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Very good
6 reviews
Tranquil
Gambian Retreat
Living
Master Bedroom
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 2
Mahogany
Main bathroom
En-suite
Peace
Cool
Kitchen
Equipped
Kitchen
Warm
Bedroom 3
Ist Steps
Paradise
Haven
Calm!
Bananas
Security
Pawpaws
Space
Brewing
Searching
Catching
Caught
Smiling
Weighting
Feeding
Benechin
Brewing Alfresco
Cook - Optional
Yum!
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Bungalow -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Brufut, West Coast Division

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Tee_Oye
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Brilliant Stay”
Reviewed 1 October 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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I had stayed at this bungalow in 2013 during my last trip to the Gambia.
There has been an upgrade since my last visit and my stay was better than the last one.
There has since been lovely flowers planted in the compound and a table tennis unit. All in all I had a brilliant stay, the staff have been helpful and the owner even better.

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Liked best: BBQ was a good thing to have
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tim J
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“I'm going back there...... Soon”
Reviewed 19 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
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This is a delightful bungalow situated off the tourist trail but near to everything you could want for an amazing holiday. As it was our first trip to Gambia, Greg arranged for us to be met at the airport, and the House Manager, Remi, pointed us to all the best places for the first couple of days. Thereafter, we engaged a brilliant driver and his taxi to take us everywhere.

The house is reasonably well equipped, was immaculately clean, and had been fumigated just before our arrival to ensure that no uninvited African insects troubled us.

I cannot, in a short review do justice to the friendliness of everyone we met, the amazing trips we went on or the experiences we had. But we did cancel one trip to see unusual birds.. Because they all visited us in the garden each morning over breakfast.

The house comes with a delightful security lad who starts the generator if the power fails, and who can get you basics from the local store.

We felt treated like honoured guests rather than visiting tourists. Gambia is unique. A visit should be on everyone's list of must do's. But avoid the expensive pre-booked UK based trips.

Go to this house, and relax. Our days fishing cost us less to hire the boat and two crew than the cost of one persons 2 hour trip on a boat with 10 others. That was a large boat with excellent fishing gear a broad selection of baits and two experienced crew who even filleted the fish for us ready for the pan. Total catch? 30 or 40 kilos of butterfish, captain fish and catfish.

Imagine a candlelit dinner on the patio, freshly caught butterfish fillets fried in egg and breadcrumbs, followed by Captainfish fillets poached in sparkling white wine. Great conversation with friends and guests.

My wife and I have travelled quite widely, and I admit it was with some trepidation that I booked our holiday in Gambia and chose a local house rather than a hotel. However the country is amazing, and the courtesy of the owner and staff of this beautiful house could not be excelled.

The cost? The house for a week was about the same as the 1 night hotel stopover we used at Gatwick. Beer 60p a pint. Driver and car for the day? We refused to pay the tiny amount asked, and settled on a more generous £12 per day all in. Your own pirogue and two crew for a brilliant days fishing £40 all in.

Total spend for a week? About £600 for the week including accommodation, 3 days fishing, all trips, meals, drinks and even gifts for nearest and dearest.

I will return soon, after the rainy season.

Don't normally sign reviews, but this experience was so good that it is my pleasure to do so.

Tim joiner
Past Lord Mayor, City of Westminster

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Management Response
23 Mar 2015
My staff and I appreciate your review - thank you so much!

We work hard to understand our guest's needs - working in partnership with a small network of ordinary Gambians to deliver a mutually respectful service. And we hope we can enable you to have better trip next time round.

Kind regards

Greg
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MaryE1409
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Accommodation sorted, so we could concentrate on the birds!”
Reviewed 16 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

I enjoyed my recent stay in Bungalow Adebayo, it was a nice secure base for getting to the bird reserves and tourist spots in Kololi and new spots in Turntable. The accommodation was basic in terms of mod cons (no air condition for instance but not needed with all that lovely sea breeze). We missed not having a swimming pool but were able to use the Sheraton pool which is just a few minutes from the location. The accommodation has lots of space, lovely gardens, colourful bird life and we will definitely stay here again - especially at the price offered.

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Liked best: Ideal location and lovely grounds to relax
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
23 Mar 2015
Thank you very much for your review - I'm glad you had a good time
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Tee_Oye
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great getaway bungalow”
Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in March 2013

This accommodation was lovely - we found the owner easy to deal with and he allowed us to hold a wedding party where we had over 30 guests and had a nice BBQ in the gardens. We enjoyed meeting the neighbours and the local children and made friends easily during locally strolls and walks to the Villager Beach - top location.

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Liked best: Neighbourhood and service
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
4 Oct 2013
Thank you for your comments and congratulations on your wedding.
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