Oyster Bay

Reviews of Oyster Bay

Excellent(98%) From 42 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 42 of our travellers who have visited Oyster Bay, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs B from Bath
Arrived on: 1-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Oyster Bay review

Ideal base for over night stay in Dar. Stylish, quiet location. Friendly staff. Good food.

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Mr & Mrs B - Bristol
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A quiet retreat from the hustle of Dar

A lovely hotel with immaculate decor, food and especially service.

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Mr & Mrs M - Bristol
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Oyster Bay review

This was our second visit to this wonderful hotel and we were spoilt by having the place to ourselves.

Sebastian and Jurgen were excellent attentive hosts and the staff were as good as ever. The food is excellent, and we had an idyllic day by the pool appreciating the well kept garden. Our room was beautiful with lovely views both out to sea and inland.

It was especially nice to have Chauhan? expertly driving us again to and from the airport through the horrendous Dar rush hour. We certainly would revisit Oyster Bay if we were travelling through Dar again.

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Mr and Mrs Z Cambridge
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A calm and tranquil hotel

We arrived at Oyster Bay after a 12 hour journey from the UK and were bowled over by this beautiful hotel, the welcome from all the staff (who greeted outside the building with freshly made lemonade) and the tranquil surroundings. We spent the afternoon relaxing by the pool, then had a lovely dinner outside. A wonderful start to our holiday.

We went to Oyster Bay at the beginning of our holiday before going on safari but it would equally be a lovely place to finish your holiday with. Location-wise, it was perfect us as we didn't visit the city itself as we were passing through. It's beautifully positioned overlooking the ocean away from the hustle and bustle of Dar.

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Mr & Mrs C from Bristol
Arrived on: 7-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Oyster Bay Review

This is a hotel with a difference, as it is very much intended for travellers in transit. In fact, some of our fellow guests were only there for a few hours. We arrived at lunch time and left early the next morning, but managed to enjoy some excellent dining and a very relaxing afternoon by the pool. The room was comfortable and we slept well.

The location is immediately across the road from the beach, giving some fine views of the ocean, but is also unfortunately the other side of Dar es Salam from the airport. The traffic is dire (although our driver assured us that we had seen nothing like its worst) so transfers can take some time.

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Mr S & Miss G - London
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Suprisingly good!

A very trendy hotel, that appears from the outside like a private bank or lawyers practice.

This part of Dar is perfectly safe, and ended our trip in style.

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Mr & Mrs D from the Cayman Islands
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Oyster Bay review

I have written about Oyster Bay Hotel previously. [Ed: see below]

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Mr & Mrs I - Blackburn
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Oyster Bay review

Our last two visits have been very memorable when hosted by Maretha. So our expectatations were high for our third visit but on arrival we were asked if we had been before!

The service wasnot as slick as it should have been, considering we were the only guests. We did not feel comfortable

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Mr & Mrs D from the Cayman Islands
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay in Dar es Salaam is a small boutique hotel done in white with African woods and unusual art work. It is clean and
plush with many open areas onto the lovely gardens and Lap pool in the back.

The food was superb and served perfectly with delicious african wines. The staff and manager, Maretha, were fantastic. We could not wish for better care. All the rooms have a lovely view onto Oyster Bay. We took two breaks here during our Safari and it was very relaxing. It is the place to stay in Dar es Salaam.

We will definitely return again.

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Mr & Mrs R from Halifax
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxurious

Maretha & her small team couldn't do enough, it's a place of beauty & tranquility in Dar'.

We had 2 nights at the end of our fantastic holiday & this was the perfect place on the Peninsula to relax & unwind including the sundowner at the waterfront following an opportunity to purchase any memories / presses prior to our return.

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