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4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   64 Atlantic Boulevard | P.O. Box 4091, Fajara, Gambia
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Ngala Lodge
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Fajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kololi, Gambia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a girl that lived all her life in Gambia I am sad not to have tried the food at Ngala Lodge earlier ... The first time I went there was for dinner with my friends . I had a Tbone steak which was superb. It melted in my mouth . The freshly cut potatoes and the pumpkin mash where... More 

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Jenny F, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your great review. We are proud of our chef, Jonathan and the kitchen and it is so rewarding to be appreciated. Thanks again and come and see us soon! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can offer many reasons why I loved the Ngala Lodge: Service was exceptional, beautiful ocean view, nice pools, cool little corners here and there on the grounds where you can have a private place to chill.I loved the art in my room Honestly, I could ask for nothing more. One truly exceptional feature is the food-The chef is seriously... More 

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Jenny F, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! It was a pleasure to have you to stay and Jonathan is delighted that you enjoyed his food as much as you did. Come and see us again - soon! More 

Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has such a chilled out vibe to it. It is quirky, original and unique. Just as you would expect of a 5 star hotel, the food is delicious, and the rooms are immaculate. But it's not just that, it is the welcome from the staff who cannot do enough for you and the breathtaking beauty of the location.... More 

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Jenny F, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Imogen, thank you so much for your great review! It was great to meet up with you again and I was pleased we were able to help! Come and see us again, soon! More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last month we went to the Gambia for the first time, and decided Ngala Lodge was the place for us. We were not disappointed. It was everything we wanted from our week in the sun. The accommodation (we stayed in a Manor Suite) was lovely and spacious. Having a large fridge (to stock the cheap beer we brought from the... More 

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Jenny F, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Apologies for the delay in replying but it has been very hectic with the new suites. I'm gald you enjoyed your stya as much as you did and we look forward to welcoming you back! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wow.... we have just returned from our 4th visit to The Gambia and at last we've discovered the right hotel for us. The hotel, owner and staff are all a bit quirky and a little eccentric but these just adds to the joy your senses are exposed to everyday following a wonderful nights sleep in a very comfy bed. Maybe... More 

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Jenny F, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Wow!! Thank you for your amazing review! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and we look forward to having you back to stay with us again to see the latest addittions. (We now have a Dodo (?) outside the restaurant!) Come and see us soon! More 

Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Myself and my husband have just enjoyed our third visit to Ngala and as usual the service from all of the staff was exceptional. This place is definitely worth a visit as it is a real treat to have so much under one roof, sun, sea, excellent food and great local attractions. Although this hotel has recently undergone building works... More 

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Jenny F, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Dan and Mandy - Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you to stay with us again - we are lucky to have such loyal guests. As you mention the tourist industry has been badly affected by Ebola in the region which is a huge shame as The Gambia remains Ebola free. We... More 

Dubai
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Everything seemed just perfect!! From the super large, clean and cozy rooms, to a great infrastructure, to great views, superb gardens and most importantly super professional, friendly and helpful people … from the management to the gardener!!! The entire hotel is just inviting and welcoming you in a way in which you find everything you need and want while at... More 

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Jenny F, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! It was a pleasure to have you to stay and we are glad that you enjoyed it as much as you did. Come and see us again - soon! More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Utterly amazing boutique hotel, everyone down to the gardener and cleaners were all so friendly and helpful ensuring our stay was as near perfect as it could be. The food was absolutely delicious and always well presented. I had several massages as did my colleagues almost on a daily basis and as someone who has a bad back I can... More 

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Jenny F, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Jane, thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and spend time with you! You took the lack of luggage much better than I would have done - and we were more than happy to step in and help! You looked very fetching in those shorts! We hope to see you again! More 

Brussels, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I have been a frequent visitor either as a tourist or a consultant in The Gambia for several years. I have seen hotels and restaurants come and go and some good places slowly go into decline. Ngala is an exception. It has consistently been the best place to stay in the country, has one of the best restaurants in the... More 

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Jenny F, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Peter Engels, the owner takes great pride in Ngala Lodge and decided to celebrate its 20th anniversary by extending the facilities. Its fabulous to see his hard work recognised in this manner and in such a public forum. Thank you! Come back and see us soon! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have just returned after a fantastic two weeks at Ngala Lodge. Having followed the foreign office advice to travellers and NOT the media re Ebola, The Gambia is safe. The hotel is lovely, large comfortable suites which are immaculately clean, and the gardens are quiet and shady. There is a choice of sitting in the gardens, on the decking... More 

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Jenny F, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful, positive, review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back. Our staff are indeed our strength. Thanks again for taking the time to write in such positive terms when the country is facing an uncertain time. More 

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Additional Information about Ngala Lodge

Address: 64 Atlantic Boulevard | P.O. Box 4091, Fajara, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Fajara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ngala Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Ngala Hotel Fajara
Ngala Lodge Gambia/Fajara

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