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Sarges Hotel
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Serekunda
Reviewed 3 September 2013

sarges hotel gambia is one of the best place to for holiday not far from the city centre and few minutes walk to the beach, along the way to the city you have a chance to buy your european foods and all sorts of the things you will like . african art and crafts.

Room Tip: higher floors have a very good sight seeing to the beach area
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

I have to say that this is basic accomodation and the food is not for me, but it is clean and safe and Terry the manager is extremely helpful and trust worthy.
The beach is just a few metres away and the local restaurants are less then 5 minutes away.
It was a cheap and diffrent holiday, i enjoyed it but we will probably not return.
There are some issues with exploitation of the locals by Western tourist but me and and my partner were not aproached or solicited in any way and we saw no signs of it in the premises.
When you go out side to the bars or restaurants you see old women and their toy boys or fat old men with pretty young local girls and it is sad to see.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Haitchie
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

friendly staff. ideal location. Ive stayed at sarges twice and would stay again happily. The rooms in A block where I stayed were c lean and quiet and quite cool. Despite it being 37 degrees I didnt need air-con.
Bar staff are fun and friendly and security front and back are trained and diligent. ive read some bad revues of Sarges but on the 2 times Ive been (over a month in total) Ive had no problems and have enjoyed it.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank riz27
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

I stayed here a couple of times over the years, but most recently in November 2012. The area is really lively and interesting, so the peaceful tranquillity of this lovely little hotel is an absolute find.

Most of the guests that I spoke to were returning customers, which I always find reassuring. The place has apparently been under new management in the past few months. I don't really remember what it was like the first time I stayed, but its very clean and the staff were excellent.

It's recently been added to the Thomas cook brochure, so hopefully that won't mean the prices start going up.

It's a five minute walk to the beach, 2 minutes to a Monkey park - the monkey's come in the hotel from time to time, which is quite amusing.

Seriously thinking about going back for a week before the season is over!

Room Tip: I couldn't run to one of the up market rooms, but I took a look inside one. If I wasn't on a...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

The hotel was clean but is a knocking shop full of old men & young prostitutes - a steady stream of them. One group of men even brought their 14 year old son along for the action! There were a few females too with their local 'boyfirends' but generally it was old men with young prostutes, procured for approximately £1. A lovely place to sit & relax - not.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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5  Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

This was my second visit to this Hotel and I still stand by my original 2012 review. This Hotel is ideally situated being close to the “strip” and a quick exit out the back gate neatly takes through either the Kairaba or Senegambia Hotels to the beach.

Sarges has a basic problem with hot water because it uses electric boilers to heat the water and relies on some member of staff to “flick” the switches and this does not always happen but as it says on the card in your room “if you have no hot water then please ring reception” So please don’t “ moan” to other tourists that you don’t have hot water……….just ask and eventually your problem will be sorted out, yes it may take time as this is Africa but the staff do go out of their way to oblige all requests.

On the subject of staff I find Sarges to one of the most friendly hotels I have stayed in with the staff being warm and friendly and honest which for me makes my holiday just that little bit more personal.

What’s new for 2013? Well the breakfast certainly has been upgraded and more of an experience with scrambled eggs,beans,small sausages along with toast,cheese,ham and orange juice and the usual tea and coffee so trust me you will survive :-)

WiFi has been added but is “flaky” to say the least. To be fair all the places I tried had the same problem and it is down to the Internet provider, even the Senegambia proved to be the most unreliable. A tip for all you people with “smart phones” who must check out their gold prices/stock and shares/Facebook /Twitter or just simple emals the then the Kairaba reception area proved rock solid on all occasions I tried it.

The swimming pool has also had a makeover for this year and it is kept spotlessly clean by the staff who pool clean every morning to a high standard. To compare Sarges pool I suggest you look at the Kairaba hotel pool which as last year still has a 6 inch wide film of scum around its edges.

I stayed in E Block and had good quality of sleep and the room was kept clean to a good standard and whilst being close to reception no noise was heard from the “Strip” albeit I was on the ground floor so I am unable to say what it might be like one or two floors up?

To sum up. Sarges is a very good 2 star African hotel with a warm and friendly atmosphere in a location that is suitable for people with walking difficulties who wish to be near to everything. Will I go back? Yes in a flash :-) From the owner down to the most junior of staff you get that family feeling. They really do care about you holiday.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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10  Thank Katzzo
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

a good base in centre of kololi room cleaned to a good standard every day ,plenty of hot water all staff helpful and pleasant a good value hotel.i used a local taxi driver named prince charles he is polite reliable his fares are cheap anything you need he will organise for you ask for charles at the taxis opposite ali baba tell him alan sent you ive known him for 7 years never had any problems or complaints .a tip for any first time travellers dont tell anyone you havent been before the bumsters will try to con you working locals earn about £1 aday so a 10dalasi tip is ok a good tip 25dalasi <50 pence> hope you find this helpful

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Sarges Hotel

Address: P. O. Box 2679 | P. O. Box 2679, Serekunda, Gambia (Formerly Tafbel Maisonettes)
Region: Gambia > Banjul Division > Serekunda
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Serekunda
Price Range: £36 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sarges Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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Also Known As:
Sarges Hotel Tafbel Kololi
Sarges Hotel Gambia

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