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Sunset Beach Hotel (Gambia, Kotu) 3 star

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Sunset Beach Hotel
Kotu Stream
P.M.B. 541, Serrekunda
Greater Banjul
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel no: +220 446 6397
                     446 3876
Fax:     +220 4463874

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Sunset Beach Hotel (formerly the Kotu Strand) lies on the oceanfront with a nearby creek estuary adding a nice picturesque touch.
Hotel Room Facilities & Services:
97 air-conditioned en-suite hotel rooms (226 twin / double beds)

A Standard room sleeps 3 persons

Apartments sleep 4 guests and come with a lounge & kitchen for self-catering

2 pin sockets

Smoke / fire detector & emergency lights

Cable satellite TV with 12 channels (BBC, CNN etc.)

IDD telephone

Internet connection possible

Fridge

Electronic safe with private El-safe code

Some self-catering suites available
 
General Facilities & Services:
1 bar

2 restaurants

Swimming pool with side snacks kiosk

Children's bathing area

Poolside attendants with fresh towels

Tropical gardens

Sunbathing terrace with padded sun loungers

Mini-market & fashion boutique

Zahra Hair Salon

Massage studio

Foreign exchange desk

Sports include such as shoreline volley ball, football, table tennis and darts

Activities include checkers, chess & backgammon, sand painting, treasure hunting ...

24 hour reception desk

 
Review:
The Sunset Beach Hotel is on a span of well-kept beachfront, with the estuary of the local stream as an added scenic feature. Formerly known as the Kotu Strand Hotel it was planned and constructed in 1979 by Stig Bengtsson. The buildings were more functionally efficient that aesthetically pleasing: a mix of 50 double and triple rooms with shower, with fake ceilings of painted Canadian plywood, snug carpets and efficient Swedish sanitation made it almost impermeable to Gambian bugs.

The accommodation has formal parallel blocks first spared from any over identical harshness by borders of amazing hibiscus, trimmed hedges and lawns of Bermuda Grass brought in locally; then by the back were added 50 units with 18 self-catering apartments, all with shower, built in 1987-1988.



All of this deteriorated after the demise of the owner and his uncertain succession, until 2001 Lebanese lessees began a major reconstruction.

There is a good pool and a rooftop terrace on one of the two restaurants; the food is exceptional. The majority of the hotel rooms are in somewhat stuffy and no-frills bungalows in well-ordered rows but the place is well-furnished and tidy. Over the years Sunset Beach Hotel it has grown in popularity as shown by the substantial number of repeat guests to Kotu.

Breakfast is at the Cafe and Grill. Lunch is served here as well and every day their chief chef and his team prepare a daily specialty from the West African Region. Dinner is served in the Bar & Grill or in the cafe.

Note: During the winter holiday season the room board basis is bed and breakfast, half-board or full board as well as all-inclusive.
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