Onsea House

Onsea House, nestled into a hillside outside Arusha, is a luxurious choice and easily accessible from the airport.

About Onsea House, Arusha

About Onsea House, Arusha

A small, boutique hotel with a really homey feel to it, Onsea House pays close attention to mixing luxurious accommodation with gourmet cuisine. The on-site restaurant is favoured by many within Tanzania.


Lodge Details


An intimate hotel with a ‘home from home’ atmosphere.


Positioned just outside the bustle of Arusha itself- only a 7 minute drive away and 30 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Accommodation & Facilities

All 5 of the rooms available are en-suite, 3 of the rooms are within the main building, with rooms 1 and 2 sharing a private terrace. The other two rooms are within a separate cottage which is great for those staying for more than a couple of days or those travelling in groups.

There are a number of communal areas available for guests including the main bar, private pool lounge and another lounge located in the basement. Guests are also allowed to take advantage of the neighbouring hotel’s services (Machweo Retreat) with prior notification.

There is free Wi-Fi as well as a guest computer.


The menu at the Onsea House focuses largely on fine dining, the chef (and part owner) was trained in France and owned an award winning restaurant. He takes daily trips to the local market in Arusha- which you are welcome in joining him to. Dinner consists of 4 courses and is served on the outside terrace.


There are numerous day trips available from the Onsea House including; bird-watching, a visit to the Arusha National Park, trekking or canoeing. Opt to take a hot air balloon ride over the stunning plains or there are bicycles available for free from the hotel. It is also possible to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 4-7 days without any specialist equipment. 

Child Policy

Children are welcome but the Onsea House advises that it is not ideal for young children.

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