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Reviewed 21 December 2009

Lovely place for the price. Very freindly staff and helpful, rooms are simple but lovely. We stayed in a room beside the garden had a good room with a great shower. Food was good but on the first night a few hours after my first meal at the blue oyster i felt very unwell, at first i though it was...

Thank beckyv27
Reviewed 28 October 2009

Blue oyster hotel is a place you can compare to these typical picturs you would find on postcards or on a cover of a brochure in a travel agency. We have stayed there for 1 weeks and I have never enjoyed myself more than at this time. The rooms are simple but set up very nice. Everything is really clean...

Thank Travelwilli69
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 October 2009

Based on the review for this hotel I booked a room for 2 nights there. I was really happy not to stay longer. The hotel is nice but there is a seaweed plantation just in front of the hotel making it impossible to go for swimming as there are many sea-urchins and also metalic pickets so that you have to...

1Thank gaelleZH
Reviewed 12 October 2009

This is a great place, to get away from it all. The rooms were comfortable with traditional Zanzibarian beds. The hotel is very popular and so we ended up spending one night in an ensuite room and one night in a room with the bathroom down the hall which was fine although felt a bit damp as it only had...

Thank Bonsai011
Reviewed 22 September 2009

After our safari in southern Tanzania we stayed for 3 days in the Blue Oyster Hotel at Jambiana. Because the rooms were not that expensive i did not expect much. But the rooms are nice, clean and the food was so so good!! Every day fresh crab, lobster, tuna, WOW!! it's a perfect accommodation for a short holiday. At the...

Thank SafariMan77
Reviewed 8 September 2009

Just come back from a week staying at the blue oyster. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The hotel is write on the beach and the views are amazing. The hotel restaurant is excellent (especially fish sizzling) in fact so good that we didn't bother venturing outside the hotel. We went fishing with Captain Zippy which was a great morning...

Thank Blissie
Reviewed 25 August 2009

Great spot in every way. Hard to fault although restaurant staff are a bit sullen. Super relaxing and quiet. Check out non profit cafe 2 mins away from by canadians. Ali Baba cafe.

Thank Ruairi3000
Reviewed 22 August 2009

Jambiani is a quaint little fishing village where you feel you are on the set of a National Geographic Special. When the tide regresses, hundreds of women move out into the seaweed farms, fisherman move out to sea and it is a hype of activity. When the tide comes in, the beach becomes baron and you can swim with most...

Thank briangin
Birmingham, England
Reviewed 7 August 2009

Amazing hotel in a stunning location. Beautiful rooms and fantastic staff ! This place needs to be visited !!! It has everything you need and we're not the kind of people to stay in one place for a while but this place really does warrant it. The food is amazing as well and in particular Anwar the guy on reception...

Thank Goatuk
Reviewed 3 July 2009

my favorite place in the world! people around are very friendly, food in the restaurant just amaizing, not very expensive, sometimes people from other hotels coming to this restaurant, because food here is the best on this coast. very quite and relax place, but if you like to talk, this place is for you too, because local people very like...

Thank kristinabMoscow

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Blue Oyster Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 007, Jambiani, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Price Range: $103 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Oyster Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Hotel Blue Oyster
Blue Oyster Hotel Zanzibar Island/Jambiani
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Jambiani
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Jambiani
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“I had room 11 and was really happy with it (nice terrace with bay view)”
 of 5 bubbles alexanderpF2502IQ, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the first floor - an afternoon breeze is very pleasant on the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles PhineasFogg54, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view, first floor”
 of 5 bubbles cb1002014, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Seaview rooms are worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles Noe2014, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Swimming is only possible at high tide which makes this beach less attractive for families with young children.”
 of 5 bubbles SoniaB835, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
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