The Plantation Gambia Boutique Hotel

Boutique hotel in Brufut
Madiana Highway, Brufut
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a year ago
The place is run by lovely English Scottish couple of Nikki and Neil and a dog Clyde who are very friendly and open-minded. With their great hospitality you may have feel like in your own home. They perfectly know when to let you space for privacy and when to entertain you. All the problems of guests are solved with great attention and devotion to satisfy them. Besides they are great companions. You will find them helpful in bargains with locals as well as trip organizers. And they cook delicious meals for guests.
4 months ago
The owners Nikki and Neil go above and beyond to make your stay as comfertable and pleasant as possible. The plantation is an excellent hotel to stay at while in The Gambia. You get an authentic experience and excellent and personal service. Highly recommend!
- Elnaz B
a year ago
Excellent service and great place to stay

Hotel, Bistro Bar, Trips

☆ BOOK DIRECT with us and save. We use online booking platforms to promote but have to pay a huge % on every night booked.So it's added onto your booking to you. So BOOK DIRECT  and get the best prices. Check us out on TripAdvisor . Facebook and Google. email...

☆ would you Like to visit? Experience a service with a difference? phone +220 2616775 or WhatsApp to book your outside table with as much prior notice as possible please. Minimum 24 hours for cleaning and cooking.....Social distancing and extra cleaning practices are in place. 
Hand washing is provided by the gate. 
Inside bar remains closed. Poolside bar is in operation * only with confirmed booking!  Our gates remain closed, we don't answer the gate. NOBODY enters unless we are expecting you.
When we have an ETA, (if you have requested inside parking if we have space!) As we have to lock the dogs to open the gates.
If you are arriving by taxi/driver or are able to park outside please do! park outside and knock  on the gate for one of us to answer for you to walk in 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ saves us alot of time  and work!

☆ Opening times on this website are for non residents for drinks. Not for residents or bookings taken for Lunch or dinner.

☆ Residents:- Check in from 12 noon -9pm ☆☆☆***
***Late flights / arrivals can only be catered for ONLY when airport transfers are booked via us. We will wait up to welcome you and Show you to your room.Your uniformed driver will be holding a Plantation sign at arrivals.
 If you use your own driver/transfer there will be a charge for us to stay up to welcome you. 😉

☆ Residents:- Check out is by 11am 
***late departures. Please vacate your room by 11am, return your room and gate key. ( saves you accidentally taking them home 🤔 and we can start cleaning) Please pay your bar bill at this time.
 A courtesy room is available for your luggage and taking a shower.

☆ Bistro Bar/ poolside Bar open to non residents Mon- Sat (Sun closed)
12 noon -6pm for drinks / lunch, Plus you are welcome to book a table for dinner and join us in an evening. Just book your table d'hóte with as much notice as possible, ask what is on the menu, at least by 2pm please, if for tonight.Preferably 24 hours notice as it's just me cooking and prepping! Please Tel:- Nikki 2616775/ or Neil on 7186837 ....Only one service between 7pm and 8pm for dinner to ensure everyone has the best service we can provide. Thank you. 


☆ Unique experience in The Gambia offering clean, comfortable spacious accommodation, en suite wet room with hot water, fabulous buffet breakfast included in the room price. Tailor made Excursions discussed  and booked on site.
Table d'hôte Dinner menu, 3 courses included in half board.
Dietary requirements are catered for with advanced notice. Please let us know before you arrive. 

☆ Holidays in the sun, An exotic alternative to experience the real Gambia, off the beaten track. Peace, relaxation, great food and service. Set in tropical gardens in an African village. Our guests are our priority, arrive as guests and leave as friends. 

☆ minimum 2 nights stay. over a month discounts apply. Green season discounts apply 
May, June,July, August, September.  Just ask!

☆ 8 en suite rooms through private gates for Residents only with swimming pool in beautiful tropical gardens with many fruit trees, flowers, bird watching area and our kitchen garden.

Bed & Breakfast  prices when booked directly with us and Deposits are paid.

☆ Single room B&B 
£245 per week  (£35 p/n)

☆ For 2 people sharing Twin or kingsize room B&B £350 per week. (£50 p/n)

Half Board -Bed, Breakfast and Table d'hôte Dinner. 3 courses included in the price!

  Single guest Bed,Breakfast and Dinner 
£50 per night £350 per week. 
☆ 2 people sharing a kingsize or twin room.
Bed, Breakfast and table d'hóte dinner £80 per night £560 per week.

Bird watching... early excursions booked by us some include a picnic breakfast included in the price. Packed in a coolbox the night before. Some include breakfast catered for on the trip we book for you. 
Otherwise do your own thing, come and go as you please with your own gate key to walk through small gate. Then breakfast is 8.30am - 10am.

☆ Adults only (well 16+ On request )

☆  Mostly Solar.
Lights are solar inside rooms and outside on your terrace plus battery back up fans with USB charging, plus safe Solar charging station for phones and battery packs.
We advise you to bring along a battery pack charger.

☆  complimentary tray for early morning. 
with choice of tea or coffee.flask of boiling water for early risers to have a hot drink before breakfast. Breakfast Buffet room opens 8.30am, closes at 10am.

☆ Towel service. 
Room towels are of course provided in your room, shower, hand & face cloth for use inside your room only. line with pegs on your terrace to dry your room towels, your pool towels and sunbed covers. 

Laundry service, charged by the load £5.00 per 7kg max including wahing powder and fabric conditioner. I can wash for you, give you from machine to hang.
Line with pegs for you to dry your washing. 

☆ Pool and Beach towels 
your convenience no need to pack bulky towels we provide for your use, complimentary, seperate pool towels and Beach towels, reuse for the duration of your holiday or small charge D100  if you require a replacement anytime you like. Line with pegs on your terrace to dry your towels. 
☆ The most comfortable sunbeds.
Yours for the duration of your holiday......
 Just outside your room, by the pool, thick matresses with covers, pillows & pool towels.

☆ Come and relax, unwind, do as much or as little as you would like. Peace and relaxation.

With great food, B&B guests are welcome to book tonights set menu,  book your evening meal, by 1pm please. Very well stocked bar. Just let us know your favourite tipple before you arrive, and we will do our best to have it for you. 
We can organise your trips onsite, tailor made or choose from our list of excursions. This is a Photographers paradise! Service with a smile and a welcome which is hard to beat. 

☆ Therapeutic treatments, hairdressing, with Nikki..11am Wed,Thur, Frid. :- Excluding bank holidays and function days.

Massage in the garden may be booked with Nikki, professional therapeutic,  aromatherapy full body massage D2,000 

☆ Hair & Beauty treatments, with Nikki 

☆ Therapeutic pedicure, foot soak, exfoliate, hard skin removal, nails trimmed and filed, feet massaged.

☆ Relaxing Facial, Cleanse, Tone, face mask and Moisturize D1,500

☆ Main bar.. 
 poolside for residents.or at the front From 12 noon.🍸🍺🍻🍷🍹🍴🍡  If you're drinking we are serving! Guests gone out or to bed we close the bar and go to our private house which is onsite.
 Residents honesty fridge 

☆ Airport transfers. Personal transfer. Pick up and drop off.
New for 2020 !
Air conditioned Land cruiser with driver to collect you at the airport and bring you straight to our gates, where we will be waiting to welcome you. £30 each way per car.
Your Driver will be holding a Plantation sign on your arrival.

☆  Excursions -  Open top Landrover  
 Where would you like to go?
We can help you organise and book your trips out to explore this beautiful country, Bird watching trips, Boat trips, Craft Markets, Crocodiles & Monkeys, Abuko Nature Reserve, 4 wheel drive adventure, Reptile farm, schools, local compound,Tanji village museum, Brufut Nema nursery school, Camel safari, Unspoilt Beaches, Paradise beach bar at Batakunku if  you want peace and tranquility & feel like you have been shipwrecked ' cold beer & no hassle! Paradise beach at Sanyang, Kayaking, tailor made trips to see the river Gambia, Tanji bird reserve, Brufut woods. Bird watchers paradise, here @ The Plantation too! We have a bird watching area in the garden. Previous birding guests have sent us lists of the birds seen here in our gardens😊

☆ Lunch 1pm.
Our speciality Tapas 
Or a selection of homemade soups with bread.
☆ DINNER Appetizer/ starter may be served with your pre dinner drinks from 6pm, 7.30 for 8pm Main course. = 3 courses. Table d'hôte. Changes daily. 
Dietry requirements are catered for with advanced request when booking your holiday.
Please inform us if you are vegetarian or Gluten free dairy free etc.

☆ Buffet Breakfast. 8.30am-10am. 
Seasonal specials, 3 types  of fresh local bread, butter, cheese, homemade preserves made from the fruits we grow, 😊 Cereals, including Plantation Muesli, yoghurts, fruit, juice, selection of teas, Nescafé, cafetiere ground coffee.

      plus. ..

☆  DINNER  Table d'hôte  menu changes daily. 

Main course

Advanced notice reqired
Vegetarian, Vegan, dairy free, Gluten free, pescatarian options too on request, On booking your holiday. 

☆  Homemade Jams,Chutneys,Pickles, Marmalades, Sorbets and Cakes, made from the fruits and Vegetables we grow  😆

(Included in price for H/B paid guests


●  BBQ

☆   Good music 60's, 70's  80's.......

☆  Cocktail parties, Cultural evenings. Christmas Eve, New year's eve, and January (21/22) and Valentines Gala  Dinners. 😎

☆  The main tourist season (High season) is October - end of April. The green season (low season) is May - end of September. During the low season discounts apply, please ask. 

 Thank you 

   To check availability and to book your holiday please email 

Emails don't always arrive, or replies are not received, any difficulty please use the following. 

☆   Facebook page

(and leave a message)

☆ Facebook group 

☆   messenger  

☆   WhatsApp +220 2616775

☆    Phone  +220 2616775

We look forward to your enquiries 
Many thanks
Nikki and Neil 

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  • 261 6775
  • 718 6837


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