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White Horse Residence

Batukunku Gambia
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The White Horse Residence is an exclusive guest house in a truly spectacular setting of a large, tropical garden with a number of private bungalows all overlooking the serene pool and the calm Atlantic ocean. The residence was built as a generous get away for a retire couple and recently the owners converted it to into a striking sanctuary open to a small group of guest. The guest house offers a limited seven luxury king size bedrooms with private decks, ocean views and tv/dvd. It boasts a large private pool, satellite TV, a well stocked pool bar, an excellent and quiet restaurant in a spectacular setting overlooking the deserted, endless white sand beach and calm green water Atlantic Ocean. Situated just outside the small beach village Batokunku, the main house sits under an impressive grass roof structure which covers the lobby, cozy sofa corners by the fireplace, satellite tv and the business office with free 4G wifi connection. The large ocean view terrace around the long saltwater pool offers ample room for sunbathing and relaxing. Come evening the Red Pool Bar is stocked to prepare drinks to everyones liking and the guest house's own chef prepares delightful local dishes served in a romantic setting with pool and ocean views. The residence's compound features six double rooms in bungalows situated in the manicured gardens, each with ocean views. The main house features one additional private bedroom with a large bath and pool views. All of the exclusive rooms features king size beds, private bathrooms, European appliances, ocean views, tv/dvd and a safe. The rooms are serviced daily. The White Horse Residence offer the following activities: • day trips to local markets, inland, villages, safari parks, crocodile and hippos dougout boats tours etc. • Transfers to restaurants and the touristic center in Senegambia, Banjul etc. • Bird watching tours lead by the most sought after bird experts in Gambia - in both English and German • river and Atlantic Ocean fishing trips with Whitehorse's own Quicksilver motorboat including fishing gear • sailing a super sunfish (similar to a laser) • kite surfing • biking along the beach (included in price) • river tours with a large canoe • BBQ party at Whitehorse's beach with live music (included in price) • massages, peti and manicures • or simply relaxing at the pool or beach
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beachbummer75 wrote a review Apr 1
Singapore, Singapore333 contributions183 helpful votes
we almost didn’t book this place after looking at prices on the booking site We decided to call them and they offered a good discount because of COVID - plus the pool was out of order, they didn’t have wifi since there’s so few guests, bar and restaurant was closed, deck chairs were kept which was fine for us We were the only ones for two nights - it’s very peaceful here, there’s stunning views of the sea with birds chirping and waves crashing. There’s a lot of space to chill - at the living room, by the pool, under the shelters in front of the rooms, patio etc It’s a short walk to the beach We had lunch and dinner outside - lots of options but varying experience One was at paradise cafe - a makeshift place at the beach The owner serves fabulous affordable meals - grilled fish with rice and vegetables, chilled wines and beers He even offered to bring it up to our lodge, served them in proper plates and delivered them on time. We appreciate this considering he had to walk up and down the slope to the lodge in the dark The second dinner location was coconut lodge/restaurant 2 mins walk along the same road of White House residence They refused to bring the food over at 8pm even though it’s a 2 min walk down, kept criticizing White House for being expensive and asked us to move over We ordered the grilled fish with chips and vegetables. It was served in takeaway boxes with sauce that leaked all over the bags and our clothes. They took more than 1 hour to prepare. Salad was dripping with sauce - too soggy, fries were cold, fish was ok. Breakfast was thankfully served in the residence - simple eggs, tomatoes and bread though they take 1 hour Overall it’s a relaxing place to stay and we appreciated the flexibility in pricing given the availability of limited facilities and services available during this time.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Birdman wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed for 10 days in February but had some issues from the start. When we arrived reception was closed and we were shown to our room by the bar staff. There was nobody in reception the following day either. The room was ok but we had no hot water for the first 2 days which the hotel tried to fix but it was on and off for the remainder of our stay. The staff were very good and worked long hours, but there is clearly a management problem, the last manager left shortly after we departed. The hotel is in a lovely location but unless they sort out the management problem it will fail. Maybe this is already happening as the hotel was 50% occupied when we were there what should be the peak season. Needless to say we will not return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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dangoodd wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, United Kingdom32 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed at the White Horse Residence with friends from 21 Feb to 6 March 2020. This was our third visit and we enjoyed it evrybit, if not more, than the first two. We found the food, cleanliness and service absolutely excellent at all times. The choice of menu and standard of the evning meal was first class, I always selected fish and found the flavour of the ladyfish, Captain Fish and Butter Fish to be superb at all times. The bar front ofhouse staff of Mariama, Christopher, caddy and Hadji to be exceptional and they were willing to go the extra mile to make sure we were happy with our meal selection. We found the rooms to be especially clean this year, Maariama and her team deserve much credit fr their hard work. The management team of Erica and Nyang work well together and dealt with any problems in a most professionaal and inobtrusive manner. We will certainly visit this wonderful establishment again next year.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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ahmey7000 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom30 contributions29 helpful votes
It's only a 4 bedroom hotel. But the place is amazing. Acres of landscape gardens leading down to the beach. So peaceful. It's just beautiful is hidden away from everything. But is not far from tanji fishing port. Is only about 20 25 minute drive from senegambia if there is no traffic. But if you want just chill sunbathe want some peace and quiet with very nice staff. This is place to visit. Once you enter the gates you are just in huge private oasis. Swimming pool. Over looking the beach. Scenery is amazing.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Mobile169337 wrote a review Feb 2020
9 contributions3 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our repeat January visit and would love another! The location is as beautiful as always, overlooking natural gardens,the beach and sea. The staff are all so willing and pleasant, Christopher and Mariamma, responsible for serving evening meals and drinks really went the extra mile! The quality of the food is great, with a super amount of choice of fresh food at fair prices. The general cleanliness has also stepped up a notch and the pool is beautifully maintained. I couldn't wait for my two massages from the resident therapist, she is very professional and skilled and half the UK price, a real treat. The WHR is more expensive than many other hotels in the area, but is still very reasonably priced in my opinion and for the quality of location, service, catering and convenience, well worth the money. Do the river treat with Tommy, so many beautiful birds, so relaxing and very special. Thank you all at White Horse. C & C xx
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: I feel all the rooms offer great views.
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$74 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GambiaWest Coast DivisionBatukunku
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Horse Residence
Which popular attractions are close to White Horse Residence?
Nearby attractions include Makasutu Culture Forest (2.8 miles) and Tanje Village Museum (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at White Horse Residence?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at White Horse Residence?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at White Horse Residence?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Horse Residence?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bird Garden Restaurant, Rainbow Beach Bar, and Ocean Lounge Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at White Horse Residence?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does White Horse Residence have an airport shuttle?
Yes, White Horse Residence offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is White Horse Residence located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Batukunku.
Does White Horse Residence have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is White Horse Residence accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.