Senegambia

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The Gambia  |  Kololi

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Fri 10 Oct 2014 - 7 nights

from £821 £599pp (based on 2 sharing)

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The Gambia's largest hotel, the Senegambia is a lively, family-friendly hotel set in twenty acres of tropical gardens with daily vulture feeding beside a sandy beach in the busy resort of Kololi.

The Senegambia Hotel is the largest and one of the best-known hotels in The Gambia. It is situated beside the beach in the lively resort of Kololi, making it a great choice for anyone wanting to get out and sample the many different bars and restaurants on the hotel’s doorstep.

This is a lively hotel with a wide range of activities aimed at adults, teenagers and children – the most popular being the daily vulture feeding which takes place in the hotel’s gardens, attracting several species of birds, monitor lizards as well as monkeys looking for a free lunch. The famous Senegambia gardens attract an amazing array of birdlife and the hotel's resident ornithologist is on hand to provide tours within the grounds; the beautiful gardens may also used for private evening functions, weddings and occasional live concerts.

Whilst the beach outside the hotel has suffered from erosion in recent years, there is an impressive beachside pool and bar which is the focus of much of the daytime activities including water polo, volleyball, tennis and organised games. There is a second smaller pool near the main building that offers an alternative to the lively pool games during winter, or guests looking for a little peace and quiet will easily find a secluded spot during the day within the twenty acres of grounds.  The pool terrace is ideal for relaxing and provides snacks and cool refreshing drinks. For a livelier lunch, head for the beach bar.

Evening entertainment at the Senegambia during winter is both varied and lively, including African folklore nights and themed buffet evenings in the Domordula, the hotel's main restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating areas (closed from May to October), and a weekly poolside barbecue. The extensive half board buffet is particularly popular, with the Portofino pizza restaurant in the hotel providing an excellent value, alternative dining option in the evening.  However if you want to sample The Gambia's nightlife, bed and breakfast would be a good choice as there are so many excellent restaurants just a short stroll away. Back in the hotel, the comfortable air-conditioned Safari lounge bar is popular for a drink to round off the day.

Most of the rooms are in two-storey buildings dotted throughout the grounds, with some superior rooms in the main building, and all include air-conditioning as standard.  All are equipped with television and mini-fridge, and with the majority of rooms being set in the gardens, you won’t need to go further than your balcony to witness the varied birdlife that calls the Senegambia home. The option to upgrade to a studio with separate lounge and bedroom is available, although these often sell out so it is best to book early - additional one-bedroom Kololi Apartments with tea/coffee-making facilities located in the gardens near reception are also proving popular.

The Gambia Experience Resort Office is located by the entrance to the hotel should you need to speak to a representative outside of visiting hours or need any assistance.

Due to its location and varied activities and entertainment programme, this large hotel has a high number of repeat guests and is popular with couples, groups and families alike who return year after year.

 

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Hotel Facilities

  • Large tropical gardens
  • 2 swimming pools with separate children's pool (1 in summer)
  • Beachside snack bar
  • Safari bar and pool terrace bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Children's playground 
  • Boutique and hotel shops
  • Internet cafe, Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Hairdresser
  • Mini-market
  • Bank in reception
  • Nurse (limited hours)
  • 351 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Doubles and twins
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Safe facilities (payable locally)
  • 2 pin sockets
  • Television
  • Mini fridge

Activities

  • Tennis (payable locally)
  • Volleyball
  • Water sports with instructors (payable locally)
  • Varied evening entertainment
  • Vulture feeding daily

Cuisine Information

  • Domordula Restaurant serving buffet breakfast and dinner service (restaurant closed in summer so no half board option)
  • Portofino pizzeria
  • Beach bar - drinks and snacks
  • Room Service: not available

85% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 46 reviews.

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Rooms at Senegambia

Standard Room

From £599pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Superior Room

From £641pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Studio

From £662pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Kololi 1 bed Apt

From £852pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

Hotel

Buffet restaurant at the Senegambia Hotel

Domordula

Buffet Restaurant

OPEN NOV - APR

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Hotel

Lunch at the beach bar

Portofino

Pizzeria

OPEN YEAR ROUND
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Kololi

Tao

Asian Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kololi

Al Basha

Lebanese Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND
(excluding Ramadan)

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Kololi

The Vineyard restaurant near Kololi

Vineyard

Mediterranean Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

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Gaya Art Café

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

The Kora

International Cuisine

OPEN NOV - JUN

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Kololi

Love 2

International Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kololi

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Scala

International Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kololi

Seashells

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

Al Rawshe

Lebanese Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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About the Local Area (Kololi)

Kololi is by far the most established resort area. ‘The strip’ as it is known locally, consists of a number of bars and a couple of nightclubs, frequented by both locals and tourists.

Kololi could probably be called the heart of the tourist industry in The Gambia with a selection of different grade hotels and some of the country's best restaurants.

There are a large number of places to eat serving a variety of cuisine styles on the Kololi strip - you can get anything from an excellent curry, a Lebanese dish or a more traditional Gambian meal. There are two casinos on the strip not to mention a whole host of bars and clubs - all of which throb into the early hours, but may be quieter between May and October. The strip also boasts banks & exchange bureaus, internet cafes and shops. It is generally fairly relaxed in the day and really comes into its own during the evening and night.

Beaches

The beach outside the Senegambia and Kairaba hotels is suffering from some erosion since the sand was replenished in 2003; currently there is a strip of sand plenty wide enough for sunbathing on, with sunbeds and parasols, just outside the hotels, however the beach then drops a level for access to the ocean with temporary steps provided outside The Kairaba Hotel.