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Sunbeach Hotel & Resort
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Bakau
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

what a disarter arrived 2/11/2011 showed to our room it was dirty and smelt musty,changed rooms after unpacking the air conditioning stopped working ti took 5 days to fix.The safe and tv were not working we also had no hot water for our holiday.There was two electrical fires in two blocks resulting in people changing rooms numrous times. The pool was out of action for five days a nice green colour fitration unit out of action.The main restaurant and bar stayed closed we had to use the beach bar and waiting 1-2 hours for a main course was normal .I would say half the hotel is not being used and is derilict number 2 pool looked like swamp.I stayed at this hotel 4 years ago the only reason for our return was it stated on the web site it had under gone major refurbishments ,not true not a thing had been done since our last visit.The whole place looked run down and shabby This is not our first visit to the Gambia we have been many times, but it is by far our worst and upsetting exsperience

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

This is a hotel we regualry go back to year after year.You can expect great service,well equipt,clean rooms.Beautiful views and clean surroundings.
Would recommend this hotel 100%
Located in the more quiet area of The Gambia however there are a few restaurants and market stalls just outside the hotel.Also is only a 10 minute drive to the central more lively area of Senegambia.
If you want a peaceful stay but within reach of the busier areas , this is a great hotel to choose.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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Lahti, Finland
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Reviewed 19 March 2011

Nice rooms and clean. The hotel area really nice and nice peaceful.
Workers are really friendly!
Gambia tourist guide outside Sun Beach hotel they are good and helpful.

Some of the towels have to be renewed and workers' clothing.
Area surrounding the hotel beach should be tidied up a little.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

This is a lovely hotel, nice pool and right on the beach. The staff are so friendly and go out of their way to help you. It's in a nice area, fairly quiet.
The room was good, linen and towels were not the best quality but it was all clean, and the air conditioning worked perfectly. There were a few power cuts (only to be expected in Gambia) but these never lasted more than a few minutes.
Breakfast buffet was fine- fairly standard choice but all nice. The restaurant food was very good.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2011

Been to the gambia 6 times now and 3rd stay here, slightly shabby but excellent service and the beach and location are brilliant..will be back next year,,,,,

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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southampton
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Reviewed 29 January 2011

We have been going to Gambia for 9 years often twice a year, not always to sunbeach but when not staying there always visting and wished we had. This time going for 21days thought it must be sunbeach, and we were right. Over the years sunbeach has not had any money invested in to the bedrooms, pool,sunbeds, towels ect,is now looking shabby? however this should not put anyone of going there the service and care of staff is the best anywhere in the gambia, rooms are kept very clean, just look past the scruffy paint you are in africa? The beach, pool, single storey rooms watching the waves roll in from your bed, who cares about abit of peeling paint. Working air con, safes that work, staff that care,beautiful weather, what else can you ask for when the holiday doesn't cost the earth??????????

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ilkley, West Yorkshire
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Reviewed 9 January 2011

We are a family of 4 who have been visiting The Gambia for many years and have always used this hotel as our base. The hotel lacks 'finesse' but the friendlieness and attentiveness of all the staff certainly make up for it ! Don't expect 'luxury' - the bedrooms are basic but perfectly useable (the air conditioning does work !) and are cleaned on a daily basis. The hotel has a lovely pool area and is right on the beach. The location is great - well away from the main tourist area in Senegambia - yet safe to wander out and about to local bars and restaurants. For those looking for a quiet and relaxing break with guaranteed sunshine I would recommend this hotel - just go with the flow and don't let your expectations get the better of you - embrace the pace of Gambian life !!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Sunbeach Hotel & Resort
Address: Kofi Annan Street, Cape Point, Bakau 00220, Gambia
Region: Gambia > Banjul Division > Bakau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Bakau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunbeach Hotel & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunbeach Hotel & Resort is a top four-star, All Inclusive luxury hotel, located in the most prestigious part of The Gambia, in the very heart of Cape Point-Bakau, Gambia’s finest Beach District. The Hotel offers a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and magnificent River Gambia with swaying palms and panoramic sunsets. ... more   less 
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