Bakotu Hotel

Kotu, Gambia | 3 star hotel
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Birding Spots around Kotu

A travel blog entry by howiegt

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After our meeting with JJ last night, our guide for the week, today was spent on foot within the resort of Kotu, exploring the many birding sites within easy reach - Kotu Bridge, Kotu Creek and fields, Sewage Works (I know, we're supposed to be on holiday!!), Cycle Track and in the afternoon Fajara Golf Course.
The morning blew us away - an …

Day 2 Beach

A travel blog entry by mclark65

Day 2 Woke and missed breakfast so headed to club 1 for a strong coffee and a burger breakfast. Spent the day sunbathing on the beach at the Seaview, Fatima met me and we shared some lunch together, Butter fish fillet, delisheous! Headed back to bungalow around 5 for a shower and maybe a nap. Went back out around 8pm for delicious pizza at Paradiso and Chicken Golden Blue at Club 1 before heading back to Bungalow for an early ...

My Gambian Experience

A travel blog entry by abu.bashir

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... brilliant white 3 piece agbada suit, tasbeeh and staff, the president's portraits assumes that of a spiritual cum patriarchal leader and at the same time ooses youthful vigour; the tag line on one of the photos read, "we will not only vote for the president, we will die for him". Another read, "supporting the president is a spiritual responsibility". With evidences like these, the only choice the Gambian people seem to have is Yahya Jammeh or Yahya Jammeh; what a great democracy and pluralistic ...

Our last day

A travel blog entry by howiegt

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Today being our last day we treated ourselves to a lie-in until 7:30am! Then it was a repeat of the first morning - Kotu Creek, Sewage Works and Cycle Track.
Our list was sitting at 219 and we dared to wonder whether we would be able to see one new species on our own to make a 'round' 220. Guides on the bridge asked whether we had seen the Gallinules as did Lamin as we walked past his cottage but ...

Travel, Arrival and Settling in!

A travel blog entry by howiegt

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Our flight with Thomas Cook from Manchester was on time and we landed at Banjul at around 15:40. After clearing the security queue (around 20-30 minutes) we arrived at the single luggage conveyor and here the fun started! It seemed as if the baggag handlers were going back and forth to the plane for the luggage as a few pieces would arrive then a lengthy gap of nothing then ...

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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 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.

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

    TripAdvisor Reviews Bakotu Hotel

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent