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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... my notebook and camera batteries to recharge, as I was quickly running out of power. Once plugged in, our first stop was the Crocodile Pool where there was the opportunity to touch their tales. You were kept well away from their jaws – just in case you happened to be their flavour of choice. From there we headed to the Monkey Park (Bijilo Forest Park) which is a woodland area with lots of monkey families happy to pose for the tourist. The final 2 hours were spent ...
... and very competent. I was very impressed with the decision of the senior immigration officer on duty to allow foreign passengers to be processed by the immigration booths reserved for Gambians. That eased the queue that was building up; resulting in most passengers clearing immigration and customs within 30 minutes max.
What impressed me the most was the lack of hassle by customs officials and pestering by porters. This was a great plus for me; having gone through the gauntlet ...
... I was followed all the way by a bumster, a local lad wanting money, got to the Kombo beach when I said goodbye.. He was so gutted! Spent a few hours on the beach at Dominoes beach bar and restaurant, enjoyed the greasy chicken roll i'd ordered. After bartering a patched leather Rastas cap, wooden gorilla and fishermen's trousers I headed walking back to my hotel.. Had another beer and got head down for ...
... t get to pool until aftter 3pm, which meant we could just abouut get a sunbed, but before that it would have been tricky as busy.
Beach has been hit by erosion and has a mini cliff edge (1 metre!), but although it may not look as nice as those in Banjul and Bakau, the sea here was swimmable (although red flag every day we were there) , we wen in every day. My girlf was a bit scared of waves, but I thought it was ruddy brilliant!
We stopped for our mid-day rest at Nyanya's Beach Restaurant in Tanji. By now we were getting to know JJ better and realised how lucky we were to have him as a guide - the number of birds we'd seen so far was phenomenal and birds we'd only hoped to see before arriving in The Gambia were now a reality or real possibilities! I decided to set JJ a challenge and pointed to the the Paradise Flycatcher in our field guide saying how I wanted to see one during the week - ...