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Esperanto Lodge

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Plage de l'Esperanto Lodge, Kafountine 00001, Senegal
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kafountine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015
Mogeltoft Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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195 reviews 195 reviews
35 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Esperanto Lodge is THE place to spend your beach holiday in the south of Senegal. Everything works here, the bungalows are spacious and clean, the staff is extremely friendly - and Eric, the French owner and manager, must be Senegal's nicest and most helpful man. The beach, 2 minutes walk away, offers good opportunities for a morning jog and a... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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52 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Esperanto Lodge has had an excellent name for years but we felt that it was living on its location and its past glory. It is the most wonderful site with beautifully planned and planted gardens filled with exotic birds and insects. On one side lies the dry river and then over the ridge on the other you find the... More 

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Tambacounda, Senegal
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We came to Esperanto in the off season because we were looking for a cheap relaxing weekend. The hotel is very clean (most comfortable bed I've slept on in Senegal), decorated beautifully and has a prime beach location complete with a beach bar/hut to relax on. The main/dining hut was impeccably decorated with art from all over West Africa and... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Esperanto Lodge in Kafountine, Senegal is owned by Eric and Justine. First, they will pick you up at the airport in Gambia and drive you to the hotel in Senegal. That in itself is a lovely trip. You are welcomed by all the staff and shown to your own personal little house. Very basic but well appointed accommodation. The grounds... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday. Very clean, safe, quiet and friendly lodge. Food is amazing, once you try Justine's food, you wouldn't even think to try anywhere else. Eric and Justine are great hosts, staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Clara and the whole team makes you feel at home far from home. What a paradise! First visit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed ten days and during all that time Eric and Justine and all their staff were very thoughtful and attentive hosts providing a superb service in beatiful surroundings. The view over the lake is manificent and the proximity to a golden beach with good swimming, just across a picturesque bridge over a bilong, was an added bonus. Excursions to... More 

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26 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The most amazing part of the lodge is the setting of the bungalows in the incredibly well maintained garden. When oil-lamps are placed there at night to help you find the way to your room it is absolutely fairyland. The sitting area is very pleasant, even wifi with very satisfactory speed being offered (free of charge). And then the food:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I stayed at Esperanto with my family (parents and 4 "kids": 20-30 years old) for 4 nights. We really enjoyed it all: the friendly staff, the beautiful decorated rooms, the amazing food at the restaurant, the relaxed atmosphere and the great spot at the beach with a cabin (shelter for the wind) and bar. We especially enjoyed the food and... More 

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Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

A rather belated review for Eric and the lovely Esperanto Lodge. The wife and I stayed there earlier this year. We thought the place was great with three types of water, the lake near the house, the creek that you cross to get to the sand dunes and the sea. Really lovey, also very quiet and good food. About 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Eric & Justine have put together a really wonderful gem of a place with the Esperanto Lodge. If you love Africa, this is a perfect place to stay and relax. If you don't know Africa, this is a wonderful way to start the love affair! The rooms are comfortable and in a local style but to a high standard. The... More 

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Address: Plage de l'Esperanto Lodge, Kafountine 00001, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Casamance > Ziguinchor Region > Kafountine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Esperanto Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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