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1 room, 2 adults

African Village Hotel

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby
  • Free self parking
98 Atlantic Road, PO Box 4227, Bakau, Gambia

3-star hotel in Bakau with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Beach nearby
    • Free self parking
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  • Great view of the Atlantic, wonderful staffs , cordial and ready to assist. Mar 1, 2020
  • Disappointed that the beach was not like ive seen of ocean bay hotel,palm beach hotel.…Nov 17, 2019

African Village Hotel

  • Family Room, Sea View
  • Standard Room, Sea View
  • Standard Room (Family)
  • Room (Round Hut)

What’s around African Village Hotel


  • Heart of Bakau
  • Bakau Beach - 2 min walk
  • Kachikally Crocodile Pool - 11 min walk
  • Cape Point Beach - 20 min walk
  • Independence Stadium - 22 min walk
  • Kololi Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Banjul Beach - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km
  • Bijilo Beach - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km

Getting around

  • Banjul (BJL-Banjul Intl.) - 44 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 73 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
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

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

African Village Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • African Village Hotel Bakau
  • African Village Hotel
  • African Village Bakau
  • Hotel African Village
  • African Village Hotel Gambia/Bakau, Africa
  • African Village Hotel Gambia/Bakau Africa
  • African Village Hotel Hotel
  • African Village Hotel Bakau
  • African Village Hotel Hotel Bakau


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 advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for African Village Hotel

  • Does African Village Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, African Village Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at African Village Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at African Village Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at African Village Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at African Village Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near African Village Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves local and international cuisine.

Recent reviews

Good 7,4 From 33 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Excellent place to book
Conveniently located, hassle free and staff are super friendly and professional
Matthew, us1 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
March trip to smiling coast
Great Gambian experience
JEREMY, gb7 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Comfortable enough
I loved this place, I didn’t expect it to be amazing, and it wasn’t. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was terrible, they might need to review their options for this. The best on offer is omelette which is twice a week and fruits. The menu had a lot of options. I quite enjoyed everything I had off that menu. The WiFi is almost non existent. It rarely works, very frustrating but when it decides to work, it’s decent enough. The room was comfortable enough for what I paid. I booked the round hut which was small but was upgraded to a sea view room which was more spacious. Rooms are cleaned everyday though they are stingy with towels. There’s 2basic single beds in each room some drawers, storage space and a mosquito net. The bathroom again very basic, shower toilet sink. Hotel is next to the beach and there’s a nice deck outside the restaurant. It’s also on the main road for taxis to anywhere else. For the price I paid I had a pleasant stay.
Xesh, gb5 night trip
Poor 2,0
Threatened not supported by security staff
Aggression racism physical abuse experienced from security staff when attempting to park our car. Further compounded by blocking of support by reception staff on duty. We felt abused , attacked and blocked. And then we're woken at 1.30 am to move our car because the member of staff using the parking space had left then. We also needed to move rooms because it was ridiculously noisy. There was no mosquito net, both lights o the Bathroom not working making it impossible To shower, and pillows like stone . On the 3 occasions on the 1st day I needed To go to reception on the 1st day the staff meMber on duty was polite and did his best to help . Those isdues by comparison are nowhere nrar as serious as the agression, racism and blo king of support.
gb2 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
All good.
Was all ok, once we got over the issues of not sending vouchers immediately. Otherwise all was good.
Adam, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8,0
Very good mid price hotel.
Make sure you get a sea view with balcony to get a wonderful vista and a cooling sea breeze...A/C isn't needed as the fan will do. The hotel is basic but clean and comfortable, the staff are on the whole very kind and helpful. The only issue we had was the lack of a fridge in the room which can be hired but the cost is around 25 quid a week! We didn't use the pool but it seemed very popular with sunspots and shade available. Wi-fi coverage was not reliable but ok for holiday purposes.The nightly entertainment was varied and excellent should you wish to stay in also the restaurant offers enough options to satisfy. Its location in Bakau is good with bars and restaurants nearby with the beach at Cape Point a short walk away. Avoid conversations with the local so called "guides" who hang around the entrance of the polite and friendly just tell them you've been before and need no assistance and you'll be fine.
Steven, gb9 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Mixed feelings
I thought slavery had been abolished! ! Trainee staff don't get paid in the first three months some are not even allowed to keep tips from guests. After training the wage is 12.5 pence yes that's right 12.5 pence per hour for a 72 hour week. Shameful On the plus side great swimming pool and beach area.
Trevor, gb14 night trip

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