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.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Jambiani, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.3

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free, Buffet


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 extra-large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
This property has told us they’re making large investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.6
Facilities
8.8
Cleanliness
9.2
Comfort
9.2
Value for money
8.9
Location
9.3
Free WiFi
8.2
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Zarin
    I normally don't rate so this is definitely a great one. The staff was very welcoming and accommodated to all our needs, the rooms are lovely, the beach is great and the food is amazing. Definitely recommending it, you can never go wrong with Blue...
  • Mélanie
    NetherlandsNetherlands
    A beautiful place. Great breakfast, so much to choose from the buffet. Highly recommended. Most friendly owners.
  • Brandon
    AustraliaAustralia
    Room was comfortable and clean. It's a sustainable resort so there's no air conditioning but with a ceiling fan. Sea breeze was always welcomed, and we had to ask for a second floor fan to help out. Food was great, and we loved all the meals we...

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Blue Oyster Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      African • Seafood • Local • International
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan

Facilities of Blue Oyster Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Private beach area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkelling
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Mosquito net
  • Fan
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Wellness
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Swahili

House rules

Blue Oyster Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 13:00 to 22:00

Check-out

Until 10:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 4 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Cash Blue Oyster Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Due to environmental considerations, our rooms have fans, but no air conditioning.

Furthermore we have no swimming pool at the hotel. All hot water is generated by a solar powered heating system.

Please inform Blue Oyster Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Blue Oyster Hotel

  • The prices at Blue Oyster Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Blue Oyster Hotel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Blue Oyster Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Beachfront
    • Private beach area
    • Happy hour
    • Beach
    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bike tours

  • Room options at Blue Oyster Hotel include:

    • Double

  • Blue Oyster Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Blue Oyster Restaurant

  • Blue Oyster Hotel is 650 yards from the centre of Jambiani. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Blue Oyster Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Check-in at Blue Oyster Hotel is from 13:00, and check-out is until 10:00.