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Kingfishers Apartments

Bijilo Gambia
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Kingfishers Self Catering Holiday Apartments, Bijilo, The Gambia, is run by an English couple who are based on site, assisted by a small but very experienced and well established team. Located in a quiet residential area with local bars and restaurants within walking distance. We’re ideally situated for the discerning traveler – not just another hotel bound tourist. A short walk past Bijilo Forest will take you to the beach , a wonderfully unspoiled stretch of sand, giving you a chance to spot monkeys and exotic birds on the way. The main tourist area of Senegambia is just over a mile and here you will find supermarkets, restaurants and bars. Taxis run frequently from the top of the road.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
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Non-smoking rooms
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Thanks to you both for being extremely warm and informative hosts, nothing was ever any trouble, and my stay was extremely pleasant, my apartment being cosy very clean and styled with some lovely traditional African art, The bed was incredibly comfortable and the shower just perfect in pressure and heat when required. I must mention that this place is run very efficiently, Great teamwork all round, Especially enjoyed my little chats with Charlie over a coconut Gin or two in the afternoon. I would highly recommend these apartments for having that lovely tranquil feel to it, being in a great location, but also just off the beaten track enough to enjoy the peace. Loved the birds singing in chorus in the mornings I would certainly return, Special mention for team member Amadoo... Great Lad!!
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Response from CharlieandClinton, Owner at Kingfishers Apartments
Responded May 30, 2019
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and recommending Kingfishers. It pleases us all, that you enjoyed your stay. Can't take the credit for the birds singing but yes, we agree. Lovely sound to wake up too. Amadou will be thrilled that you mention him. Thank you. Enjoy your coconut gin and when you have finished the bottle it will be a good excuse to return to buy another. You will be most welcome. Thanks again.
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After staying at Kingfishers for the last 11years each year gets better with all the added extras. The owners Charlie & Clinton cannot do enough to make your stay perfect. The accommodation is top quality, clean and comfortable. The staff are excellent, nothing is too much trouble for them and they brighten up your every day. I would recommend these apartments to anyone wishing to stay in The Gambia, once you stay there you will not want to stay any where else. Untill the next time, cant wait. !!!!!!
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Response from CharlieandClinton, Owner at Kingfishers Apartments
Responded Mar 30, 2019
It is always rather special to us when returning guests notice and value our attempts at making year on year improvements whilst keeping it affordable to stay here at Kingfishers. So glad we hit the spot for you again and of course you are both are very welcome. We all look forward to your return. Thank you very much.
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This was our seventh stay at Kingfishers. The experience has improved each time, with a marked step change since Clinton and Charlie took over. Facilities are good and use of the main pool has added an extra dimension. The team are excellent, combining the right mix of professionalism, and efficiency with a relaxed and friendly approach. Thanks for a great time. We hope to be back in the not too distant future.
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Response from CharlieandClinton, Owner at Kingfishers Apartments
Responded Mar 17, 2019
WOW. Thank you. Marvelous news that our aim to be even better each year is hitting the spot for you. We will all be looking forward to your eighth visit. Thank you once again.
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we have just got back from anther stay at kingfishers and yet again we are not disappointed, clean and beautiful place and charlie and clinton make u feel welcome from the start and the staff are great such a pleasure to talk to and friendly can't wait to return again as already booked again
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Response from CharlieandClinton, Owner at Kingfishers Apartments
Responded Jan 28, 2019
Was so nice to be in your company again and we are all looking forward to doing it all again at the end of the year. It's good to know that Kingfishers continues to be the place you choose to stay whilst here on the smiling coast of Africa. Springtime and summer is just around the corner for you and then you can tip nicely into your winter sun! Thanks again.
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Such a beautiful place to stay, apartment very clean and comfortable. Host and hostess were amazing, such a lovely couple who even invited us to have Christmas dinner with them and their lovely daughter. Staff were also amazing, friendly and very efficient. Couldn’t wish for a better place to stay, absolutely superb all round.
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Response from Clinton O, Owner at Kingfishers Apartments
Responded Jan 8, 2019
So glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us at Kingfishers. We hope that your words will encourage visitors to The Gambia to try smaller establishments such as Kingfishers which can offer a more personal touch. Thank you very much.
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GambiaWest Coast DivisionBijilo
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