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Badala Park

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kotu Stream, Kotu, Gambia
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Ranked #6 of 6 hotels in Kotu
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
dude001 Cheshire, Connecticut
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at badala park in jan 2014 , i was a bit worried at first when i read the reviews on trip advisor but on arrival everyone was so helpful and kind , i asked to move rooms after the first night due to the birds woke me up at the crack of dawn( birds nesting in roof )... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

my son and I stayed here for 3 weeks we enjoyed it particularly the staff. The hotel is basic but has a good pool Food is basic and rooms are too, if you have a problem in your room the maintenance guys are very quick to sort it out. Great location as next door to JDS stayed in B block... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If you just want a clean place to sleep a reasonable breakfast and reasonable staff at a budget price, then this is the place to stay. Welcome to Africa :-) No holds Barred. Best rooms are blocks A,B & C. We have stayed in the same room twice, they are always more than willing to move you with NO problem.... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Just got back from here was the best holiday i have had, the staff were the most friendliest and kindest people i have ever met. The children really enjoyed it as well, great memory's and will be going back in November. Thanks to all staff for making it a perfect holiday Dave, Sharon Libby and leah

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Slough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed at badala park in previous years,so I knew what to expect.However on arriving this year I was pleased to see many improvements alround.We were first located in B block but wernt happy there as it was much to quiet!!Although there were no complaints with the room.Next morning the staff bought me a key to the room in C... More

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Arendal, Norway
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

There must be better rooms on this hotel. We had a very basic room - to a very bacic price, check the room before you pay. The hotelstaff is very friendly, but the pepole in the reception need to be more serviceminded. If you use the "taxi-service", just outside the hotel, be prepeard on very heavy bargening. A ok hotel,... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The 'Oh dear!' relates to our first night. We've been using this hotel for about ten years and have stayed there about 15 times. The room we were given when we arrived late on the first night was appalling. It was in 'E' block, on the first floor. There was a broken window next to the balcony door complete with... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A top place.top boys on site.food and room good very freindly staff.i love this hotel.warning if u are grumpy dont go to this hotel as u will not fit in. its the proper gambia real and ruff.one love jah bless xxx

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Spalding, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Hi I have just had a weeks holiday at the Badala Park Hotel. block C. Its not the Ritz but its good fun, great staff , breakfast basic and a bit scruffy, could do with better bread toasters ,Restaurant Food is good , Security is good . The hotel rooms need a good make over ,its 2 star and that's... More

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37 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Security at Badala Park is more than adequate without being over the top. I was concerned having read previous reviews describing perceived poor security at this hotel. When I visited, twice in February 2014, the following measures were in place: 1. There was a gate keeper at the entrance to the property 2. Each residence building had it's own night... More

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Address: Kotu Stream, Kotu, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kotu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Badala Park 2*
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Also Known As:
Badala Park Kotu
Badala Park Hotel Kotu
Badala Park Gambia/Kotu

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With over 10 years of ownership and 30 years of management experience, the recently refurbished Badala Park Hotel is renowned throughout the Gambia, as well as Africa, Europe, USA and by travelers worldwide.Less than thirty minutes transfer time from the Gambian Yundum International Airport and you will always be greeted in our large cool reception and lounge area after your travels, on arrival at the friendly Badala Park Hotel with the friendliest staff in the Gambia. ... more   less 
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