We went to Ngala purely on the reveiws from this site,and we were not disapointed.
Jenny gave us a great welcome after the usually rubbish flight with Monarch,the toilets backed up and stank the plane out,when will they get better planes.
However after waiting nearly an hour for our bags in hot and sweaty Banjul airport,we set off for Ngala,the private transfer was great,then a cool drink and a quick briefing by Jenny then off to Nimba suite 03.Fantastic views from the balcony of the gardens and pool and within 1hour had seen 10 different birds ( a bit of a twitcher i am).wandered arround to see what was about found the bar and dining area was greeted by all the friendly staff,gardeners and hotel services alike.
First evening meal was very good, we were H/B a mistake we found out as you tend not to go out for a chance to sample the other eaterys,we shifted our meal from evening to lunch one day to go to the Butchers shop for a change.Excellent meal there about 2500Ds needed, not as cheap as we thought.
The suites are very good and we looked into both the Manor and Atlantic suites including No10 which gets rave reviews (can`t think why).We reckon for views and comfort you cannot beat Nimba,who wants a Telly! and a seperate bedroom,and the Penthouse was very hot but great views but again those stairs not for us wrinklys.
Great artwork and quirky items abound in and out of suites,well maitained gardens and pool,everything is top notch and well looked after for guests comfort.Mo the barman was a great guy took a lot of ribbing about his measures and a teetotalist to boot.
All the waiters were excellent,but my favourite was Reemy,just because she was great to cuddle and took it with a great sense of humour,Pa was our regular guy for meals and the flowers were much appreciated.
would we return,Maybe, but not for 2 weeks and definatelly b&b next time.
The weather was great the first week 35/37c but the second week it dropped to 21/25 and windy told this was norm for december.
There are lots of reviews on this Hotel and they all mean what they say so i cannot add any more.
"Oh" one last tip take a universal plug for the sink with you and thank you again Jenny for the shower Mat much appreciated by us wrinklys.
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Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. If you don't know whether to choose HB or B&B you can, of course, opt to have only part of your stay as HB. We do find however that most guests end up eating in our restaurant every night. As to 'twitching' I have a Splendid Sunbird on the flower outside my office as I type! And rather splendid he/she is too! I look forward to welcoming you back to Ngala Lodge!
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