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Pros: We had a marvelous stay at Esperanto Lodge.
Pros: This beautiful place is a haven from the hustle and bustle in town, set on the edge of the estuary and adjacent to the beach you are spoilt for choice.
Pros: Beautiful, lush, tranquil. The stars at night are glorious! Fewer tourists than Cap Skirring, although still some. Eric, Justine and their staff are gracious and accommodating. Food was really good! And cheap compared to Dakar, the capital. Brochette de lotte was especially excellent. Would definitely come back!
Cons: Still trash on the beaches, but that's unavoidable here in Senegal. I wished there were more birds that frequented the lagoon, but it may simply be the time if year (January). The room was a bit stuffy and so my allergies acted up. However, the first two issues are beyond the hotel's control and the trash issue is ubiquitous in Senegal, which lacks waste management infrastructure.
Pros: This place is super well run. Everything works, including the wi-fi. The rooms are really nice, with new mattresses, sheets and pillows. We're travelling on a budget and this place is at the top of our price range, but it's the nicest place we've stayed in Senegal or Gambia, and it's tremendous value for money. They serve a good breakfast with a choice of five different homemade jams. Dinner was superb, with big portions of well-cooked fish. We had two different Senegalese dishes which were excellent. There's lots of bird life that you can see from the hotel terrace, including gorgeous Abyssinian rollers. Eric, the owner, is extremely helpful and friendly, and he speaks English. I can't recommend this place highly enough - it's great.
Cons: The beach isn't the nicest in the world, but the hotel is close to a nice stretch of sand and it's perfectly acceptable for a quick dip. The hotel is about 3 km from town, so it's a bit inconvenient if you want to spend time in Kafountine, but for us that's fine. We're happy to relax on the hotel grounds, and although Kafountine may have its attractions it's not the world's most beautiful town.
Pros: I would recommend Esperanto lodge to anyone looking for a relaxing stay with gorgeous scenery, comfort, great food and value for money. Eric and Justine go out of their way to personalize your stay according to your needs and interests. They are also really fun to talk to. The lodge itself is full of thoughtful details - electrical outlets in seating areas, chaise lounges looking out on the lagoon. It is clear that the Esperanto lodge is a labor or love.
Pros: Beautifully situated in a huge garden with great views over a secluded lagoon, a private strip of beach, peaceful, very well managed by the friendly owner and his wonderful staff. Bungalows are comfortable, food is amazing. Dont miss the tour through the mangrove forrest. My girlfriend and I didnt want to leave.
Pros: Eric and Justine have worked hard to develop and beautiful property and experience. We loved our trip to the islands and the beach.
Cons: Internet access was severely restricted during our stay. The serving staff have limited English which resulted in order mixups. Not a problem if you are French. Also a bit of variety on the continental breakfast would be appreciated.
Pros: We had a very bad experience. Thief's got in our room and stole all our luggage,while we are sleeping.As there was no safe deposit we lost camera,mobil,credit card,glasses,etc. The owner was not at Esperanto lodge and we where the only guests. He told the crew to give us the money back for our stay,that was very kind and they drove us to the ferry. The owner reacted correctly via email,but there is no way to get anything back from the invariance from the hotel.
Cons: Everything was abandoned,we where the only guests.That was difficult.There is nothing going on.To get someone to serve you,you have to ring the bell.We would like to warn other guests to have the same bad experience and really watch your personel things there
Pros: Clara is a gem. She's the receptionist, security, cleaner, cook, and more hats worn. She's the only staff we encountered throughout our stay. She tried her utmost to make sure we were as comfortable as possible considering the running water/shower problems .
Cons: There is no security personnel at all at the resort which is greatly needed as the resort is secluded. There is a huge problem with water. Its was muddy water running through the pipes. We could not take showers and the toilets did not have water. Poor Clara had to carry buckets of water on her head to make sure we could clean ourselves.
Pros: Stunning tranquil location. Relaxing, exploring the lagoon and the fringing woodland. Lots of birds. Good rooms with hot water! Excellent food & a bar. Welcoming and helpful "patron".
Cons: The service was good but unengaging, unlike the zealous staff at Campement Villageois Kabadio, Little Baobabs Abene, & Kingfisher Lodge Marakissa Gambia. It felt more expensive than warranted.
With a stay at Hôtel Atlantic Abéné in Kafountine, you'll be on the beach, and 17 mi (27.3 km) from Gambia Reptile Farm and 21.1 mi (33.9 km) from Gunjur Central Mosque. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: quiet place right next to the ocean
Cons: quite remotely located - difficult if you do not have your own car
Pros: Comfy beds, great location away from Abene village but lovely walk along the beach or through some wetlands. Quiet and peaceful with gentle ,easy going staff.
Pros: Great place, great gardens, right on the beach, great Staff... bargain price. Simply Lovleh!
Pros: Patrick and his staff were very accommodating. The location could not be more remote for absolute relaxation!
Cons: The electricity in the town is unreliable which makes WIFI very difficult to access. The town itself is very small and charming, but it does not offer a lot of activities, so if you are into ecotourism Abene is not your place.
Pros: -Friendly and helpful staff -Nice food -Nice location next to the beach
Located in Abémé, Guesthouse Diabatalo provides accommodation with free WiFi and a garden with a terrace and garden views. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with shower and free toiletries. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the bed and breakfast, while snorkelling and cycling can be enjoyed nearby.
Pros: Lovely breakfast, really friendly hosts
Cons: we felt the room we had was overpriced
Pros: Very welcoming, friendly, easygoing hosts. Tranquil, nice garden. Perfect if you are ok with basic accommodation.
Pros: The staff was very friendly and offered us a free breakfast to compensate... The garden in which the rooms are placed is nice.
Cons: The room was very small and with a list of issues to fix: - the roof was made by (broken) tissue, letting bugs keep coming in from the roof... - the window mosquito net was broken, resulting in extra insects not included in the price; the same applied to the door, fitting unwell in the entrance, so that bugs and mosquitos were easily entering the place - the mosquito net over the bed fall down on us during the night, and it was very risky given that it also contained the iron ring to keep it open over the bed - just one socket in the whole room, making it hard to recharge both our phones - very darkish room - the wi-fi, as the host clearly declared when we asked for it, is usually not working or very very weak, given that there is not phone line in the village (but I think it should be stated clearly on Booking, so that people can decide whether to accept this or not...) - we found 6 dead cockroaches in the bathroom waiting for us, and 2 alive ones in the mosquito net over the bad (that the owners kindly removed when asked to do that) - the bathroom is huge, but the sink is ridiculously small (maybe 20*10 cm), as it is hard even to clean your hands. I am living in Senegal (it makes 6 months now), but I have never been in such a bad place before, also compared to the price (average, for a seaside place in the area). Last but not least: we listed all of this to the owner, a very nice Dutch woman, who kindly offered us breakfast for free, but the day after the first night we decided to escape, and she took the entire amount (i.e. for a 2-night stay)...
Pros: Nice breakfast. Friendly staff.lovely garden.
Cons: No mosquito net.
Pros: Fantastic location just 3 minutes to a lovely beach & 10 minutes walk into the village; We stayed in the apartment as this was located away from the other accomodation; Simply furnished but with all the amenities one could wish for. Truly amazing hosts ... Mieke & Adjele could not have done more for us. I spent 6 weeks in Gambia moving around apartments this was a truly special place to have complete relaxation. The breakfast was brought to our personal balcony daily at any time we chose... fresh bread.. omelette... yoghurt... fruits... fresh hot coffee and freshly squeezed oj... I can't fault this place & hope to be back
Cons: Hot water was a little sparse but it didn't bother us
Offering a restaurant, Kansala Ta Toto is located in Kafountine. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a terrace. Extras include a desk, bed linen and a fan. At Kansala Ta Toto you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. The property offers free parking.
Pros: very nice owner
Cons: dirty and rundown room awful bathrooms very, very isolated (location on booking is WRONG!) standard dinner facilities not at the level of international standards