We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hibiscus House

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hibiscus House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 165: English reviews
Start your review of Hibiscus House
 Click to rate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hibiscus has charm, character and a beauty about it. As one of the other reviewers mentioned if you are looking for a sanitized experience of The Gambia go to one of the hotels on the strip. Hibiscus is in the middle of an African community and outside the hotel doors is a real and warm African community. Just round the...

Thank jonathan d
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This was our third visit to The Gambia, the first being our honeymoon, and the second a return visit to a country that we had really started to fall in love with. Previously we had stayed at the Whitehorse Residence and had been more than happy with both our stays there. However, due to recent troubles in The Gambia which...

Hibiscus_Gambia, Owner at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hibiscus House and were understanding of the little hiccups that sometimes can happen in Africa; all of the staff at Hibiscus House have been with us for many years now and I will pass on your review to them. Your holiday and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stayed at Hibiscus House for one week whilst on holiday in The Gambia. We booked this hotel based on reviews on TripAdvisor, and overall we were pleased with our choice. The hotel is located in the village of Brufut, away from the main tourist hotspot of Senegambia, although this can be reached by a long walk along the beach...

Thank Richard P
Hibiscus_Gambia, Owner at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

Thank you Richard for your kind and honest review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday and experience in The Gambia, the bird life I know is fantastic, and to enjoy that magical quite time of looking and spotting is a very special experience whether it be in the bush or the gardens of Hibiscus House. Regarding...

Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The staff at Habiscus House are truly some of the nicest people I have ever met. Always happy and smiling and willing to go the extra mile to make you comfortable and ensure you enjoy your stay. I do not wish to name any one person as everyone was so lovely, plus I would probably spell them wrong! I stayed...

Thank gillianb914
Hibiscus_Gambia, Owner at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

What a tremendous review, thank you so much for your wonderful comments, these, as all of our reviews will be passed onto our staff, they will love to know that you enjoyed your stay at Hibiscus House; we are all genuinely pleased that you and your family enjoyed your time in The Gambia, I know that you will agree that...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at this delightful hotel in December with family. The staff are great and very friendly! The food/drinks are delicious. The African night on our final night was a personal highlight! The hotels location is slightly away from the main tourist area. However, this is a positive aspect with the peaceful surroundings and taste of local life. Would definitely go...

Thank E1975IIgeorgew
Hibiscus_Gambia, Owner at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hibiscus House and the local area, your evening waitress was Ramotouli. Thank you for your very kind review which will be passed on along with your greetings on to all members of staff.

Reviewed 13 January 2017

Stayed here for two weeks over Christmas and New Year and it was gorgeous! The place is beautiful, every single member of staff is amazing and go above and beyond. It is in a fabulous location away from the touristy areas but not too far if you do want to go to senegambia. The number of birds was amazing -...

Thank Emily W
Hibiscus_Gambia, Owner at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hibiscus House along with our gardens which do encourage a wonderful variety of birdlife. A warm welcome will always be waiting for you, happy new year

Reviewed 26 December 2016

Never really felt the need to post a review on here but this hotel deserves a mention. Initially we were hesitant on visiting the Gambia but now cannot wait to return, moreso to Hibiscus house. It is a little gem, if you are looking for a tropical haven with a lush garden that abounds with tropical birds, colourful plants, trees,...

Thank bunnji
Hibiscus_Gambia, Front Office Manager at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

What an amazing review! Thank you so much, it will be passed on to all staff as they always really do appreciate knowing that guests have enjoyed themselves and Hibiscus House. Very best wishes for 2017 from all, a warm welcome always awaits for you

East Sussex
Reviewed 24 December 2016

On our fourth trip to the Gambia it was a first time at Hibiscus House. Previously we’ve tried large hotels, local small hotels and self-catering. This time we spent half our holiday here and this is where we would like to return. For us the location is great. The hotel is in a residential village setting so away from the...

Thank RandDtravellers
Hibiscus_Gambia, Manager at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hibiscus House and the surrounding area and we all look forward to your return one day, a warm welcome will be waiting for you, best wishes for 2017

Reviewed 18 December 2016

This boutique hotel is a real gem hidden away in an otherwise dry and dusty neighbourhood in Brufut. The gardens are lush and green with plenty of flora and in particular some stunning bird life that frequents the tap near the pool. Rooms are simply furnished and comfortable with fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and cooling fans. Showers are powerful and...

Thank Watto123
Hibiscus_Gambia, Owner at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to give you an upgrade, we are all so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hibiscus House and in The Gambia, thank you so much for your very kind review, it will be my pleasure to pass this onto our staff as I know that they are always happy to know that our guests have...

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

My fifth (or is it sixth !!) visit and I still love staying here. It is impossible not to relax and chill out or enjoy the food. Me and my wife now regard Oliver and the staff as friends and I am fairly certain that this is reciprical. Please do not change anything - we like things just as they...

Thank barry y
hibiscushousegambia, Manager at Hibiscus House, responded to this review

It always gives us great pleasure to welcome you and your wife back to Hibiscus and to know that you enjoy the hospitality and friendship of all. Thank you for your kind review, best wishes for Christmas and the new year from all, we look forward to your return in 2017

186 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (146)
Pool/Beach Area (28)
Hotel & Grounds (28)
Dining (7)
View from Room (4)
Room/Suite (4)
Other (75)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (40)
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Room/Suite (15)
View from Room (1)
Dining (1)
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Brufut
1.9 km away
Leo's Beach Hotel & Restaurant
6.4 km away
Senegambia Beach Hotel
Senegambia Beach Hotel
#1 of 8 in Serekunda
1,205 reviews
13.7 km away
Ocean Bay Hotel & Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.4 km away
Gambia Coral Beach Hotel & Spa
6.0 km away
Kololi Beach Club
Kololi Beach Club
#2 of 8 in Kololi
148 reviews
9.4 km away
Kombo Beach Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hibiscus House is a privately owned small lodge/hotel in The Gambia. Located amidst the local community away from the main tourist areas and set within tropical gardens it's the perfect break for a little winter sun.The Gambia has long been popular for an extensive bird life, musical culture, river and sunny coastline.Hibiscus House is a perfect location to explore and experience the real Gambia.Explore The River Gambia and it's bolons, learn to drum a Jembe. Spend time at the local school or just relax in the sunshine.Enjoy delicious home cooked food from fresh local produce.We offer you a choice of 3 Suites, 1 Deluxe and 6 Garden Rooms, and 2 Swimming Pools along with happy and friendly service. Breakfast is included within the price and we also offer a lunchtime and evening menu. 'This is your home for as long as you are in The Gambia' ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hibiscus House

Address: Off Coastal Road, Brufut, Gambia
Region: Gambia > West Coast Division > Brufut
Price Range: €97 - €126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hibiscus House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Booking.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hibiscus House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hibiscus House Hotel Brufut
Hibiscus House Gambia/Brufut
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hibiscus House staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Hibiscus House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“there is a very noisy cockerel near room 2”
, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all well situated around the pool and gardens.”
bunnji, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose one of the suites.”
barryy, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is not accessible in the rooms. Room 5 has a constant humming from the pool generator.”
177Karen, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Definitely pay a bit extra for one of the exclusive garden villas with shared pool,”
clareh578, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
5 of 5