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TravelPod Member ReviewsBakotu Hotel
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.
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