My Wife booked Luigi's as part of a birthday suprise for me, I have to say that the staff were extremely freindly and the whole place very welcoming. The pool area was really nice, good service, and the food in the restaurant was excellent. Drinks in the hotel are more expensive than the bars around it, but you pays your money and takes your choice.
The breakfast could have been a little more exciting, but the coocked breakfasts (extra cost) were very good. The room we had was very comfortable the only dissapointment was the noise from the neighbouring bars at night although this normally went quiet at around 11.30 but one night the beach club next door had a reggae night until 2 am, very loud but not the hotel's fault. Taxi's are plentiful but if taking a taxi from the hotel to the Senegambia strip look out for Yaya in a green Peugeot estate (don't be fooled by appearances, no traffic ever drives fast in Gambia it is as safe as any) he is great guy and will give yuo a good deal, always haggle and agree the price before you get in. He is a good driver and very knowledgable. He will offer to take you places and we used him to go the Vulture feeding, the Monkey Park and the Croc Pool in Bacau, in all he stayed with us for around 3 1/2 hours for 500 dalsis about 12 pounds.
The beach is around 50 metres from the beach, you will be approached on the beach by all and sundry trying to offer you the best this or that, but a firm "later" usually stops them but they are alway freindly and never aggresive. Look out also for Alex at the New Balieys bar on the beach, well worth a visit on Tuesday night as they have a barbeque, you may need to book, and Solomons fish bar also on the beach, which has the best take on fish and chips ever, with butter fish, onions and chips wrapped in foil and cooked on charcoal, delicious fro around 3 pounds. When we go back to Gambia we will almost certainly stay here again, Julie was vey helpful to Sara in the organising of this trip. Groups of girls should watch out for Giovani, i'm sure he thinks his name is casanova, but nice enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luigi's Complex is a Boutique Hotel with Luxury Serviced Holiday Apartment, cosisting of 17, 1 and 2 bedroom self catering apartment and 12 bed and breakfast rooms. All have free wi-fi and AC and are furnished to European standards..Reasonably priced with NO hidden extras. Ideal location for those who treasure their independence without sacrificing their comforts. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Luigi`s Complex Hotel Kololi
- Luigi's Complex Gambia/Kololi