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Blue Oyster Hotel
2 stars

Blue Oyster Hotel

Jambiani Beach, Jambiani 0000, Tanzania
Jambiani, Tanzania
See location+255 784 432 911
C$ 89

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based on 560 reviews
560 reviews
Room type
Nightly total
Double room
C$ 89

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About Blue Oyster Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Situated along the white, sand Jambiani Beach, Blue Oyster Hotel features sun loungers along the beach with thatched Makuti parasols. There is also a rooftop restaurant and a beach bar. The rooms come with carved Zanzibari-style beds, a desk and fan. Some rooms also offer a balcony and sea views. The en suite bathrooms are equipped with a shower. Guests can relax by the beach, in the garden hammocks or with a massage. The hotel has a ngalawa fishing boat and snorkelling equipment available for rent. There is also a small library with international books and a shop with locally produced souvenirs. The restaurant serves a variety of Swahili and international dishes featuring fresh seafood, vegetables and fruit. The Beach Bar serves lunch, fruit juices and cocktails. Blue Oyster Hotel is located 18 km from Jozani Forest and 60 km from Stone Town. Zanzibar Airport is 55 km away.

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Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Blue Oyster Hotel

  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit box
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Bottle of water


  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation


  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Garden view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Private beach
  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service


  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Health and safety

  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care


  • Massage

Reviews of Blue Oyster Hotel

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What can I expect from the hotel's food quality?

The hotel offers a wide selection for lunch and dinner with a good variety that caters well to vegetarians. Guests have praised the food as outstanding and exceptional, with options for everyone.

What are the common concerns about the hotel's food?

Some guests have mentioned that the dinner menu options were not as good as expected, and there were delays in receiving the food. However, the breakfast is described as simple but lovely.

How are the hotel's beds described?

Guests have described the beds as spacious and comfortable, providing a great night's sleep. However, some have mentioned that the dinner menu options were limited in choice and that breakfast options were repetitive.

What are the common praises about the hotel's staff?

The staff are described as very friendly, welcoming, and professional. They are praised for their great hospitality, organization of events, and efforts to make guests feel at home.

What practical information should I know about swimming at the hotel's beach?

Guests should be aware of the tides, as it can be difficult to swim during low tide. However, the hotel is right on the beach, providing a stunning view and direct access to the Indian Ocean.

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Consider High Tide for Swimming

Keep in mind that swimming is only possible during high tide, and the hotel does not have a pool, so plan your beach activities accordingly.

Opt for Upper Floor Rooms

If you prefer a room on the first floor, it's advisable to confirm this in advance as some guests mentioned not getting their preferred floor despite making a reservation.

Embrace Sustainable Living

The hotel follows sustainable practices, such as minimizing plastic waste and using solar power, contributing to responsible tourism.

Plan for Food Service Time

Be prepared for a wait when ordering food, as some guests noted longer than usual wait times for meals to be served.

Bring Cash for Payment

If you plan to settle your bill on arrival, be aware that there may be a fee, and the hotel's exchange rate for dollars is mentioned as unfavorable by some guests.

Check Nearby Dining Options

While the hotel's restaurant offers good food, guests also recommend exploring nearby restaurants for additional dining choices.

Be Mindful of Low Tide

During low tide, swimming may be challenging due to the shallow water, so plan your beach activities accordingly.

Consider Room Amenities

Some guests suggested that the addition of a mini-fridge in the room could be beneficial, especially for accessing cold drinks after the bar closes.

Engage in Hotel Activities

Take advantage of the hotel's offerings, such as the sailing trip in the dhow, and consider signing up for shared trips with other guests to save on costs.

Appreciate the Secluded Location

The hotel's remote location in Jambiani provides a peaceful and disconnected experience, away from the hustle and bustle, offering a unique opportunity to unwind.


Jambiani Beach, Jambiani 0000

What's nearby

  • Jambiani Beach5.6 km



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FAQs when booking at Blue Oyster Hotel

  • Where is Blue Oyster Hotel located?

    Blue Oyster Hotel is located at Jambiani Beach, 0.2 km from the centre of Jambiani. Jambiani Beach is the closest landmark to Blue Oyster Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Blue Oyster Hotel?

    Check-in time is 1:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Blue Oyster Hotel.

  • Does Blue Oyster Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Blue Oyster Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Blue Oyster Hotel from the airport?

    Blue Oyster Hotel is 37 km from Zanzibar Kisauni. Blue Oyster Hotel is 72.8 km from Dar Es Salaam.

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Value for money


Distance to downtown

0.2 km

Nearest Airport

Zanzibar Kisauni

Distance to airport

37.1 km