I have stayed at Badala Park Hotel many times as well as other venues in The Gambia. It gets a bit of bad press but you have to be realistic. The main Tour Operators screw the hotels down to the ground over room rates and so it is difficult to keep things up to standard. The staff do their best and are very accommodating but remember - there's no such thing as a free lunch! If they do something for you - pay up! It's the custom and a few dalasis means nothing to you and I but a lot to them. It also fosters a bit of loyalty from them and they will take care of you more. The question is - do you spend all day in the hotel or are you looking to go out and explore? If it is the former - stay home and fork out for a nice room in London for a weekend. If it is the latter - spend wisely and have a couple of weeks in blistering sun discovering how the other half live. Try being a little more African than European for a change - it helps you enjoy your stay that much more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With over 10 years of ownership and 30 years of management experience, the recently refurbished Badala Park Hotel is renowned throughout the Gambia, as well as Africa, Europe, USA and by travelers worldwide.Less than thirty minutes transfer time from the Gambian Yundum International Airport and you will always be greeted in our large cool reception and lounge area after your travels, on arrival at the friendly Badala Park Hotel with the friendliest staff in the Gambia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Badala Park Kotu
- Badala Park Hotel Kotu
- Badala Park Gambia/Kotu