Spacious open plan one bedroom apartment located close to beach and village
- english, german, Wolof, Mandinka, Fula
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
A pleasant stay in the Gambia away from the 5* hotels
Our first experience, at the airport, was getting in the wrong taxi. There was apparently a mix-up, we didn't find our driver, we found another driver waiting for someone with a similar name. This was a costly experience.
The situation was not helped by the HomeAway email having an incorrect telephone number on it.
Rosemary was very helpful when we did arrive, rather late.
The accommodation is good given the cost though there are several mis-descriptions on the website: there was no oven, only a 2 burner stove......
There was no wifi, though this was apparently beyond Rosemary's control.
There was a range of plates, pans etc though some were not quite clean on arrival, they were however clean when we left.
We did enjoy our stay, the question of return does not arise as we never go back to the same place twice, there are too many new places to see.
We are glad you had a pleasant stay after a bad start jumping in the wrong taxi.
The WiFi was in the process of being upgraded to 4g.
This means that all customers have a very fast and efficient WiFi 24 hours a day.
I am always amazed that when customers are not happy with something that they do not say at the time so it can be dealt with quickly.
The hosts were all you would expect and more. Helpfull, frieandly, but not intrusive.
Not a 5* property, but it does not pretend to be. Very good value for the money paid. Suitable living and sleeping accommodation, ceiling fans, nice pool (kept clean), clean compound and secure. WIFI being replaced while there, so a nuisance, along with the electricity cuts, but the later was universal and there was solar lighting. Cooking and preparation utensils basic. Would certainly stay there again, it was not a disappointment, it was a pleasure. We will you again shortly Rosemary.
A great peaceful relaxing environment. The only noise I heard was birdsong! I had a fabulous time here and would definitely return. Lovely staff lovely location cool spacious well equipped comfortable apartment. In a safe and secure compound. A wonderful vibe and energy! I didn't want to leave. A big thank you to all who made my stay so wonderful!
A little tired now. Nice gardens but properties need updating
Nobody met us on arrival and it was the taxi driver that actually showed us to our accommodation.
Mustafa was polite unlike the frosty demeanour of his wife. I would not return.
The beach was 35 minutes walk and not 10.
The closest place to eat was 20 minutes walk. The closest atm was a 30 minute walk.
Being woke at 6am each morning due to morning prayers through a loudspeaker across the road took its toll on us after 2 weeks of listening to it, it woke us with a start each day and was so loud i thought it was in my room, impossible to sleep through this, though the owners were trying to address this.
We had to buy cleaning products to clean the kitchen area before we could use it.
A complimentary bottle would have been nice on arrival.
I really am extremely surprised by this review.
If we are not there to greet guests on arrival one of the staff will welcome them .I spoke to the staff who said they were welcomed in properly and they couldn't understand this.
These staff have worked here for 5 years and are both very cspabel.
How could the taxi driver have known where to take them etc????
Despite being told the 10 min way to the beach they did seem unable to follow the instructions so advised them to get a local taxi to take them.The same applied to the local restaurants which are about 5 to 7 mins walk away with the nearest ATM machine also only 15 mins walk.Again we advised them to take local taxis if they walked slowly and the walk too much for them.
The problem with the mosque was resolved very quickly.We did apologize and told them that it was being addressed and would be resolved as soon as the local chief had spoken to them.It was solved very quickly and the loudspeaker has been removed altogether.There is no problem st all now.
These guests ate in some of the local restaurants and constantly complained about the food and the service I myself and many of the guests have never had complaints with these restaurants so again I could not understand this.
There seemed to be difficulties wherever they went whether the beach or the restaurants.They found it very hard to deal with the local people who are always very friendly .
We are sorry they did not enjoy their stay in Africa and cannot understand why they did not raise any of these complaints to us during their stay.
We always do our best to put right any genuine complaints and most guests are very happy with their stay here as is shown in our reviews.
We do have an 85% return rate at Bsnsns Lodge.
We always make our guests very welcome.
Our cleaners are first class and again have worked here for many years.Why did they not talk to us st the time?
I wish these guests wekk in the future but maybe Africa is not the correct choice for their holiday destination.
Had a great time fantastic value for money.
The pool and gardens are great, just what you need to cool down on those hot days.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will return in the very near future.
Thank you Rosemary and Mustafa, see you soon
Home from Home
I would like to start by saying that i have stayed here 3 times now and to me this place feels like home.
Rose and Mustafa are so accomodating that i couldnt ask for more. There are many great things about this place.... The gorgeous deep pool, the staff, private garden area at back of the apartments, kitchen facilites and fridge (i especially like this part because it enables me to get african ingredients from local markets not far away and experiment cooking, something i cant do at many other places) Its bright clean and airy and i guarantee this is perfect for any length stay in gambia. Here you can have the choice to be quiet and private or to join in with other members staying there. Rose and Mustafa went out of their way to make all of my stays there really enjoyable. My Partner and i will always go back to the same place.
Located on the outskirts of a traditional African village, Brufut, one minute from the main coastal highway, with wonderful unspoilt beaches close by, this private apartment with pool offers the perfect setting for exploring the Gambia.
15 minutes drive to the airport, 7 min drive to Senegambia , and 4 min drive to the Sheraton Hotel, the apartments are perfectly located for everything. International restaurants, bars, European supermarkets are within easy walking distance. The bustling shops and markets of Brufut and Brusubi are fascinating to explore.All the main tourist attractions are within easy reach:-
The capital city of Banjul, the crocodile pool of Bakau, Senengambia ,the fishing villages of Tanji and Brufut, the lazy villages of Kartong, where time goes back 100 years are all within easy reach.Go and explore and then relax in a hammock by the pool as the sun goes down.
The beautiful beaches are out of this world and within easy walking distance of the apartment..We welcome gap year students and are very happy to arrange voluntary work placements dor all ages iworking in local schools, hotels,and other charitable organizations especially during the green summer period.We jave had many successful placements.