in the nearby Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park among other great safari destinations. For those who are into strenuous excursions, the Mount Kilimanjaro is a perfect choice. Cultural activities as well as shopping will keep you busy during your stay in Arusha.

Onsea House


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