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Ngala Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
64 Atlantic Boulevard | P.O. Box 4091, Fajara, Gambia
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Accommodation, food, location and above all the staff were outstanding. This place and the people who serve in it were without fault. Special praise for Habib the driver/guide with that very special touch. He is truly delightful and a master at his trade. We were made to feel very special. No one will be disappointed with this place if you... More 

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shanklin
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are back again for our sixth visit to The Gambia and our sixth visit to Ngala lodge. Once again we have had a great time and have been looked after brilliantly by the extraordinary staff who have now become friends. They are without doubt the jewel in Ngala's crown. We chose the macondo suite again this year and were... More 

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Erica D, Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to see you back here at the Hotel, and we look forward to seeing you again next year. From all the staff at Ngala More 

Brighton, East Sussex
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34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 3rd Christmas at Ngala Lodge so we new what to expect. We stayed in the Macondo suites this time (room24) which had an excellent view over the beautiful gardens & pool & couldn't fault the room itself. We were slightly disappointed with the restaurant this year & didn't feel the standard was as high as previous years. The service... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly disappointing after hearing so much. The 'old rooms' are in need of attention so go for the Manor or the new block nos. 19-24. Restaurant superb - although you might want a change of menu after a week. Not suitable for less able - lots of uneven steps. No beach - just steep steps to a wooden pontoon. Quirky... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to this hotel since 2002 and have watched it develop and enjoyed seeing the team who run it grow. We live the relaxed laid back style of this hotel where nothing is a problem and they will do what ever they can to make you stay with them enjoyable. The new Macondo suites are truly stunning... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked into Ngala Lodge when our original booking fell through, and so it wasn't our first choice. But what a fantastic place to stay. The suites are roomy, individually themed and spotlessly clean and maintained. Grounds are beautiful with little nooks and crannies for those wanting to keep to themselves and a clean (almost Caribbean-feeling) beach if that's your... More 

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Erica D, Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. Our staff work very hard to ensure the guests have a memorable holiday. I am pleased you had a wonderful time at Ngala and we look forward to seeing you again . More 

Denholme uk
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was there a couple times with my daughter , lovely food atmosphere ,music.Pleasantly surprised some of the waiters remembered us from the previous years !!! To return soon I hoe & highly recommended can be windy at times in the evening a jacket is advisable or jumper etc

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Erica D, Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you had a lovely time. We all hope to see you back at Ngala. More 

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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived after Mandina Lodges which we really didn't want to leave. However glad we stayed there and not other hotels as we did get what we came for. Nice room friendly staff and total peace and quiet.Easy to walk from to other places to eat/shop etc.

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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the end of our weeks stay i filled in the questionaire and surprised myself in giving it full marks for everything! Jonathan's cooking is just superb and he went out of his way to make my favourite coffee ice-cream. Just one example of how you're looked after at this hide-away. Erica and Jan manage the place well, Buba J... More 

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Erica D, Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and as usual Jonathan goes out of his way to please the guests with his cooking. Our aim is to please our guests and we look forward to seeing you back at Ngala. More 

Ash Vale
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here 3 times previously and return to it as though coming home with the ultra friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff, particularly as we are elderly and my husband is disabled. On a previous visit, the staff made a half step just for him by the small pool and that is still there. During the dry... More 

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Jari V, 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 write. We are very happy that you had such a good and relaxing time with us and would love to have you come and stay again! It has to be said that all the staff do work hard to ensure that the... More 

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