We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Blue Oyster Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Blue Oyster Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 140: English reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We just went there for dinner... Ordered everything in chicken because we don't eat sea food.but the food was so delicious that we wished we had ordered more Every thing about this hotel is fantastic The ambiance and the food makes the experience worthwhile.drinks were amazing too

2Thank Fatima S
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Loved staying at this hotel! My room was a decent size with large, comfy and mozzie netted bed. Don't expect the rooms to be all singing and dancing, but you won't want to spend much time in the anyway as the hotel grounds are tranquil and beautiful... However, they are clean and comfortable with decent sized balconies. The outdoor lunchtime...

2Thank matthewjonrichards
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was a great place for lunch. The food was very tasty and well presented. Great selection as well. The restaurant is beachside and offers amazing ocean views. The staff was very good and service was quick. Our son enjoyed the hammock and swing while waiting for lunch. Will be back to try the hotel.

2Thank blondechickma
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic hotel. The rooms,food,and staff are all brilliant. One big shout out for Godbless,he's such a nice guy,and very good at his job. This hotel is very layed back,and cleanliness is top of there agenda. Breakfast (included) was really nice,and plenty to choose from. Can't big this place up enough.

1Thank Trash89
Bedfordview, South Africa
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Everything was fantastic!! The situation, the room, the staff and the food was really, really good. They went out of their way to make food that met my husband's dietary requirements and didn't need reminding. I would really recommend this hotel to anyone. The staff were amazing, they learned our names, laughed at our attempts at Kiswahili, and made our...

3Thank Bill-JuliaTaylor
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Located right on the beachfront, the hotel is ideally located for swimming (only when the tide is in), gazing out to the ocean over breakfast or lunch and long walks along the beach either north towards Paje or south until the beach runs out! Our room was advertised as 'courtyard view' which basically means it's one of the cheaper rooms...

1Thank Scott_Photo
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed for 3 nights. Stunning sea views. The service is very friendly and goes out of their way to meet your needs. Meals were outstanding. Excellent value. Rooms are simple and very clean. Lovely attention to detail.

3Thank ashgrove01
Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The views of this tidal ocean are incredible. The water is like gemstones. At low tide, the seaweed farming becomes visible and the colors of the women's clothes iand the water are amazing. Blue Oyster has great food, great staff and wonderful accommodations. Their ecological awareness is much appreciated.

3Thank karinsuskin
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The place was really nice. We staid there 4 nights and enjoyed the beach, the food, and some of the leisure activities (e.g. scuba diving). The amenities are in a good shape, the service was good and the people extremely nice and the prices were surprisingly low.

4Thank Alexander P
Geldermalsen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This place in Jambiani has everything for a nice rest. A room with sea view. A terrace with open view to the beach and nice beach beds. Small stairs give access to a clean beach and with upcoming/ high tide you can swim in a clean sea. The staff is passionate and pro-active to help. The food is delcious and...

2Thank WillemvP

218 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (213)
Hotel & Grounds (37)
Pool/Beach Area (41)
Dining (18)
Room/Suite (17)
View from Room (10)
Bathroom (1)
Other (89)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (5)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Jambiani hotels
2.1 mi away
Zanzest Beach Bungalows
Zanzest Beach Bungalows
#2 of 12 in Jambiani
196 reviews
2.0 mi away
Coral Rock Zanzibar
Coral Rock Zanzibar
#6 of 12 in Jambiani
511 reviews
1.6 mi away
Mbuyuni Beach Village
Mbuyuni Beach Village
#10 of 12 in Jambiani
225 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 mi away
Casa Del Mar Hotel Jambiani
0.4 mi away
Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel
0.7 mi away
Mamamapambo Boutique Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • 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: £61 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Oyster Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Blue Oyster Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Blue Oyster Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay