If you do not expect too much, you can be very happy with the hotel. The rooms are very clean, they get cleaned every day very well. The bathroom in our first room was full of mold, we asked if we can get another room and that was no problem. The other rooms, as we heard, do not have that problem.
The staff is very friendly and helpful, if you have a problem or don't like something, just tell them. We wanted a mosquito net and they just drilled a hook into the ceiling and gave it to us!
We booked the junior suite and would not recommend it. You get a small "kitchen" but nothing to sit on and no table. We looked at some standard rooms and they all looked better. So if you`re thinking about booking the suite because it soudns better: don`t do it! The only advantage is that you get a fridge.
We only had a bed and a little closet (1m x 1,5m) in our room, no desk or anything like that, but you do not need that in The Gambia anyway, because you should alway be outside exploring the country. The AC costs about 30€ for one week, the safe about 10€. You should book the AC as it gets very hot in the rooms and insects do not go into the cold.
The breakfast is not great, but you do not have to starve. You can get eggs, baked beans and so on. They also have bread, but not a lot to put on it. There is some "cheese" but it does not taste like anything. Still, we had it 7 days every day and it was okay.
In total, it is a very good hotel for the price. I had worse three star hotels in Europe. so if you do not expect a 5 star European hotel, you won't be disappointed.
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- Also Known As:
- Bamboo Garden Hotel Gambia/Kololi