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Leybato Hotel

Off Atlantic Rd, Fajara Gambia
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#2 of 7 hotels in Fajara

See why so many travelers make Leybato Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Fajara. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a quaint setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Leybato Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers currency exchange, shops, and newspaper, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features an on-site restaurant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Travelers looking to enjoy some oyster can head to Butcher's Shop. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Asian restaurant such as The Clay Oven.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Leybato Hotel as you experience all of the things Fajara has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Facial treatments
Convenience store
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Currency exchange
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Bottled water
Bath / shower
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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49Car recommended
Grade: 49 out of 100
16Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
0Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
59Reviews3Q+A10Room tips
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Steen Rørdam H wrote a review Feb 2020
Christiansfeld, Denmark15 contributions6 helpful votes
Were here in 2012 and just loved it. Back in January 2020 for one week: Nothing has changed! Very quiet, very shady place, right on the beach. Yes, many things are worn down and should be renovated, but still a lovely place! If you look for 4 star luxury, an opulent breakfast, a kitchen with Michelin standard and loud music you should go elsewhere! The staff is very helpful. Many local birds. In nearby Kairaba Avenue a discount super market selling beer and alcohol, they even accept "plastic"!! MasterCard and Visa. We have been to many places in the Gambia: Leybato is one of the better. We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Bungalows 1, 2 and 3 with own kitchen
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Jezz2544 wrote a review Jan 2020
62 contributions24 helpful votes
Although the beachfront location is perfect, the passage of years has taken it's toll on the property. Almost everything needs renovating. All around are signs of neglect. Showers often run cold or not at all. Beds and pillows in many rooms are rock hard. Food service in the restaurant is amazingly slow. Upholstery on outside chairs is shabby. Breakfast is the same everyday; bread, boiled eggs,cheese, jam and fresh fruit. The coffee isn't good either. Often the bar runs out of cold beer, meaning a long wait while bottles chill in the freezer. Very limited range of wines & spirits too. Th hotels saving grace is the lovely and peaceful location.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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driansmith wrote a review Feb 2019
Bournemouth, United Kingdom64 contributions13 helpful votes
The location and the simple facilities. The food for lunch/dinner was especially great. One could not have wanted a better location, right next to the beach. Glass of beer or wine (or both!) while watching the sun set and listening to the waves. Excellent value for money. The bed could have been better - it was long past its normal life. Breakfast was disappointing.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Wi-fi can be a bit iffy in the room.
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1 Helpful vote
MsBe Hart wrote a review Feb 2019
53 contributions17 helpful votes
A beautiful place to relax and watch the sunset. The hammocks are a little low but the numerous little guys have very comfortable seats to make up for it. Watch the Gambian locals playing football and doing acrobats or you can join in with rather invigorating beach Pilates/yoga too. The choice is yours. The beach is rather limited for these activities at high tide so time it right.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Omar wrote a review Nov 2018
5 contributions1 helpful vote
visited this place a few times for drinks and meetings and always liked the location and views. I tried their restaurant a two times and on both occasions it was a disaster. The pizza is the worst I ever had and ordered fired noodles the second time and was served fried spaghetti. Complain but no refund or replacement was offered. The drinks and view is great tho.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled on business
1 Helpful vote
$26 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GambiaBanjul DivisionFajara
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leybato Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Leybato Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Leybato Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Leybato Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Leybato Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ngala Lodge Restaurant, Butcher's Shop, and Ningki Nangka Restaurant.
Does Leybato Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Leybato Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Leybato Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Fajara.
Are pets allowed at Leybato Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Leybato Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Leybato Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting National Museum (8.2 miles).