We have been visiting the Gambia for the last 5 years sometimes twice a year and in that time stayed in both good and bad hotels this hotel we would class as a reasonable hotel.
On arrival at the hotel checkin was a smooth process, a porter showed us to our room and carried our heavy luggage up a flight of stairs, we tipped him £2.00 has he had 3 rather heavy cases to deal with (he later came back and said the coins were of no use could we change it for dalais which we did, having realised that most people tipped in euros or dalais in this hotel.)
We were given a standard room which had a small sitting room, with dining table and settee and chairs and a small kitchenette which contained a fridge and 2 electric rings just enough to satisfy our basic needs. Both rooms had ceiling fans and the bedroom had aircon which was included in our price. All rooms were very clean, the bathroom was on the small side but fully functional. The Balcony was furnished with a table and 2 chairs with clothes rack for drying washing. All in all we were very pleased with the room and its facilities the hotel was a good standard compared to some we have stayed in.
Breakfast was reasonable with a few choices of cereals, fruits, cheese, bread, eggs beans etc.
We don't really eat evening meals at the hotels as not only have we have found it to be cheaper to eat and drink in the local bars but it helps the local economy too. Drinks were expensive in The Cape Point Hotel a bottle of Julbrew 60 dalais (£1.20) and soft drinks about 45 dalais (£1.00) outside the hotel the few bars seemed to charge between 30-35 dalais. In the Senegambia area the average price for a beer is 25 dalais
We travel independent and had chosen 2 centre holiday having spent 7 nights in the Senegambia area where we are known by many Gambians, Senegambia is a much cheaper area for eating and drinking.
Although we found the hotel quite good, the area of Cape Point is not for us (dispite having a tan from the first part of our stay) we were pestered by everyone especially the local bumsters, a polite no did not work with most of them and remember we are used to the Gambia!!! Our last remaining days the army were posted into the area so we weren't pestered quite so much. The locals grumbled that not many tourist came out of the hotels, we told them that being pestered whilst on holiday is not good business practice it just makes us feel hassled, but unfortunately this is how they promote their business and that is what we tourists must accept.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A popular and lively hotel, Cape Point Hotel is situated at the sandy beach of Cape Point with a brightly-coloured African setting. Its excellent amenities mean this hotel is ideal for either a relaxing or an active beach holiday. Although the facilities allow you to eat in if you wish, the hotel has an attractive restaurant offering a high standard of cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cape Point Hotel Gambia, Africa