Seaview Gardens Hotel
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... del Gambia in full swing. Bright lights, surround sound music and tatooted lobsters galore tucking into plates of chips.....Okay maybe not that bad but close. Alot of the people fly in here on package holidays and never leave this Western enclave which felt more like the South of Spain than Africa. So we decided the only thing to do was get stuck in! So it was straight to pizza and cocktails followed by some beers and then into a local ...
... to a former cricket ground!) and Arch 22 (built to commemorate the bloodless coup that brought the current President to power in 1994). A busy market (Albert's) and a handful of restaurants are all that would be of interest to the visitor. We only needed a couple of hours to tour the capital. The guidebooks mentioned that it is a great place to ship stuff home but we were not impressed with the price per kg quoted in the post office. But we had an ...
... 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
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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.
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