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Bakotu Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kotu, Gambia
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Kotu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Gambia for the first time in November 2013 and stayed at the Bakotu hotel, attracted by the idea of staying in a smaller scale hotel with huts next to the lake, and in fact on arrival we were given just that, quiet though under a huge Baobab tree which was alive with many birds. This is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Stayed for one week at the end of April. Around 700 dalasi for a taxi from the airport. Hotel based across the road from the beach which you access through a small craft market. Although to avoid the bumsters we went through Kombo Beach hotel to get to the beach. Beautiful gardens surrounding the rooms and hotel. Bird watching platform... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Subject: Bakotu Hotel Location: Kotu, Banjul Division, Gambia, Africa Title: Birdwatching break at Bakotu Hotel ID#: 201891086 We made a late booking to stay at the Bakotu Hotel in Kotu because of the excellent reviews we had read about the opportunities for bird watching. The hotel itself was really good and relaxing. Small, friendly, clean and very well situated for... More

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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Ok!!…here we go!! This is a trip report on a family “birding holiday” taken in The Gambia, during the last week of Feb and the first week of March this year. I’m sure you have read all the other reports, so I won’t bore you with travelling details. All I will say is we took a package deal with Thomas... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have just returned from a week at the Bakotu. Being the end of the season it was very quiet and peaceful. The hotel was spotlessly clean, staff very friendly and breakfasts fine despite what some reviews have said. On our first day we met Bakary Jarju, a bird guide who took us for a walk around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We first stayed in the Bakotu in November 2013 for 10 nights on our return we booked to stay again on 26th March 2014 for 11 nights. The hotel rooms are basic but spotlessly cleaned everyday (make sure to hand your key in to get cleaned) the beds are very comfortable, plenty of storage for clothes. The bathrooms are small... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We recently stayed here for a week and had a fab holiday hotel was good we read plenty of reviews before we decided on staying and we glad we decided on this hotel the staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms basic but comfortable bathrooms very basic but a hot shower, the grounds were brilliant with a great pool... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have just returned from the gambia after staying at bakotu hotel kotu stream. We read many negative things about this hotel, all which we found to be untrue. Our room was quite big, very clean, fresh towels every day, flowers put on the bed. The grounds although a bit tropical in places are well kept, monkeys came to see... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have just got back from a week in gambia, staying at Bakuto … we thought it was lovely - great location, and lovely gardens and pool - it was very quiet the week we were there which suited us well. The local family of monkeys are lots of fun and the food was fine . The staff were mostly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

What can I say, we've just returned home from an amazing holiday in The Gambia. The Bakotu hotel surpassed all expectations. Our room was on the 1st floor overlooking the rear of the gardens, one of the best locations. From here we regularly saw the monkeys, tortoises, monitor lizards and numerous birds. You don't get that everywhere. Our room was... More

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Address: Kotu, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kotu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bakotu Hotel 3*
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Renowned and well established, Bakotu is a small, friendly hotel ideally located in Kotu between the beach and the golf course. Facilities include a small swimming pool, sun and shade terraces, reception, laundry, shop, restaurants and bars. Individually decorated rooms, with comfy beds and either terrace or balcony are grouped around mature gardens. The monkeys, squirrels and birds are great attractions. Ideal for those looking for something a little different with good value for money. ... more   less 
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