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Smartline Palma Rima Hotel

2.0 of 5 Badala Highway | Kololi beach, Kololi, Gambia
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  • 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
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first thing to say about this hotel is, it's an absolutely cracking hotel in a 3rd world Country. So long as you're aware of the 3rd world bit you can't go wrong. Every member of staff works very hard to make your stay as pleasant as possible. First and foremost the rooms are cleaned every day. Towels are changed... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

just returned from the palma rima hotel first of dont put you fags in the any electrical stuff in hand luggage cause when they scan your cases they see electrical and pull you they will try to get money from you if you have more than 200 fags. There is no ebola they take your tempture on arrival.The hotel is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having never been to Gambia before, we took a chance on this hotel knowing it was only 2 star and in a very poor part of the world, so we that my partner and I were not disappointed with the anything, yes a lot could have been better but like some people have said you get what you pay for!... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just had a week at the Palma Rima, our first visit to this hotel. Will not be rushing to book another visit. The all inclusive bar is open 11am to 11pm, serving poor tasting beer, bad red wine and only the house flavoured ethanol spirits. Housekeeping banging on our door at 0900 every morning to adaily reply of later, despite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No use of mattress/pillow protectors. Both our matresses were stained very deeply with disgusingly large marks of 'bodily fludis' on BOTH sides. QUILTS for bed covering. Ceiling fans were an additional 200 dalasi PER DAY - No TV in block accomadation. Towels were musky, abrasive and like cardboard. BREAKFAST was pre cooked, tepid, bland uninviting food - once quotas for... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Rooms are not that special but cleaned daily. Staff are fantastic the pool staff are a great crowd and nothing is to much trouble!! I went with my 13year old granddaughter and felt very safe!! Can't wait to go again!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

gambia was bliss, hot, relaxing and just joyous will definitely go back. palma rima was ok has spacious bungalow room good for a family of four. breakfast a bit repetitive staff brilliant and so friendly. Beach was 10 mins away around the corner, restaurants galore, calabash had lovely food we ate there regulalrly and Senegambia strip also had lots of... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel for 10 nights as seemed a bargain although we are used to going to 4/5 star hotels. On arrival had a look around the place and the small bar area. After walking down to our bungalow was so depressed and decided we could not stay. To put it in a nutshell, it is like a small Butlins... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

not much wrong with hotel.no tv in basic room.AI has draft in big jars .kitchen cooks amazing .The food is great.AI snack is funny .Towel girl surly and ignorant .Rooms kept clean .Staff range from miserable and off to good people taht will chat .Cold water showers sometimes .Rep is nice enough ,shes always around and approachable and helpful .restaurants... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this wars our 2nd time to palma rima stayed last year for a week stayed two weeks this time. last year we stayed in the block which was ok but opted for a bungalow this time which was much nicer. as usual cant complain about anything hotel has had a face lift which has made it brighter, staff really lovely... More 

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Additional Information about Smartline Palma Rima Hotel

Address: Badala Highway | Kololi beach, Kololi, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kololi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Smartline Palma Rima Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 165
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Also Known As:
Hotel Palma Rima
Palma Rima Kololi
Palma Rima Hotel Gambia
Palma Rima Gambia
Smartline Palma Rima Hotel Gambia/Kololi

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