Bungalow Beach

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The Gambia  |  Kotu

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Tue 21 Apr 2015 - 7 nights

from £708pp (based on 2 sharing)

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Guests return year after year to the “BB”, an old favourite in an enviable position on the sandy Kotu Beach within well-manicured gardens, and one of only a few hotels in The Gambia offering self-catering facilities.

The main attractions of the Bungalow Beach Aparthotel, known as the 'BB', are the enviable position on Kotu Beach and the quiet atmosphere that can be found around the pool and throughout the well-manicured gardens. A peaceful spot for relaxation is not hard to find and repeat guests here are plentiful.

The apartments are arranged in two-storey buildings surrounded by attractive, neatly tended gardens. Each includes a small kitchenette with two electric rings, refrigerator, lounge/dining area and separate bedroom. Some of the apartments have views towards the ocean, which are available as an upgrade. A limited number of smaller studios without the separate lounge area and with a single bed are available for sole occupancy without the single supplement, these are located on the first floor and air-conditioning is not an option in this room type.

Breakfast at BB is not served in the restaurant but taken in the apartment by way of a welcome pack which is supplied on arrival and includes provisions such as milk, fruit juice, tea/coffee, cheese, jam etc. To supplement this there is a daily delivery of fresh bread. Although the room facilities allow you the flexibility to eat in if you wish (there is a mini-market on site), the hotel does have its own restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with an à la carte menu. You may also choose to venture out and sample some of the excellent restaurants The Gambia has to offer.

There is a limited activity and entertainment programme at the hotel, plus a choice of restaurants and beach bars close by, not to mention the craft market, Kotu stream for birdwatchers and the golf course.  Therefore clients staying at the Bungalow Beach Aparthotel have a number of daytime and evening activities to choose from without having to stray too far.

 

Hotel Facilities

  • Long sandy Kotu beach
  • Pool with separate children's pool
  • Small children's playground 
  • 2 bars
  • Mini-market
  • Boutique
  • Wi-Fi
  • Massage parlour (privately owned)
  • Safety deposit boxes in reception (payable locally)
  • Beach bar
  • 114 apartments

Room Facilities

  • Separate bedroom with twin beds (not singles)
  • Kitchenette with 2 electric rings
  • Fridge
  • Lounge/dining area
  • Simple welcome pack plus daily fresh bread
  • Fans and air-conditioning (on request for 1-bedroom apartments only)
  • 2 pin sockets

Activities

  • Some evening entertainment during winter

Cuisine Information

  • Breakfast is taken in the apartment by means of a welcome pack plus daily fresh bread
  • À la carte restaurant
  • Restaurant, mixture of table d'hote and buffets 
  • Beach bar
  • Room Service: Available

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Apartments at Bungalow Beach

Apartment

From £708pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Single Room

From £708pp

Sleeps up to 1 

   

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Sea View Apartment

From £743pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Deluxe Apartment

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

Hotel

Beach bar at Bungalow Beach

Beach Restaurant

Both set and snack menu from 12:00 midday

OPEN NOV - APR

Hotel

Restaurant at Bungalow Beach

Main Restaurant

Set menu & à la carte

OPEN NOV - APR

Hotel

A la carte restaurant at Bungalow Beach Aparthotel

À la carte Restaurant

International Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

Kotu

One of the restaurants at Bakotu Hotel

Boss Lady

Gambian Restaurant/Café

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kotu

Captain's Table a la carte restaurant, Hotel Bakotu

Captain's Table

International Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

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South Kotu

Luigi's

Italian Cuisine

OPEN AUG - MAY

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South Kotu

Shiraz

Lebanese Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND
(excluding Sundays)

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About the Local Area (Kotu)

This is a resort area that has developed over the past few years with some new bars and restaurants now open in winter, in addition to hotel restaurants which are open to the public.

Kotu boasts some popular hotels, with Kombo Beach dominating the beachfront. There is also the quieter charm of Bakotu and the beautiful gardens of Bungalow Beach Aparthotel. The area also has a busy and boisterous craft market in which you can find batiks and all manner of superb wood carvings. Kotu has a number of good restaurants including the excellent Sailor's local restaurant which is along the beach. There is also a golf course nearby.

Beaches

Another wide, sandy beach which is fairly flat and ideal for families, although not a very deep beach in terms of distance to the ocean. The area outside the Sunset Beach can change quite dramatically depending on the direction of the Kotu stream.