Ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by Nigel from Watford UK
Nice pool - clean rooms - terrible breakfast!!Posted Apr 1, 2014
Pros: the pool is nice, the rooms are clean, the staff are friendly (mostly)
Cons: The breakfast - if I stayed here again, I would not do B&B - just bed
Location: The beach is reasonably close Its close to 'The Strip' so finding altenative breakfast isn't a problem
When we arrived the hotel staff seemed surprised to see us and I don't think they were expecting us, but then again I think there was a typical Gambian power cut when we got there, so their PC's weren't working. We were given room 18 which is on the top floor and a member of staff helped us with our luggage. The beds are comfy and the rooms are kept very clean and have air con (which needs regassing and so doesn't work that great - but the nights are cool anyway and air con isn't needed in March). The rooms have a safe and the price quoted in the room info are apparently last years prices and so they asked for extra money for the safe - which annoyed me slightly. When we took a shower the next day, the taps were broken and so they had to move us into room 17 (they said it would take a few hrs for a plumber to arrive). Room 17 didn't have hot water, but the cold water is warm anyway and so that didn't bother us. The swimming pool is fantastic, as long as they haven't poured a random amount of chlorine into the water, don't go in there when the water is green or cloudy!! We were told by expedia that it would be a continental breakfast. IT IS NOT!! It is a few slices of cheese, ham, banana, jam and bread rolls. Coffee, tea, milk and juices are available. You have to pay extra for bacon and sausages (don't bother - they look like burnt willys). The staff are very nice. The poolside bar is good. I met the owners brother, who at 7am was drunk and started a fight in front of me!!
for Everyoneby IndependentLady from UK
Friendly welcoming Hotel in a great location.Posted Mar 15, 2014
Pros: It's atmosphere. The attitude of the staff and the more intimate nature of the hotel than the impersonal big chain hotels that are available.
Cons: There are power cuts, water pressure & maintenance issues. They get resolved so go with the flow and relax at the poolside bar while you wait :)
Location: Perfect location, beach at the bottom of the road, supermarket & money exchange opposite. Main strip 5 mins walk with lots of restaurants & bars
The Seaview Gardens is a small hotel with a big heart. It's a fun and friendly place to be where all the staff are super helpful. The beach is just round the corner and the main strip a few minutes stroll. Everything you need is on your doorstep and for me this was a perfect base to wander around exploring. It's a relaxed place and I felt very at home here as a solo female traveller.
by regular visitor from london
Too far from beach near to horribly busy roadPosted Feb 1, 2014
To get to the beach you have to either struggle with the bumstere and annoying taxi drivers or go the back way through rubble and rubbish and through somebody's little veg patch. You could not do this unless completely mobile. Worst breakfast experience EVER as they always run out of things such as cheese and even jam and we had to wait every day for coffee to be refilled. But lovely comfy bed and spotlessly clean room. Also friendly staff. Mainly Dutch guests
Recommendedby the visitor from seaview
added chargesPosted Nov 23, 2013 on Hotels.com
the stay was very good. sadly the hotel management add charges for every thing claiming that there were extras.. ie air con; fridge ; safe etc.. there even wanted to charge £20.00 a day for my visiting geust.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Jan 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
Terrible hotel. I left the hotel one week earlier than I was planning. I will go again to the Gambia, but never, never ever this hotel. Haddy in reception was very unfriendly. Send her to somewhere to learn to smile.
Comfortable stayPosted Dec 6, 2012 on Hotels.com
This is a comfortable Gambian hotel within easy reach of the main Senegambia strip for clubs and restaurants but far enough away to get a good nights sleep NOTE aircon, fridge and room safe are ALL charged as extras The hotel food is good with specials on offer most nights and although more expensive than the strip the service and waiters were very good. The pool and bar are in a courtyard setting so private and peaceful, the beach 5 mins walk away is not the best on this coastline, but the taxis outside the hotel are very reasonable (with a bit of hard haggling at the start). Be aware when you first arrive you will be hit on by all sorts wanting to be your friend or wanting to bring you to the best places or "hi I'm abdul your hotel security" , we found the best way was to totally ignore them, it is only in the resort areas that they want to shake you hand we did not encounter this hassle or behavior anywhere else !!!! The Gambians are a lovely people and we would highly recommend touring outside of the resort area, at no time or in any place did we feel unsafe or unwelcome and after a few days of dealing with the bumsters they left us alone. We went to The Gambia mainly to bird watch and there is no doubt it is a spectacular bird watching location with local guides at nearly all the birding areas but in general you can safely wander where you like hearing only the birds and the odd giggling child or greeting being called from the small fields as you pass.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Dec 3, 2012 on Hotels.com
good and satisfactory
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Good location, many facilities,Posted Nov 8, 2012 on Hotels.com
We are very satisfied. the rooms are very clean and the service very friendly This hotel deserves more than 3 stars !!!