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Mandinka Lodges

Kololi, Gambia
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Mandinka Lodges
Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Kololi
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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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gloucester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Mandinka Lodges for 5 weeks between March and May 2014 and experienced both the room and lodges. As mentioned Diane and Lamin are very welcoming and always happy to take time out for a chat. Both were modern rooms, with good amenities, although the room in the main house, there was no fan in the room which may... More

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Kent UK
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Have just spent a fabulous 2 weeks with my husband at Mandinka lodges. The lodges are superbly and cleverly designed with a round thatched roof and delightful African design. They are set in a well maintained peaceful garden with your own veranda and sun beds. The hosts Diane and Lamin are excellent company and cater to your every whim. They... More

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Costa del Sol
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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
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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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
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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
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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Address: Kololi, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kololi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Mandinka Lodges Gambia/Kololi

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