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Kombo Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kotu
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge UK
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“Loation,location, location”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Set on the iyllic beach this hotel -in my opinion- offers a really good balance between cost and quality. Yes the place is a little tired in places(mainly the bedrooms) but everything else makes up for this. The staff are really amazing, food is fine(but would suggest going out for dinners as they offer what seemed like a European buffet), great pool and amusing entertainment!
If you do go I recommend you take a trip out to look at birds-one of the highlights for me and it was only for one hour walking from the hotel. Enjoy!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

I had read several reviews about this hotel before I booked so there were no suprises. I did book premium rooms and would do so again. Yes the rooms are a lillte tired and dated but are in the process of being updated. They were comfortable, the beds were heavenly and the rooms were spotless There was a constant supply of hot water. Everything worked!
The location is fantastic and the staff are EXCELLENT. They cannot do enough to help, even sending a plumber at 11.30pm after loosing a ring down the bathroom sink. The hotel grounds are well planned and open giving a very welocoming view of what the hotel has to offer. There is entertainment every night but it is not intrusive if you do not want to take part.
I am already booking my next trip. Best beach holiday!

Room Tip: If you can upgrade to a premium room. It will make a difference
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

This is a reasonably large hotel set right against the beach. The hotel has a long beach frontage and this is the big selling point of the hotel. The rooms are adequate and functional but out of date and 'tired'. On the plus side there was plenty of hot water at all times, the air conditioning worked well and a bit of a sea view from the balcony. The grounds are well kept and the facilities good including a medium size pool that never seemed busy, a small outside gym, couple of table tennis tables and a small bird garden. At breakfast there was a good choice, including freshly cooked eggs, omelettes, pancakes and waffles. However at times the queues for these were quite long. The internet was frustrating, with wi-fi only available free in one area of the hotel. Often this area was so noisy that it was almost impossible to use the internet to make skype or facetime phone calls.The staff through out the hotel were very good, they knew their jobs and were polite and efficient. Just outside the hotel were several small and in some cases excellent restaurants and money changing facilities. Would we stay again, well yes, because of the excellent position.

Room Tip: C and D block are away from the entertainment areas so much quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

This is the 2nd time in Gambia staying at this hotel for the 1st time.
The Hotel is clean but the rooms need work, we paid £280 when we arrived to upgrade our room from standard to premium but we needed to as 2 adults and 1 9yr was not going to work for 2 weeks in a very small room.
I could make complaints but I understand that they are minor issues and it is GAMBIA..
The food was good but breakfast is hectic never enough staff..
As we were there for xmas and new yr we had the 2 partys.. xmas eve was great entertainment good food excellent but disappointed at new year as same entertainment doing the same songs but overall very good..
Would I stay here again?? if I got a good deal as what we paid for this holiday I could of done all inclusive 5 star in mexico however I was with my sisters and family so they made it worth while.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

This is our second stay at Kombo Beach. Many guests we spoke to were 4,5,6 times returnees!!We stayed the week before Christmas leaving on Christmas eve. The grounds and pool areas were well decorated for what looked to be gearing up to be a lovely Christmas gala dinner.
EXCELLENT Staff - always willing to help and without fail everyone has a smile!
EXCELLENT Beach (juice ladies, traders and bumsters much less in your face nowadays)
LOVELY GUESTS - happy to mix and say "hi"
GOOD ROOM & BED in standard room (but could do with free kettle in standard room!)
AVERAGE Restaurants (breakfast, lunch and dinner plentiful but basic)
EXCELLENT Location for exploring local area, Banjul and Senegambia.
VERY CLEAN Pool side, pool and sunbeds (good job by Sam in pool maintenance)
EXCELLENT evening entertainment - Wonderful African music & dance.
TENNIS LESSONS a giveaway a steal at only £3:25ph and young Lamin is a good coach.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL - 5 pm each afternoon is great fun and well managed by "Johnson".
OVER ALL Kombo Beach is VERY GOOD Value for Money

Room Tip: Best to change money in hotel which is better than UK exchange rate. But the taxi driver a drink (u...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Just returned after being at Kombo Beach Hotel for three weeks my how opinions differ we had hot water for 21 nights Mark the manager spoke to my husband and I every time he saw us yes you do pay for beach towels 2 for 75 pence you will pay again when you need to refresh them for Breakfast you have a choice of Fruit Cereal eggs scrambled fried boiled omelette with sausage beans etc pancakes waffles croissants toast not forgetting cheese and ham while we think wages are poor they are in line with everyone else in the Gambia this is a third world country. The staff get plenty of tips I know for a fact one waitress was given 6mths wages as a tip my only fault this time were staff complaining about the size of tips they were getting from tourist so my advice to all sign for your transactions and tip who you choose simple as

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

we stayed here for first time 2 December 2013 and really enjoyed our stay here every one is very friendly and looked after you well lovely food. . it is a really lovely country with lovely friendly people. we recommend if you book trips go to the OFFICIAL TOURIST GUIDES .kotu area. ask for sheriff o, he took us on all our trips and looked after us so well and in great hands to show this lovelly country. we will go back to kombo beach in the future. thankyou to all staff.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Kombo Beach Hotel
Address: PO Box 694, Kotu, Gambia
Region: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kotu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kotu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Kombo Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 258
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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