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African Village Hotel 2 Star
Location: On Bakau cliff, raised bunbathing area
Rooms: 73 Swimming Pool
En-suiteA/C ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
A 2 star hotel with 73 bedroom suites, each with private shower, hand basin, WC, running hot water, fans & daily room cleaning.
Badala Park Hotel 2 Star
Location: In Kotu, short walking distance to beach
Rooms: 204 Swimming Pool
En-suiteA/C ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
  Self-catering ✔
 Review: Badala, in Kotu Stream, is a family-friendly 2 star tourist hotel not too far from the beach. It has kids' pool section and playground, helpful facilities for getting a bit of peace and quiet away from the little ones. There are single, double and triple bedroom suites; each suite has an en-suite bathroom with hot running water, satellite TV, ceiling fan, optional air-conditioning and private balcony.
Bakadaji Hotel
Location: In Kololi, near beach, coastal rd,
Rooms: 48 Bar & Restaurant ✔
En-suite ✔ Fan Self-catering ✔
This is an uninspiring accommodation in a convenient location on the main road, near the beach, supermarkets, restaurants and other amenities.
Blue Parrot Guest House
Location: In Kololi, Kombo coastal road
Rooms: 4  
En-suite ✔ Fan Bar & Restaurant ✔
 Review: This is an unexceptional place with unpredictable levels of cutomer service. This could be because this outfit is basically a busy bar and eatery which happens to offer 4 double bedrooms. Each bedroom comes with its own shower, wash-hand basin and flushing toilet, plus ceiling fan, mini-fridge, maid room cleaning and laundry service.
Cape Point Hotel 2 Star
Location: Near Cape Point seafront, 50m
Rooms: 74 Swimming Pool
*En-suite *A/C ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
Wi-Fi ✔ Self-catering ✔
 Review: This is a family-friendly, 2 star tourist-class hotel situated on the beach where the Atlantic Ocean waters merge with the River Gambia, in one of the most desirable retreats. Beware that in this section of the coast the sea currents can have a strong undertow, and this isn't the best place to swim.

The complex has 74 rooms, each with twin, double or single beds, en-suite bathroom / shower with hot water and flushing toilet. There are also family apartments with kitchenette and lounge. The accommodation opposite or near to a tourist taxi queue, foreign exchange bureau, bars and diners serving international cuisine such as Chinese, Indian and European.
Dianta-Ville Hotel
Location: In Kololi village, over 1km from coast
Rooms: 12 Swimming Pool
En-suiteA/C ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
Wi-Fi ✔ Self-catering ✔
Of Dianta-Ville's 12 bedroom suites, 6 are apartments with a small kitchen with fridge, gas cooker, sitting area, private shower, sink and WC. The other 6 each has a small refrigerator, lounge area and ceiling fan. Both accommodation types have a private terrace and get daily maid cleaning. The complex is a Wi-Fi hotspot and management provides an *airport pick-up and drop-off service.
Fajara Guest House
Location: In Fajara M Section, residential
Rooms: 15 Self-catering ✔
 Review: 15 single bedrooms grouped in bungalows with shared kitchen, shower and flush toilet. Each room has a mosquito net and a fan. The accommodation is more geared towards independent tourists and regional travellers looking for reasonably priced accommodation in a convenient locality. The Fajara Guest House is near the beach at 10 to 15 minutes walking distance. It is just off the main road which is close to bars, eateries, taxis and stores.
Holiday Beach Club Hotel 2 Star
Location: Senegambia, Kololi, near beach
Rooms: 80 Swimming Pool
En-suite ✔ A/C? Bar & Restaurant ✔
The Holiday Beach Club is a family-friendly 2 star hotel close to the Senegambia strip in Kololi. It has double bedrooms that each sleeps 2 people, and more spacious family sized suites that sleeps 4 guests and have a lounge and dining area. Each unit has queen-size beds, a private bathroom, terrace or balcony. The accommodation also has sunbeds by the pool, laundry service, baby cots on request, high-chairs for toddlers, and has wheelchair friendly access. Discounted child rates may apply.
Kadjendo Guest House
Location: In Kotu, off Badala Highy, near Elton
Rooms: 15 Bar & Restaurant ✔
En-suite ? Bed & Breakfast ✔
This Kadjendo is a 2 storey accommodation building with single, double and triple bedrooms for single travellers, couples and families. Each bedroom is furnished to basic standards and comes with a mosquito net.
Kunta Kinte Guest House
Location: In Kololi, near Senegambia strip
Rooms: -  
En-suite ? Self-catering ✔
• Review: A very basic lodge with a single or double bedroom, each with fridge, fan, kettle and mosquito net above the bed. The place can be a dicey place to stay because they don't have a standby electrical generator or reserve water tank. You can upgrade to a bedroom suite with its own private kitchen. The guest house could have shared bathing facilities so do enquire with the owners first.
Manjai Lodge
Location: Manjai near Kotu, main road
Rooms: 53 Swimming Pool
En-suiteA/C ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
  Self-catering ✔
• Review: The lodge is rectangular in shape with a central pool, bar and al fresco dining area. It has 50 simple suites, each with a ceiling fan, private bathroom or shower with a flushing toilet. There are also 3 en-suite, self-catering apartments. The general locality is not really geared up towards tourists, but more towards local people, but there are many bars, restaurants and shops on the main road to the lodge's left and right.
Palma Rima Hotel (Smartline) 2 Star
Location: Kololi, short walking distance to beach
Rooms: 152 Swimming Pool
En-suiteA/C ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
• Review: Palma Rima is a popular, family-friendly, 2 star hotel close to the beach with a more than ample sized swimming pool with children's section. The accommodation has a good choice of traveller services and facilities, as well as various bedroom options for solo travellers, couples and families. It's in a convenient location between the Kombo coastal road and the Atlantic oceanfront. There is direct beach access and sea views from some rooms as well as a night club, evening entertainment and various sports activities.
Princess Diana Hotel
Location: Banjul capital, Independence Drive
Rooms: 12  
En-suiteA/C ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
The housing block of the formerly named Kantora, has a mix of 12 double and single bedrooms, each with private shower, wash-hand basin and flushing toilet. Their daily rates are for bed and breakfast; there is a restaurant with buffet and drinks bar. Its stairs lead up 2 storeys which don't have elevators.
Romana Afram Hotel
Location: In Bakau, Atlantic Rd., near fish market
Rooms: -  
En-suite ✔ Fan ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
• Review: The Romana Afram is not an ideal tourist hotel as it is on a busy main road, near the fish landing jetty and the Bakau general market. As a result there are car fumes, fishy smells and other undesirable odours emanating from the immediate environment. However, if you can withstand these smells and the hustle and bustle of being next to a real African urban environment, and just want a reasonably priced place to stay then this small hotel could be just right for you.

The nearby beach is narrow, rocky and is a working beach of fishermen landing their catches and various utility buildings such as cold stores. There are plenty of taxis passing by regularly and many nearby amenities such as a mini-market, shops, bars, restaurants, banks and bureau de change.

Each bedroom has a small front patio, double bed, en-suite bathroom, flushing toilet and ceiling fan. Each room is cleaned daily and there is a laundry service and a nice bar and diner serving European, African and Chinese dishes.
Sarges Hotel
Location: In Kololi, near Senegambia strip
Rooms: 98 Swimming Pool
En-suiteA/C ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
• Review: Sarge's is quite a popular 2 star hotel in the heart of the tourist resort of Kololi, near the Senegambia strip, and among the most efficient economy establishments. From the outside this is a deceptively uninspiring large building. Things improve as you enter the main foyer and onto the central courtyard with swimming pool with kid's paddling section.

It has standard bedrooms, studios, suites and 3 bedroom family apartments. Each has satellite TV channels, air-conditioning, private balconies or porch and an in-room safe. Some of the top floor rooms have sea views. Among its various other services are babysitting, massage parlour, hairdressing and 24 hour reception desk.
Location: Kanifing South, MDI Rd.
Rooms: 34 Bar & Restaurant ✔
En-suite ✔ Fan Self-catering ✔
These bedrooms are in a multi-storey accommodation block, each bedroom has an en-suite shower sink, and toilet. There are also self-contained apartments. Room costs are with or without breakfast and there is a laundry service.
Yuna Village Resort
Location: Yuna Village
Rooms: 12 Swimming Pool
En-suite ✔ Fan Bar & Restaurant ✔
Yuna has 12 bungalows, each with a single or double bedroom with private bathroom / shower and flushing toilet, mosquito bed nets and window screens, daily maid cleaning and front patio. The water and electricity supply can be erratic.

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