Nightly entertainment in and around the Hotel area available on a daily basis
We provide free wifi for all our guest throughout your stay with us
Open for: Breakfast / Brunch / Lunch / Dinner / Cocktail hour, family-friendly Ambience
The positives . The apartment is spacious with nice comfortable bed, furniture and well equipped kitchen . The gardens are nice and the staff are great. One day the bathroom door locked and we could not get in. A man came and managed to get it open. Next day same thing happened again . We complained and owner became aggresive and told us if we did not like it to check out ! I ( I had already paid and was not offered a refund otherwise I would) The door was fixed by breaking the lock; it remained without a lock for the rest of our holiday. The swimming pool was murky and for last 5 days it was unusable . Seemingly it needed new filter. One night I lost the key to apartment. There was no spare key on premises ! I was told owner has a key but he lives a long way away . No one seemed to know what to do . Fortunately with help of security guard we found it. Toilet in shower room leaked it was fixed after 1 day . . Shower in wet room was broken for 4 days , my wife is disabled and cant manage shower over bath. We had paid for breakfast and on first day we were served tea. We had finished the tea before breakfast arrived so I asked for a top up. I was told I had to pay extra if I wanted another cup ! I complained and owner came over telling waitress to put it on his bill ! Then to cap it all a huge ceiling fan came crashing to the floor. Luckily no one was injured . There is a lack of basic maintenance of the apartments and and this penny pinching is starting to show.
My first trip to Africa and I was highly apprehensive of the unknown. After reading tons of reviews online I decided to go with Calabash; what a great decision that was. Elizabeth and staff were amazing from the get go, upgrading my room to a pool view and providing me with tons of information on Gambia.
Clean apartment rooms, large with all the amenities and delicious serving of food. Trust me this is located in a perfect tourist location. With the main Gambia strip only a 10 min walk away. Gambia is really the smiling coast; everyone is so friendly making you feel very welcome. Another bonus is that the beautiful Kotu beach is right next door. I spent a lot of mornings visiting the Beach and eating fresh fruit from the Fruity ladies. I’d like to thank Calabash, Elizabeth and staff for looking after me and hope to return soon. Highly recommend these Apartments! - Abdulla More
With almost 40 visits to the Gambia we have stayed in a fair number of hotels and apartments but until now, not the Calabash. This is the Gambia (and we love it) but don't look for European luxury with African prices. The apartment, we had a 2 bedroomed version, was spacious and well equipped. Two bathrooms, a lounge, satellite TV, kitchenette and veranda were perfect. The pool and gardens were idyllic and very peaceful. It was great to see that the local area has seen some development over the past 12 months, on the back of a new hotel. Restaurants, bars, money exchanges and stalls are close at hand but don't demean the locality. Worth a punt....we will be back.
We had a great stay at Calabash. It is a small appartmentcomplex with only 15 appartments. It has very friendly staff and very friendly owners. The appartments are very well equipt. There are severall restaurants at walking distance and if you want to try other restaurants you can easily go to the strip of Kololi with a taxi. We definately try to come again!
First time in Gambia and just came back from a 2 week stay in the Calabash residence and it really is an amazing place to stay. My room had a double bed and was very spacious and clean also had aircon with a fan. The location is brilliant as the beach is a 2 min walk and Senagambia is just a short taxi ride away. Staff which are so friendly always smiling and went above and beyond my needs. I met the owners of the hotel Elizabeth and Aziz who are on sight most days who are so friendly always smiling and always had time to talk to me. Also Alergy (not sure if I spelt his name right) and Fatou who were always very helpful and smiling and again went above and beyond. The restaurant had a large selection of food which is cheap and very tasty. If you want somewhere which is friendly great location with good food Calabash is the place to be.
Would highly recommend and will be staying there again.
The one and two bedroom apartments have fantastic facilities enabling you to self cater which I would recommend you do particularly for breakfasts. The studio is ok but only has a kettle for hot drinks but no other facility for cooking....The pool area is quiet and very relaxing. The staff... cleaners, bar staff, reception, pool all of them were extremely friendly and helpful.
We will definitely return here in the future...