Sheraton Gambia Hotel

   The Mid-Range Collection

The Gambia  |  Brufut

Lowest price package

Mon 03 Nov 2014 - 7 nights

from £1197 £799pp (based on 2 sharing)

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Fri 31 Oct 2014 - 7 nights

from £1180pp (based on 2 sharing)

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The all-inclusive Sheraton Gambia Hotel is built into a hillside that gently shelves among towering baobabs to a deserted beach below.

The Sheraton Hotel is built into the hillside overlooking the ocean, nestled between giant baobab trees. This beachfront property is extremely popular as an all-inclusive hotel and, as well as offering extensive conference facilities for its corporate guests, the hotel is well established as a popular tourist hotel. Its fantastic location beside the ocean ensures stunning views from both the rooms and public areas. The atmosphere is lively in winter, although quiet corners can be found and the small spa with its separate pool offers a tranquil alternative.

The appeal of the hotel is obvious as soon as you step into the impressive reception, with views down to the pool area and beach below through huge full length windows. The lower level of the hotel is situated next to the unspoilt beach with lawns surrounding the large infinity swimming pool. There are many pathways and steps within the hotel, although golf buggies are in operation on request and there are two glass lifts connecting the reception, Cremetata buffet restaurant and the pool/bar area.

Hotel bedrooms are of a contemporary style, most enjoying sea views from their ocean-facing balcony or terrace. There are 2 wings: the Baobab Wing is closer to the main building and restaurants, housing the Standard Baobab rooms. There is also a a variety of upgraded room options which are larger and closer to the beach. The tranquil, more exclusive Palm Wing houses the cliff-top Sunset Palm rooms as well as superbly located, beachfront Beach Palm rooms, both of which are larger with a lounge area and offer uninterrupted ocean views from both ground and upper floors.

Dining is buffet style and may be in the elevated Crematata buffet restaurant (not air-conditioned) where breakfast is also served, but mainly at the poolside. Live cooking stations for grilled meats and fish, as well as a pizza oven, offer something different and afternoon snacks including excellent burgers are served for all-inclusive guests.  An à la carte menu is also available with a 25% discount for all-inclusive guests (20% from 1st October 2014). The Bar-A-Cuda pool bar serves drinks throughout the day and is the main all-inclusive outlet, with an alternative Link@Sheraton bar in the lobby lounge area which enjoys stunning sea views. This is run with a Wi-Fi service and interactive games area, and drinks are generally payable, except from 8pm-11pm when it now operates an all-inclusive bar service.

Bed and breakfast or half board can still be booked, but we suggest going ‘all-inclusive’ which is how we price our holidays as this is proving far more popular with our guests, allowing them to budget more effectively for their holiday - see all-inclusive information. The Sheraton is run primarily as a tourist hotel, with a lively atmosphere and less corporate feel, within the context of the Gambian laid-back, friendly attitude towards service. Whilst improvements are constantly being made, this hotel cannot be compared to some 5* Sheraton business properties in other destinations and we still believe our 4 grade rating to be accurate.

Located near the village of Brufut, the setting of this hotel is more secluded than some others in our collection with few bars and restaurants in the direct vicinity, making it ideal for a hotel-based holiday. But with a number of activities on offer including a fitness room with a programme of exercise classes available, beach volleyball, darts and table tennis, there is plenty to do within the hotel along with simply relaxing! Children's activities may occasionally be organised, subject to minimum numbers, and there is a kid's play area and separate pool. The spa offers a good choice of treatments and we particularly recommend a massage overlooking the beach in one of the outdoor treatment cabanas. The lively resort of Kololi is also just a ten minute taxi ride away and the hotel works with local tourist taxis to provide a courtesy taxi service to shuttle you there twice daily - you can then make your own way back once you have finished shopping in the craft market or enjoying a refreshing drink in one of the numerous bars you will find there.

The Spa is located in a separate building with indoor and outdoor treatment areas, from where you can enjoy a massage overlooking the sea. There is also a quiet pool in this area overlooking the beach.  All guests will receive free use of the sauna and steam room from 9am-9pm. See spa information

The all-inclusive package is not 24 hours but continues until the standard departure time from the hotel on your day of departure; this does not however automatically entitle you to a late check out from the rooms which must be vacated by 12 noon to ensure they are ready for arriving guests. Please note that local excursions are not included in the all-inclusive price but can be booked through your representative.

 

Hotel Facilities

  • Large swimming pool
  • Separate children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Unspoilt sandy beach
  • Beach beds, towels and umbrellas
  • Fitness/spa facilities with a small pool 
  • World class conference facilities
  • Treetop lobby bar with Link@Sheraton Wi-Fi service
  • Barracuda pool bar
  • Taxi shuttle to Kololi twice daily (one way)
  • 181 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Twins and doubles
  • Air-conditioning
  • Telephone 
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety deposit box
  • Satellite television 
  • Balcony or terrace

Activities

  • Table tennis, badminton
  • Pétanque, darts
  • Volleyball, water polo
  • Step and water aerobics
  • Evening entertainment (most evenings in winter, occasional during summer)

Cuisine Information

  • Balafon - al fresco lunch and dinner buffets plus pizza oven and barbecues with live cooking
  • Crematata - buffet breakfast restaurant with outdoor terrace and fantastic view
  • Buffet meals and à la carte menu may be served in either restaurant
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours (local charge)

All Inclusive Information

The Sheraton is available on an All-inclusive basis. The following information outlines what is available through our all-inclusive package (not 24 hours).

General Overview

  • Buffet breakfast (07.00 – 10.30)
  • Buffet lunch (12.30 – 15.00)
  • Sweet & savoury snacks (16.00 - 18.00)
  • Buffet dinner (19.00 – 22.30)
  • Hot & cold beverages from Barracuda (09.00 - 23.00)
  • Hot & cold beverages from Link@Sheraton Café 09.00 - 23.00
  • Local spirits
  • Local beer and house wine by the glass
  • Water & soft drinks (excluding fresh fruit juices)
  • Use of fitness room, sauna & steam room 9am - 9pm
  • NO Kid's Club (some activities may be arranged, subject to numbers)
  • Free activities - table tennis, water aerobics, beach volleyball, darts

Not included

  • Full bottles, premium brands, fresh fruit juices, imported drinks and mini bar (stocked on request) - these will be subject to an additional charge
  • Room service
  • Internet access / telephone

NB Timings are subject to change; all-inclusive finishes at the standard transfer time on day of departure; excursions are not included

Remarks:

  • Presentation of the guest bracelet or voucher and room key card is mandatory to enjoy above mentioned facilities
  • Bracelets are not transferable between guests
  • There will be a charge for a lost bracelet
  • Guests must sign for any all-inclusive consumption

86% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 29 reviews.

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Rooms at Sheraton Gambia Hotel

Standard Baobab

From £799pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Deluxe Beach Baobab

From £897pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Deluxe Sunset Palm

From £925pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Deluxe Beach Palm

From £967pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Junior Suite

From £1,205pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

Hotel

Crematata buffet restaurant with outdoor terrace

Crematata Restaurant

Breakfast

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Hotel

Balafon restaurant

Balafon Restaurant

Open-air restaurant at The Sheraton, buffet/a la carte

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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About the Local Area (Brufut)

Brufut, situated approximately 10 minutes south of Kololi, is a town located in the Western Division of The Gambia. The town of Brufut is situated a couple of kilometres inland from the coastal road, but the name Brufut is applied to an area extending from around the town, out to the coast. It has a main street with a market, and some government offices. It is a fast developing location because of its highly developed infrastructure.

It is best known as a developing residential area of private villas. This large guarded and gated community encloses luxury villas and was constructed in 2006 by the Government purposely to have a secured place to lodge the 52 presidents expected to attend the 7th AU summit in The Gambia. Within easy reach from the capital and the economic centre, by the Kombo Coastal Highway, it’s an ideal situation for a residence giving direct views over the sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean.

Beaches

There is an unspoilt sandy beach surrounding the Sheraton Gambia Hotel, along with other local beaches such as Batokunku with its beach bar and local restaurant.

Spa Facilities Information

The Sheraton Gambia Hotel offers a stand-alone Spa facility offering a wide range of treatments, plus a hairdressing salon and fitness centre. There is also a small second pool in this area for use by Spa guests. Treatment rooms are either indoor, or some can be offered in an open-air setting, making the most of the cliff-top location. The Gambia Experience clients receive 20% discount off all treatments (until 31st October 2014). The following Spa information is available:

 
 

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