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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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18 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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18 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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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36 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

just returned from a 2 wk stay. the hotel is very run down and shabby. BUT.the rooms are cleaned every day. beds an towels changed, the staff are very friendly and go out of there way to please , every night has entertainment round the pool. breakfast is ok but would advise against half board. the menu is varied and... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I stayed for two weeks in January 14 and had a great stay. I have travelled a lot on my own and could manage the local bumsters and taxi drivers :). They are really not a problem. You cannot blame them as they really need the money they ask for if you want a guide or something else done for... More

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Also Known As:
Badala Park Kotu
Badala Park Hotel
Badala Park Hotel Kotu
Badala Park Gambia/Kotu
Address: Kotu Stream, Kotu, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kotu
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 hotels in Kotu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Badala Park 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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