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Ngala Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
64 Atlantic Boulevard | P.O. Box 4091, Fajara, Gambia
Ngala Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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

We stayed at the Ngala Lodge for 1 week and our only regret is that we did not stay for longer. The hotel is absolutely excellent and we could not have picked a better one for our stay in The Gambia. Although this was our first stay at Ngala Lodge we were welcomed very warmly by the staff who made... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are delighted that you had such a good time with us and would love to have you come and stay again! we really do have the nicest guests! Thanks again! More 

Ash Vale
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have reviewed this hotel on a prior visit. My husband is an above the leg amputee and I have a damaged Achilles Tendon injury. However we stayed for 2 weeks in room 8 and had a most enjoyable holiday. Room 8 is situated at the front of the hotel near reception and there are 4 shallow wide steps from... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful, positive review, Christine. It was an absolute pleasure to have you and Brian stay with us again and I'm glad I had the opportunity to see you before I left. I hope that Brian is now fully recovered and all at Ngala look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Boston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here last year and could not wait to return. The whole place is so relaxing and peaceful, it is beautifully laid out with gorgeous gardens scattered with some very amusing artwork. We were in an Atlantic suite; these are superb rooms with acres of space and a huge balcony. A slight problem, of our own making, was swiftly... More 

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

Wow! Thank you for your wonderful 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 recognised! Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ngala! More 

Hebden Bridge
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gosh, what a lovely hotel! Rooms. location, privacy are guaranteed; and the food is superb.Indeed the food is so good, it is difficult to justify eating elsewhere. This was our first visit - we were there for a week - and the experience was a completely relaxed break made even better by the hassle-free and superb service. Evening meals were... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was kind of you to take the time to write! We all enjoyed having you to stay and hope to be able to welcome you back to Ngala Lodge! Thanks again. More 

France/UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with my family (parents, sister and nieces) in February 2015. My mother is 84 and a bit unsteady on her feet but she negotiated the paths and steps without problem though I concede that this could be a consideration for someone who has trouble with steps since a lot of the property is on a gentle slope... More 

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

Thank you so much for your comprehensive review. We all enjoyed hosting your family and look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Thanks again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Ngala Lodge for the second time in two years this March and had an amazing time again. The country is incredible, but staying at Ngala makes it that much better. It is such a peaceful place to relax, the new infinity pool is a great addition and our macondo suite was beautifully decorated with amazing views over... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay with us and we look forward to your return. Thanks again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recently back from our third holiday at Ngala Lodge - and it's as wonderful as ever. Welcoming and totally relaxing, it remains the most fabulous place to stay. The staff are amazing and the food goes from strength to strength. We can't help recommending Ngala to everyone we know.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and all at Ngala look forward to welcoming you back! All the best for July 4th! More 

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