Have just returned from a ten day holiday at the Kombo Beach hotel. Overall I was disappointed. The fabric of the building is very tired, the rooms need decorating, new furniture and curtains. The quality of the workmanship in the rooms is poor, wiring to switches on lights is below par.The bathrooms are horrible, dated , dirty, covered in mildew and lacking in any ventilation. The first room offered to me and my family was a disgrace, the toilet seat in the bathroom was disgusting. We quickly upgraded but the improvement in quality was minimal. The cleaning of the room was adequate at best.. Cleaners were more interested in making freinds with you so as to receive a good tip, than they were of doing a good job of cleaning. Have travelled to other African resorts on a simialr budget and were not disappointed!
The hotel encourage bumsters into the hotel, in the first few days of your holiday you are subjected to constant pressure to buy a trip or something simiar. On previous trips to Africa we were protected from such people in the hotel, if we dared to step outside of it that was a different story. In fact, I can honestly say, every person I met in the hotel would try and make friends with you so they could offer an additional service to you. I hated it!
Food was generally ok, at times very good. However, we were disappointed to find they were running out of wine as they are close to the end of the season. I mentiond this at reception who suggested I complain at the end of the holiday. What a great idea!
The pool area was quite good, the pool was clean and there were various activities throughout the day. Sunbeds were provided with covers.
The position of the hotel is great, easy access to the beach and of course fantastic weather.
The grounds are well kept and of interest. The staff I spoke to were motivated and doing a good job.
We booked our excursions through Thomas Cook, they were not cheap but the vehicles and staff provided were excellent. Some of the vehicles provided by other suppliers were in my opinion unsafe or should be scrapped! With other suppliers I always wondered ..what would happen if...
I left the hotel disappointed but overall enjoyed the experience. Whether I would return..... that's unlikely. Everyone has different expectations, read all the reviews and if The kombo is for you go for it. Good luck
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the beautiful wide sandy beach of Kotu is Kombo Beach Hotel, a popular and lively hotel with a desirable range of facilities, excellent cuisine, entertainment and true Gambian hospitality. Offering 5 different room types: standard, superior, premium, studio and suites, all with excellent amenities which makes this hotel also the perfect choice for the business traveler. During 2011 and 2012 the standard & premium rooms, studios and suites were refurbished. With a choice of facilities like pool with separate children's pool, gym, internet cafe, mini market, massage & beauty saloon, laundry service, daytime and evening entertainment, clinic, lush tropical gardens, beach front setting and friendly staff this is an ideal hotel for either a relaxing or an active holiday. On site there are 3 restaurants and 4 bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Kombo Beach
- Kombo Beach Banjul
- Kombo Beach Hotel Gambia/Kotu