The Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2020

Updated on Sep 20, 2021 by Clarabel Jones

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A number of our hotels have won the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice 2020 Award, placing them in the top 10% of businesses worldwide, based on guest reviews.

Tripadvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards are there to recognise and reward those travel businesses that earn consistently great customer reviews.

The winners are calculated based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the world on Tripadvisor.

In 2020, 13 of our hotels in The Gambia were been recognised, placing them amongst the top 10% of businesses worldwide. Now, that's an achievement!

Here's a breakdown of the hotels that were awarded, and why we think they're deserving of this fantastic accolade:



The Gambia

Ngala Lodge, Fajara

Nestled above a quiet and scenic cove between Bakau and Fajara, Ngala Lodge is an adult-only paradise and offers a wide selection of room upgrades, including the new Femmy Suite which comes with its own private decking and pool.

Spend your days by the hotel's beachside decking area or the two swimming pools, including an infinity pool that appears to merge with the Atlantic Ocean.

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Kombo Beach Hotel, Kotu

Friendly staff, exciting evening entertainment and a fantastic position alongside Kotu Beach has made Kombo Beach Hotel one of the most popular hotels in The Gambia.

Whatever your interests, you'll find something to do here – join in with pool games or aerobics, take tennis lessons, do a little birdwatching in the tropical gardens with the resident guide, or treat yourself in the beauty salon.

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Holiday Beach Club, Kololi

A well-known hotel in the UK market, Holiday Beach Club is set directly on the beach of Kololi.

Set just a short stroll away from the hustle and bustle of this popular Gambian resort, this hotel benefits from easy access to all the local amenities, whilst enjoying a peaceful atmosphere around its tropical gardens.

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Sunbeach Hotel, Cape Point

Set on a large stretch of sandy beach in the Cape Point area, the all inclusive Sunbeach Hotel is a great choice for families and couples alike.

There's something for everyone here, with organised daily activities, including water aerobics and volleyball in the pool, and table tennis and badminton. There’s plenty of evening entertainment too, with live music and a show calendar providing the perfect end to your day.

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Ocean Bay Hotel, Cape Point

This well-established hotel has long been a favourite of holidaymakers in The Gambia.

The large pool area remains a focal point for activities and evening entertainment, surrounded by sunloungers, parasols and a shaded seating area. An air of tranquillity drifts throughout the hotel’s lush gardens, while the long, sandy beach, accessed directly from the hotel, is one of the finest in The Gambia!

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African Princess Beach Hotel, South Kotu

This modern hotel is located on a beautiful stretch of beach in South Kotu.

Water is a key feature of African Princess Beach Hotel, with a network of eight free-form pools meandering throughout the property. Although the pools aren't private, the ground floor rooms have direct access to the water, giving guests to option of taking a refreshing dip straight from their private terrace.

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White Horse Residence, Batonkunku

A beautiful 'home from home', White Horse Residence treats guests to an intimate and relaxing holiday.

This small and welcoming lodge boasts tropical, perfectly kept gardens which surround the guest rooms, dining area and pool, trailing off towards the sandy beach in the distance. The views here are beautiful, best enjoyed from the gardens at sunset.

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Leo's Beach Hotel, Brufut

Leo’s is all about tranquillity, relaxation and personal service, reinforced by its small number of rooms and child-free policy.

There's plenty of peace and quiet to be savoured throughout, from beside the pool to the bantaba overlooking the ocean and golden sands below the hotel. The beach here is beautiful and unspoilt, seemingly stretching endlessly in either direction, perfect for a romantic stroll.

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Fathala Wildlife Reserve, Karang

Set within 5,000 acres of a 15,000 acre national reserve in the Sine Saloum South region of Senegal, Fathala Wildlife Reserve allows you to combine a safari experience with a wide range of other excursion options.

Wake up in luxurious, air-conditioned safari tents, enjoying the sights and sounds of Africa from your terrace, before cooling off in the plunge pool. 

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Lamantin Beach Resort & Spa, Saly

Part of our Luxury Collection, this Senegal hotel has a reputation for elegant rooms, outstanding cuisine and first-class service.

Its beachfront position on a fabulous stretch of sand is hard to beat. There's also plenty to do with a watersports centre, spa and Beach Club, offering a fitness centre and paddle tennis court.

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Royal Horizons Baobab Hotel, La Somone

This elegant, all inclusive hotel enjoys a fantastic location nestled between a white sandy beach and the bird-filled lagoon of La Somone.

The restaurants and bars, as well as the two swimming pools and sunbathing terraces, all have commanding views over the beach or lagoon, with tables arranged both inside and out. Many activities are also included, including a range of water sports on the beach, tennis, squash, volleyball and an entertainment programme.

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