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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 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 

Maputo
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It was a gift from Livro ABERTO, Mozambique organization that helps creating libraries!! We meet the Gamboozini lodge with friends, that special friends that came all the way from Portugal to visit… they are the best!!! It passed almost a year, or more, since we had been there, but we owe to Sean, the simple and incredible cooker, he, and... More 

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

Even a late response is so very important...and we are most grateful for your wonderful review. It shows us that we are doing the right thing. Sometimes we implement something new and getting a positive confirmation is amazing and very important for the staff to know that they are on the right track. A good bonfire, yummy cocktails and great... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Myself and my Girlfriend spent 5 days at Gamboozini Lodge and we enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and Mark makes you feel welcome. Enzo and Manual are brilliant cooks. I would recommend Marks lodge to anyone travelling to Ponte.

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

It was really nice to meet you guys. I am grateful for your positive feedback. We are most appreciative. It is important for me to share not only the constructive criticism with the staff but also the compliments, so that they know that we are on the right track! Look forward to seeing you again. Greetings, Mark More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Enzo and Manuel made all the difference to our stay. They're incredible. (So is the woman who works there, I can't remember her name, but she needs to also be mentioned!) The facilities need upgrading, there's no question... but the space is idyllic, Ponta is gorgeous, and as I said, Enzo and Manuel really deserve credit for making our stay... More 

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

I would like to thank you for your review. It's nice to give positive feedback but just as important is the necessary feedback on how we can do things better. We have repainted all the bungalows, including the Luxury bungalow and have built new toilets and showers in preparation for the busy December season. I know that there are small... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent three amazing nights at the Gamboozini Lodge. To echo the other positive comments written by other guests, the service was very good indeed. Enzo and Manuel were wonderful attentive hosts. Manuel made us a wonderful dinner on our first night of grilled Red Rock fish (marinated in Enzo's spicy sauce). It was delicious! We met... More 

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

THANK YOU :-) I often travel and was not there for your stay and to read such compliments about the staff is extremely important to me. Thank you for taking the time to write such an important review. And I am so glad that you enjoyed the nightly campfire an important part of our ambiance at the lodge. Greetings, Mark More 

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