Sunset Beach

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The Gambia  |  Kotu

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A small and friendly hotel in Kotu, Sunset Beach offers two new beachfront pools, a relaxed atmosphere and well-equipped rooms for this grade of property.

Following extensive renovation work during summer 2016, the charming Sunset Beach Hotel is sure to impress both new and repeat clients, as well as regular groups, who love the well-tended gardens and the friendly atmosphere at this hotel.

Situated between the beach and the neighbouring Kotu stream, there's a laid-back atmosphere here with only limited activities in the daytime, leaving lots of time to simply relax and enjoy the Gambian sunshine. Two attractive new swimming pools and sun terraces offer views over the ocean, with submerged sunbeds scattered around. The beach tends to vary in size depending on the course of Kotu stream so sunbeds are mainly within the hotel grounds, however there is a small, sandy terrace directly outside the hotel where you can relax with a drink. At low tide you will be able to access a long, sandy beach if you enjoy strolling along the shore.

The well-equipped rooms and apartments include air-conditioning as standard and are arranged in either single or two storey buildings within the tropical gardens. Self-catering apartments are also available with a separate living area and basic cooking facilities.

The bar and restaurant have been fully renovated and now offer fabulous views, being perfectly placed to enjoy an early evening drink and watch the sun set, with the beach on one side and the pools on the other. It is open all day for snacks, and evening meals are served buffet-style with live cooking, along with an à la carte menu. Varied buffet breakfasts are also served here. A new conference centre above provides ample space for groups to meet.

Entertainment-wise, there are regular African cultural shows in the evening during winter, although the hotel usually remains open year-round. The Fajara golf course is close by and a craft market, supermarket, beach bars, restaurants and other hotels are within easy walking distance in the Kotu area. The Gambia's liveliest resort, Kololi, is just a five minute taxi ride away and there is a taxi rank just outside the hotel.

The location of the hotel next to Kotu Stream makes it an ideal base for birdwatchers and the huge variety of birdlife in the area means that it is often visited by birding guides as well as Chris Packham when he guides tours in The Gambia. However, the hotel also offers a perfect getaway for couples and families with its good standard of accommodation and friendly service, and early booking is recommended due to the small number of rooms available.

 

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Hotel Facilities

  • Swimming pool with children’s area
  • Sun terrace
  • Sandy beach
  • Pool bar
  • Table tennis
  • Beauty salon
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi in reception
  • 97 rooms
  • A cash-free system operates within the hotel

Room Facilities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Twin or double beds
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Safe facilities

Activities

  • African cultural shows in the evening
  • Birdwatching along Kotu stream
  • The Fajara golf course is near by

Cuisine Information

  • Sunset Cafe serving hot and cold buffet breakfast, lunch and half board dinners
  • Room Service: Available

91% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 32 reviews.

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Rooms at Sunset Beach

Standard AC Room

From £479pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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AC Apartment

From £535pp

Sleeps up to 4 

   

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

Hotels

Sunset Beach pool/beach bar and restaurant

Sunset Café

International Cuisine Buffet

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Hotel

Evening at the restaurant

Sunset Grill

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Kotu

One of the restaurants at Bakotu Hotel

Boss Lady

Gambian Restaurant/Café

OPEN NOV - APR

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Kotu

Captain's Table a la carte restaurant, Hotel Bakotu

Captain's Table

International Cuisine

OPEN NOV - APR

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South Kotu

Luigi's

Italian Cuisine

OPEN AUG - MAY

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South Kotu

Shiraz

Lebanese Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND
(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.

Beaches

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.