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Jah Shaka Surf and Kite Lodge

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Estrada Da Luz-Burgau, Montinhos Da Luz, Lagos 8600-681, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Jah Shaka in August and stayed in their Teepees at their Salty Jacks resort. We will start with the pros of staying at Jah Shaka: The surf instructors were really friendly, top bunch of guys! If you're learning to surf I would recommend them. The majority of the staff were friendly and helpful, and a great laugh to... More 

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Neil007007, General Manager at Jah Shaka Surf and Kite Lodge, responded to this review

Hi both, Thanks for your points good and bad. If we get things wrong at any point we always listen to our customers and take direct action wherever possible. Incoming transfer - as discussed on site the mistake was down to our transfer company and as soon as we were aware of the error we did everything in our power... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jah Shaka is the place to go if you want a fun, friendly place to hang out and learn to surf. Everyone at the lodge is really friendly and we had loads of fun with staff as well as other guests. The rooms are basic but clean, the dorm gets kind of crowded when all beds are occupied. Some of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you want to feel the spirit of sports and youth, meet lots of interesting people, if you are active and sociable, it's a place to go. It's not a hotel and you shouldn't expect the service that hotels usually provide. What you get is a clean and comfy bed and nice breakfasts and a very friendly attitude. You feel... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Hello. I saw your response to Adriana's review and I have to say a few things about it because I was in the same group and we all had some problems, not only her. First of all, I didn't really care about most of the things that bothered her, but a few other made me raise an eyebrow and it... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had the best week surfing and in Portugal, staying at this lodge made it all the better. Most people that stay here are there for the surfing so all have something in common which was great as travelling alone. So easy to make new friends and have a laugh, surfing was through a different company due to loads of students... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Did a 7 day surf and yoga trip here. Food: Breakfast was always hearty, help yourself to as much cereal, muesli, porridge, yoghurt, fruit, DIY pancakes, bread and spreads. Lunch was usually a lovely pasta or cos cous salad, bread rolls with salad, ham and cheese and fruit. Some dinners were included and highly recommended if on offer to pay... More 

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If I get a chance, I am defo coming back! Daisy and I got lucky and enjoyed a double bed each, I slept really well. The breakfast was nice with pancakes, bread and porridge. The surf instructors were all very friendly and experienced, before I came, I could hardly stand up and now I can pop up and do turns!... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Just back from a week staying at jah shaka and already dying to go back, i couldn't fault this place at all. I went with 20 others from my uni surf club and we were joined by about 12 other people we hadn't met before, which was nice as we got to meet new people and soon all became friends.... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Hi everyone, This was by far one of the worse experiences I had during a holiday. I had my doubts from the moment I was told that I can only use the equipment during the surf lessons. The surf lodge isn't located in Luz, but somewhere on the way to the next town, a 20 minutes walk. You can get... More 

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Neil007007, General Manager at Jah Shaka Surf and Kite Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Adriana, Me and the Jah Shaka team are deeply sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us but we felt on this occasion what ever we could of done for you, you still would not of been happy. Firstly I just want to put right some incorrect facts you've listed: -Clients are always allowed to use surf... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

I was travelling solo and it was a good choice to go to jah shaka! Staff is really nice, surf spots were picked each day carefully, the villa is clean and relaxed and the place is perfect because its calm but near from Luz amd Lagos! Hope to be back soon!!

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