I have just come back from Sunset Beach and I have to say it is by far the best hotel in the area, we had a walk around a few of the others nearby, Kombo beach and Bungalow Beach and Sunset is definitely the best. The staff couldn't do enough for you, especially Paul and Celia around the pool/bar area. There was a bit of a mix up when we arrived as there were no rooms but that wasn't their fault, they tried their hardest at reception to get us a room which they did finally 2 days later ...(travel republic's fault will not be using them again)... we got an upgrade to a seaview appartment and free aircon, not that that was needed as it was pretty cool in an evening which was lovely. A few tips for you, never say it is your first time in gambia as you will get hassled a lot, a few people on here have said if you firmly say no they will leave you alone, this is NOT true, whereever you go you get hassled to buy fruit or nuts or a bird guide or taxis, you are better off saying you have friends that live in Gambia that sort all your needs out. If you go to the monkey park you are told you will need a guide if you want to see any monkeys, this is also not true, there are plenty of monkeys to see and its a lovely 2 hour walk around the park. It is an eye opener. we met Lamin Manika at the hotel who did a lot for us so we went to his house to meet his family and neighbours and that is a true eye opener, we took sweets for the children, bought books pens etc and a large bag of rice which will feed the whole family for over a month. Overall an enjoyable holiday in beatiful settings but all of the hassle did take the edge off it for me. Visisted 28th Jan -8th Feb 2012.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunset Beach Hotel is set in the heart of the Gambia’s tourism district and positioned along the sandy beach of Kotu! The entire team strives to ensure superior customer satisfaction to all of our clients surrounded by everything from classic three-star elegance to modern-chic comfort. We have 97 rooms in total (81 standard and 16 apartments) that are set within our beautiful gardens. All rooms are fully air-conditioned, fitted with cable TV, mini fridges, telephones and laptop size safes. Take a walk down our very own sunset boulevard, where a variety of tropical plants and flowers will lead you past the rooms and on to our newly renovated and spacious sunset restaurant and lounge overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking sunsets. Sipping on a cocktail tiptoeing in tanning pool or hanging over the infinity pool daydreaming away, this is More Than You Bargained for! NOTE: From 1st of November 2017 to the 30th of April 2018, Sunset Beach Hotel is Fully All Inclusive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunset Beach Kotu
- Hotel Sunset Beach
- Sunset Beach Hotel Gambia/Kotu