Hibiscus House

   The Mid-Range Collection

The Gambia  |  Brufut

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Tue 12 Dec 2017


Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing
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Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing

This charming property provides an ideal opportunity to relax in tranquil surroundings as well as to explore the real Gambia, due to its location and unique ties with the local community.

We are delighted to once again feature Hibiscus House - a small, well-maintained, family-run hotel set in the heart of the African village of Brufut. This charming property can be considered as 'a stepping stone to explore the real Gambia,' due to the excellent relationship it shares with the local villagers. Although our representative does not visit this property, the English owners will use their first-hand knowledge to assist you in getting the most out of your stay.

On entering the hotel, you will discover a relaxing, comfortable environment set within beautiful, tropical gardens and be sure of a warm welcome. Hibiscus House has a very intimate feel, with 10 individually designed rooms after the addition of two new suites in 2013. Most are located around the small swimming pool, however the new Avocado and Coconut suites share their own private pool. All rooms have en-suite shower rooms and private terraces. In addition to these two upgraded suites, there are six twin Garden Rooms, the Cassurina Deluxe Suite, and the Hibiscus Suite, which is split over two floors with a small garden and can sleep up to four, making it ideal for families. All rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities and also include a mini-fridge for guests' convenience.

The property offers a choice of continental or cooked breakfast, plus a good selection of dishes on its menus for lunch and dinner - inspired by both African and International cuisine. Meals are prepared using fresh local produce and the hotel can cater for most special dietary requirements and requests. Dining can be enjoyed in a variety of locations around the hotel, including at the poolside or in the bantaba or 'meeting place'. There is also the Hibiscus Bar, where you can unwind after a hot day in the Gambian sun.

Although not directly on a beach, the nearest one close to The Gambia Coral Beach Hotel & Spa (formerly the Sheraton Gambia) is a short taxi ride away; the hotel does also provide transport to and from all local beaches, such as the quiet Batakunku Beach which has a local beach bar and restaurant.

This hotel is full of character and is ideal for couples or more independent travellers looking for peace and relaxation, yet with the opportunity to explore the local village community and experience the Gambian way of life. Guests can join our standard excursion programme with a pick up at Lemon Creek Hotel close by.


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Hotel Facilities

  • Small pool
  • Poolside bantaba
  • Central safe facilities
  • Laundry service on request
  • 1 bar
  • 1 restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Library / book swap service

Room Facilities

  • Ceiling fans
  • 3 pin UK plugs
  • Tea / coffee-making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge
  • Terrace (private garden in Hibiscus, Avocado & Coconut suites)
  • Small private pool (Avocado & Coconut suites)
  • Air-conditioning (payable locally, Avocado & Coconut suites only)
  • Kitchenette (Avocado & Coconut suites)

Cuisine Information

Al fresco dining around the pool or interior dining in Hibiscus restaurant for breakfast (continental or English) and evening meals, which are prepared using local produce and menus offer a range of African and international dishes.

90% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 10 reviews.

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Rooms at Hibiscus House

Garden Room

From £810pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Casuarina Suite

From £887pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Hibiscus Suite

From £922pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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Avocado Suite

From £936pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Coconut Suite

From £936pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Swimming pool

Hibiscus Restaurant

Al fresco dining


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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.


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