Having tried our several hotels in the Gambia during the years, Palma Rima has become one of our favourites. we did not expect it,. since it is mainly a charter hotel, in the mid-range. But unless you want to stay direct at the beach (where taxis are much more expensice)
Staff at Palma Rima is professional, friendly and helpful. Guests are mainly brits, many of the all Inclusive (haven't tried that, since the kitchen seems to be the less good part of the hotel. But many restaurants within walking distance).
Pool is big and clean, but stay away from the rooms in the block (rooms are small, and noise from the entertainment in the evening might disturb).
Choose Bungalow rooms, a bit more expensive, but which are spacious, airy, clean, simple and quiet. Small TV on the wall. AC is available, but expensive (electricity is expensive in that country). every Bungalow room has a small veranda - ask for a room where the veranda lies in the shadow, 'cause sun is too hot.
If you have a cheap flight, you may save money by booking the room direct from the hotels own website.
No hustling in this hotel, apart from monkey families that may pass by in the afternoon. Five minutes walk from the beach. On one side of the hotel you will find rice fields and palm wine tappers all the way down to the beach. On the other side the main road is not far (but traffic does not disturb), and on the main road is is eady to find a cheap local taxi. Well stocked supermarked across the street, with reasonable prices. wonderful holiday both for singles, couples and for families with children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smartline Palma Rima Hotel an exquisite hotel providing standard hotel servicers that will satisfy you and your family vacation. We offer one the of most comfortable hotel services in the country concerning largest sports and entertainment that will blow your mind for another visit. We are approximately 180meters to the Beach. Our breakfast is a buffet style with a large selection of cold and hot food also lunch and dinner will consist of good selection of international and African dishes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Palma Rima
- Palma Rima Kololi
- Palma Rima Hotel Gambia
- Palma Rima Gambia
- Smartline Palma Rima Hotel Gambia/Kololi