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Ocean Bay Hotel (Gambia, Cape Point) 4 star

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Ocean Bay Hotel & Resort
Cape Point, Kofi Annan St.
P.O. Box 4065, Bakau
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel no: +220 449 4265
                     449 6218 / 449 6471
                     449 4281 / 449 5722
Fax:              449 4268

Email: info@oceanbayhotel.com


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The Ocean Bay Hotel & Resort, Cape Point beach, is on a promontory in the northern part of Bakau.
 
Hotel Room Facilities & Services:
195 air-conditioned rooms

Room standards are deluxe rooms, premium suites, family apartments and executive maisonette suites.

Own private bathroom with hairdryer

Beds are either King Size or Double/Twin bed

2 or 3 pin sockets

Balcony or terrace with some sea views

IDD private telephone

Electronic safe

Room service

Satellite TV

Mini bar
 
General Facilities & Services:
3 bars with 1 at the pool side

2 restaurants serving a large variety of dishes

Swimming pool with children's separate section

Kid's playground & a daily activity programme

Free sunbeds & towels

Medical clinic with 24 hour doctor-on-call

Internet cafe

Library

Hairdresser

Car rental

Extensive tropical landscaped gardens

Babysitting

Souvenir Shops

Jeep & adventure safari tours & bird watching

Excursion & Courtesy Desk

Airport Shuttle Service

Sports include windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, tennis, volleyball, badminton, paragliding, fishing & golf at the nearby 18 hole Championship Golf Course.

Wheelchair friendly access for disabled

24 hour reception desk

 
Review:
The present Ocean Bay Hotel and Resort was originally called the Mariatou. It used to have a 'French city-centre' frontage of plate glass and green awnings; entry and exit gates to green-grilled forecourt parking of the main street at Cape Point in Bakau. Today, it has an immense, marble tiled reception lounge with its booking desk on the right-hand side.

In widespread gardens behind the splendid beach - neatly trimmed trellised bougainvillea, tamarisk hedges, and coppices of palms - the immaculate amenities first designed by Peter Mansk were also refurbished in 1996-97: a top-notch entertainment and stage area across from the main Hacienda Restaurant local and visiting entertainers to The Gambia. Opposite is the large rectangular pool, with the kids' splash pool bulging out at one corner, and tennis court. From the nearby bar cool beverages and light meals are available throughout the day.

Following a complete refurbishment the Ocean Bay re-opened in 2004 to much fanfair. The accommodation rooms are arranged in two storey buildings spread over the gardens. The Ocean Bay is is now an impressive addition addition to the Gambia's expanding list of resort hotels. It is spacious and visually appealing, with groomed, palm shaded lawns and comfortable, though conservatively decorated rooms.

Nearest to the main block, the apartments do not lack class. French 'Afro-colonial' central stairs bifurcate to upper balconies, and these shaped in upturned arches. The interiors stylish and furnished in dark wood providing a superb standard of comfort for all its guests. Fitted with air-conditioning, television, security safe, open porch, telephone, small fridge stocked with drinks, dressing table, chairs, hairdryer,  and large, sturdy comfortable beds.

Just to the right of the hotel are a number of bars, local restaurants, money exchange services, and a small tourist craft market all within a stones-throw. The popular spot of Kololi is just 15 minutes by taxi.

Note:
• Aim to stay on the 1st floor suites as they tend to be airier and with better sea views.

• Board basis is bed and breakfast.
 
 
 
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