Onsea House (its full name is Onsea House Country Inn and Guest Cottage is a renovated colonial-era property, with just four bedrooms. It opened as a guest house in 2006. Together with its sister property Machweo Wellness Retreat and Fine Dining, on the same plot – and a new sibling property Siringit, also near Arusha – it has a reputation for producing some of the best food in the region. The house is owned and run by the Janssens-Onsea family, from Belgium, with the very experienced cousin Axel Janssens in charge as Chef-Manager.
Our view of Onsea House
Onsea House is a small and personal property. It may not have the most luxurious rooms in Arusha, but the food in the Machweo restaurant is fantastic and the overall set-up very comfy and relaxing. As a result it would be one of our favourite places to stay in the area were it not trumped by Machweo itself.
Onsea House: Traveller ratings
Onsea House is a homely lodge near Arusha, with commanding views across the district.