Senegambia Hotel

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The Gambia  |  Kololi

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Located in the heart of the bustling resort of Kololi and situated beside the inviting ocean, Senegambia is one of The Gambia’s best-known hotels and a great choice for a range of holiday-makers.


Our Guest's Opinion

"We have been staying at the Senegambia Hotel for many years and it is like ‘your favourite old jumper’, comfortable to be in! Hope it never changes!"

- Mr Harrison

 

What we love

  • The central location – a stone’s throw from the bars and restaurants of ‘The Strip’.

 

Good to know

  • The beach has suffered from ongoing coastal erosion, however there is a replenishment project underway to improve it for this winter (still ongoing in October 2017).
  • The hotel operates year round; the main buffet restaurant is closed for dinner during summer, however the Lekukai terrace restaurant remains open.

 

Relaxation, activities and wildlife

Senegambia is The Gambia’s largest hotel, with its extensive grounds and careful design offering its guests the best of both worlds – vibrant and exciting entertainment, and also a laid-back, relaxing atmosphere. In addition to this, the hotel’s location beside the beach in the vibrant resort of Kololi makes it ideal for those wishing to relax on the sand or explore the surrounding bars and eateries.

This is a lively hotel with a wide range of activities during winter aimed at adults, teenagers and children – the most popular being the daily vulture feeding which takes place in the hotel’s gardens, attracting several species of birds and monitor lizards, as well as monkeys looking for a free lunch. The famous Senegambia gardens and the diverse birdlife that reside within them can be explored further with the hotel's resident ornithologist, on hand to provide tours within the grounds.

 

A blissful retreat

Dotted throughout the extensive, lush gardens, you will find the majority of the guest rooms, located in two-storey buildings. Decorated using neutral tones and wooden furniture, the rooms are well equipped and offer a comfortable night’s sleep, especially given that all rooms include air-conditioning as standard. The popular Superior rooms located in the main building or gardens provide a good upgrade option, while Studios with separate lounge and bedroom are also available; these often sell out quickly so it is best to book early.

 

Chill by the pool and dine in style

Senegambia boasts two separate pools, one located by the beach where you can enjoy lively music and organised games, the other nestled in the tropical gardens and is undergoing a facelift during summer 2017. Here you can opt to sunbathe in peace and quiet, or read your favourite book under the shade of a palm. 

Evening entertainment at the Senegambia during winter is both varied and animated thanks to its own entertainment team, along with African folklore nights and themed buffet evenings in the Domordula, the hotel's main restaurant. The extensive half board buffet is particularly popular, or indulge in a weekly poolside barbecue. with the new Lekukai international and snack terrace restaurant providing an excellent value, all-day dining alternative.

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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

  • Large tropical gardens
  • 2 swimming pools with separate children's pool (1 in summer)
  • Beachside snack bar
  • Portofino pizzeria (new restaurant from November 2017)
  • Safari bar and pool terrace bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Children's playground
  • Outdoor gym
  • Boutique and hotel shops
  • Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Hairdresser (privately owned)
  • Mini market (privately owned)
  • Bank in reception
  • Nurse (limited hours)
  • 354 rooms
  • A cash-free system operates within the hotel

Room Facilities

  • Doubles and twins
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Safe facilities (payable locally)
  • 2-pin sockets
  • Television
  • Mini-fridge
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Wi-Fi (faster servicepayable locally)

Activities

  • Tennis (payable locally)
  • Volleyball
  • Water sports with instructors (privately operated, payable locally)
  • Varied evening entertainment (winter only)
  • Vulture feeding daily

Cuisine Information

  • Domordula Restaurant serving buffet breakfast and dinner service (restaurant closed in summer so no half board option)
  • Portofino pizzeria (closing end Summer 2017)
  • Lekukai all-day international / snack restaurant (opening November 2017)
  • Beach bar - drinks and snacks
  • Room Service: not available

​Location

  • Beach: Beachfront
  • Restaurants: Resort of Kololi
  • Transfers: 25 minutes

Rooms at Senegambia Hotel

Standard Room

From £549pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Superior Room

From £633pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Studio

From £647pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Kololi 1 bed Apt

From £801pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

Hotel

Buffet restaurant at the Senegambia Hotel

Domordula

Buffet Restaurant

OPEN NOV - APR

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Hotel

Lunch at the beach bar

Portofino

Pizzeria

OPEN YEAR ROUND
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Kololi

Tao

Asian Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kololi

The Vineyard restaurant near Kololi

Vineyard

Mediterranean Cuisine

OPEN MAY - OCT
(closed Wednesdays)

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Kololi

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Gaya Art Café

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

The Kora

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND
(Closed during Ramadam)

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Kololi

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Scala

International Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kololi

Sea Shells

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

Al Rawshe

Lebanese Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

Cabana's Beach Bar & Restaurant

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

Jewel of India

Indian Restaurant

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kololi

El Sol

Mexican & International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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About the Local Area (Kololi)

Kololi is by far the most established resort area. ‘The strip’ as it is known locally, consists of a number of bars and a couple of nightclubs, frequented by both locals and tourists.

Kololi could probably be called the heart of the tourist industry in The Gambia with a selection of different grade hotels and some of the country's best restaurants.

There are a large number of places to eat serving a variety of cuisine styles on the Kololi strip - you can get anything from an excellent curry, a Lebanese dish or a more traditional Gambian meal. There are two casinos on the strip not to mention a whole host of bars and clubs - all of which throb into the early hours, but may be quieter between May and October. The strip also boasts banks & exchange bureaus, internet cafes and shops. It is generally fairly relaxed in the day and really comes into its own during the evening and night.

Beaches

The beach outside the Senegambia and Kairaba hotels is suffering from erosion since the sand was replenished in 2003; currently there is a strip of sand plenty wide enough for sunbathing on, with sunbeds and parasols, just outside the hotels, however the beach then drops a level for access to the ocean with temporary steps provided outside The Kairaba Hotel. A further replenishment project is currently awaiting funding and is planned during 2016.