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Mandinka Lodges

Kololi, Gambia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Costa del Sol
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our first trip to The Gambia was amazing, we actually just got back today! Diane, Lamin & the wonderful Mandinka Lodges which they created made our trip even more special! The roundhouse which we stayed in was great, very comfortable & modern but with an African theme. The location is perfect, while situated in amongst the locals it is a... More

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Spent 10 days at Mandinka Lodges and loved every minute. The lodges or roundhouses are spacious, tastefully laid out and decorated and set within a beautifully planted garden. Breakfasts are great and set you up for the day. Diane and Lamin are extremely helpful without being intrusive and can recommend places to visit etc depending on your interests. In this... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Diane and Lamin have built something beautiful. A perfect balance of being in the thick of Kololi while at the same time being an oasis of peace and cleanliness. It's a lovely little walk to the beach and the busy tourist area but you can easily explore by foot or taxi areas farther from the busy tourist area. The roundhouses... More

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I have returned to Mandinka Lodges so many times that I am beginning to lose count. There is only one place to stay for me and that is the beautiful Mandinka Lodges. The 2 amazing roundhouses offer a spacious and exquisitely African home from home with Diane and Lamin always on hand to make it even more homely. Mandinka Lodges... More

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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I stayed at Mandinka Lodge for three weeks in August of 2013. Mandinka Lodge is a small guesthouse, and therefore as a customer I felt that I was always being taken care of, however, my privacy was never invaded upon. In Gambia, I was a solo female traveler, and I felt comfortable with the location and security of Mandinka Lodge.... More

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We stayed at Mandinka lodges over New Year and absolutely loved our stay! If you don't fancy big hotels or hords of tourists, but don't want to give up your European living standards either, then it is a perfect place to stay! In local surroundings, but still close to the necessary infrastructure of tourist restaurants or local eateries (much more... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Stayed here 3rd week in february 2013. The owner Diane met us at the airport with a welcome smile.When we arrived at Mandinka Lodges we met her Gambian partner Lamin, a really nice friendly guy (you must try his lemon tea its lovely). Its in a good location amongst the locals who are all so friendly with only a ten... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed here in February, Diane and Lamin are very hospitable, making their guest feel more like family, the accommodation is clean and comfortable and situated away from the busy main strip, but within easy walking distance to restaurants and beach. Diane is always available to help wherever she can and Lamin is an expert for a wonderful lemon tea!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Our first visit to The Gambia, and stayed here at Mandinka Lodges for 2 weeks in December, was the best holiday we have had. The accommodation is excellent and close to the ‘Strip’ at Kololi where all the restaurants, bars and nightlife are located. Diane and Lamin are so welcoming, and will put themselves out to make your holiday enjoyable... More

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

It is hard to know how to describe perfection. Mandinka Lodges provide a spot of tranquility set within a beautiful garden. The round houses are amazing. Luxuriously huge with the best roof I have ever seen. Walking in you are greeted by a massive bed and a sense of calm and presented with the best nights sleep. Diane and Lamin... More

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Additional Information about Mandinka Lodges

Also Known As:
Mandinka Lodges Gambia/Kololi
Address: Kololi, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kololi
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Kololi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close to the Senegambia strip and within walking distance of the beach, these high quality African designed lodges and rooms are ideal for holiday stays. With use of a full kitchen and large outdoor mature gardens this is a lovely site to enjoy a peaceful and relaxed holiday. ... more   less 

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