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Safari Garden Hotel

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Emeryville, California
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Between the ebola scare and political unrest, the Safari Garden is closed. Hope that it will open again but for now, it is just a memory. The wonderful couple who used to manage it (but not own it) have opened a new eco-lodge on The Gambia's south coast (Sandele), and I don't know Francisco's or Lebayto's well enought to personally...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We visited Safari Gardens last October (only just found time to write a review) before the tourist season had started. Building work was taking place to refresh some of the rooms and build a new bar area by the pool. This work was reportedly finished by the start of the season. At the time of our visit the pool was...

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London
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Another great meal at Safari Gardens Hotel and Restaurant! I've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. This night I had the Filet Steak with pepper sauce and chips - absolutely delicious. My friend always has the noodles and prawns (and she lives here, and is a regular). I highly recommend dinner here (I've also had breakfast and...

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Berks
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

We had booked in for 11 nights but could only manage 3 due to only having about 1/2 of running water in the 3 days we were there so don't expect to be able to have a wash in the morning or flush the toilet. We have had lots of excuses now they tell us there is a leak!!! The...

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yelyah71, Volunteer Business Adviser at Safari Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, we are really sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. As the staff explained during your time here there was a leak in the water pipes that did cause problems with the water supply in the rooms. I hope that our offer of a days reduction on accommodation costs and a complimentary meal went someway to compensating you. We...

Berks
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Hi i am trying to book a holiday at this hotel, i have written to them a few times but can't get a reply. Can any one tell me how they managed to book it. Is there anything around there of interest can anyone recommend any restaurants. Or does anyone know of another hotel that's quiet.

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 1 August 2013

While there maybe very little to recommend in the Banjul/Fajara area,at least the hotel was excellent! I loved having a pool, and both the service and food here are very good. Excellent value for money.

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Emeryville, California
Reviewed 20 July 2013

It is complicated to write reviews for a broad audience. There are some really good high-end hotels in The Gambia, the Sheraton, the Coconut Garden are two of my favorites. But, while moderately priced by western standards, they are not cheap. When I visit The Gambia every year, I stay at the Safari Garden. It is a wonderful bargain. It...

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Reviewed 10 June 2013 via mobile

I stayed here whilst volunteering in The Gambia for a month. It became a real home to me. The staff are outstanding in their warmth and helpfulness. Each day after a shared taxi and a walk in the heat through the thronging main roads, it was a delight to walk through the gates and immediately feel a cooling breeze and...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 28 January 2013

After arriving at Banjul Airport at Night, Safari Garden was the first place we stayed at. Not knowing what to expect, we were positively surprised. The room was basic, but clean and friendly. Daily housekeeping and a flower on the bed are appreciated :) There is a nice pool located in a lovely and well kept garden. The food was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2012

We opted to stay here rather than our designated hotel, having booked a last minute package and having read various reviews. Deciding to stay here was the best move we could have made, and turned what would probably have been a mediocre holiday into an excellent one. Although we had to pay extra this way it was money well spent...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Safari Garden Hotel is located just off the Main Road in Fajara, just 10 minutes walk to the beautiful beach. All of the rooms have ensuite bathrooms and private terrace, many with a view of the gardens and swimming pool. Flavours Bar & Restaurant serves food and drinks from 7.30Am until late and the friendly staff are always around to help. We are a locally run hotel that provides our guests with a genuine and friendly Gambian experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Safari Garden Hotel

Address: Kairaba Avenue, Kmsd Road | Off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
Region: Gambia > Banjul Division > Fajara
Price Range: $31 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Safari Garden Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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