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Smartline Palma Rima Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Badala Highway | Kololi beach, Kololi, Gambia
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Kololi
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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North Baddesley
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have stayed in the Palma rima bungalows on 4 occasions now and would keep coming back because of the freedom and space you get with the bungalows. The pool is amazing, it is always being cleaned out, the bar staff are very friendly, as our the resident monkeys that greet you most mornings at the breakfast area. The biggest... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this little hotel 10nights Jan 2014 this really is a cracker although basic it is wonderfully situated close to beach about 5min walk at gambian shuffle pace also 5or 6 nice little restaurants just around the corner the beach is to die for unspoilt and great little food and drink shacks just buy a drink and sunbedd is... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Additional Information about Smartline Palma Rima Hotel

Address: Badala Highway | Kololi beach, Kololi, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kololi
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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