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Footsteps Eco Lodge

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South Kombo Lane, Gunjur, Gambia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So the pros first: beautiful comfortable huts that get cleaned every day, serene atmosphere, excellent food, loved the compost toilet, the commitment to fair employment, supporting local charities, well organised, everyone is very approachable, also an eco lodge attracts similarly minded people and we had a good laugh. Cons: this was for me and what I wanted and might be... More 

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David W, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the valued feedback. We are very happy you found our lodge to be comfortable and clean and also that you enjoyed our food. I am most sorry that you experienced hassle on the beach, this is widespread across Gambia and generally not found at Gunjur simply because we are away from the tourist area. I... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Eco Lodge is a great place to stay and the owner is down to earth and is very welcoming. If you are looking to stay away from the madness of the tourist areas then this is the place to be. Would go again

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David W, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much from all of the team, it delights us all when we see reviews like this. Please come again and remember your customer loyalty discount of 20 % :) More 

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Footsteps Eco Lodge is so peaceful and beautiful, the staff are wonderful, the meals are excellent, natural wildlife, birds in abundance-sit in the bird hide and watch the flocks of green parrots chattering at sunset

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David W, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Lovely to see you both back for your second visit. The staff love to see our guests returning year after year.Very happy you found Gambia and Footsteps still delivering high standards and we very much look forward to seeing you again :) More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Love going to Gambia and staying at footsteps wonderful staff feel like you're staying with family,great place to stay with my son who is special needs,food is great and people are great, David and his staff are always helpful

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David W, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

All of the team at Footsteps are happy you choose to return here each year and very much look forward to welcoming you back very soon. More 

Nerja
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was my second visit to Footsteps and once again it did not disappoint. The area is excellent, relatively secluded but near enough to villages and the beach (20 minute walk through lovely countryside) to suit all tastes. For nature lovers and birdwatchers the area is a veritable paradise, hundreds of species to be seen within a short distance of... More 

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David W, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Very pleased you chose to visit us all again this year and sincerely hope to see you again next year. All the staff say hi and look forward to seeing your amazing photography ! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was my second visit to Footsteps and was as great as the first time! I love everything about this lodge! The food is amazing, all cooked fresh daily by the wonderful chefs, my favourite night was bbq night, delicious food and plenty of it followed by the staff playing the drums. We all joined in and it was great... More 

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David W, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

A huge thanks from the whole team for your kind words and most especially for your gift of the sunset print, it hangs in our lounge with pride of place and Linda and I remember with fondness your visits. We hope to see you back again soon :) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It was a lovely relaxing time I had in Footsteps. David and all the staff are very friendly and helpful, food is cooked fresh daily and is very delicious, choice of western, local and vegetarian . There is abundant bird life to keep you busy, the beach is a short walk from Footsteps, wide sandy beach to yourself. Trips to... More 

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David W, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Foong Chee, we all enjoyed your time with us very much, especially the delicious Malayan Fish dish you cooked for us all. We hope to see you back soon in Gambia's smiling coast. :) More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful 2-week stay at the Footsteps Eco Lodge. It was a real treat for us and we have a great time there. The hosts are gracious and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. It is our favourite place in the Gambia so far and we would definitely go back. The... More 

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gunjur, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Bea. Hopefully the fear that has gripped the travel industry in West Africa is now subsiding with people becoming better informed about the dangers of Ebola. Next season we look forward to Gambia throbbing with visitors once more. We hope to see you both again and remember when booking to claim your returning guest... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A lovely tucked away spot, beautiful gardens and first rate service. Very tasty food, lots of bird life in the grounds, even an observation tower! A quality operation with plenty of little touches that made the stay very enjoyable.

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David W, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the observation tower and the little extras that go to making a holiday special, this year we have so much happening so please check the NEW website and see if we can't tempt you back :) More 

Shrivenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

"Aren't you brave, going to Africa!" they all cried. NO, I just did my research! There is no Ebola in Gambia! I wanted to take my daughter on holiday for her 21st birthday and to make it a memorable experience. While researching hotels in Gambia, I kept coming back to the Footsteps website. I loved the whole ethos of what... More 

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David W, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Helen it was our pleasure and privilege to look after you both while here, our guests definitely make our jobs the best in the world. We look forward to you coming back very soon. More 

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