Kombo Beach

   The Mid-Range Collection

The Gambia  |  Kotu

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Fri 10 Oct 2014 - 7 nights

from £764 £585pp (based on 2 sharing)

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Fri 03 Oct 2014 - 7 nights

from £722 £685pp (based on 2 sharing)

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The Kombo Beach is a popular and lively hotel with good facilities, excellent cuisine and benefits from a superb beachfront setting at Kotu.

Situated on a great sandy beach, this is a well-established, lively hotel which has a full time entertainment team and plenty of activities throughout the day and evening to keep you occupied. However, with the beach just a few steps away and spacious gardens, there is space to lay back and relax if you prefer.

Whatever your interests, you should find something to suit at the Kombo Beach - during the day you can join in with pool games or aerobics, take tennis lessons or wander around the tropical gardens doing a little birdwatching with the resident guide. If all that sounds too much like hard work, why not pamper yourself with a massage or treatment at the beauty salon? And after a busy day, what better way to unwind than with a drink at the hotel’s beachside Wine Bar, which is one of the best places to watch the sun set whilst enjoying a Julbrew, The Gambia’s locally produced beer. In the evening there is usually entertainment beside the pool with live local bands, themed dinners or dancing.

The rooms are set within three-storey buildings amongst the gardens with private terraces or balconies, where you can sit and listen to the ocean. There are several room options in the hotel, all now with duvets: the spacious standard rooms are fairly basic, however all have individual air-conditioning units, operated by remote control, as well as telephones, mini-fridge and hairdryers (on request). Their spacious feel is enhanced by the large picture windows with either a private balcony or patio. Superior rooms and Suites are located on both the first and second floors and Premium rooms on the ground floor; all upgraded rooms are furnished to a higher standard with a free safe, hairdryer as standard, tea & coffee-making facilities and fridges. Upgrade rooms in particular were often full last winter so early booking is recommended to ensure your preferred room choice. Ground floor studios face the tennis courts, are open-plan offering kitchen facilities and are ideal for families.

The hotel boasts two restaurants and two snack bars serving throughout the day and evening, along with two bars for a refreshing drink. Breakfast and buffet dinner (for those on half board) are served in the attractive Kudula Restaurant under a canopy, while a more intimate atmosphere can be found in The Brasserie with its à la carte menu and daily specials. Gecko's offers a snack bar service, including a range of hot and cold snacks, ice creams and pizzas throughout the day which can be served to you by the pool or on the beach. Barracuda beachside bar offers daytime drinks and sandwiches. A cash-free system operates within the hotel.

Alternatively, a dine-around package is available offering the flexibility of dining outside of the hotel on 3 evenings of your choice per weekly package, from a choice of pre-selected popular international restaurants in Kotu and Kololi (transport included)  - the remaining 4 meals are taken in the hotel.

The resort of Kotu has become increasingly popular in recent years and there are a couple of other hotels with restaurants open to outside guests, a craft market, beach bars, a small selection of local restaurants, and a taxi rank just outside the hotel so it’s easy to get out and about.

This is a good fun hotel, popular with families, couples and groups. Due to its location, the range of facilities and choice of cuisine on offer, the Kombo Beach is very popular with new and repeat guests alike. It continues to hold a Travelife Gold Award for its efforts in sustainable tourism.

 

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Hotel Facilities

  • Long sandy beach
  • Pool and sun terraces
  • Hotel shop & clinic (not 24 hour)
  • Massage and beauty salon (payable locally)
  • Wi-Fi and internet access (payable locally)
  • TV area in reception
  • 2 bars plus snack service around pool / on beach
  • Children's play area
  • 258 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Majority double beds, limited twin beds available on request (cannot be guaranteed)
  • Safe facilities (payable locally - free in upgraded rooms)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Television
  • Mini-fridge
  • Hairdryers on request (included in upgraded rooms)
  • 2 pin and/or UK 3 pin sockets

Activities

  • Full time entertainment team
  • Daytime activities and evening entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis courts - equipment and coach (payable locally)
  • Petanque / boules
  • Volleyball
  • Small outdoor gym
  • Bird guide (payable locally)
  • Golf coach (payable locally)

Cuisine Information

The following cuisine information is available for Kombo Beach Hotel:

  • Kudula buffet restaurant for breakfast and dinner
  • The Brasserie a la carte restaurant with daily specials
  • Gecko's snack service around the pool
  • Barracuda Bar - beachside drinks and sandwiches
  • Room Service: not as standard but can be arranged for a special reason
  • Vegetarian options: available on request
  • Highchairs: available
  • Dine-Around Package: £125 per person per week, winter only

94% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 103 reviews.

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Rooms at Kombo Beach

Non Air Conditioned Room

From £585pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Standard Room

From £599pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Superior Room

From £634pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Premium Room

From £655pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Suite

From £676pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Studio

From £676pp

Sleeps up to 4 

   

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

Hotel

Kudula Restaurant

Themed Buffets

OPEN MID OCT - APR

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Hotel

The Brasserie

International Cuisine

OPEN MID OCT - APR

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Hotel

Gecko's Snack Service

Snacks

OPEN MID OCT - APR

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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.