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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014
debgandolfo Kirkland, Washington
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kirkland, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Blue Oyster in Jambiani, Zanzibar, is a tropical paradise. I'm so glad we decided to stay in Jambiani versus the area in the north which is apparently much more built up. Jambiani was quiet -- just the way you'd imagine a tropical getaway. The location right on the beach cannot be beat. The whole resort is beautifully done and... More

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Brasilia, DF
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18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Even if sometimes like they were trained to do so, the attention and care everyone on the hotel gives you is priceless. Also, apart from being located one hour and 15 minutes from stone town, the hotel is a small and shiny piece of tranquility in the sands of Jambiania Beach. Watching the tide goes up,and down from your balcony... More

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Trento, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The hotel is a very good choice and the staff very kind and efficent!! The sea view rooms are beautiful and very clean. You are really in front of the ocean! Also the restaurant is very good, there are a lot of different dishes you can choose. The breakfast is also wonderful, with lovely pankcakes and a lot of other... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed at the Blue Oyster after a Tanzania Safari and enjoyed every second of our stay there. The place is definitely not the luxurious resort type, but a worth every penny charming hotel. Idylic setting with palm trees, blue sea and white sand. Rooms have great sea view, good bed and moderate bath room. Very friendly staff and good... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Kicked our tour of Zanzibar off staying here in May (on a recommendation). I'm no prolific reviewer, but these guys deserve a special mention, as this hotel was incredible. Idyllic setting, excellent value but what absolutely blew me away was the food. The Octopus curry changed my life, and the mango Kingfish was so good I ate it two days... More

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Blue Oyster is lovely, friendly, and very well-managed by a terrifically energetic and communicative staff. The rooms are clean and sunny, the restaurant run by a great staff, especially the incomparable Valentino. Everyone is helpful and welcoming and they remember your name and your particularities. You can swim (even at low tide) in sparkingly clean turquoise waters, go snorkeling on... More

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went directly here after coming down from the Mt. Kilimanjaro summit. Was exactly the right choice. The hotel is very nice and clean. The staff is friendly and welcoming. There isn't much to do - you come here to relax. Got deep into Dumas' Vicomte de Bragalonne while chilling out. Snorkeling is just ok - but you get taken out... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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35 helpful votes 35 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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Address: P.O. Box 007, Jambiani, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Jambiani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Oyster Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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