Our first time to Gambia and we were going purely for a bit of winter sun. Kombo beach was exactly as the reviews stated on tripadvisor. It is run down, quite scruffy and the room, we went for a premier room, is very spacious and facing onto a lovely garden. However, having said this we would go back again. The staff are absolutely lovely, they cannot do enough for you and are just always smiling. You do get harassed by the "bumsters" when you are on the beach or out and about. However, if you smile and say no thank you we found that they accept this. Please be polite to them, they are only trying to make a living. We ate out of the hotel every night and can highly recommend The Butchers Shop in Faraj (a ten minute taxi ride away) and The Gaya Art Cafe. In fact we didn't have a bad meal or service whereever we went. Had a fab day out on a 4wd experience which gave us the chance to see the real Gambia. Visited a school and took exercise books and pens. If you want lots of night life then stay in Kololi, on the Senegambia strip, but if like us you are happier in a busy but quieter location then chose Kotu. Kombo Beach also has a Healthy Treatment Centre and whilst there I had 3 massages which were wonderful. All in all would recommend Kombo beach and can see why people go back year after year.
- 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