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Gambia Studio Holidays
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 122 reviews
by Christian on Gambia Studio Holidays
Ruhig, sauber, familiar

Eine sehr saubere, familiäre Unterkunft. In der Küche gibt es alles was gebraucht wird, die Ausstattung ist komplett. Betten sind bequem und auch für Rückenkranke sehr geeignet. Die Vermieter freundlich, immer für einen da, sehr offen und hilfsbereit, gleiches gilt für das Personal. Christian, Deutschland

by ABS on Gambia Studio Holidays
What a nice surprise

I relied on my brother to find me accommodation on my recent trip to Gambia in order to deal with family matters. I was not disappointed and pleasantly surprised that a small family run, independent place could be so up together and professionally run.

Initially I booked for one week and feeling totally comfortable I opted to stay for a further week.

Kingfishers is located between the turn table and Senagambia strip just 200 m from the highway and a 10-minute walk to the beach.

The whole place is well decorated and looked after. Tropical gardens and 2 lovely pool areas. My apartment was clean and comfortable, equipped with fridge, microwave and cooking utensils. The king-size bed was very comfortable and linen and towels clean and of a high standard. The hot water shower is pump assisted. I had a digital safe free of charge and my own private balcony.

The staff are extremely helpful and friendly without being intrusive.

The residents only policy in the apartment and pool areas suited me well, I felt safe and secure at all times. There is a comfortable tastefully decorated reception area to relax in if my family or friends wanted to visit.

I was made to feel very welcome and will definitely recommend this place to my friends, family and to those that want comfort and a touch of luxury without a corporate feel. Abs, London, UK

by Chris on Gambia Studio Holidays
Great welcome

Great welcome to start off with, made to feel at home immediately.
Very clean and comfortable apartment with gas stove, microwave, fridge, etc etc.if you want to stay in and cater for yourself, And a small swimming pool right next to the verandah plus a bigger pool at the other side of he building.
Simple and easy breakfasts.
Optional dinners always good.
Staff of top quality and absolute honesty and owners Charlie and Clinton are absolute stars and will go to great lengths to make your stay perfect.
I do not hesitate to recommend a stay here. I will definitely stay on my next visit, (assuming I can get a booking as it is a very popular destination.)
Thank you to the staff and Management.
Hope to see you again. Chris, UK

by Marc on Gambia Studio Holidays
A great place with excellent hosts!

A great location in a quiet neighborhood and close to Bijilo beach. The property felt like an oasis and a home away from home. What really stands out is the garden with all the trees, shrubs and flowers surrounding the property. The hosts were the most attentive, friendly and outgoing hosts you could wish for. The fishing trip, organised with the hosts, was an unforgettable experience. It was the hosts that made this stay so memorable. You can also have your own BBQ - just make sure you purchase imported beef at local stores. The staff too were very attentive and contributed greatly to the personal comfort.
There isn't anything I didn't like. As an aside, Banjul can be a hot place at times and it would have been nice to have had an extra fan in the living room/kitchen as well, especially in the afternoon. The hosts offered to supply an extra fan, however, as there are two swimming pools to choose from for an invigorating dip we passed on the offer.Marc and Senabou

by Mark on Gambia Studio Holidays
A great place with excellent hosts

A great location in a quiet neighborhood and close to Bijilo beach. The property felt like an oasis and a home away from home. What really stands out is the garden with all the trees, shrubs and flowers surrounding the property. The hosts were the most attentive, friendly and outgoing hosts you could wish for. The fishing trip, organised with the hosts, was an unforgettable experience. It was the hosts that made this stay so memorable. You can also have your own BBQ - just make sure you purchase imported beef at local stores. The staff too were very attentive and contributed greatly to the personal comfort. Mark, Australia

by Martin on Gambia Studio Holidays
Tolle Bleibe für einen Aufenthalt am Strand vom Gambia!

Eine Unterkunft, in der man sich wegen der Größe der Appartements und der wunderbaren Gestaltung des Gartens durchaus länger aufhalten kann. Zum Strand ist es ein Katzensprung. Die Gastgeber halten eine Palette von Angeboten bereit (Frühstück, Abendessen, Restauranttipps, Taxisservice,...), ohne aufdringlich zu sein - im Gegenteil: Sie sind freundliche und interessante Gesprächspartner. Martin and Doro, Germany

by Jonne on Gambia Studio Holidays
Fijne week gehad in dit sfeervolle appartement

Charlie en Clinton zijn ontzettend lieve en betrokken mensen die je een welkom gevoel geven en graag vertellen over het land en hun ervaringen. Samen met de geweldige staf zorgen zij ervoor dat je je meteen thuis voelt op de accommodatie. Het kleine maar sfeervolle complex is goed verzorgd en er is ruimte voor zowel gezelligheid als rust. Het appartement ligt dichtbij het strand maar net buiten het gebied van de grote hotels waardoor er meer ruimte is voor rust maar alle voorzieningen nog makkelijk te bereiken zijn. We hebben het erg fijn gehad hier. Jonne, NL

by Stephen on Gambia Studio Holidays
Best of both worlds - 6 stars would not be sufficient

A haven for holidaying couples in a small oasis of 4 self catering apartments. Here you can be entirely self-sufficient or engage with the dedicated ever helpful staff and owners to whatever extent suits you.

The apartments are well equipped (we experienced two of them), comfortable and in accommodation terms 4*. They were both spotlessly clean and serviced each day. Roomy without being excessively large. Excellent value too.

What sets this apart is the environment Charlie and Clinton (C&C) create making their guests feel at home, valued and C&C go the extra mile.

We (optionally) engaged in the environment they and fellow guests create; meals, ready beer & wine, bread delivered to the door, safe currency exchange etc.

If guests wish, C&C host sing-a-long (karaoke with no pressure), chatting in the homely reception area, listening to music etc. We just had to play the 3 times a week "play your cards right" - an outbreak of fun.

They offer safe guides for trips, provide sagely advice for guests to do their own thing etc. C&C's years of experience in customer service shines through.

I enjoy reading the bad reviews. Kingfishers don't have any (despite the many years this has run) and now I understand why.

Downsides? None that would be fair. It is not right on the beach (but only 7 leisurely minutes walk), it doesn't have children staying, but I found these things advantages.

We left genuinely feeling privileged to have stayed at Kingfishers. Take the chance yourself if you can!
Stephen and Cathy, England, UK

by Gary on Gambia Studio Holidays
Another wonderful relaxing stay

Amazing hosts, amazing staff, amazing place. Err, that’s it!

Just four very comfortable self-catering apartments, each with their own veranda and outside table and chairs, surrounding a plunge pool and small courtyard area with its own outside seating and tables. There is a small swimming pool with sunbeds and shaded relaxing chairs accessible via a side path and a communal seating area at the front of the property. The whole property is surrounded by some well-tended plants, shrubs and flowers. It really does seem like a green oasis in a sea of dry dust and sand outside in the rest of Gambia.

Although Kingfishers is self-catering, Charlie and Clinton, the English couple hosts, offer a small selection of cooked breakfasts and “eat what Charlie and Clinton eat” two or three times a week in the evening. Fresh bread can be delivered daily to your room and there are a few hotels and restaurants in easy walking distance where you could drop in and eat; or jump in a cheap taxi and then restaurant and hotel selection for places to eat increases dramatically. For example, the Senegambia Hotel, about a 40 minute walk or 10 minutes by taxi, offers an all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet breakfast for D400 per person (just over £6 as of Jan 2020).

The overall impression of Kingfishers is feeling part of a family rather than just a paying guest – they really go the extra mile to make you feel welcome and included. Guest entertainment in the form of party games, occasional Karaoke evenings and lazy day boat trips are put on; join in if you want to or do your own thing if you don’t – there’s no pressure.

Finally, a small Gambian team working with the Charlie and Clinton completes the perfect setup.

Already booked my next stay; you should too! Gary and Cathie, UK

by Chris on Gambia Studio Holidays
A fun place to stay

We had a great welcome and were invited to a New Years party which was really good fun. It's well worth eating there as the food is really yummy. Only a short walk away from the local beach with is really nice. Chris, England

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