We have been visiting this hotel for the past four years and have noticed a few changes.
The cost of alcohol in the hotel has increased and the cocktail menu changed!!! Menu at the pool bar at lunch has also changed, far more "lighter snacks". Menu at clipper has also changed, talking to the manager he said they had gone tthrough the menues and sorted out those that were popular.
Our room was clean and bedding and towels changed regularly, they were even spraying the rooms once you had gone out for the evening. This time the key cards did not fail us at all but I have learnt to keep it away from magnetic clips in handbags. My husband could not flush the loo it required a knack to prevent it from continually flushing. The rooms could be updated but how long do you spend in them?
They have introduced a kids club and moved the pool table into the bar area. Table tennis was still a popular activity. Gentle music beside the pool during the day apart from the half hour morning excercise. No Bingo thankfully!! Pool appeared clean.
Reception is no longer air conditioned, doors left open cool enough.
Breakfast no pancakes so made do with waffles-hard life!! We had no problems with food running out. Coffee sometimes had to be asked for but really no problem.
TG is a bit of a marmite place as we met people who both loved and hated it, more loved than hated. Staff we came across were always pleasant and eager to please.
Would we return- yes would I recommend to all my friends- yes with provisos to go with an open mind and embrace the culture.
Bumsters were more of a pain and were DEMANDING more I am large enough and thick skinned to ignore them but they are getting more intimidating and expecting far more in the way of payment. No longer are a few delasis welcomed nothing less than 50 for a lift of a suitcase or a drag of 10m.
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Bay Hotel Bakau
- Ocean Bay Hotel And Resort
- Ocean Bay Resort
- Ocean Bay Bakau
- Ocean Bay Hotel Gambia
- Ocean Bay Hotel & Resort Gambia/Bakau, Africa