2 Adults, 1 Room
Our Customer Rating
(Based on 8 customer reviews)
Bijilo Beach - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Bijilo Forest Park - 2.5 km / 1.5 mi
Kololi Beach - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Independence Stadium - 9.4 km / 5.8 mi
Tanji Bird Reserve - 10.2 km / 6.3 mi
Abuko National Park - 11 km / 6.8 mi
Bakau Beach - 11 km / 6.8 mi
Kachikally Crocodile Pool - 11.3 km / 7 mi
Cape Point Beach - 14.9 km / 9.3 mi
Banjul Beach - 18 km / 11.2 mi
Arch 22 - 19.5 km / 12.1 mi
Gambia National Museum - 20.3 km / 12.6 mi
State House - 20.6 km / 12.8 mi
Sanyang Main Mosque - 23.3 km / 14.5 mi
Sanyang Beach - 26.5 km / 16.5 mi
The preferred airport for Golden Beach Hotel is Banjul (BJL-Banjul Intl.) - 15.7 km / 9.8 miBusinessAmenities Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel has 2 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Our customer reviews
Checked in Sun 17 Feb 2019
Just back from beautiful Gambia. We have stayed in this hotel for 7 nights, its so many bad thinks about this hotel that I could write a book. But will try to give some general info. At firs is the rooms. We didn't expect a palace as it's Gambia and 3 star hotel, but you don't need 5 stars to: fit in wall hanging wall sockets, hanging lamps, clean room/bathroom, replace broken door handle , replace door/window frame or window/door so will fit well having no gaps between door/window and frame where you can fit your finger, so all insects especially mosquitoes can enter your room, some gaps been covered grey packing tape, rooms not getting clean as is only one girl is working to clean all rooms so its not possible. No soap or toilet paper, if you ask you may get some old used towels for bathroom. Main door locking on basic door lock key but if you hit the door harder they will open as its not hold the lock due to door frame wood is cracked. Hotel facilities are not existing, there are: pool bar, pool restaurant, even signs with directions where they are located, but they never get opened, if you ask the hotel staff they will tell you they wont open, you should use main restaurant and bar in reception. Swimming pool is not bad apart of few broken tiles inside pool and light cover under water missing with cables out !!!!! In reception bar is few bottles of alcohol and 2 fridges with some soft drinks and local beer, prices are not bad, but many times they run out of beer. Food. .... On breakfast you only get peaces of baguette, butter, jam, a tray with few slices of tomato,onion and cucumber, a tray of few slices of cheese and you can order only one egg per person per breakfast !!!! boiled, fried or as a omelette, plus a coffee/tea and sometimes watered juice with sweetener. On dinner is only 3 meals to chose from for all 7 days there was only: seafood pasta, chicken and chips, meatballs, fish, spaghetti bolones. Taste was ok but very small portions of fish or chicken. Water in bathrooms was very low pressure, most time no hot water so you have to shower under cold water. Many times was power cuts, mostly after breakfast for few hours sometimes till dinner. We know this is common in Gambia but most hotel have emergency power generator so you can use basics like internet when power is of. When we have power off all others hotels around still have wifi available, then some of the hotel staff told us that the owner switching power off to save money!!!! Safe and fridge are charge extra, but its no point have fridge as most days no power. There are 3 groups of hotel staff in hotel. Firs is the owner family around 6-7 people, them big mom giving orders and decide about everything, all family do nothing in hotel apart of chilling in reception eating, drinking, talking and surf on internet. When you ask them for something they are very upset and angry they have to stand up from sofa. The second group is few people like security, cleaner girl, bar. They are very friendly and working hard, always smiling and talking to you, saw them getting food as a bowl of rice once a day from hotel mommy and that all. The third group is swimming pool guys getting yours sun beds where you want them (very heavy made from wood) and set mattress on them, cleaning swimming pool, but they not getting nothing from hotel so they fill them bottles with tap water in garden and taking coco nuts from tree and eating them. This is only few thinks about how bad it is, all other people staying in this hotel told they will give review also, if some give good review believe it must be fake from hotel owner or them friends.
Checked in Mon 28 Jan 2019
The good things about this hotel are: -It is (relatively) cheap for Gambia -Nice location right on a good stretch of beach -The view -The gardens and pool -The hotel staff, who are doing their best in difficult circumstances (they were having to deal with lots of negative feedback from unhappy guests) The bad things are: -The room - dirty, window would not close properly, main light broken, broken lock/handle on bathroom door (I got locked in), door locks not at all secure, gaps round doors and windows so mosquitoes are free to enter, no mosquito nets or grills at window, sheets too small for the bed etc etc. I could go on but haven't the time or energy! -The breakfast - meagre at best. Bread, processed cheese slices, jam, margarine, cornflakes (if you ask enough times) slices of tomato and cucumber, ONE egg -Not much to do locally in the evening. -The attitude of the management/owners. There does not seem to be an understanding of any sort of customer service. All of the above faults in the room were reported, but no action was taken, with no apology or explanation. The owners seem to treat the hotel garden as their own personal space, rather than that of paying guests, demonstrated by a noisy children's party right outside the guest rooms. Guests were not consulted or informed. The attitude of the owners seems to be that once they have people staying at the hotel they can attempt to get as much money as possible from them. The hotel seems to be being run down, getting as much money as possible without any investment or long term view. It's such a shame as it could be a really successful hotel, with a small investment of cash and a more enlightened attitude from the owners.