Reviews of Onsea House
Wildlife sightings and reviews
32 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Onsea House and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
The room was very comfortable with a beautiful view. We were greeted with fresh juice and offered a hot meal even though it was quite late.
We were not able to enjoy many of the amenities as we were only there for one night, but the service was excellent." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
"perfect start to the holiday"
The staff were very helpful and the food was excellent." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
"Great stay at Onsea House"
We got into Kilimanjaro Airport late in the evening, and we were met at the airport and taken to Onsea House, which is about a 45-minute drive. On arrival, we were given cool towels and freshly squeezed juice. Our rooms were in the newer Machweo section of the inn, and they were much nicer than we had expected! The decor is inviting and elegant, and the beds are extremely comfortable.
But the best part of our stay was the FOOD. We are foodies and we've eaten at many great restaurants, and the food here is outstanding. We were served an amazing multi-course dinner after our late arrival, and all of our other meals were equally excellent. If you book at Onsea House, I highly recommend doing the all-inclusive full-board option.
They are very generous with the food and wine/beer - you will definitely get your money's worth, and it's nice to not worry about the cost of each item you're ordering." See all these reviews: 13n in Tanzania
"Beautiful Room with a Great View"
We arrived in the afternoon and enjoyed a comfortable nap by the pool with several visits from the resident dogs and cats, how fun!
We enjoyed an incredible 6 course dinner inclusive of lovely wine and great service. The server brought us each a glass of bubbles to end our meal which was a great touch.
The next morning we had a delicious breakfast on the restaurant deck and walked the premises before departing. The property was very, very small with little to do but it was perfect for us to relax and catch up on our sleep before heading out to the game drives/camp. I wouldn't recommend staying any more than 1 night as I think people would be bored." See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania; 6n in Seychelles; 2n in Kenya
"Great place to begin rested."
Unfortunately, we arrived very late and left early the next morning but it was perfect to rest up." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 4n in Zanzibar
"Arusha stop over"
However, our rooms were very comfortable and the food was delicious." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
"A day room at Onsea House"
"Fine for 1 night stay"
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