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Barwon Heads, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Small hotel but perfect for an overnight stay after arriving in Dar Es Salaam from Australia. Large well equipped rooms with sea views, good pool and very helpful staff. Outstanding dinner. The only negative was the very long time (10 minutes +0 that it took for the only luke warm water to make it to the shower. Will definitely stay...

Thank Charles H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 August 2016

we stayed in this hotel for 1 night before our trip to Larchfiled homes for children in need. food is amazing, staff are awesome and rooms are extremely large, clean and comfy!! the pool is to try for sure and have some nice Kilimanjaro beer at the terrasse by night

Thank Philip N
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We were in Dar es Salaam for a day. Our flight from our safari came in at 10 in the morning and our flight out to Amsterdam was at midnight. What could we do for a day? Oyster Bay was the perfect answer. We were picked up at the airport and had a tour of the city as we wound...

3Thank ICFD5
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We stayed at the Oyster Bay at the end of our stay in Tanzania. It was a wonderful hotel. We were able to enjoy wonderful meals at whatever time suited us. We could relax in the lovely gardens by the pool. A car and driver picked us up at the airport and took us back for our return flight home...

1Thank traveller123265
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Fantastic room overlooking the sea, beautiful garden and pool and the kindest chef, Demeter who indulged and took great care of us. We arrived at Oyster Bay and unfortunately, l was quite unwell ( later found to be a kidney infection) but was well looked after by the big hearted Demeter who took it upon herself to find appropriate medication...

Thank tanji k
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2015

When we told we needed a night in Dar es Salaam we were a little hesitant, after all holidays in Tanzania are surely about Safari and Beaches and we were not really keen to spend a night in a busy city. The Oyster Bay however made this well worthwhile and we would definitely return to Dar just to spend a...

Thank Trav3lmonk3y
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We had four day rooms for eight. Quite nice. We had invited friends and had buffet dinner for 18 at the hotel. The quality and selection of food was disappointing, and to charge USD 75 per person, regardless of age, was outrageous considering that we had two children under 4 and two more under ten. Their answer when we questioned...

Thank Fazli D
Joel C, Representative at The Oyster Bay Hotel, responded to this review

We agree 100% with this comment – bad enforcement certainly and contrary to everything we have tried to create at The Oyster Bay and our ‘staying with friends’ ethos. We unreservedly offer our apologies to Mr Fazli D and request that he contacts us on reservations@theoysterbayhotel.com so that we can arrange to make amends for our shortcomings. The Directors.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Looking at the photos online of this hotel, one gets the idea that it is luxurious. Those photos must have been taken when they built the place 8 years ago because now the furniture is threadbare in places and there is a horrible smell of mildew and damp in the lounge / dining area on the ground floor. The bedrooms...

2Thank vmj306
Joel C, Representative at The Oyster Bay Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry that we have not been able to meet the expectations of this guest but as we are unable to clearly identify their identity and the date that they stayed with us we would request that they contact us on reservations@theoysterbayhotel.com so that we can address their concerns. Since opening, the hotel has undergone selective refurbishment, trying wherever...

New York
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Exceptional property. Exceptional rooms. Exceptional service. Stayed here for one night after our safari in the Serengeti and before heading to the Seychelles. It was absolutely perfect. Rooms are divine. You feel as if you're staying as a treasured guest in a large home. Only 8 rooms, of which it was just us and 2 others during our stay. The...

2Thank nycadman
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Oyster Bay Hotel was selected as the introduction and finale to our Safari experience in Tanzania. A perfect choice! Friday night arrival at Dar-Es-Salaam airport meant a one hour road transfer to the hotel. That was an eye-opener in so many ways! The chaotic traffic, the motor bikes that weaved in and out of the vehicles in all directions, the...

2Thank Marg and Dick G

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Oyster Bay is like staying with friends, a beautiful large home and garden with eight luxurious ocean facing guest suites, spacious in the extreme (70 sqm) with luxurious bathrooms, air-conditioned, fabulously furnished in contemporary African style, the suites reflect modern day Africa in a timeless setting – balmy, equatorial, coastal, Dar es Salaam. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Oyster Bay Hotel

Address: Toure Drive, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: ₹ 58,901 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oyster Bay Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 48
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#1 Family Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#15 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
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“There are 3 floors, all very large and spacious, all with sea views and air cons”
 of 5 bubbles KatieF985, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 6 had a lovely view of the Indian Ocean”
 of 5 bubbles jayglick, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I think all the rooms are identical - there are only 8”
 of 5 bubbles Lara123hall, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room on top floor for best ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles 835charlesh, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Each room is perferct-all look over the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles ICFD5, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
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