We have just come back from the Bakotu (31/12/12) and we had a brilliant time. We could not fault the staff there, (Fatu, Eddie, Ethel, Captain to name a few made our holiday great).
Rooms - cleaned every day. Beds comfy, hot water, toilet, what more do you need.
Pool area - perfectly quiet with no entertainment or people trying to drag you up to do activties you dont want to do. Water was freezing but was needed as weather was so hot.
Food - all the complaints re the breakfast. Yes you got a couple of rolls each, jam, tea, coffee, juice and you could pick from boiled egg, banana, peanut butter, porridge or melon depending on the day but how many people actually eat breakfast and if so you really eat all that every day? if you want a little egg and bacon yoyu could have it for a pound.
We went half board and i can honestly say this food was some of the best i have ever eaten abroad in a hotel. There was always something to choose from and no matter what i had did not dissapoint, You must try beef cassserole, chicken Yassa, bonga fish, chicked kiev, turbot and chicken nobalis. Boss lady & Captains Table were both fantastic.
Animals - we fet like we was in a zoo. Surrounded by beautiful birds, a family of monkeys, a huge tortoise with loads of babies and a big lizard. This too was brilliant. Once minute your sun bathing the next the tortoise is walking round the pool and monkeys sitting on your sun bed!
We would go back like a shot with no qualms at all. Brilliant holiday!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Renowned and well established, Bakotu is a small, friendly hotel ideally located in Kotu between the beach and the golf course. Facilities include a small swimming pool, sun and shade terraces, reception, laundry, shop, restaurants and bars. Individually decorated rooms, with comfy beds and either terrace or balcony are grouped around mature gardens. The monkeys, squirrels and birds are great attractions. Ideal for those looking for something a little different with good value for money. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bakotu Hotel Kotu
- Bakotu Hotel Gambia/Kotu