Bakotu Hotel

Address: Kotu, Gambia | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in Kotu, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsBakotu Hotel

      Reviewed by namasteom

      The smiling host of Gambia

      Reviewed Feb 22, 2015
      by (6 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      A good choice. Nice rooms (bungalows) arranged around a pool and gardens. Friendly staff. Great tortoise. Monkeys playing and nicking your bananas at breakfast. The hotel have planted mangroves in the creek and provided a viewing platform, so it is popular with birders who are themselves endlessly intriguing to observe. Don't get too excited about breakfast. No fresh juice and no coffee. They offer you coffee but what they give you is NOT coffee. The restaurant is very very good,though lacking atmosphere or fun. We ate there 3 times, but enjoyed the restaurants out on the beach more,even though the food at the captains table is exceptionally good. This hotel exceeded expectations. Would definitely stay there again.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by howiegt

      A charming, small hotel in an excellent location

      Reviewed Feb 6, 2011
      by (1 review) Cardigan , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      We stayed at the Bakotu on a half-board basis although we stayed out at Tendaba River Camp for one night.
      We were allocated a first floor room in one of the 'lodge' style blocks and were very pleased with it - the room was plenty big enough with ample storage and mosquito nets at each window allowing us to have the window slats open to make use of the lovely sea breeze.
      Breakfast was bread, jam and cheese each morning - we were always too early to take up the 'choice of the day'!! This didn't bother us in the slightest.
      The evening meal could be taken at the Baobab or Boss Lady restuarants with one meal per week available at the a la carte 'Captain's Table'. The food at all 3 restaurants was excellent - probably the best value was Baobab as this was a 3-course meal with a choice of 2 options for each course.
      Boss Lady has delicious, traditional meals and Captain's Table is more 'Western' but equally delicious.
      The staff at the hotel were excellent and very friendly - especially when we experienced a 9-hour delay on departure. As we had already checked out when the delay became apparent we were given a replacement room within minutes. This replacement room was in the 'chalet' style rooms at the back of the hotel in the gardens - these rooms are carpeted, are larger and have air conditioning - all a matter of preference but we preferred the original 'lodge' style room.
      All in all, the Bakotu provided more than we had anticipated and we would highly recommend it for a relaxing stay in a wonderful location.

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      TripAdvisor Reviews Bakotu Hotel

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