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Casa Carla Bijilo

Rue de Smet, Bijilo 10000, Gambia
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

i stayed at Casa Carla in september 2015. the room was very Nice, had everything i needed. the host Ian is extremely friendly person and very helpsome, he allowed me to store my luggage in the guesthouse when i travelled upcountry to jarra. i was really extremely Grateful for that. i love the pool area and mini garden...

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Arrived at Casacarla after the local taxi drivers said they knew the place, even though they clearly didn't! Was greeted with a warm welcome by Jan and he was extremely friendly. Showed me to my room and then bought me a drink. I paid my weekly bill, this was slightly higher than the price quoted upon the site, but local... More 

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5 Thank Dave R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This year saw 5 of us visit the Gambia for a weeks serious fishing. I explored the web and asked our guide for suitable accommodation and was recommended Casa Carla. Having emailed Jan and received a courteous and prompt reply, we were off to a good start. We booked 5 rooms and due to us only at arriving at 1.30am,... More 

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2 Thank colin j
Passau, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The hosts weren't friendly, they were almost family. The drinks were cold, the food delicious and the rooms clean and big. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Two thumbs up for Casa Carla.

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1 Thank Jenny B
Passau, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

It wasn't my first time in the Gambia, but it was my most enjoyable. From the optional airport pick-up-service to the fantastic food and spot-free rooms. They made sure I had nothing left to be desired from my four week stay there. Jan and Carla, the host, a Belgian couple who has lived there for over nine years now, gave... More 

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Thank Benjamin D
Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

You know that lovely warm feeling you get when someone does something really nice for you. That's how I felt when the owner of Casa Carla offered me the use of his spare mobile after mine had been been destroyed by a passenger on the flight over ramming his hand baggage into the overhead locker while the cabin crew looked... More 

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1 Thank Gambiaescapee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I had a Wonderfull stay! Great people, nice food, always clean, and verry good location (just 10-15 min walk from the beach)! I really recommand this place! U can do whatever u want, and if u want to know something (like a good bar, restaurant or trip) these people are happy to help u out.

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Atmospheric is the politest description one might use to describe the very odd situation at this soulless guest house operated by a Belgian couple. The rooms are small by European standards, tiny and low ceilinged by African standards. the bathroom is not separated from the bedroom in any way so unless you have voyeuristic tendencies or a fascination for the... More 

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1 Thank Alan P
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

A small family run establishment where Carla and Jan treat you as a member of their family and do their utmost to ensure you have an enjoyable and pleasant stay. A WINNING FORMULA Clean and tidy rooms with all facilities. Highly recommended for a safe and secure holiday base. We will be returning later this year.

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Avelgem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Casa Carla @ the Gambia!!!; we enjoyed every minute of our stay; fantastic food, perfect host and a relaxed&safe place to stay. Thats where the afrika fever started! If you don't want to be a number in a big hotel; here you get the personal touch> This fantastic couple also can arrange a car, fishing trip,fantastic bbq-evening,reading books ,wifi...the place... More 

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