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Palma Rima Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Badala Highway | near Kololi beach, Kololi, Gambia
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Ranked #6 of 9 hotels in Kololi
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracey A London, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come across the bouncer David that works there, steer well clear, not only is he an artful and artculated charmer he is a triple timing bumpster who I nearly married before I found out about his relationships and I shudder to think of the money I had spent on hm. Apart from that, the hotel and food are... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to this hotel more times than I can remember. Although some would find it basic a trip is what you make of it Make friends with the staff and the people outside of the hotel, there's no point in going if you plan to shy away in the hotel. All in all going to Gambia was the most life... More

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Frederick, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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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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