Bakadaji Hotel


The Gambia  |  South Kotu

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Tue 22 Apr 2025


Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing
Fri 01 Nov 2024
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Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing

This brand new stylish hotel oozes African influences, with plenty of tropical colour and comfort. Located near to restaurants and a beautiful beach, this hotel provides a modern escape with a sustainable ethos.

Our Expert Opinion

"This intimate hotel has some of the best quality rooms in the Gambia. And whilst being only a short stroll from the beach, the stunning pool area is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the Gambian weather. "

- Tony, Customer Facing Manager


What we love

  • This hotel opened in February 2023 so all facilities, fixtures and fittings are new and rooms are contemporary using calming colours with an African twist.
  • The tropical feel throughout the grounds.


Good to know

  • The beach can be accessed from the back of the hotel grounds after a five-minute walk. It is possible to hire sunbeds at Solomon’s beach bar for a small charge.


Enjoy the myriad of services

Bakadaji Hotel provides a relaxing and comfortable stay. The staff endeavour to ensure that each guest has a fabulous holiday, with an array of services and facilities available, including two bars, two restaurants, a dining terrace, and a fully equipped gym. There is even an on-site spa, helping guests to feel as relaxed as possible. Bakadaji Hotel prides itself on the adoption of green practices and environmentally friendly technologies, making it a key element in supporting sustainable tourism in The Gambia.

Relax in your home-away-from-home

Each room is styled with an African feel, with modern furnishings and neutral tones. Enjoy tropical views from your terrace or balcony, plus there is a comfortable seating area with a television providing a home-away-from-home, whilst the private bathrooms are spacious and modern. Upgrade to a superior room for that extra bit of comfort. With years of experience in the hospitality industry, the owners ensure guests benefit from the best and most innovative ideas, making your stay extra special.

Experience fine dining at the on-site restaurant

With a main buffet restaurant plus the fabulous à la carte menu available to guests, you are able to experience true culinary delights! The menu features a mouthwatering mix of continental and African dishes, all served in a relaxed and charming atmosphere. Why not enjoy a meal on the outside dining terrace to make the most of the balmy climate and low-key entertainment, or venture out to a nearby restaurant for a change of scene? An Indian restaurant is also due to open later in 2023.

A great hotel for families and couples

Each room boasts plenty of space for families to enjoy a comfortable stay and there is a wonderful outdoor children’s pool, ensuring that they have plenty of holiday fun. There is also an attractive adult pool designed around the tropical plants, so plenty of options for everyone in the family, plus the beach is just a short stroll away.

Official local hotel rating: 4 star



What's included in your booking

  • Return flights, 20kg luggage allowance, in-flight meals (Titan flights only)
  • Digital Gambia guide
  • Airport transfers
  • Service of dedicated in-resort reps

Hotel facilities

  • Free-form pool with separate children's pool
  • Wi-Fi 
  • African wellness therapy studio (payable locally)
  • Two bars
  • Two restaurants
  • 80 rooms

Room facilities

  • King or twin beds (standard rooms only)
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Fridge
  • Flat-screen television
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Wi-Fi


  • Evening entertainment
  • Indoor gym

Rooms at Bakadaji Hotel

Standard Room

From £1,265pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Superior Room

From £1,370pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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About the Local Area (South Kotu)

This is a resort area that has developed over the past few years with some new hotels, and a small selection of bars and restaurants. There are a number of popular bars and restaurants including Lebanese and an ice-cream parlour on the road leading down to the beach, along with a couple of beach bars.

The slightly larger resort of Kotu is across Kotu stream, reached via a gentle stroll along the beach or with a short taxi ride. It boasts some popular hotels, with Kombo Beach dominating the beachfront. There's also the quieter charm of Bakotu Hotel 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, alternatively Kololi with its wider choice is just 10 minutes' drive from South Kotu. There's also a golf course nearby.


A wide, sandy beach which is fairly flat and ideal for a walk either down to Kololi or across Kotu stream to the hotels in the neighbouring resort of Kotu.