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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 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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liverpool
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19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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northwich
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location away from the hassle. Stayed here 2 years ago and there has been a marked decline. There is hardly any wildlife in the grounds now as it has become infested with cats which are disastrous for all kinds of wildlife. A viewing platform has been constructed overlooking the Mangroves but they destroyed a large patch of mangrove in... More

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Barton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one week 19 Mach to 26 March 2014 Travelled with wife From arrival to departure the staff were brilliant, Room F6 was perfect, but all rooms looked o/k Room was a bit tired but comfortable, you only sleep there The Hotel is a collection of Bungalows set in a garden layout with a central pool and bar, the beauty... More

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel consists of a number of separate chalets surrounding a small swimming pool, restaurant and reception area. Considering the hotel rating is three star we thought that the overall experience was very good. It is set in a semi rural area comprising trees an estuary and a golf course meaning that there was a huge variety of wide life... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have just returned from 10 days at the Bakotu and what can I say....... It was FANTASTIC!! This is The Gambia and NOT the UK, !!! 'IT IS A 3RD WORLD COUNTY' Before I forget....WORTH TAKING CRAYONS, BOOKS, PENCILS ETC FOR THE CHILDREN. We arrived and were greeted by a smiling receptionist and taken to our bungalow (R7) which was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have just returned from a week at the Bakuto and what can I say....... It was wonderful!! This is The Gambia and not for those who like concrete and smellies!! We arrived and were greeted by a smiling receptionist and taken to our bungalow (K1) which was situated at the rear of the hotel in an oasis of trees and... More

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Additional Information about Bakotu Hotel

Also Known As:
Bakotu Hotel Kotu
Bakotu Hotel Gambia/Kotu
Address: Kotu, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kotu
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Kotu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bakotu Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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