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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My fifth (or is it sixth !!) visit and I still love staying here. It is impossible not to relax and chill out or enjoy the food. Me and my wife now regard Oliver and the staff as friends and I am fairly certain that this is reciprical. Please do not change anything - we like things just as they...

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hibiscushousegambia, Manager at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

It always gives us great pleasure to welcome you and your wife back to Hibiscus and to know that you enjoy the hospitality and friendship of all. Thank you for your kind review, best wishes for Christmas and the new year from all, we look forward to your return in 2017

Petersfield
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff at Hibiscus and warm and friendly, the food is good with plenty of variety, the bar is excellent and it was another wonderful visit. I stay regularly as I run a UK charity which support the nursery school close by. Its fun to pop round at break time and see 180 3-6 year old Gamnian children sing and...

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hibiscushousegambia, Manager at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

So good to see you again and so pleased that the AVI school is going well. We always try to encourage our guests to visit the school and I know that many have enjoyed the experience. Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes from all at Hibiscus House for Christmas and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful hotel with exceptional staff. As the first time to Sub Saharan Africa we had no idea what to expect. We have come away having had a wonderful and humbling experience. Hibiscus house is peaceful and full of colour. The staff go out of their way to ensure you are having a good time. The food is delicious. It...

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hibiscushousegambia, Manager at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you to stay and we are all so glad that you enjoyed your holiday and experiencing The Gambia; thank you very much for your kind review which will be passed on to all of our staff. Best wishes for Christmas and the new year from all at Hibiscus House

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Brilliant hotel and staff. Upgraded our room as had space. Fantastic breakfast, and amazing evening food - much better than Leo's which is number 1. Catered to our every need with a smile, will come back!

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hibiscushousegambia, Manager at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Hibiscus House, the 'team' are always so pleased to get our guest feedback and know that you have had a good time, I know that they work hard to make your stay memorable. Thank you so much for your kind review and we all look forward to seeing...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Simply cannot wait to return to hibiscus house, it is descrided as a home from home in the gambia, well we would have to agree. We have tried others but always return to our little oasis. We have oftern thought about not leaving reviews but it would be so selfish to keep the wonderfull hibiscus house all to ourselves. The...

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hibiscushousegambia, Owner at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review, it is always a pleasure to welcome you back to Hibiscus House, I will pass your kind and thoughtful comments on to the staff who I know will appreciate them and who will also be looking forward to your return

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Having stayed regularly at Hibiscus House over the years, the standards seem to be slipping since the mother of the mother/son owner partnership returned to the UK. More worryingly is that a number of guests, myself included, have been subjected to inappropriate hassling from a couple of the male staff when the owner was not on site. This is a...

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hibiscushousegambia, Owner at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

It is with great disappointment that I reply to this review, as you can see Karen has stayed at Hibiscus House many times over recent years and has also been very happy. Please see reviews: ‘Perfect as Always’ – 01-Feb-2014 ‘Thank you once again’ – 28-Nov-2015 ‘Home from Home’ – 01-Feb-2015 It was true that one member of staff was...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We picked Hibiscus House because we wanted a boutique hotel that would give us more of a real flavour of the Gambia, while still being secure and with good quality accommodation and food. We were not disappointed! We visited a few other hotels in The Gambia during our stay, some of which we had considered staying at and all of...

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hibiscushousegambia, Owner at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind review, our staff have been with us for a long time and always love to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay. Apologies for the WiFi speed, unfortunately it is something we have to live with and although we have tried it will not go any faster. That aside, thank you once again and...

London
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Our family of five had a wonderful relaxing holiday at this small boutique-type hotel. All the rooms are set around the pool and dining area but far away from them so you don't hear other guests and it's very private. It's also very comfortably furnished for relaxing in or out of the sun. The food was delicious - better than...

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hibiscushousegambia, Owner at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

Everyone is so happy that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at Hibiscus House and your time in The Gambia, you do not have to be a bird watcher to enjoy the variety which can be seen here. Thank you so much for your very kind comments.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Where to start when describing our stay at Hibiscus. It was great from the start til the end. The rooms were tidy, basic but everything you need. And really, how much time will you stay in the room when you are in Gambia?! The staff is absolutely fabulous, and so is the food (Seidu cooks everything very well, from pasta...

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hibiscushousegambia, Owner at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

Everyone welcomes your very kind review, thank you so much.We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Hibiscus House and an in-site of Gambia today, along with your creature comforts. We look forward to welcoming you back, thanks again

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Once again I stayed at Hibiscus House as a solo traveller whilst teaching at a local school and once again the staff made me feel as if I was one of the family. Although set in the heart of a local village, once inside the hotel gates you enter a secluded and peaceful atmosphere - although there are of course...

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hibiscushousegambia, Owner at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

You are always most welcome and everyone looks forward to your visits. Thank you so much for your very kind review, we look forward to your return

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hibiscus House is a privately owned small lodge/hotel in The Gambia. Located amidst the local community away from the main tourist areas and set within tropical gardens it's the perfect break for a little winter sun.The Gambia has long been popular for an extensive bird life, musical culture, river and sunny coastline.Hibiscus House is a perfect location to explore and experience the real Gambia.Explore The River Gambia and it's bolons, learn to drum a Jembe. Spend time at the local school or just relax in the sunshine.Enjoy delicious home cooked food from fresh local produce.We offer you a choice of 3 Suites, 1 Deluxe and 6 Garden Rooms, and 2 Swimming Pools along with happy and friendly service. Breakfast is included within the price and we also offer a lunchtime and evening menu. 'This is your home for as long as you are in The Gambia' ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hibiscus House

Address: Off Coastal Road, Brufut, Gambia
Region: Gambia > West Coast Division > Brufut
Price Range: $127 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hibiscus House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Hibiscus House Hotel Brufut
Hibiscus House Gambia/Brufut
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose one of the suites.”
 of 5 bubbles barryy, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is not accessible in the rooms. Room 5 has a constant humming from the pool generator.”
 of 5 bubbles 177Karen, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Definitely pay a bit extra for one of the exclusive garden villas with shared pool,”
 of 5 bubbles clareh578, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms do not have wifi but it is accessible in and around the pool and bar areas”
 of 5 bubbles 177Karen, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“all rooms are fine .west sides are good”
 of 5 bubbles DRNGEMAWAT2013, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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