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Bintang Bolong Lodge

Bintang, Gambia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here. Waking up to the sound of birdsong, looking out across the river is an experience not to be missed. Very quiet and lazy. Really friendly and helpful staff. Fishing off the end of the restaurant pier and have your catch cooked for lunch!! Well worth the trip inland even if you only stay for... More 

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Thank Andrew C
Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really a great place. Picturesque location on the river. Gorgeous sunrise. Friendly staff. Spacious bungalows located in the mangrove. Nice wetlands around. Would definately come back. Highly recommended.

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Thank Dawid S
Grimsby
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We had loded forward to visiting Bintang, but the reality is that this is fast falling apart. The staff are very good ,but are working with poor materials The food was good and the drinks cold, the view over the river is great, but the rooms are degrading to the point where they need major work. Would we stay again... More 

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Thank Derrick H
Valencian Country, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Great place next to river. You will find great food, nice people and a calm village to visit. They have rooms with a river view, actually you can jump from your terrace to the river. I totally advice visiting this small village and going on a boat trip. I've already visited the village twice. Just love it!

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Thank Palomagonsi
Bruges, Belgium
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The location is unique and views are stunning. The bungalows are basic and really need a bit of renovation but they are clean. The restaurant serves great food and staff is very friendly. Lamin the receptionist is doing an excellent job. He is interesting and very knowledgeable.

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Thank Peter R
Paris
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Once your expectations are adjusted properly, you will have an experience of a lifetime in an authentic minimalist natural environment on an African river. Understand from the beginning that this is NOT a hotel. It is a minimalist wilderness eco-lodge without many comfort and conveniences due to its authenticity. Once you get over your pampered Western ways, you will experience... More 

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Netherlands
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The setting of the lodge is just perfect! The bungalows are build on the mangrove. They have a balcony where you can sit, but there where no chairs. The room is simple and for the bathroom was only a curtain. For me traveling alone not a problem. The restaurant is also on the river, which was nice. The dinner was... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

It may not be for everyone, but I absolutely loved my stay here. It is very basic, but it has so much to offer. Great people, great food, but most of all a wonderful place to see birds and enjoy nature. I liked the canoe trip I did, and also took a walking tour with the same guide. It really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

As a family with 2 young kids we found this to be a great place and a highlight of our trip to Gambia and Senegal. The place is quite basic- similar to the types of bungalows you get in backpacker resorts in Asia. But our room was clean, the beds comfortable, and the veranda with views out into the sunset... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

OK the accommodation is basic, there's no hot water and the beds aren't comfortable. But this is Africa, and for a location like this you can't really complain. From my hut amongst the mangroves (which was the last one furthest from the restaurant) I couldn't see or hear any staff or guests. My room looked onto the river and the... More 

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