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Palma Rima Hotel

Beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Kololi Beach

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
ZAR 655

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Property renovations and closures

  • During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

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350 Serrekunda, Serrekunda, Gambia
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    Feb 12, 2020

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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
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from May 7 2022 to July 7 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool
  • The property will be renovating from May 7 2022 to July 7 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
    • Free breakfast
    • Free parking
    • Pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Gym
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 152 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
    • Outdoor pool
    • Nightclub
    • Fitness center

    For families

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Playground on site
    • Private bathroom
    • Garden
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities

    What’s around

    • Kololi Beach - 6 min walk
    • Tropic Shopping Centre - 14 min walk
    • Bijilo Beach - 27 min walk
    • Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center - 28 min walk
    • Bijilo Forest Park - 34 min walk
    • Independence Stadium - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Superior Bungalow
    • Economy Twin Room
    • Deluxe Bungalow

    What’s around


    • Kololi Beach - 6 min walk
    • Tropic Shopping Centre - 14 min walk
    • Bijilo Beach - 27 min walk
    • Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center - 28 min walk
    • Bijilo Forest Park - 34 min walk
    • Independence Stadium - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    • Banjul Beach - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km
    • Bakau Beach - 4 mi / 6.4 km
    • Cape Point Beach - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km
    • Abuko National Park - 6.8 mi / 11 km
    • Tanji Bird Reserve - 9 mi / 14.4 km

    Getting around

    • Banjul (BJL-Banjul Intl.) - 42 min drive
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    350 Serrekunda, Serrekunda, Gambia

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 152 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


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

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

    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 18


    • No pets or service animals allowed


    • Free WiFi in public areas


    • Free onsite self parking
    • Free offsite parking nearby

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Free buffet breakfast daily
    • 2 bars/lounges
    • Restaurant

    Things to do

    • Number of outdoor pools - 1
    • Pool sun loungers
    • Fitness facilities
    • Playground on site
    • Volleyball on site
    • Nightclub
    • Pool umbrellas

    Working away

    • Meeting rooms


    • 24-hour front desk
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Laundry facilities


    • Number of buildings/towers - 93
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Garden

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    In the room

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Shower only

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator (on request)


    • Daily housekeeping

    Special features


    Rim Restaurant - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Sunshine Bar - This bar overlooks the pool.

    Palm Bar Night Club - Onsite bar.

    Fees & policies

    Mandatory feesPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

    • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: GMD 2417.00
    • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: GMD 2417.00

    Optional extras

    • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
    • Air conditioning is available for an extra charge of GMD 600 per night
    • Refrigerators are available for an additional 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.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


    This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

    This property accepts cash.

    Also known as

    • Palma Rima Hotel
    • Palma Rima Hotel Serrekunda
    • Palma Rima Serrekunda
    • Palma Rima
    • Palma Rima Hotel Hotel
    • Palma Rima Hotel Serrekunda
    • Palma Rima Hotel Hotel Serrekunda

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


    • Yes, Palma Rima 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 parking.
    • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. The swimming pool will be unavailable from May 7 2022 to July 7 2022 (dates subject to change).
    • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
    • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
    • Yes, Rim Restaurant offers international cuisine and pool views. Nearby restaurants include Cassy's (13-min walk), Butchers Shop (2.4 mi), and Yosh (2.4 mi).
    • Onsite recreation at Palma Rima Hotel includes volleyball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a nightclub. Palma Rima Hotel also has a fitness center and a garden.
    • 6,0.Good

      Nice big pool with plenty of sun loungers & shade. Pretty basic rooms but quite big if you stay in the bungalows. However terrible mattresses with springs sticking through that made for a poor night's sleep, even with two of these rubbish mattresses on the beds it wasn't much better. Breakfast was decidedly average every morning. We wouldn't return and certainly can't recommend.

      AndyMoth, 6 night trip, Jan 15, 2019

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    • 2,0.Poor

      The photos advertised online are of hotel bungalows and NOT the standard hotel rooms which are like prison cells with old furniture and uncomfortable beds, their was no fridge or tv which is normally standard at most hotels but was available for rent at £40 a week extra. Breakfast was the same everyday, (full English option) with tea, coffee or juice. The only decent part of the hotel was the lobby, the pool area and some bungalows but are very hot and stuffy with no air-con unless you pay for it. (I know this because I had relatives stay in one) AVOID THE STANDARD ROOMS AND GET A BUNGALOW IF YOUR REALLY NEED TO BOOK THIS HOTEL.

      Lexi, 8 night trip, Nov 13, 2018

      Verified Expedia guest review

    • 4,0.Fair


      dirty bed wear and towels, too old floor cover.Fun so noisy and look will fall down on the head. The room full with mosquitoes.weak cleaning. Breakfast poor- small choice, for last people no what to eat. Staff is standing around you and looking on you as they wanted to take off food what you are eating. In dinner too small portions what staff putting on your dishes. Too expansive- for one person - 34, for two - 37 per night. Don`t advice nobody this hotel.

      Daniela, 10 night trip, Mar 7, 2018

      Verified Expedia guest review

    • 8,0.Very good

      Bargain winter break

      Stayed for a week, which I think about the right time. Not going to slate the hotel as you cannot compare with the likes of Spain or Egypt! This is Gambia and very poor, however the place was clean and the staff couldn't do enough for you! Lots of bars/restaurants nearby and the beach is nice. Yes u do get pestered by locals although a lot of them just want to talk to you, most are wanting to sell you something. We did not feel intimidated at all but it does get a little annoying after a while. Breakfast at the hotel was adequate and the snacks at the petite cafe were great at lunchtime, beer cheaper there than at the shine bar too! Room was in the block and to be fair was fine, roomy and clean! We didn't use ceiling fan as no need to, not baking hot! We looked out onto wasteland and local market which we found really interesting to watch - the real gambia and how the people live. I would recommend the hotel for the price paid it was great just don't expect luxury.

      Mandy, 7 night romance trip, Feb 2, 2018

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    • 8,0.Very good

      Hotel basic but very clean .. Staff very friendly and helpfull.. Pool area very good plenty of sun-beds.. Few nice restaurants nearby and not far from main strip..

      Sharon, 14 night romance trip, Nov 19, 2017

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    • 6,0.Good

      Gambia - Kotu and kololi resort stay Dec 2015

      The Staff are lovely and friendly; the only let down was the front desk manager who was quite authoritative with staff and sometimes guests especially when he was proven to have made booking errors and was unwilling to back down or apologise for any mix ups. The property itself is set out on an expansive size of land set in green vegetation, some unkempt but some nice gardening in the guest areas.The swimming pool is large in space and size. Bungalow rooms were spacious but don't expect modern furnishing. Bedding was clean with a daily fresh supply of towels although make sure you check them first as I did end up with a few stained ones. Hot water is luke warm but bearable for a shower. location is good as at the junction of a main highway and the short road that leads to the beach. Senegambia main strip is a short 10min taxi drive for food/nightlife/shopping/beach or take a stroll down to the beach at the bottom of the road, passing a smattering of craft stalls, restraunts and bars on the way. The local bumpsters can be quite prevalent outside (locals who try to sell you everything and anything) but it goes with the territory in the tourist areas ,pretty much like any other tourist destination where its local people are scraping a living. There is plenty more food, accommodation, and entertainment just a few blocks away from the tourist area which are much cheaper and you have the added realness factor of being amongst the local Gambian culture, food, and entertainment.

      glen, Other trip, Dec 11, 2015

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    • 2,0.Poor

      The service on this hotel is so bad especially in the reseption and gate, that it is better to avoid to stay here. There are so many nice hotels to choose from in Gambia so dont end up with Palmarima!!

      Other trip, Apr 20, 2013

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    • 2,0.Poor


      well to start i went with my partner and there were single beds in every room in the hotel! the management (Mr Par) was very rude to my visitor and this was very embarassing for me..there was also another man on the reception that was just as rude (i don't know his name) the room was very basic and wasn't worth the money i batteries in the remote control so couldn't watch tv, would cost 3,500 gd to hire a fridge!!!!! no aircon unless you pay more,

      Patricia/musa, Other trip, Apr 13, 2012

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    • 8,0.Very good

      Friendly hotel with an African feel

      We use Palma rima as a centre for our travels around The Gambia. It is clean comfortable and the staff could not be more helpful.

      Sue, Other trip, Feb 7, 2014

      Verified Expedia guest review

    • 8,0.Very good

      Good hotel close to everything

      Th hotly is in a good location with bars and restaurants close by and only a short taxi ride to Senegambia. The hotel grounds and pool are lovely, service was good and the breakfast was excellent. The only negative was the loud music around the pool which played non-stop throughout the day from 10am.

      Julie, Trip with friends, Dec 5, 2015

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