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Cnr Haile Selassie & Ali Hassan Mwinyi Rds | Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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The Oyster Bay Hotel
Ranked #1 of 70 hotels in Dar es Salaam
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Short stay in October 2013 between safari and onward travel. Room was large and spotless, bed comfortable, staff helpful, food delicious and lounge area a pleasure to spend time in. So in short everything was good and it felt like a lovely place to stay longer for anyone that is doing that.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Before leaving Dar Es Salaam for a safari, we spent the day and overnight at the Oyster Bay Hotel. The rooms were lovely, the service was impeccable, and the meals were delicious. We could not have asked for a more perfect transition from a long overseas flight to an active safari itinerary.

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Wow. Spotless rooms, personalized service, DELICIOUS food and absolute comfort. This exclusive, very-low capacity hotel (no more than 7 rooms I believe) makes you feel like royalty. The staff is 100% focused on your individual needs: everybody knows your name, what you like for breakfast, your sleeping habits, etc. There is not much to see or do in Dar (in... More

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

What can you say about a hotel that makes you feel so welcome that you don’t want to leave? The Oyster Bay residence (it seems unfair to call it a hotel) sits just across the street from the Indian Ocean in the area of Dar populated by diplomatic residences and offices. On our first night there during a 2-part stay... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

You want to be treated like royalty in sunny and humid Dar es Salaam...be there; I had the pleasure being there a couple of times and i was received with joy and served with pride; i'm happy like a little kid every time; make your choice the next time you're in Dar;

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

My mom and I arrived in Dar Es Salaam at nearly 10:00 PM after over a day of traveling from the United States. Waiting for us at the airport, was a driver in dressed in all white linen who would be the one to drive us to The Oyster Bay Hotel. Despite the late hour, the entire staff was waiting... More

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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I am currently travelling through Africa and sometimes it can be hard slog. The oyster bay hotel provides a wonderful place to refresh on arrival to Tanzania or after a Safari. The staff are fantastic, from the moment you arrive everything that you could want or need appears! The food is of high quality and severed to your liking. The... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I'm currently traveling and living in East Africa for work and ended up staying at the Oyster Bay Hotel for a weekend. The hotel specifically focuses on business people and people going to or returning from safaris. I found it however a great destination in itself. The suites are sizable, luxurious and provide a haven of comfort and relaxation with... More

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Ubatuba, SP
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

It started off with a driver all dressed in white picking me up in an air-conditioned van at Dar-es-salaam airport, and ended with a lobster platter delivered to my room. The experience at the Oyster Bay couldn't have been any better. I arrived in a poor state, tired and sweaty and dusty, but was received by the owner as if... More

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109 reviews 109 reviews
76 hotel reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This establishment seems to have filled a gap in the market which I hadn't realised was there. It's a great product - what you want, when you want it, somewhere peaceful to draw breath before or after travelling elsewhere in the region. We just had one night (en route for Mozambique) and everything was beautifully well-organised. I'm not sure I'd... More

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Address: Cnr Haile Selassie & Ali Hassan Mwinyi Rds | Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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The Oyster Bay is like staying with friends, a beautiful large home and garden with eight luxurious ocean facing guest suites, spacious in the extreme (70 sqm) with luxurious bathrooms, air-conditioned, fabulously furnished in contemporary African style, the suites reflect modern day Africa in a timeless setting – balmy, equatorial, coastal, Dar es Salaam. ... more   less 
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