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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've now lived in the Gambia for over a year, having visited 4 times before. I like to explore a bit and try different places to get away and relax and Boboi is my firm favourite. It's on the basic side but it's comfortable and clean; the food is generous and good quality; and the staff are undoubtedly some of... More 

1 Thank Jonny B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Stayed here for one night with my friend who lives in the Gambia. The roundhouses are basic but so cute. Everyone is friendly and the food was lovely. For dinner, we both had fish, one with coconut sauce and one was the catch of the day with onions and a tomato sauce. Generous portions and very tasty. breakfast is basic,... More 

Thank Hillsey143
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

An excellent location, with really good fishing and bird watching available locally in Khatong, on the River @ the border with Senegal. Beach is outstanding, and service and food were much better than we expected. We have stopped here for drinks several times on previous trips, but never stayed. The accommodation, is very good - considering you really are in... More 

3 Thank Glund42
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

I'm only writing this review to try to give a balanced opinion of Boboi Lodge. The positives: the staff are lovely people and the food is good. Boating excursions were ready on time and worked well. The beach is superb and the swimming seemed safer here than elsewhere in Gambia, though please always pay attention to currents and dont go... More 

6 Thank cliffordchambers
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2014

I'm torn - on the one hand I want to keep this place a secret for myself - but I also want the place to do well. The key here is the staff, they are truly friendly without being pushy, laid back and just overall good folk. The food was the best I tasted in the country. The atmosphere of... More 

3 Thank Christopher D
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Fantastic concept and location, no doubt about that. You are located right on the beach and you can fall asleep to the sounds of the waves. Bliss. On the beach, if you are lucky, you will meet a cow or two. Except for that, you are on your own. I loved it. Price wise, tree houses (very basic yet charming)... More 

1 Thank Aeon_Flux2
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Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a week over the New Year in one of the basic tree houses. Don't expect the Ritz but more than you'll need to get your fix of romantic/relaxing/simple life recouperation. Staff were very friendly, interesting and helpful. Food was good enough too. Drinks well priced. And the location, just feet from the most beautiful beach I have... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Stayed in boboi beach lodge in January this year, the staff were really friendly and very helpful. The food was delicious, and the menu had a very good choice. The best part about boboi was the location, right next to a deserted sandy beach, no one in sight except cows, and juice bars. The rooms were nice, we stayed in... More 

Thank Pppmacca43
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2013

We spent 3 nights at Boboi after an exciting trip upriver. The Location is unbeatable - 5 steps from an abandoned beach. The only thing that might disturb you while relacing at the beach are the occasional and inevitable juice bars, but absolutely hassle-free. Accomodation however is average. We booked a beach side bungalow with breakfast for 2500 Dalasis per... More 

1 Thank HansHuckebein
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We just spent 4 nights at Boboi Beach Lodge near Kartong after a busier expereince in Fajara. Boboi has all the elements of a perfect holiday...relaxing, chilled out, not pretentious, good food (local and western), great staff and manager, friendly atmosphere and good prices. The beach was toally hassle free with long walks and great views and amazing sunsets. We... More 

1 Thank EmmyLou11
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Boboi Beach Lodge

Address: Kololi, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kololi
Price Range: $33 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Boboi Beach Hotel Kololi
Boboi Beach Lodge Gambia/Kololi
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“The deluxe treehouse has a great sea view and you'd appreciate the breeze in the hottest months (September-October).”
  • The deluxe treehouse.
 of 5 bubbles 898jonnyb, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“if your feeling adventourous, as well as the huts, it has open air tree houses with fabulous views if your feeling more adventourous!”
 of 5 bubbles Glund42, Apr 20, 2014 | Read review
“I think the deluxe tree house with the en suite would have been a good experience but noisy in the wind.”
 of 5 bubbles alibLeigh, Jan 17, 2013 | Read review
“Chalet/Bungalow rooms are large with wonderful views and cool. Can soften sound of waves and wind in trees (which can be surprisingly loud) by shutting windows which cannot do in a treehouse. Get a room with a shower as the communal shower is a tap.”
 of 5 bubbles MazdaGirlBucks, Dec 8, 2012 | Read review
“As there is scant lighting and electricity, ask for a Rondavel closer to the bar. Otherwise bring or ask for a torch.”
 of 5 bubbles QueenCiara, Feb 20, 2012 | Read review
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