2 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
They kicked their own malnourished dog untilo she cowered away as guests were showing concern for the bite marks all over her body -DISGUSTING
"We stayed for 4 nights in March. The grounds are beautiful indeed, teeming with birds. However, we both agree that any longer & we would have moved hotels, as it was getting laborious having to book a taxi in for ANYWHERE we wnted to go & then HAVE to pre book a time of collection. Food is alright there but we like to eat local cuisine & there was only ever 1 dish on the menu which was a shame because we would have eaten there more otherwise perhaps. They had edvertised music entertainment which the guests, inc ourselves, all turned out for but then they hadn't bothered to book any so we had either had to eat in the quiet restauarant or again book taxis for a bit of entertainment which many restaurants very successfully put on nightly. the IKEA bathroom accessories we found amusing. Most concerning is the many stray dogs & cats you see; the hotels' mgt did not care that a female dog that belonged to the hotel had bite marks all over her body & clearly malnourished etc having had so many litters. With 4 male dogs also not neutered & a free service a mere 10 min drive away, why they refuse point blank to be responsible, esp in their own community, is inexcusable. Other hotels in the area are doing 'their bit' to help comabt this overpopulation issue, but Hibiscus Hotel is nOT willing to join them even for their own animals. And kicking the female until she runs cowering away when you realise guests are showing concern for the animal was disgusting."
- Travel date: 20th April 2011
Hibiscus House, a private tropical oasis
"I thought I'd share a little about a small, family run hotel I stayed at in Banjul called Hibiscus House. It's only a short distance from the beach and is set right at the heart of an African village so you get a taste of the 'real' Gambia. They've got a great deal on at the moment which I took advantage of, which is 2 guests stay for the price of 1 until the end of May. It's like a private, tropical oasis, a home away from home, and the management are really friendly. Check out their website for some more details on the end of season deal and the activities which you can book whilst you're there. I went on a trip to a nature reserve, a 4 X 4 trip to see the stunning scenery AND had a massage so there truly is something for everyone! It's well worth a visit "
- Travel date: 12th April 2010
Top traveller tips for Hibiscus House
"What a great place to escape to? Fantastic for some winter sun"