Kairaba Hotel

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Sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach volleyball
Sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach volleyball
Sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach volleyball

Overview of Kairaba Hotel

Kairaba Hotel

5.0 star property
Luxury Serrekunda hotel with full-service spa, connected to a shopping center

7,6/10 Good

81 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is R1 702
Price available on 2022/08/20
PMB Serrekunda, Serrekunda, BJL, 390
Main amenities
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Senegambia

Getting around

  • Banjul (BJL-Banjul Intl.) - 48 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Kairaba Hotel

5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Senegambia
Take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar at Kairaba Hotel. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with sun loungers, beach umbrellas, and beach volleyball. Treat yourself to a Swedish massage or a body treatment at the onsite spa. Enjoy the health club, as well as activities like horseback riding. In addition to a grocery/convenience store and a terrace, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • A children's pool with sun loungers
  • Free self parking and extended parking
  • Bike rentals, tour/ticket assistance, and wedding services
  • Meeting rooms, a front desk safe, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Kairaba Hotel boast perks such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and shower/tub combinations
  • TVs with premium channels
  • Balconies or patios and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 160 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Shopping
  • Pool table
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (400 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers


  • 14 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1990
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa


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


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • 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)


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Hygiene & 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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Kairaba Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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.
How much does it cost to stay at Kairaba Hotel?
As of 19 August 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kairaba Hotel on 20 August 2022 start from R1 702, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kairaba Hotel?
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.
Is there a pool at Kairaba Hotel?
Yes, there's a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Kairaba Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kairaba Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Kairaba Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 2160 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kairaba Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Kairaba Hotel and nearby?
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.
Are there restaurants at or near Kairaba Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Ali Baba (4-min walk), Gusto (4-min walk), and Scala (4-min walk).
Does Kairaba Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Kairaba Hotel like?
Kairaba Hotel is a short 7-minute walk from Bijilo Beach and 9 minutes' walk from Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/10 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
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 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 family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Location was great. However the facilities need a complete overhaul. Basic necessities such as iron, tissue were not available. It definitely is a 3 star facility and doesn’t merit a five star recognition .
4-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Check in was terribly slow. Although I booked superior rooms they gave me a standard room facing an apartment complex with no view, dark and dreary. Of course when I asked for a credit they just looked at me. The entire property is due for a remodel, very 1970s. They advertise wifi In the rooms but it’s only available in the lobby or pool area. On the upside the pool and bar was nice and close to the beach. Food at the Ala Carte Restaurant was good and a fun local band. The staff was great.
MJ, 2-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

olivier, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 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
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2/10 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 family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

JEFFREY, 4-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

ever again
David, 3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The gardens were excellent as was the access to the beach
robbie, 8-night trip with friends
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