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18 Apr 2021
7 nights
1 Room, 2 Guests

Senegambia Beach Hotel

Senegambia Beach is a hotel on Kololi Beach in The Gambia, set in 20 acres of mature tropical gardens. There are one and two-storey buildings scattered around the grounds. Guests share the gardens with monkeys, squirrels and a variety of birds. The hotel is in a popular area for tourists. There are two main swimming pools, one by the main hotel building and the other close to the beach, with views of the sea. The beachside pool has a bar with a traditional thatched roof, and there are two smaller pools for children. The sun terraces have plenty of places to relax and are dotted with mature tropical trees. Between the hotel and the sea, steps lead to a narrow stretch of sand that belongs to the hotel, where you can sunbathe. You can also take a short stroll towards some of the larger beaches in the area. The hotel has three restaurants; one buffet and two à la carte. There is seating indoors, or you can dine on one of the outdoor terraces, either overlooking the sea or the gardens. There is a small collection of shops where you can buy souvenirs and swimwear, and you'll also find a gallery of African art on the floor above the reception area. The hotel is on the edge of Kololi, a popular resort with places to eat, drink and shop. Bijilo National Park, a nature reserve on the coast, is just south of the hotel. Banjul, the capital, is a short drive away.

Senegambia Beach leads to the sandy beach. You can relax on the hotel's own stretch or, if you want to swim, there's a choice of beaches around Kololi, where you'll also find plenty of bars. The hotel is at the end of the popular Senegambia Road, with lots of places to eat and shop. This area is also home to a craft market and shopping mall. The beachside woodland reserve, Bijilo Forest Park, is nearby, and is a well known area for bird watching. Banjul, the capital of The Gambia, is 17km from the hotel. The capital city is on an island where the Gambia River meets the Atlantic Ocean. You can enter through the famous Arch 22 gateway. Visitors can discover Gambia's history at the National Museum or shop at the Albert Market. You can take a boat trip on the River Gambia, and get to know more of the inland region.

The hotel has a buffet restaurant for breakfast and dinner, and an à la carte restaurant that serves pizzas and other Italian cuisine. There's another à la carte restaurant by the beach. The hotel has three bars, including a swim-up bar at the pool by the beach.

The hotel has several tennis courts. The staff organise daytime activities such as volleyball, aquaerobics and dance lessons, and in the evenings there's local entertainment.

The pool down the beach has a swim up bar. There is also a small separate pool area with a founder pool for children (sloping bottom). Narrow sandy terrace between the hotel and the sea with sun loungers, mattresses and umbrellas. It is difficult to swim directly below the hotel due to sandbags. If you walk about 100 meters in one direction you reach a nice beach.

Rooms have a balcony or terrace, where you can enjoy a cool drink straight from your fridge. All rooms have air conditioning and satellite TV.

A souvenir shop, a shop with swimwear and a gallery of African art can be found on the floor above the reception area. Everything you eat or drink is written in the room and paid with cash at check-out. You can withdraw money at the front desk at its Visa, Mastercard or American Express, extra charge.

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Facilities

  • Kids pool
  • Air-con
  • Kids play area
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Wifi
  • Kids pool
  • Massage
  • 24 hr reception
  • Air-con
  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Cot
  • Currency exchange
  • High chairs
  • Kids play area
  • Laundry
  • Located on a main street
  • Medical service
  • Non-smoking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Safe
  • Shop(s)
  • Snack bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Wifi
  • Luggage room
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Salon

Location

Distance to city centre 5km

Distance to beach 10m

Distance to airport 200m

Senegambia Beach Hotel location

Address: +220 446 1889, Kololi, Western Division, Kololi, Gambia

Kololi, Serrekunda, Gambia

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Tripadvisor rating Based on 1645 reviews

Michael
Jun 2020 |

I am travor Mendy, I am from The Gambia West Africa the smiling cost of Africa, a a local tour guide to all countries in Europe who wants to visit The Gambia here is my WhatsApp number you can send me a text to know more about my country. Tell:+2203017050

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Smiling coast of Gambia
Mar 2020 |

Really enjoyed our first time in Gambia I loved this hotel we all really enjoyed our stay. We stayed in a standard room which was just has it said standard but very clean. Next time we will up grade. But it was ok gardens and the wild life around this hotel was amazing. I loved how we had lots of choice of restaurants out on the strip we never got nagged to deaf that much, and we felt very safe everyone was very friendly.Just a simple no thank you was fine. We never had a bad meal. I loved the beach the strip and the hotel my husband went fishing twice we went on a few trips and yes it’s an eye opener but what happy kids really polite. Taxis cheap we did stick to one. We have booked again for next year. Hopefully we can go and the virus has done one fingers crossed. But yes Gambia is definitely the smiling coast. 😍😊 And the Senegambia hotel was fabulous! Lots of entertainment if you want it and quite times to,best of both worlds.

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Good hotel, well dated and a little too pretensions
Mar 2020 |

Functionally fine room, some dated; with little kitchen and cookware. Bedroom fine beds and bedding, though hard mattresses. Plumbing fine, plenty of clean and fresh towels. Housekeeping fine. Wi-Fi in times of in frequent use is insufficient! Buy local SIM card!

Park-like surroundings, daily birdwatching. 3 Swimming pools, of which one is 'Quiet' with saggy beds (new ones came on our last day)

Lesser points: very long waiting after ordering at various bars.

Only cash and in doing so it is necessary to pay attention to correct notes and calculation. Reception slow and not always knowledgeable.

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