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Onsea House & Machweo Retreat Arusha

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Onsea House & Machweo Retreat

We love this luxury boutique hotel because it offers more privacy than a lodge, more comfort than a camp, and a level of personal service and attention that you wouldn’t get in a larger hotel. Since the opening of Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining next door, you can enjoy an even greater level of luxury and gourmet indulgence. There are nine rooms, each with five-star amenities and a private balcony, so you can drink in the views without distraction. This would make a perfect base for your safari, Kilimanjaro trek or beach holiday in Zanzibar, where you can enjoy the extravagance of classic French cuisine and a refreshing refuge at the end of a long day.

Which is the best room at Onsea House & Machweo Retreat?

Machweo Cottage

For even more of your home comforts, we would recommend staying in one of these six luxurious cottages. They share the same owners as Onsea House but we prefer the layout and ambience. Each of the cottages is furnished to a high standard, with satellite TV, WiFi, and even a minibar, and decorated with stunning African art. Our favorite thing about Machweo is that you get your own private terrace, looking out to Mt. Meru and the awe-inspiring African sunset.


Your beautiful en-suite room comes with the following amenities:

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar & Fridge
  • Satellite / Cable Television
  • Fan
  • Internet Access (Complimentary)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge Area
  • Safe
  • Shower & Bath
  • Verandah
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Mosquito Nets

Your all-inclusive stay in this property includes the following facilities:

  • Internet Access (Complimentary Wi-Fi)
  • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
  • Pool
  • Battery Charging Facilities
  • Bar & Restaurant
The following are some of the activities that you can enjoy within the vicinity of this beautiful boutique lodge:
  • Fine Dining
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Gourmet Picnic
  • Massages
  • Walks (Guided)
  • Golf & Tennis Court
  • Child Friendly Activities
  • Cycling & Mountain Biking
  • Horse-back Safaris
  • Art Galleries & Museums
  • Wellness, Health and Fitness Centre
  • Kayaking / Paddling


Why Should You Book Your All-inclusive Safari with Our Experts?

We are a team of locals from Africa who know our home like the back of our hands and we are delighted to share it with you. We know the quality of accommodation options and will only recommend the places that we have personally stayed in and inspected throughly. Our all- inclusive safaris will only take you to intimate properties where we can guarantee that you will be safe, where you would get a good night sleep and wake up happy, refreshed and satisfied.

If you have any questions about this property or if you wish to add it to your tailor-made itinerary, please get in touch with our experts.

Please note that all pricing is indicative and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. You can view our Terms and Conditions here.
Christopher Mmanda
Christopher Mmanda
07:28 12 Sep 22
Quite place where you can relax
Geoffrey O. ONYANGO
Geoffrey O. ONYANGO
13:18 12 Aug 22
Fabulous place within a serene environment. Hospitality at a different level. Out of this world !
15:30 05 Aug 21
This place is a real place to visit it is so amazing, If you visited Arusha and you didn't get chance to visit Machweo... then your holiday was not completeread more
Serge Chistov
Serge Chistov
17:20 26 Aug 20
Great place to stay and spa is great
Elly Makando
Elly Makando
15:01 26 Jan 20
Excellent Place...Perfect Food...Lovely Staff
Herment Tairo
Herment Tairo
12:12 27 Dec 19
It slis so nice
Lota Elisha
Lota Elisha
07:17 18 Dec 19
Cool environment for relaxing
Antonio Gulino
Antonio Gulino
18:26 05 Jul 19
In all honesty given the location and all this is an amazing place. My wife and I had 1 night here after a long flight... and they really took care of us! Dinner was very good and they also offered wine pairing included in the meal! True local experience if you are looking to indulge after a long hike!read more
Tom Fischer
Tom Fischer
08:44 21 Aug 18
We expected a higher level of lodging. Stayed in room 4.Bathroom sink drained very slowly. Hampton Inn quality... mattress had a fitted sheet, but no flat sheet between us and the blanket. Not sure if they wash the blanket after each visitor. Bring earplugs for the neighborhood dogs barking at night.Tom Fischerread more
Uni Guru
Uni Guru
14:49 20 Apr 18
Most authentic cuisines. Incredible five course meal with a great view of the sunset. The chef is Dutch in case you are... curious. Highly more
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Internet – Wifi
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Check In 10:00 AM
Check Out 11:00 AM
Hotel Policies

Is Arusha worth visiting?

Yes! Arusha is the gateway to safaris in Northern Tanzania. Safari goers typically overnight in Arusha before embarking on their safari adventure the next morning.

Is Arusha safe for tourists?

Arusha is very safe for tourists. Since the town/city of Arusha and its local people depend heavily on tourism activities, we find that everyone is very welcoming. It is also important to point out that all tourism stakeholders in Arusha work tirelessly and collectively to ensure that every tourist is safe and enjoying their visit in the northern safari circuit and beyond.Furthermore, the local people are so friendly and they will go out of their way to help you with anything you might need!

How far is Ngorongoro Crater from Arusha?

The entrance gate to the Ngorongoro Crater (UNESCO's eighth wonder of the world) is about 118 miles/190 km away from Arusha. Therefore, a road transfer from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Crater takes an approximately three hours!

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome to Onsea House & Machweo Retreat!
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