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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

we have decided to visit gambia @ stay at kairaba.in april we werent going to go again but we have missed it have booked for 3 weeks in march2017.the hotel is ideally situated and we also have lots of friends that we will meet up with.the hotel is ready for a make over and we are hoping the music is...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Kairaba for 10 nights in late November/early December. We didn't pay the extra charge for the superior room and instead stayed in a standard twin. We felt we'd paid enough as it was! I would definitely class the normal rooms as a 3 star, not a 4 star, as many UK travel agents state. Rooms are...

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had a holiday at the Kairaba hotel in September 2016 and we had a great time. It was early season so the hotel was less than half full. As a result the choices for breakfast was quite limited, never the less we were not too disappointed. The room was really lovely and spacious and the balcony...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been visiting The Gambia since 1992 and now favour the Karaiba hotel as the facilities are of a high standard. The addition of wireless connectivity in the grounds and rooms is a plus. The air conditioning works well and the staff are very polite and friendly. We especially enjoy the breakfast. The food prices are a little high...

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Olton, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was just what we wanted. As at beginning of season it was still quite quiet and relatively easy to get loungers by the pool. Restaurant was good for food off the menu. We chose to take 4 days of meals in the hotel. On the last day we had to use the buffet which was less good. I...

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Kairaba B, Public Relations Manager at Kairaba Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bob, Thank you for writing such a constructive review of our hotel. We always appreciate feedback from our valued guests with details and observations of their stay at the Kairaba. We pay particular attention to remarks that let us know what to adjust,fix and improve on so as to maintain standards and achieve our customer satisfaction goals. We look...

Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three years ago My review was titled 'it's the staff that make it' and so they do now, many familiar faces and a superb gardening team. Staff are always friendly and helpful. But the hotel has a faded charm about it now, I feel it needs some serious money spent on upgrading the bathrooms; extra thick grouting or a replacement...

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Kairaba B, Public Relations Manager at Kairaba Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Jerseygym, It was lovely to see you again this year. Our staff recognized you and were thrilled to welcome you back. We have tasked the Housekeeping Manager to check his inventory to set aside linen that is unsuitable for use in the guestrooms. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards,

Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't originally booked to stay here. Thomas Cook put us in this hotel as the one we had booked originally was overbooked. On arrival, the reception were not aware of this and the owner made us feel very uncomfortable and unwelcome. This was not the best start, and i think a reflection on poor management rather than the staff...

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Kairaba B, Public Relations Manager at Kairaba Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sazzlem88, Your review of our hotel was as refreshing as a breath of fresh air. it is always a pleasure to read when first time guests give us their impression of Kairaba. Always more revealing, always more detailed with nothing taken for granted. We know that making a great first impression is a challenge so we are most grateful...

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were transferred to this hotel as our hotel was overbooked. The room was great, large with all facilities including tea & coffee maker, fridge and free air conditioning, TV. It was set in the lovely gardens where monkeys play and lovely birds fly or walk around. The hotel is classed as 4* but its rooms are getting a bit...

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Kairaba B, Public Relations Manager at Kairaba Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jacky T, Thank you for the lovely review of our hotel. You took the time to list all the good reasons for staying at the Kairaba but noted areas with room for improvement as a yardstick for improvement and upgrading of our facilities and services. This is very helpful for our team. We hope to make an even better...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My father and I have stayed at The Kairaba for many years. He is often here for several months at a time. The best asset this hotel has is a loyal and wiling staff. The gardens are beautifully maintained and the beach (though mass erosion issues) is wonderful. The rooms are in need of updating - however small changes since...

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Kairaba B, Public Relations Manager at Kairaba Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sarah T, Its lovely to see your review on tripadvisor. We consider John, your father John as a real family member to all of us . It is always nice to see all of you including your husband and each and every one of us take good care of John whilst he is here. he is grandpa to everyone...

bristol
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Five star African style. Beautiful gardens and accommodating staff. Lovely gardens with wildlife. Rooms are simple but adequate. Tired and in need of updating. However, colonial style surpasses these failings. WiFi is poor but plentiful choice of restaurants and bars outside the hotel. Look beyond the decor to see what the hotel and area has to offer.

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Kairaba B, Public Relations Manager at Kairaba Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Domoda, Thank you for reviewing our hotel.. Your observations and constructive review are what we need to gauge our performance and relevance in order to improve and grow. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Director of Public Relations

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This premier 5-star hotel in The Gambia is not one to sit on its laurels but has continued to build on its reputation over the years. Located on the idyllic, sprawling golden sandy coastline of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kairaba Beach Hotel

Address: 390 PMB, Serekunda, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Serekunda
Price Range: $156 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kairaba Beach Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 160
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Also Known As:
Hotel Kairaba Beach
Kairaba Beach Serekunda
Kairaba Beach Hotel Gambia/Serekunda
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Pay for the superior room if you can afford it.”
 of 5 bubbles U5185OLlisam, 4 days ago | Read review
“Choose a superior room, well worth the extra charge”
 of 5 bubbles BarrySS367, 1 week ago | Read review
“Not in front of reception - standard rooms - which can get noisy if a conference or private event is on”
  • Standard room
  • Reception area/entrance
  • Balcony
  • Standard twin room
 of 5 bubbles sazzlem88, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Do not go for a standard room they are not in the gardens. Rooms in houses 9, 10 or 11 were very handy for the pool and the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles JackyT407, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“My preference is block 8 or 9 - close to breakfast and pool access - no noise issues - but it was low season!!”
 of 5 bubbles R7520LCsaraht, 5 weeks ago | Read review
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