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Blue Oyster Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 007, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Jambiani
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is such a relaxing destination - the colours of the ocean as the tide comes in and out are amazing - I sat on a sunbed and watched the whole day. The rooms are OK, basic but I preferred to be outside anyway. The food was a little slow in coming - sometimes an hour, but tasty all the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Blue Oyster Hotel for one week in February 2014. It was a wonderful vacation, very romantic and fun and relaxing! Even though it rained a few times, it normally cleared up for the afternoon, and the sea was still warm and looked beautiful even on the days when it was overcast. The staff... More

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CUMBRIA ENGLAND
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I stayed at Blue Oyster for a week. It is a lovely mid-range medium size hotel set in beautiful gardens right on the beach. This must be one of the prettiest parts of the coast, show-casing the beautiful azure sea. Yes, the tide does recede a (very) long way, but it's possible to go further along the beach and walk... More

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Appiano sulla Strada del Vino, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

After one week safari in the Serengeti and other national parks of Tanzania, we flew to Zanzibar. At first we spent 2 days in Stone Town, which we enjoyed very much, then we drove to the east coast to the small village of Jambiani. Even the arrival was promising: the porter opened to us the gate and we were very... More

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Lusaka, Zambia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It was the third time for me to go back to Blue Oyster. I find the hotel excellent, in a beatiful locotation, just on the beach. Amazing views and colors of the sea. Right place for resting. The food at the restaurant is delicious and good value for money. The hotel is very well organized and the staff is very... More

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Dublin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We didn't stay at the Blue Oyster as were on a shoestring budget but we came often for their lovely drinks, food & atmosphere. The staff were so nice & the service top notch. You read often about theft in Zanzibar but I want to write about my experience of wonderful honesty here. We had lunch at the BO &... More

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Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were in Blue Oyster for the second time. It was perfect for a quiet stay after our safari on the mainland. At our first visit five years ago, we only went to Zanzibar and we found it a lovely place to spend our beach holiday together with some smaller activities like the spice tour or dhowtrip. The excellent management... More

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Magdeburg, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We went there for dinner once, as my parents stayed at this place a few months earlier and were really satisfied. The food was really good - especially the cheese steak when you have not had decent beef in Tansania for months ... The buildings itself look all nice, well maintained and clean.

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Waalwijk, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

After our safari we stayed 4 day's in this hotel. We had a great room with a vieuw to the sea and the white sand!I The room was nice, the bathroom a little small and a little bit old. We where just relaxing on the beach, reading, some drinking, just enyoing and whatching the local people! The breakfest and dinner... More

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Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany
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25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This Hotel is just great. We stayed here 7 nights and everything was perfect. Our room was decorated very nicely, cleaned up every day and with a great view to the sea. The offered food for diner was a mix between local food and international cuisine and the breakfast was a buffet with a mix of eggs, sweets, pancake, fruits,... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Blue Oyster
Blue Oyster Hotel Zanzibar/Jambiani
Address: P.O. Box 007, Jambiani, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Jambiani
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Jambiani
#4 Family Hotel in Jambiani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Oyster Hotel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
small friendly place hotel next to the beach offers rooms with sea view and rooms in a court yard, open terraced restaurant with an extensive menu. ... more   less 
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