Balafon Beach Resort

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Private beach, free beach cabanas, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, free beach cabanas, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, free beach cabanas, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas

Overview of Balafon Beach Resort

Balafon Beach Resort

3.5 star property
3.5-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Kololi Beach

8,0/10 Very good

8 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
The price is R1 143
Price available on 2022/05/25
Kololi Beach, Serrekunda
Main amenities
  • 86 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and 2 beach bars
  • Outdoor pool and lazy river
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Swim-up bar
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach
  • Kololi Beach - 1 min walk
  • Bijilo Beach - 3 min drive
  • Banjul Beach - 14 min drive
  • Gambia National Museum - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Banjul (BJL-Banjul Intl.) - 45 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Balafon Beach Resort

Putting you within 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kololi Beach, Balafon Beach Resort offers a private beach where you can enjoy free cabanas, beach umbrellas, and beach massages. The outdoor pool and lazy river provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in spa services. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. There are 2 beach bars and a poolside bar, and rooms offer balconies or patios and refrigerators.

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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 86 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • 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
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 beach bars
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Taking the kids

  • Lazy river

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Tennis
  • Beach yoga
  • Beach volleyball

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (8611 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 2016
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Lazy river
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of GMD 1150 per room (one-way)

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

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.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Balafon Hotel Serrekunda
Balafon Serrekunda
Balafon Hotel
Balafon Beach Resort Hotel
Balafon Beach Resort Serrekunda
Balafon Beach Resort Hotel Serrekunda

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Darren, 10-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Choice!
I was very pleased with my stay at Balafon. All the important things were in place. Clean, quiet, good bedding, attentive staff, several pools, on the beach, in-room safe, good breakfast, good restaurant. Also had live music several nights a week. The only thing I would like to see improved is the wi-fi. It's very strong in the lobby, but spotty in the pool/restaurant area where you may spend a lot of time. It comes and goes, perhaps depending on how many people are using it, but it's not too bad. It usually comes back on relatively quickly.
William, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely smaller hotel
Lovely hotel! Right by the beach. Great breakfast with a friendly chef cooking your eggs in the morning! Walkable to the strip in the day time if you fancied a night out and of very short taxi there/ back. Only thing I would comment on is the lack of door in the bathroom. A curtain or something would be good at the very least!
Edward, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Things can only get better. 👍
Friendly greeting at reception. Walking through the hotel parts were unkempt, the main pool was filthy. I booked this hotel has a late birthday treat for my friend. The room needed cleaning, extra bedding and the tv only showed programmes in Chinese. We loved the style of the hotel, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The area around the restaurant and small pools were clean, the ones I did see. Breakfast was lovely. I also stay in the Holiday beach hotel 2**for a few days 💯💝. I noticed the pandemic has caused disruption with a lot of the hotels, so I do understand. But for an all inclusive hotel, standards need to be better. Overall the staff were so lovely, so was able to overlook somethings. 😊 And I felt very safe staying there.
3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Fred, 6-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Geweldige ervaring. Omar heeft ons ontzettend goed geholpen met het ter plekke verkrijgen van een covid test voor de terug reis. De kamers zijn erg prettig maar vergeet noet dat je wel in gambia bent. Aanrader.
Sander, 7-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Balafon is een mooi resort
We hadden vier kamers geboekt bij Balafon. Dit was overboekt en daarom kregen we één kamer in Djembé. Deze kamer was totaal niet vergelijkbaar met de kamer van het het Balafon resort. Bij de receptie gevraagd of we dit konden wijzigen maar dat was niet mogelijk.
loes, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review