Kombo Beach Hotel

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The Gambia  |  Kotu

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Tue 29 Oct 2019

£599(from/pp) SAVE £276pp

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Flights and Airport Transfers Included


One of the most popular hotels in The Gambia, Kombo Beach has an infectious atmosphere due to its friendly staff, varied evening entertainment and fantastic position alongside Kotu Beach.

Our Guest's Opinion

"Friendly and calm environment. Service was very good, and the location was attractive, plus the beach was excellent."

- Miss Annetts


What we love

  • The friendly welcome - this hotel has a very high level of repeat guests.
  • The beachside decking areas – a perfect spot for breakfast, relaxed lunches or an early evening drink whilst enjoying a stunning African sunset.


Good to know

  • Superior and Premium rooms have been refurbished and offer extra comfort and space.
  • A birdwatching guide, tennis and golf coach are on hand to help you enjoy your hobbies whilst on holiday (local charges apply).


A relaxing base beside the beach

A wonderful base for couples and families alike this is a lively hotel with good facilities, excellent cuisine and benefits from a superb beachfront setting; Kombo promises a fun, atmospheric and comfortable stay beside the ocean in The Gambia. There are so many elements to the hotel that are guaranteed to captivate and occupy guests of all ages, from the refreshing pool and enticing sandy beach, to the daytime activities such as water polo and table tennis. 
Whatever your interests, you should find something to suit at Kombo Beach - during the day you can join in with pool games or aerobics, take tennis lessons or wander around the tropical gardens doing a little birdwatching with the resident guide, not to mention the beauty salon – there’s a little something extra for everyone.

Relax and unwind in your room

The guest rooms have a light and airy feel, decorated using neutral tones making it easy to relax. Set within three-storey buildings amongst the gardens, rooms range from standard through to suites, so both couples and families of all ages can enjoy this vibrant hotel. Their spacious feel is enhanced by the large sliding door windows, leading to either a private balcony or patio where you can sit and listen to the ocean. Guests have a choice of upgraded rooms, including superior and premium rooms which were updated with soft furnishing and painting during 2016, offering a more modern feel with additional facilities. These rooms are very popular and early booking is recommended.

Food, fun and entertainment

When the evening rolls in, enjoy a fruity cocktail or bottle of Julbrew, dine either buffet-style or à la carte and listen to the African drumming troupe accompanied by dancers - or perhaps it will be a reggae band or bingo – you’ll discover that each evening holds a completely different entertainment experience. The hotel offers different places to eat including the two restaurants and the Barracuda snack bar serving throughout the day and evening, along with three bars for a refreshing drink or two, including a wine bar. Breakfast and themed buffet dinners (for those on half board) are served in the attractive Kudula restaurant under a canopy or around the pool, while a more intimate atmosphere can be found in The Brasserie with its à la carte menu and daily specials. 

Set in the heart of Kotu

The resort of Kotu with its excellent beach is a popular, quieter alternative to Kololi and there are a couple of other hotels with restaurants open to outside guests, a craft market, beach bars and a small selection of local restaurants. A short walk from the hotel will bring you to Kotu Stream, a perfect spot to enjoy the variety of birdlife that reside in the area.

Steps to going plastic free

In their first step to go plastic free Kombo Beach have stopped (both in the bars and in the minimarket at the entrance of the hotel) the sale of any water in plastic bottles. Kombo Beach instead have reusable aluminium bottles available for purchase which can be refilled in any outlet with filtered water - and at half the price of an old plastic bottle of water. Restaurant guests can buy carafes of water for a nominal charge with their meal. Please support this worthwhile initiative.

Official local hotel rating: 4 star


Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence


What's included in your booking

  • Return flights, 20kg luggage allowance, in-flight meals
  • Gambia guide with exclusive discounts
  • Airport transfers
  • Service of dedicated in-resort reps

Hotel facilities

  • Pool with children's area
  • Hotel shop & clinic (not 24-hour)
  • Long sandy beach
  • Wi-Fi
  • Massage and beauty salon (payable locally)
  • TV area in bar
  • 3 bars, plus snack service around pool/on beach
  • 3 restaurants
  • Children's play area
  • 258 rooms

Room facilities

  • Majority double beds, limited twin beds available on request (cannot be guaranteed)
  • Air-conditioning (except non-AC standard rooms)
  • Mini-fridge
  • Flat screen television
  • Safe facilities (payable locally - free in upgraded rooms)
  • Wi-Fi (basic service free of charge, high speed is chargeable)
  • Hairdryers on request (included in upgraded rooms)
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities provided in upgraded rooms
  • 2 pin and/or UK 3 pin sockets


  • Full time entertainment team
  • Daytime activities and evening entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis courts (equipment and coach payable locally)
  • Petanque/boules
  • Volleyball
  • Small outdoor gym
  • Bird guide (payable locally)

Cuisine Information

The following cuisine information is available for Kombo Beach Hotel:

  • Kudula buffet restaurant for breakfast and dinner
  • The Brasserie - international dinner menu
  • Kingfisher Bar - in the lobby area
  • Barracuda Bar - situated on the beach with local food & international dishes
  • Wine & Cocktail Bar - situated next to the brasserie and on the deck
  • Fondue Deck - "Fondue Bourguignon" meat fondue available with reservations
  • Grab & Go - ready made salads and sandwiches situated nedt to the entertainment desk
  • Beach Service - dedicated servers on the beach - food from Grab & Go
  • Room Service: available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Vegetarian options: available on request
  • Highchairs: available


  • Beach: Beachfront
  • Restaurants: Resort of Kotu
  • Transfers: 45 minutes

Rooms at Kombo Beach Hotel

Standard AC Room

From £599pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Standard Pool Side

From £606pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Standard Sea View

From £620pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Superior Room

From £653pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Premium Room

From £681pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Non Air Conditioned Room

From £685pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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From £705pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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From £716pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Kudula buffet restaurant, Kombo Beach Hotel

Kudula Restaurant

Themed Buffets


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The Brasserie

The Brasserie

International Cuisine


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Barracuda bar, Kombo Beach Hotel

Baracuda Bar

Poolside Snack Bar


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One of the restaurants at Bakotu Hotel

Boss Lady

Gambian Restaurant/Café


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Captain's Table a la carte restaurant, Hotel Bakotu

Captain's Table

International Cuisine


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South Kotu


Italian Cuisine


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South Kotu


Lebanese Cuisine

(excluding Sundays)

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About the Local Area (Kotu)

This is a resort area that has developed over the past few years with some new bars and restaurants now open in winter, in addition to hotel restaurants which are open to the public.

Kotu boasts some popular hotels, with Kombo Beach dominating the beachfront. There is also the quieter charm of Bakotu 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 including the excellent Sailor's local restaurant which is along the beach. There is also a golf course nearby.


A wide, sandy beach which is fairly flat and ideal for families, although not a very deep beach in terms of distance to the ocean. The area outside the Sunset Beach can change quite dramatically depending on the direction of the Kotu stream.