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Ponta Gamboozini Lodge

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Parcela 549, Ponta do Ouro 7000, Mozambique
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night at the camping, which was nice. But I was pretty shocked to see that the owner gave false information about the dolphin encountours: He told us that Angie didn't work there anymore and that it wasn't any good at all. This is not true at all, she still does wonderful dolphin trips, which I highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Gamboozini lodge is a great place to stay. Enzo showed us around in ponto, helped us with all our activities and prepared a delicious fish meal for us. Only detail, there is no King size bed in the luxery room. This is also Queen size. But never the less, we had a great stay at Gamboozini.

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I must agree in that I have called it a King Bed, because the mattress is bigger than the queen beds in the normally bungalows but we should change this as it may just be a bigger queen - thanks. The important reasons for distinguishing the luxury bungalow from the others is the view from... More 

Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Our stay was amazing, it seemed that nothing was too much effort for the staff - they certainly went the extra mile. We found the establishment to be very clean and welcoming. would not hesitate to recommend !!!!!

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

As I am traveling a lot, feedback means so much to us. I am really looking forward to sharing your review with our staff. It is vital for them to get positive feedback directly from our guests, so that they know that they are doing the right thing. We are so glad that you guys enjoyed your stay so much... More 

Durban
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Enjoyed our stay there tremendously. Rooms are very clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. Amazing food - and lots of it! We loved having a kuier around the fire at night with the other guests and enjoying the peace and quiet.

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I know that one of my favorite things after a long day of beach and activities is sitting around the fire, star gazing and telling and hearing stories. So glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and stories at the lodge. We really hope to see you again soon. Ponta Do Ouro greets you, More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stayed in "the tower" - great staff and calm surroundings. Loved the bar / cafe with the owner Mark himself as Chef / tender. Highly recommended :-) Its also close the sea - but far enough away from the party noise! So you can enjoy the sea AND a good nights sleep :-)

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

We love positive feedback just as much as constructive criticism! Your feedback helps us to know that we are on the right track. Our most important goal is to make sure that we can provide whatever services possible to make our guests feel at home. Thank you for your visit. More 

Maputo, Mozambique
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The location is nice and at a short distance from the beach! The staff is really friendly and helpful. Some maintenance work is needed in a couple of private rooms(shower tube, flush in one toilet) but most rooms are comfortable. So overall I highly recommend staying at Gamboozini lodge.

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

On behalf of Gamboozini thank you so much for your feedback. We are so grateful for your kind words but also more importantly your feedback regarding the facelift of some of the bungalows! We are already doing this and should have them all repainted and looking great for the next holiday break! We appreciate your insight and hope to see... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A huge BIG thank you to Enzo, Micah and the lovely lady (difficult name to remember) for making our stay super special. No request was too big or small when it came to pleasing the guests. Gamboozini has a lovely atmosphere in a rustic setting. I particularly enjoyed sitting around the log fire at night chatting to the other guests,... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Beverley, I am so grateful for your review. Whilst we appreciate so much the compliments (I will share your praise of the staff, with them) we also find it very important to listen to what our guests say so that we can do better and provide a better service. I completely agree that the lodge needs a facelift and... More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our Gamboozini experience got off on the right note from the booking 8 months earlier. Mark, the owner, answered our queries immediately and booking was painless. Our 2 families made up a party of 10 adults & 2 teenagers and we arrived by midday on the 2nd April. Manuel was there to meet us and check us into our 12... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such an important review. All feedback is valuable and you are telling us that we are doing the right things and I will make sure that Enzo and the staff are aware. Thank you and we do hope to see you again soon. Greetings, Mark More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

7 of us went to Gamboozini Lodge in December. As it was our first time heading into Mozambique, we didn't know what to expect. When we arrived at Gamboozini Lodge, the staff were immediately ready to help us with whatever we needed assistance. I unfortunately cannot remember all their names individually, but Enzo and his fellow staff were absolutely amazing.... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

THANK YOU. When a guest lets us know that we did something that was important to them, it means we are on the right track to better serve you when you visit us next time. I will make sure that the staff know how appreciative you were that they took initiative to make sure you guys were all well looked... More 

Casselman, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We travelled there with our 5 month old baby. The place is cozy and welcoming. The crew keeps it clean. We had fish the first night, excellent, then ate out in town the second night and realized the food was better at the lodge (including the breakfast). So from there on we ate at the lodge. Overall, I recommend the... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

We are so grateful for your review. My apologies for the delayed reply, I have been traveling a lot! We appreciate not only the wonderful compliments but also the valuable insight regarding the luxury bungalow. Please note that the mattress and pillows have been changed and soon we will get another DVD player...a good quality one that will not break... More 

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