The Plantation Gambia Boutique Hotel

Boutique hotel in Brufut
Opening at 12:00 tomorrow
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a day ago
We have just completed 31 blue sky days at the Plantation. Super hosts Nikki and Neil made the whole stay a special experience. We opted for Half Board and enjoyed an amazing variety of excellent home cooked food prepared by Nikki. The Plantation is a truly mini paradise with comfortable rooms and well kept gardens buzzing with different beautiful birds, all so peaceful and of course the swimming pool to cool during the heat of the day. We did many trips, organised with precision by Nikki, always including a driver and a guide, for very reasonable cost. The bird/wildlife trips were excellent, particularly if like me you are a keen photographer. The river trip, involving us two and a guide in one boat, was a stand out experience. To top all of this the hosts organise seamless collection and delivery from and to the airport, so hassle free. If it is culture, beach, chill, or wildlife, we highly recommend The Plantation, especially for a winter break from the damp cold northern Europe...
- Janice M
2 weeks ago
First off this will be slightly biased as Neil is my Dad and Nikki is my step mum extraordinaire! However, this is my first visit to The Plantation so here goes.,.,. January 2020. After a long day and 3 solo flights I was welcomed at the airport by a very excited Nikki, 😃 dad and their driver and transported (all guests are!) in the glorious heat at 3am to my beautiful room at the The Plantation Boutique Hotel. (Hand stitched bed linen from Nikki was my luxury gift and so much appreciated- if only it had fitted in my return case!😉!) multicoloured toilet sensor light also a bonus! Waking up to the sound of birdsong/crickets/ wildlife (David and Jan have some Amazing pics available!) and some very welcome sunshine and warmth was amazing! Far cry from busy city life! The Plantation itself and its grounds are gorgeous with well maintained gardens, (dad and gardener 👍) outside seating areas, inside bar restaurant and every room has its own luxury loungers and shaded porch area, all...
- Jackie M
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.

Hotel, Bistro Bar, Trips

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

☆ Opening times on this website are for non residents for the bar.

☆ Check in from 12 noon -10pm ☆☆☆***
***Late flights / arrivals can only be catered for when airport transfers are booked via us. We will wait up to welcome you. Your uniformed driver will be holding a Plantation sign at arrivals.

☆ Check out is by 11am 
***late departures. Please vacate your room by 11am, return your room key. A courtesy room is available for your luggage and taking a shower.

☆ Bistro Bar open to non residents Mon- Sat (Sun closed)
12 noon -6pm for drinks -  Plus non residents are welcome to book a table for dinner and join us in an evening. Please book your table d'hóte with as much notice as possible, at least by 1pm if for tonight! as it's just me cooking and prepping! Tel:- 2616775 Only one service at 8pm for dinner to ensure everyone has the best service we can provide. Thank you. 

☆  Non residents - Please phone to make sure we are in or to make your reservation .
Tel: 2616775 or 7186837 

☆ 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. 

☆ 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 setting. 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 around the 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 (1 person ) £245 per week  (£35 p/n)

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

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

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

Bird watching excursions booked by us include a picnic breakfast included in the price. Packed in a coolbox the night before. 
Otherwise breakfast is 8.30am - 10am.

☆ Adults only (14+ On request )

☆  Mostly Solar.
Lights are solar inside rooms and outside on your terrace plus battery back up fans with USB plus safe Solar charging for phones and battery packs behind the bar.
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. 

☆ Towel service. 
Room towels are of course provided in your room, shower, hand & face cloth for 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 including wahing powder and fabric conditioner. 
Line with pegs to dry your washing. 

☆ Pool and Beach towels 
for your convenience no need to pack bulky towels we provide for your use, seperate pool towels and Beach towels, reuse for the duration of your holiday or small charge 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 mattresses 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, Spirits, Julbrew, Cocktails and juices. 
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. 

Massage in the garden may be booked with Nikki, professional therapeutic,  aromatherapy full body massage D2,000 11am

☆ Hair & Beauty treatments, with Nikki 11am Wed,Thurs, Frid except bank holidays.

☆ 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.. 
has a stable door poolside for residents, residents may enter the bar from there! 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.

☆ 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. £25 each way per car.
Your Driver will be holding a Plantation sign on your arrival.

☆  Excursions -  Open top Landrover  
Welcome meeting on the terrace to discuss your excursions, where would you like to go?
We can help you organise and book 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 Aperitif/ 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  😆

☆  Event Nights 
(Included in price for H/B paid  guests 


☆   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 is October - end of April. The green season is May - end of September. 

 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. 

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☆   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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Madiana Highway

Opening Hours

Mon:12:00 – 6:00 pm
Tue:12:00 – 6:00 pm
Wed:12:00 – 6:00 pm
Thu:12:00 – 6:00 pm
Fri:12:00 – 6:00 pm
Sat:12:00 – 6:00 pm
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