Located 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 private 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 snorkeling 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 11 mi from Jozani Forest and 37 mi from Stone Town. Zanzibar Airport is 34 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Located 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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Travel Sustainable Level 3

This property told us they’re making large investments and efforts toward sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – 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
8.0
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Magdalena
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    Everything! Beautiful and peaceful place! Clean rooms. Amazing and kind staff- they were very personal and accommodating with all the requests I’ve had. First solo trip for me and I felt extremely comfortable there.
  • Colette
    Germany Germany
    I spent 5 days at Blue Oyster together with my partner and without exaggeration everything was perfect. The location, the room, the beach, the hotel staff and above all the food. The food was truly exceptional and the most pleasant surprise. The...
  • Mats
    Sweden Sweden
    The hotel is on and almost in the Indian ocean. At high tide the waves strikes heavily the barriers of the beach stretch. The power of the ocean is amazing. The management care for details in all aspects, coushions on the beach beds, quality...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

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

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

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • 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
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment & 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
  • Safe
General
  • Mosquito net
  • Fan
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Spa
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Swahili

House rules

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

Check-in

From 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

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

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't 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
Must-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 of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

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

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

FAQs about Blue Oyster Hotel

  • Blue Oyster Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Blue Oyster Restaurant

  • The prices at Blue Oyster Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

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

  • Blue Oyster Hotel is 1,950 feet from the center of Jambiani. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Blue Oyster Hotel is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Room options at Blue Oyster Hotel include:

    • Double

  • 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

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Blue Oyster Hotel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.