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Safari Garden Hotel

Kairaba Avenue, Kmsd Road | Off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Fajara
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great meal at Safari Gardens Hotel and Restaurant! I've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. This night I had the Filet Steak with pepper sauce and chips - absolutely delicious. My friend always has the noodles and prawns (and she lives here, and is a regular). I highly recommend dinner here (I've also had breakfast and... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had booked in for 11 nights but could only manage 3 due to only having about 1/2 of running water in the 3 days we were there so don't expect to be able to have a wash in the morning or flush the toilet. We have had lots of excuses now they tell us there is a leak!!! The... More

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yelyah71, Volunteer Business Adviser at Safari Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, we are really sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. As the staff explained during your time here there was a leak in the water pipes that did cause problems with the water supply in the rooms. I hope that our offer of a days reduction on accommodation costs and a complimentary meal went someway to compensating you. We... More

20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Hi i am trying to book a holiday at this hotel, i have written to them a few times but can't get a reply. Can any one tell me how they managed to book it. Is there anything around there of interest can anyone recommend any restaurants. Or does anyone know of another hotel that's quiet.

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Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
37 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

While there maybe very little to recommend in the Banjul/Fajara area,at least the hotel was excellent! I loved having a pool, and both the service and food here are very good. Excellent value for money.

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Emeryville, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

It is complicated to write reviews for a broad audience. There are some really good high-end hotels in The Gambia, the Sheraton, the Coconut Garden are two of my favorites. But, while moderately priced by western standards, they are not cheap. When I visit The Gambia every year, I stay at the Safari Garden. It is a wonderful bargain. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here whilst volunteering in The Gambia for a month. It became a real home to me. The staff are outstanding in their warmth and helpfulness. Each day after a shared taxi and a walk in the heat through the thronging main roads, it was a delight to walk through the gates and immediately feel a cooling breeze and... More

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Vienna, Austria
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

After arriving at Banjul Airport at Night, Safari Garden was the first place we stayed at. Not knowing what to expect, we were positively surprised. The room was basic, but clean and friendly. Daily housekeeping and a flower on the bed are appreciated :) There is a nice pool located in a lovely and well kept garden. The food was... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We opted to stay here rather than our designated hotel, having booked a last minute package and having read various reviews. Deciding to stay here was the best move we could have made, and turned what would probably have been a mediocre holiday into an excellent one. Although we had to pay extra this way it was money well spent... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Safari Garden is a small hotel that is excellent if you are allergic to resort type accomodation and constant hustling as found on the coastal strip. I was there in the low season, so I did not have a chance to try the menu, but breakfast was ok. The rooms are arranged around the court/bar/swimmingpool area, and have a covered... More

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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

This hotel is positioned 10 minutes away from the nearest beach. The rooms are basic and of acceptable cleanliness, the bed was comfortable but the bathroom could have done with a bit of repair work. The staff in the hotel were friendly and helpful and the food was good if limited in choice. I wouldn't recommend using the guides outside... More

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Also Known As:
Safari Garden Hotel Gambia/Fajara
Address: Kairaba Avenue, Kmsd Road | Off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Fajara
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Fajara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Safari Garden Hotel is located just off the Main Road in Fajara, just 10 minutes walk to the beautiful beach. All of the rooms have ensuite bathrooms and private terrace, many with a view of the gardens and swimming pool. Flavours Bar & Restaurant serves food and drinks from 7.30Am until late and the friendly staff are always around to help. We are a locally run hotel that provides our guests with a genuine and friendly Gambian experience. ... more   less 
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