Seaview Gardens Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSeaview Gardens Hotel Kololi
Apart from Wonderful staff this place would have received a 2 rating..
It's location makes it so difficult to do anything with the hassle from the Bumsters once you leave the hotel...
Too far from the beach.
Too far from the Strip of Bars and Restaurants.
You'll pay extra for...
Full English Breakfast items such as Bacon.
Air Con (rooms don't even have a fan) which leaves you with little choice to pay the extra £3 a night.
Check these prices before you book as it'll came out of your spending money otherwise.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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Travel Blogs from Kololi
... than normal, we spotted this place a few doors up from our hotel and were beckoned inside by the beaming owner. "Sit, sit" he cried as we found ourselves the only customers (not uncommon here). After perusing the menu for 4.5 seconds he reappeared shouting "For food you must tell this what you want" shoving a waitress ahead of him. Quick service being rare we jumped at the chance and all called out orders to the waitress ...
... mark where the route veers of the main highway and heads south west towards the Karanga border was full of potholes and the driver preferred to drive on the dirt by the side of the road. To our relief, the taxi took us right to the border thereby sparing us the short motorcycle taxi ride from the Karanga Gare Routiere. The border looked like a bazaar with hardly any sign of gates, walkways and large trucks which usually mark most land border crossings. Taxis ...
... is easy, but not much to see. We went to monkey park, which was good and an easy walk (we walked back along the beach, but there using the road). There is much less local character within easy reach compared to the other places we stayed. It is obviously far more touristy here. Bumsters will beg, but not follow you so much. We had them trying to scam us in many ways. Not such a likeable bunch as in Banjul! In Bakau there is croc pool, fishing area ...
... that we tried local restaurants for food. Billy's, with a view of Arch 22, was the best food we had on our holiday. Very good portions and quality at very good prices (less than £4 a meal). Michel's seafood is now something like Bamboung, but the food was a bit disappointing. Nefretiti on beach is only open until 6pm and had a much nicer ambience, but cost more (still less than hotel). Happy hour and prices in hotel, much better than the others we visited, ...
... end of the beach, towards the fish factory. We were too early for the busiest part of the day and JJ explained that the population swells during late afternoon when the fishing fleet arrive back at port.
New species seen at Tanji:
Pink-Backed Pelican, Bar-Tailed Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Slender-Billed Gull, Kelp Gull, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Royal Tern, Lesser Crested Tern, Sandwich Tern, Gull-Billed Tern, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail