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Calabash Residence

Palma Rima Road | P.O. Box 201, Banjul, Kotu, Gambia
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Calabash Residence
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Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Kotu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Calabash Residence self-catering apartments are well located next to Churchill's Pub on the Palma Rima road (turn left off the Bertil Highway at PR Hotel), some 20/25 minutes taxi ride from the Airport and halfway between two of the best restaurants in the area: Samba's Kitchen and Luigi's.. The beach is less than 2 minutes walk, and other nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stayed at the Calabash for two weeks in November 2014, returned for a months stay on the 6th January 2015, it is a wonderful well run aparthotel, it has a new swimming pool, rooms are 1st class, staff wonderful,the owner is on site with his wife most days, nothing is to much trouble for them, they go out of there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Just returned from a 2 week holiday here. Great accommodation. Clean and comfortable. Very friendly staff who were always very eager to assist in any way. Family friendly and good value for money. Only slight criticism would be that there wasn't enough/sufficient cutlery in the kitchen for just daily cooking/eating/food prep. This was swiftly rectified once housekeeping were informed. Nice... More 

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Liverpool, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stayed here with my boyfriend for 10 days in January. The apartment was huge, with everything we needed for a self-catered stay. That said, we cooked very little as the restaurants and bars of the Palma Rima Rd area are right on the doorstep. The new pool area is lovely, secluded and relaxing. The staff were very friendly and helpful,... More 

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wolverhampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Having been travelling to Gambia over the last 9 years we have found the Calabash Residence what a find excellent accommodation very large beautifully clean apartments with all the comforts of home, mainly European furniture and king size beds, fitted kitchen with all you could possible need if you wish to self cater, but they also have a very fine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Just returned home from a two week stay in the Calabash apartments. All the staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. Fantastic pool area and lovely size apartments. Location is perfect for the beach and many wonderful restaurants. Mr Khan is the perfect host, nothing is too much trouble a must return.

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Barrowford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Just arrived back from our stay at calabash res. deluxe appartment very large and well eqipped,location very good. bar and pool area exelent, all staff very helpfull and nothing is to much trouble for them. mr khan the owner is also fantastic and will help you with any probs and trys to make your holls as enjoyable as poss, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Fantastic swimming pool, staff, food, apartments and location. You will not be sorry. I've been to Gambia twenty odd times and if I have the money, with out question this is where I stay. You are left to do your own thing, you are never asked by the staff for money. The TV is perfect with film channels and all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

great place to chill out, we did not have a room here , but were shown them by the owner and they look great, prices were not to high but there are cheaper places near by, but you get what you pay for. this place did iced buckets of beer [ 4 beers ] for 150 Dalasi , which was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This residence offers some of the largest one bed-room suits in Banjul. The suits have large sitting area opening unto a balcony with a dinning area next to a kitchenette fitted with microwave, electric coffee kettle, a gas stove and a mid size refrigerator with freezer compartment. The Residence has recently added a swimming pool to the property thereby increasing... More 

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