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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014
Mr_MYork_UK Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
36 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We visited Safari Gardens last October (only just found time to write a review) before the tourist season had started. Building work was taking place to refresh some of the rooms and build a new bar area by the pool. This work was reportedly finished by the start of the season. At the time of our visit the pool was... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Address: Kairaba Avenue, Kmsd Road | Off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Fajara
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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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