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Ngala Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
64 Atlantic Boulevard | P.O. Box 4091, Fajara, Gambia
Ngala Lodge
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a business trip and a room had originally booked for me by a local contact in an allegedly 4 star hotel a few miles away. Due to lack of internet, air conditioning and no back up generator when the mains electricity inevitably went down, I checked out of that hotel without spending even one night there and went... More 

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Sunny and warm greetings from Ngala Lodge! Thank you for your review. It was kind of you to take the time to write and we appreciate your positive comments. Please come and see us again - very soon I hope! Thanks again. Best regards Jari More 

High Wycombe, Bucks
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from a great week at the Ngala Lodge. We have visited lots of Africa but never the West. They call it the "Smiling Coast" and that is exactly what it is. We stayed in the Lodge in the Nimba Suite. It was on the second floor, very spacious with a wonderful view from an enormous balcony... More 

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NgalaLodgeGM, Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fabulous review! Sorry its taken me a while to get around to responding! You are fabulous guests and all at Ngala consider ourselves fortunate to have you to stay with us here in sunny and Ebola free Gambia!! Are you sure you can't come and stay more often?! We all waiting to have you... More 

Gran Canaria, Spain
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My husband and I spent the most fabulous week at Ngala Lodge in May. We'd never been to The Gambia before – we will definitely be returning! Nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful staff. We celebrated my husband’s 60th while we were there – they made it so special for him. Jari is the new General Manager –... More 

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Sunny greetings from Ngala Lodge! Big thank you for your wonderful, positive review! It has to be said that all the staff do work hard to ensure that the guests enjoy their holidays and it is good to see that work recognized! I can tell you we had ordered already those name tags for staff so next time when you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Ngala Lodge is one man's dream. Peter Engel. A true eccentric with a disarmingly friendly air about him. You can't help but to instantly like him and his family (who were there for the first few days). It was also the week for a management hand-over as Jenny was also leaving. Firstly, the suite. We had an Atlantic Suite on... More 

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Sunny and warm greetings from Ngala Lodge! Thank you so much for your wonderful, positive review! You are so right this is small paradise and it is great pleasure to have possibility to work place like this!! We are delighted that you had such a good time with us and would love to have you come and stay again! More 

Nice, France
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Ngala Lodge is one of the most outstanding hotels and restaurants in Greater Banjul. Amazing garden, nice pool, small private beach, delicious African and European cuisine... definitely a must. Friendly and helpful staff.

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Sunny and warm greetings from Ngala Lodge!Thank you so much for your wonderful, positive review! Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ngala! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you are looking for a chilled out couples holiday with amazing food,incredibly attentive friendly service in an idyllic setting then Ngala Lodge fits the bill perfectly. We stayed in one of the new Macondo pool suites which are luxurious with great verandas that lead down to the infinity pool and have perfect views of the ocean. Jonathan the head... More 

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Sunny and warm greetings from ngala Lodge!Thank you so much for your wonderful, positive review! It has to be said that all the staff do work hard to ensure that the guests enjoy their holidays and it is good to see that work recognized! Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ngala! More 

Southampton, UK
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Been here before but this time we stayed in the Manor suites - no. 14B is a lovely suite which catches the evening sun on the balcony. Great for sundowners. The owner has added a bigger restaurant, new bar area and infinity pool since we last stayed - all lovely. The standard of cuisine is even better than before and... More 

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Sunny greetings from Gambia!Thank you for your review. It was kind of you to take the time to write and we appreciate your comments. Come and see us again - soon! Thanks again. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place was probably the most amazing hotel I had ever stayed at. It is so beautiful and right on the beach. It is decorated extremely well and the staff are super nice and helpful. I would open the windows at night and listen to the roar of the surf. Best way to fall asleep. I wouldn't recommend it if... More 

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did. Although we are first and foremost a romantic hotel we are also ideally placed for business visitors coming to The Gambia who want excellent service and great food but who don't want to stay in large impersonal hotels or for solo travellers... More 

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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ngala Lodge (a little while ago now but only just getting round to writing the review!). All the staff were so friendly and helpful and the food in the restaurant was incredible. Our room was huge and cleaned to a very high standard. We went on many trips with Habib who really is fantastic.... More 

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was kind of you to write. Our strengths are indeed the staff and Habib (and I'd better mention Jonathans cooking!) We have undergone quite a few changes since your visit - in May 2014 - so you really should come and see us again soon! More 

kingsbury episcopi, england
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We returned recently from a 1 week stay in March 2015 at ngala lodge. The hotel is in a great location with beautiful gardens. We loved the quirky art works everywhere. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Trips out were a must for us to experience the real Gambia although it was always great to return to this haven... More 

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was kind of you to take the time to write and we appreciate your comments. Come and see us again - soon! Thanks again. More 

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