Seaview Gardens Hotel
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UK picked me up today to take me bird watching. Jumped in a cab and made way to Lamin Lodge. From here we got a boat that took us through the Mangroves did around 3 hours, highlight was seeing the Osprey but inc various Herons and Kingfishers. One of the Captains on another boat had an old Ty Europe Pompey top on... Brilliant. Met Fatima down the …
... 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 ...
... 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
... of Banjul after some fast food there. We aim for the YMCA for some cheap accommodation. Its an old building from the 60s or 70s and it’s a slow process to organise the rooms as the manager is not in. Gambia certainly has a more exotic feel to it but also has a hotter, tropical climate. I have to sleep with the cheapo fan on and some earplugs to dampen the racket.
In the morning I meet Kemo, the manager of the place who is very friendly and polite. ...
... guide book.”
In contrast to the obvious poverty, roadsigns advertising mobile phone networks (Africell seemed the most popular) were everywhere, a sign that money was getting in from somewhere. We soon hit the outskirts of Serrekunda, The Gambia's largest town and commercial centre. The streets began to get clogged with cars, taxis, bicycles, and of course people. Shops sold everything from aluminium sieves to gaudily designed beds, but the majority seemed to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.