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Kairaba Beach Hotel

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PMB 390, Serekunda, Gambia
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Serekunda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Chris7358 Andover, United Kingdom
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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned,the ebola has reduced bookings by at least 45%,the hotel has a new manager resulting in silly changes,the drinks and food were expensive resulting in the majority of people eating out,bars were very quiet,we ate out,the whole time atmosphere was so different from other years,return people moaning.Hotel tired,beach eroded gardens wonderful great location.the HOTEL has lost sparkle and is... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel in gorgeous grounds with staff that can do enough for you. The food is great and reasonably priced and everything is well tended and spotlessly clean. This hotel is in a great central location for getting around Gambia and entertains the wildlife, with peacocks wandering round the pool and monkeys passing through on a daily basis. A magical... More 

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Cambs
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our third visit and it will be our last. When we arrived we were shown to our room and started to unpack; two members of staff then asked to come in and one hosed down the balcony and the other cleaned the floor in the bedroom area as we stood there with no explanation or apology - really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Kairaba in December 2014 and was very pleased with the hotel. Staff were all pleasant, the hotel was clean and comfortable. The location is great as there are plenty of restaurants along the strip right outside the hotel. We didn't eat dinner at the hotel as it was more expensive than going out, but breakfast was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from our ninth wonderful trip to The Gambia, staying at the Kairaba. It is horribly sad to see that the Ebola crisis has more than halved tourism - one of the country's main revenues - despite there not having been a single case. Obviously cut backs have had to be made but we didn't find anything... More 

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Lightwater, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from 2nd visit here. Sadly because of the threat of Ebola tourism in Gambia is at approx 40%, which is sad for the country & people. There IS NO EBOLA! There are proper procedures in place and we got tested at the airport on arrival. Yes the Hotel is starting to look a little tired and jaded in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from our first time visit to Gambia, staying at The Kairaba. The grounds are something else, and the wild life is brilliant. We paid to have an upgraded room (as in the above photo) it did not look quite the same, no nets and it was definitely in need of a good scrub up! it also... More 

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Penistone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are currently sat in the beautiful gardens surrounding the Karaiba Hotel soaking up the sunshine on our last day! Given some of the recent mixed reviews I would like to put our reviews on! In reality yes I would agree with some of the refurbishment comments however given we are visiting a country which has recently suffered a serious... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been following these reviews with great interest as We have been unable to travel this year. Despite all the reassurances that Ebola does not exist, just ONE outbreak of this terrible illness in a country with very limited medical and hygiene facilities is a very high risk for any traveler to take knowingly. We have hundreds of happy... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Have just returned from a week at the Kairaba Hotel. This is our second visit to this hotel and won't be our last. Firstly there is NO Ebola in The Gambia and if they should get a case they have a very efficient unit set up ready to treat any cases, so please do not stay away. The hotel was... More 

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