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Palma Rima Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Badala Highway | near Kololi beach, Kololi, Gambia
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Kololi
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
sallycwells Frederick, Maryland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Frederick, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed her in April 2014. We are beach people and it was perfect. We were couple of steps away from the a Atlantic Ocean. The free breakfast on site was great for us because the hotel location was a little hidden away from main road. The staff was very accumulating.

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Lovely stay here with warm welcoming staff. There are a few restaurants within the enclosure which brings some more privacy. (better still the first one into the entrance serves coffee!!) Decor dated but very clean and good value.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My daughter and I returned from a fantastic 2 week holiday, on 23/4/14. Please go with an open mind, you are in Africa!! The Hotel is dated, but is clean and the staff are so friendly!! Infact, the Gambian people can teach us a valuable lesson, they have very little but they are always smiling and take nothing for granted!!... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Stayed here again for 2 weeks, was as good as the first time. Came BnB this time which was better and cheaper. The local food is lovely wherever you go. Spent one day round the pool, great pool and atmosphere but, I prefer the beach. Breakfast was the same pretty much each day but very good. Drinks are same price... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Just got back from the Palma Rima on 28th April, the hotel is basic, but clean, clean towels daily and bedding changed twice a week, the bungalows are huge and the food is simple but edible most of the time, the food and drinks outside the hotel are cheap and the fish at Solomans on the beach is fab. The... More

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Stayed here a few yrs back and only just joined trip advisor. Luckily we stayed in one of the bungalows which were ok, very basic. Our friends had the cell block where u couldn't swing a cat so we were pleased with the bungalow :) The breakfast was shocking!!!! Staff always seemed friendly. The bumpsters where an absolute nightmare in... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Well I have just returned from my 2nd time at Palma Rima & once again well looked after by the staff they were once again fantastic I stayed in what we call cell block H but I love it fantastic trip to Senegal with Arch Tours where I had a photo taken with a 11 month only lion called Masai... More

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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Just returned for 2 weeks staying at Palma Rima. After reading some reviews was not sure what to expect but have got to say could not fault anything. It is our fourth time in Gambia but the first time we have stayed here. We were in Room 317, top floor overlooking the pool. The room was cleaned daily and we... More

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9 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Me and my husband stayed at the Palma Rima (known locally as Palm Ripoff) in december 2013 for 2 weeks, what a great holiday it turned out to be, was our first time in The Gambia but definitely won't be the last, the hotel staff were welcoming and friendly ( some of the reception staff could do with showing a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 weeks in march,cannot complain for what we payed £600 each for b&b ,it was our first time and would deffo go back,staying in basic cell block ,it was fine shower and bed is all we needed,having been to goa last year it was pretty similar room,Gambia was a lot cleaner and beaches and food good,goa was... More

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Address: Badala Highway | near Kololi beach, Kololi, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kololi
Hotel Class:2 star — Palma Rima Hotel 2*
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Also Known As:
Hotel Palma Rima
Palma Rima Kololi
Palma Rima Hotel Gambia/Kololi
Palma Rima Gambia

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