The first room we were in on arrival was in the bungalows beside the pool, it was clean but in a terrible state of repair, bathroom door would not close, shower hanging of the wall, paper thin walls (you could hear every word the guests in the next room were saying) no cupboard space ,awful bathroom.
We upgraded immediately to a superior room which was lovely.
The breakfasts were basic bread cheese fruit cereal coffee tea and juice.
We did not eat in the Resteraunt as it looked dowdy with shabby table covers and hard upright dining chairs, which is a shame as we would have eaten at the hotel on a couple of occasions if it was more inviting.
All of the staff were friendly polite professional and hard working.
We found we did not get the hassle from the bumpsters like we have had on past holidays in The Gambia
We had excellent meals at Scala and African queen
Darboes had a happy hour between 12-6pm and jewbrews are 25dalassi (out of the front of hotel, turn left and its on your right.
Poco loco on the beach has free sun beds and does lovely food for lunch ( go out of the hotel onto the beach, turn right and its 10mins walk )
The hotel has a lovely beach bar with fantastic views out to sea.
We have stayed in a number of hotels in The Gambia and feel the standard rooms at the HBC are poor in comparison to others we have stayed in.
We enjoyed our 2weeks holiday and would return but ONLY if we could book a premium room again which was lovely and well worth the extra money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Beach Club Hotel is a simple traditional African hospitality facility of a Two (2) Star rating, situated on the Golden Kololi Beach. The Holiday Beach Club Hotel Complex features 81 rooms consisting of Superior, Pool view, Sea view, Single storey and Garden View rooms. It also has a swimming pool, Main Bar, Beach Bar and Restaurant. Its mission is to provide a simple but modest Gambian hospitality service of excellence, while aiming to make the Gambia a tourist haven. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Beach Hotel
- Holiday Beach Kololi
- Holiday Beach Club Hotel Gambia/Kololi