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Kairaba Hotel

Luxury hotel with full-service spa, connected to a shopping center, near Kololi Beach

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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PMB Serrekunda, Serrekunda, 390, BJL, Gambia
  • Check in was terribly slow. Although I booked superior rooms they gave me a standard…

    Jan 24, 2020

  • Location was great. However the facilities need a complete overhaul. Basic necessities…

    Jan 22, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 160 guestrooms
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Beach umbrellas

What’s around

  • In Senegambia
  • Kololi Beach - 14 min walk
  • Bijilo Beach - 7 min walk
  • Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center - 9 min walk
  • Tropic Shopping Centre - 9 min walk
  • Bijilo Forest Park - 15 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room (1 Adult)
  • Standard Room (2 Adults)
  • Deluxe Room (1 Adult)
  • Deluxe Room (2 Adults)
  • Deluxe Room (2+1)
  • Deluxe Double Room (1 Adult)
  • Superior Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
  • Superior Double or Twin Room (2+1)
  • Superior Double or Twin Room (3 Adults)
  • Premium Suite (2 Adults)
  • Deluxe Room (2+2)

What’s around


  • In Senegambia
  • Kololi Beach - 14 min walk
  • Bijilo Beach - 7 min walk
  • Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center - 9 min walk
  • Tropic Shopping Centre - 9 min walk
  • Bijilo Forest Park - 15 min walk
  • Independence Stadium - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Bakau Beach - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km
  • Cape Point Beach - 6.1 mi / 9.7 km
  • Abuko National Park - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Tanji Bird Reserve - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km

Getting around

  • Banjul (BJL-Banjul Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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PMB Serrekunda, Serrekunda, 390, BJL, Gambia

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 160 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Health club
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 400
  • Conference space size (meters) - 37


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Number of buildings/towers - 14
  • Year Built - 1990
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi


  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

The spa is open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 2160 per vehicle (one way)

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You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Hotel Kairaba Beach
  • Kairaba Hotel Hotel
  • Kairaba Hotel Serrekunda
  • Kairaba Hotel Hotel Serrekunda
  • Kairaba Beach Hotel
  • Kairaba Beach Hotel Serrekunda
  • Kairaba Beach Serrekunda
  • Kairaba Beach
  • Kairaba Hotel Serrekunda
  • Kairaba Serrekunda

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Kairaba Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
  • Yes, there's a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Ali Baba (4-min walk), El sol (4-min walk), and Scala (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 2160 per vehicle one way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding and volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as 2 bars and a health club. Kairaba Hotel also has a garden.
  • 2.0.Poor

    The property was in a very busy, tourist driven area, which is a plus in the sense of availability of shops, restaurants and transportation. However the staff in the hotel and the area were very apprehensive towards being hospitable to us. We were not allowed to pay with card transaction and urged to pull out cash, which we obliged. In addition to that when trying to explore the hotel grounds we were stopped, and questioned as to why we were on the hotel property and asked to provide identification and proof of booking at the hotel. It was extremely unsettling and unwelcoming, We checked out of the hotel afterwards as it no longer felt like a place of comfort, in addition to the wifi not working and the tv not working. The room was also not very clean, had a leak from the ceiling, and what appeared to be dried blood on the bathroom window curtain. I'm certain this hotel will be more than comforting for the average visitor however it was not remotely the kind of place i can stay in nor spend the nearly $230 per night.

    Jay, 4 night trip with friends, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great experience

    It was a great hotel and their food is fresh and fantanstic!

    Carla, 4 night business trip, Mar 20, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    A very old 5 star hotel in dire need of renovation to catch up with other 5 star hotels.

    4 night business trip, Jan 16, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    terrible place..rats in every room...could hardly sleep staff were not very helpful.

    3 night business trip, Dec 17, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The property was reasonably ok... the issue is mainly with how the deal happened with expedia. despite paying 100% to expedia before traveling, i was told by the hotel that there is no communication of even a reservation from expedia to them. i wrote an email to expedia and this was not sorted out even at the time of check out. i had to call expedia on my phone incurring steep roaming charges and finally was able to resolve this. this is hardly a professional way of handling things. totally disappointed

    Partha, 3 night trip, Dec 7, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Non cooperative staff. Toilet gutters were blocked. TV not working, no towels, toilets not cleaned. Do not recommend the place. Check in took one hour. No apology given either

    Tariq, 1 night family trip, Feb 12, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Not 5 star

    The hotel staff didn't pickup any of my calls or emails on the day of arrival so that I could inform them I'll be 1 day late. On arrival I was told as I didn't turn up they gave away my room and also they were demanding payment.They were able to provide me a room but it was not part of the main complex. It seems to be a local apartment block. The bed was awful.

    Bhavesh, 3 night trip with friends, Jan 23, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    ever again

    David, 3 night family trip, Dec 29, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good and bad.

    The location is great with the beach and nearby restaurants,and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The evening food in the restaurant is a buffet and to be avoided,and the food at the poolside is basic.It is the best and most expensive hotel in Gambia.A beer is nearly 4 times dearer than the bars outside.

    Pamela, 6 night business trip, Dec 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The gardens were excellent as was the access to the beach

    robbie, 8 night trip with friends, Dec 24, 2019

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