Palm Beach Hotel

   Classic Collection

The Gambia  |  Kotu

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

Named after its beachfront location and tropical palms, Palm Beach Hotel is a lively and colourful property, set on the edge of Kotu.

Our Guests' Opinion

"A good two-star hotel which more than meets expectations. Lovely staff always willing to help. Great location on the beach."

- Admiral Lord Nelson School


What we love

  • The fabulous, palm-fringed beach on your doorstep.
  • The range of activities and entertainment provided by the resident animation team.


Good to know

  • Palm Beach Hotel caters well for groups and individuals alike.
  • Air-conditioning is included in the holiday price.


Explore the hotel...

A perfect, simple, beach holiday

A good value option for couples, groups or families looking for a simple beach holiday, Palm Beach Hotel and its helpful staff really make this hotel stand out, along with the sociable, informal atmosphere.

The public areas are spacious, with a pool, children’s pool, and neighbouring stage being the focal point of the property. During the day and after dinner there’s a friendly animation team who are fantastic at keeping the children occupied, allowing the adults to enjoy a spot of relaxation.

The spacious rooms are situated in two-storey blocks within Palm Beach Hotel's mature gardens and are simply furnished, however, air-conditioning is included as standard for additional comfort.

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Out and about

If you fancy a change of scenery, you’re within walking distance of the tourist area of Kotu, which offers some low-key nightlife as well as birdwatching opportunities along the stream for which the resort is well known. Plus, just a short taxi ride will take you to the bustling resort of Kololi, also known as ‘The Strip’, where there’s a much wider choice of restaurants and bars. 

Official local hotel rating: 2 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

  • Swimming pool with children’s pool
  • Sun terrace with free sunloungers
  • Restaurant
  • Three bars – pool bar, beach bar, reception bar
  • Lounge
  • Table tennis and pool table
  • Wi-Fi (payable locally)
  • 160 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Twin beds
  • Terrace or balcony
  • UK three-pin sockets
  • Fan (on request)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Fridge (payable locally)


  • Entertainment programme includes African bands, karaoke and cultural shows
  • Beach volleyball

Cuisine Information

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant by main reception
  • Snack service at beach and pool area


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

Rooms at Palm Beach Hotel

Standard A/C

From £769pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Standard sea view

From £846pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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From £881pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


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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The Brasserie

The Brasserie

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.