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Bakotu Hotel Kotu Beach, Gambia

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TripAdvisor Traveller RatingTrip Advisor Rating of 4.0Based On 559 reviews
  • Date:03 Dec 2021
  • For:7 Nights
  • Board:Bed and Breakfast
  • From:London Gatwick
  • Going:2 Adults
  • Room:Standard Double RoomThe price shown is based on a Standard Double Room.
    You may be able to choose other room types on the Travel Options page, but the cost may be higher.
  • Ref:LDA-5438911180
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Outbound FlightLondon Gatwick toBanjulDirectDeparts: 13:40PM on Fri, 03 Dec 2021Arrives: 20:00PM on Fri, 03 Dec 2021
Inbound FlightBanjultoLondon GatwickDirectDeparts: 21:00PM on Fri, 10 Dec 2021Arrives: 03:05AM on Sat, 11 Dec 2021

Holiday Overview

TripAdvisor Traveller RatingTrip Advisor Rating of 4.0Based On 559 reviews
Ranked #1 out of 10
  • Location:
    4.5 Rating for Location
  • Sleep Quality:
    4.0 Rating for Sleep Quality
  • Rooms:
    4.0 Rating for Rooms
  • Service:
    4.0 Rating for Service
  • Value:
    4.5 Rating for Value
  • Cleanliness:
    4.5 Rating for Cleanliness

Key Features

  • Across the road from a beach
  • Wildlife viewing platform
  • In the centre of Kotu

Location Information


• Across the road from a beach
• Centre of Kotu
• 15-minute drive to a Monkey Park

The Bakotu is the epitome of best-of-both – it’s got a central, close-to-the-beach position, but is also right by a popular bird-watching spot.

Nature lovers will be in their element here. After all, it’s British naturalist Chris Packham’s first choice when staying in The Gambia. It’s all down to the viewing platform, which looks across Kotu’s creek.

Please Note

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Pools

There’s a suitably tropical atmosphere to the pool – with palms, thatched parasols and a crocodile sculpture. A bar keeps you topped up with drinks, too.

Food & Drink

Dine on locally grown, organic produce at the Captain’s Table à la carte restaurant. Even the live music’s got a local edge here – it’s usually played on a kora, a West African lute-like instrument.

Baobab’s open for all three meals, too, offering set menus and a children’s menu. Next door, Boss Lady’s* a popular choice for authentic Gambian fare.

Entertainment

On top of the live music at the Captain’s Table restaurant, dance troupes swing by on a weekly basis.

Sports & Activities

There’s nature all around you at the Bakotu – think birds, monkeys and monitor lizards. Near Kotu Bridge, you can sign up for tours* with local wildlife experts.

Facility Overview

This place has a relaxed, back-to-nature vibe. You can sunbathe by the pool, which is bordered by a bar. Or, head to the viewing platform to catch a glimpse of some local wildlife. Food-wise, you’ve got the main à la carte restaurant and another with set menus.

No. of buildings

1

No. of floors

2

No. of lifts

0

No. of rooms

80

Official Rating

3 Star

Rooms

Standard double rooms can occupy 1–3 guests. Each room comes with twin beds or a double bed, plus 1 extra bed in the bedroom. You'll have a shower, a balcony or terrace, plus fans* and a mini-fridge* can be hired from reception.


Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally.

Location

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Special Assistance

If any member of your party is disabled or has specific welfare requirements, please call our sales team on 0800 916 5197 or use our live chat function. It is important that we check out the suitability of your chosen accommodation, prior to making a booking.


Our opening hours are Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 21:30, Friday & Saturday 09:00 to 20:00 and Sunday 09:30 to 19:30.

Traveller reviews

    Suitable For
  • Business:3
  • Couples:333
  • Solo travel:19
  • Family:83
  • Friends getaway:57
    Rating Summary
  • Location:
    4.5 Rating for Location
  • Sleep Quality:
    4.0 Rating for Sleep Quality
  • Rooms:
    4.0 Rating for Rooms
  • Service:
    4.0 Rating for Service
  • Value:
    4.5 Rating for Value
  • Cleanliness:
    4.5 Rating for Cleanliness
    Traveller Rating
  • Excellent205
  • Very Good260
  • Average70
  • Poor15
  • Terrible9
JohnandKathyP said...

A little more effort needed here . . .

TripAdvisor Review Rating11/03/2020
Travelled on 01/12/2019

Our 5th visit to The Gambia but 1st time to Kotu, we chose a week over New Year at The Bakotu, booked as always via Gambia Experience. We booked many months ahead, and as we like a drink outside the...

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msas2017 said...

A filthy dump

TripAdvisor Review Rating03/03/2020
Travelled on 01/02/2020

The kitchen in the hotel is absolutely disgusting. At breakfast the dinning area was awash with fly's and bees. There is a very limited breakfast choice non of which is particularly appealing or...

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artandali said...

Peaceful & relaxing

TripAdvisor Review Rating14/02/2020
Travelled on 01/02/2020

Spent the day here & had a tour round the nature reserve at the back by a local guide from the hotel 🏨 but be AWARE DO NOT CHANGE ANY MONEY AT THE WESTERN UNION OFFICE AT THE SIDE OF THE BAKOTU...

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