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“Perfect place to chill out”
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Luigi's Complex
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kololi
Certificate of Excellence
Worcester
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“Perfect place to chill out”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Stayed here for a week at the end of March in a poolside double room. The room was comfortable, well decorated and kept beautifully cleaned, in fact the cleanest room we have ever stayed in. We loved the secret garden and sunbathed there most days with only the sound of the waterfall to keep us company. Location is good with the beach just over the road. Look out for the fresh fruit sellers, ours was number 22 and the fruit was absolutely beautiful. Julie made us feel very welcome and even took us to the local school which she is involved with and this visit was the highlight of our week - hard to explain how special this was. The teachers were so dedicated and the children so loveable.
We ate in the restaurant one night and the food was very good. Breakfast was freshly prepared for you each morning and was perfectly cooked. Our only disappointment was that we would have liked to have experienced a more traditional Gambian style cuisine.
On our final night we were invited to Julie and Luigi's " family and friends " meal. This was a Mexican buffet which was fantastic.
Solomons Restaurant just over the road is definitely worth a visit. Gorgeous fish and so cheap.
Would definitely stay here again. Thank you for a wonderful week

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

This is one the cutest boutique hotels I've ever seen. The rooms are decorated with excellent taste and the whole place feels like a home. It has a duck pond where you can relax and meditate, a pool and even a mini spa center. The beach is also right there. Every thing is clean and simple. The food is excellent and diverse, I actually found the hotel through the restaurant. Staff is well trained, friendly and professional. I just wish it was a bit more affordable to be able to plan longuer vacations, I stayed just a week.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Leeds
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

7th trip to The Gambia (various hotels) this hotel is pure luxury. Very relaxed and calming atmosphere. Great staff from management to security. Food fantastic as is the service. The rooms are very modern and have everything you need - cannot wait to go back. Big thanks to all, see you again soon.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

This is my fifth or sixth visit to The Gambia over the past few years. I love the smiling coast.

I am currently staying at Luigi's for the first time and without a doubt, every time I visit in The Gambia in the future I will be staying here. The level of comfort, cleanliness, food and staff is impeccable. I feel very comfortable here especially being a sole traveller. I rented an apartment, however there are very comfortable rooms here available too. What can I say, I love my space. The accommodation is of very high quality and lends to Luigi's catchphrase - Home from home.. I don't feel like I have compromised as I had done on some occasions with accommodation in The Gambia in the past. Luigi's is a family owned and run business who are indeed very passionate about providing quality. I cannot fault them at all. All I can say is that as long as Luigi's are here, I will be returning...

Thank you so much Luigi & family for your vision of excellence... OK, off now to catch a few rays, do some water aerobics and get a massage later when the sun goes down :) xxx

Ciao - A very happy happy customer :) xx

Room Tip: My apartment is overlooking a water feature overlooking a garden. I chose the first floor as am a s...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed at Luigi's for two weeks in March this year and had a fantastic time and a great location just 2 minutes from beach. You could not fault the hotel for cleanliness and the double room was lovely ( I wanted to take the end home is was so comfy) and the apartments are worth checking out too. Staff were very helpful and friendly, service was great as was the food and 12 choices fro breakfast. The gardens were beautiful and everything was very well maintained. Definitely earned the TP Cert of Excellence.

Room Tip: The apartments seem to be slightly better located but really all the rooms are fine.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Immingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

i have been to gambia five times in the last few years staying at different hotels / app louigi's is by far the best I have been to, the management were very helpful and accommodating in every aspect the cleaning staff were extremely good and very efficient with politeness at the highest level, bar staff and dining staff also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for making my stay so relaxing.

Room Tip: my room was a one bedroom ground floor 10 metres from the pool, and the gardens were very well done...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, England
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Our second visit staying in a two bedroom apartment, each with en suite bathroom. Thanks to Julie, Luigi, Giovanni and the hotel staff for another lovely stay.

Loved the new Italian garden & other new features (games room, outdoor sofas, new paving etc) - it's all been done to the usual high standard.

There was a wedding whilst we were there & it was a lovely day - especially the evening entertainment of Gambian dancers.

Thanks to Sid for organising a fishing trip - we really enjoyed the day and, having caught a 'biggie' Julie kindly cooked it for dinner for us, which was a really nice gesture!

The Palma Rima Rd has really grown in quality since last year & just gets better - the nearby beach bars have undergone a bit of a revamp & the beach itself is just perfect. A few new restaurants have opened which meant we seldom ventured up to the Strip.

There was a definite drop in the amount of hassle we received this year - there must have been a crackdown which meant our holiday was far more relaxing than in the past.

The only downside was the noise and karaoke from Churchill's bar next door - something really should be done about it.

However, we have already booked our next two stays at Luigis for Xmas & February/March 2015 - which I suppose says it all!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Luigi's Complex
Address: Palma Rima Avenue | Kotu Beach, Kololi, Gambia
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Region: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kololi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kololi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luigi's Complex: Luxury Serviced Holiday Apartment and Hotel consists of 18, 1 and 2 bedroom self catering apartment and 14 bed and breakfast rooms. All rooms have free wi-fi and AC. Furnished to European standards. Reasonably priced with NO hidden extras. Ideal location for those who treasure their independence without sacrificing their comforts. ... more   less 
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Luigi`s Complex Hotel Kololi
Luigi's Complex Gambia/Kololi

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