Onsea House & Machweo Retreat

Onsea House was founded in 2006 as a small but luxurious bed & breakfast. From the beginning this establishment strived to bring greater comfort and better food than any other guesthouse or restaurant, with more personalized service than in a hotel and more privacy than a lodge resort.Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining was opened next to Onsea House in 2011 as boutique hotel. Machweo brings an even more luxurious and tranquil environment while maintaining the same personal approach. All 9 new rooms offer top class amenities and a private balcony and have amazing views on sunset (‘machweo’ in Swahili) and Mount Meru. Unwind by the pool with a cocktail or get completely relaxed in our wellness center where you can enjoy a massage or take a sauna or hammam. Enjoy an amazing meal in our critically acclaimed restaurant by our star chef Axel and his team. Mixing local influences with classic French cuisine and only working with the best and freshest products, every bite and every sip will be an experience for your senses. Machweo can be your home base for a safari or Kilimanjaro climb with beach holiday extension on Zanzibar, while supporting the iThemba Foundation Baraa Primary School project and other responsible tourism initiatives.  We believe Machweo to be the hidden gem you have been looking for: a refuge for those who enjoy the finer things in life.


Machweo Honeymoon Suite

Stay in one of our three lovely Honeymoon Suites. The sand colored walls and floors combine perfectly with the wooden tailor-made furniture and create a soothing atmosphere. Some African artifacts decorate each room in a subtle way. Every Honeymoon Suite has a private sitting area to take in the amazing view. Each Honeymoon Suite is exquisitely furbished with four-poster beds, satellite TV, minibar, tea-making facilities, safe and complementary WIFI.

Machweo Cottage

Stay in one of our 6 luxurious cottages. Each cottage contains amazing African art and is beautifully decorated to give each guest the most tranquil environment possible. Every cottage has a private terrace to enjoy the view on Mt. Meru and take in the African sunset. Each cottage is exquisitely furbished with four-poster beds, satellite TV, minibar, tea-making facilities, safe and complementary WIFI.

Onsea House Guest Cottage

These sunny rooms feature a private wooden balcony with a great swimming pool and garden view. They have a sitting and writing area and an en-suite bathroom with hot bath/shower and toilet. The extra shared terrace offers direct access to the swimming pool. The fully equipped living room and kitchen make this room ideal both for either short or long term stay with family or friends.

Onsea House Country Inn

These two romantic rooms in safari colours have an excellent view from their private terrace with great sunset views. They both have en-suite bathrooms with hot bath/shower and toilet. They have a lounge area on the private terrace and every room has a safe and free WiFi connection. Both rooms can be interconnected, making it a convenient room for all type of guests.

Onsea House Family Suite

Two doube rooms and one twin room with an excellent view from the private terrace providing a great sunset. The family suite has an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet.The suite has a private garden, relax area and garden bath tub.A private living room is connecting the different rooms. Free WiFi is available in the family suite.