Onsea House & Machweo Retreat

near Arusha, Tanzania


Children are welcome and would love the pools and garden. Even so, the place has a very grown-up feel to it and the minor concessions made on prices for kids (0-2 free of charge) means that families would probably get a better deal, and more kiddie facilities, at one of Arusha's larger lodges.

  • Best for: Babies (0-1 years)
  • Family friendly accommodation: Two of the Cottage Suites can interconnect, as can the 3 Honeymoon Suites. The Elephant room in Onsea House can take an extra bed
  • Baby equipment: Baby cots are available on request

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited and can sometimes go astray, so if it is crucial to you, please check with the hotel that it is still available

Save to favouritesPrintMailOnsea House & Machweo RetreatEast of Arusha, a line of hills covered in lush, subtropical vegetation run up towards the towering cone of Mount Meru. Onsea House, and its sister property Machweo Retreat, perch on the first of these green ridges, with soaring views out to the town and to the distant flank of the Rift Valley: sunsets seen from here are simply phenomenal. Dirk and Axel Janssens, 2 polyglot cousins from Belgium, founded Onsea House in 2006 and added Machweo Retreat 6 years later. Their brief was to create a boutique hotel providing top-notch accommodation and first-class food. They've succeeded brilliantly on both counts. Onsea House bills itself as a 'home from home', and from the moment that you're greeted by Axel's easy smile it feels good to be here. The relaxed mood flows throughout: deeply cushioned sofas, bright Tinga Tinga artwork, angular lamps and light slanting in from high, valley-facing windows impart a feel that's bright and uplifting. [r:TA015:Bedrooms] have the same cared-for feel and spread across the original house and Machweo (meaning sunset), where the restaurant's gourmet cuisine further gilds this remarkable African lily.

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