We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8 Kololi hotels

Palma Rima Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Badala Highway | near Kololi beach, Kololi, Gambia
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Palma Rima Hotel to your Saves list
Palma Rima Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Kololi
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
MarionBaker Exeter, United Kingdom
Write a Review

502 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (165)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Polish first
  • Any
English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
west yorkshire
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from Palma Rima and like alot of people was very sceptical after reading other reviews. I like to keep an open mind when travelling to places outside the eu - we had nothing to worry about! Check in was very quick and we were taken to our bungalow which are a good size. Rooms are basic but do... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Reading, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have just returned from Palma Rima Hotel where we stayed for 2 weeks. The hotel, albeit 2 star, was perfect and the staff always eager to help and very friendly. Rooms very comfortable and clean and towels changed every day. Sara was our guide and u can find him outside the hotel with a large green... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palma Rima is absolutely fine if you are using this just as a base for exploring the area. Any more than that and I think you would be disappointed. The staff are very friendly and helpful - unfortunately the hotel is looking worn and tired and I blame that on the tour companies who are obviously screwing as much... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 6 'adults' who visited Palma Rima Hotel for 2 weeks middle of March. We had such an amazing time and were made to feel very welcome by all the staff. The food, whilst being basic was perfectly adequate and we certainly did not go hungry. The entertainment was not particularly to our taste but as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my better half have just returned from 7 nights here. We stayed from the 20th March until the 27th March 2014. The hotel is very basic, well TIA (This is Africa) Most of the holiday cost will go on the flights and not a lot will go to the hotel for your stay. It is the only hotel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Leeds, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry for the late review I have found it difficult readjusting to reality..what an amazing holiday, visited 10years ago and were just as impressed as back then... Amazing hotel and staff, location is perfect!! B&B recommended as so cheap to eat out and so much to go and experience.... We went for 3 weeks this time, I could've stayed longer,,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Been to Palma Rima Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Palma Rima Hotel

Also Known As:
Hotel Palma Rima
Palma Rima Kololi
Palma Rima Hotel Gambia
Palma Rima Gambia
Palma Rima Hotel Gambia/Kololi
Address: Badala Highway | near Kololi beach, Kololi, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kololi
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Kololi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Palma Rima Hotel 2*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Tingo, Venere, Travelocity and Hotels.com so you can book your Palma Rima Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Palma Rima Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.