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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 21, 2012

This a lovely peaceful part of The Gambia on the north bank of the river Gambia The crossing of the river from the south bank is made by speed boat which can be a little bumby and you might get a little wet! We were given a very warm welcome on arrival at Sitanunku Lodge and given the choice of...

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somerset
Reviewed March 13, 2012

My partner and I stayed three nights at Sitanunku Lodge as the middle part of a three centre stay in The Gambia. The first was at Hibiscus House in Brufut (lovely) and the last was the supposed number one eco-lodge in The Gambia, Mandina River Lodge (dreadful - see separate review). Stianunku is in its first season of operation but...

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Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 12, 2012

My husband and I visited this lodge after the hussle and bussle of Kotu beach area. We were picked up by Marcel, the owner and a most charming host, and transferred by speed boat to the lodge which is on the north side of the river Gambia. When we arrived we felt we had died and gone to heaven. We...

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Porto, Portugal
Reviewed March 12, 2012

Sitanunku Lodge is a complete haven, an almost textbook honeymoon paradise, so wonderfully isolated and tranquil. We were so well looked after and yet so undisturbed. To give an example: on the last evening of our stay, a small, private bonfire was lit especially for us to sit and watch the stars whilst sipping champagne and talking into the night....

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Halesworth
Reviewed February 18, 2012

My husband and I spent 4 nights in this wonderful lodge. Being on the north bank seemed far from everywhere and being on a promontory felt like being on an island, so much so that I kept referring to the south bank as the mainland. The lodge is comfortable, the food delicious and the people completely charming. The baobab trees...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 10, 2012

We (my husband, me and our 6 year old daughter) stayed for 3 nights from 3 January 2012. We have travelled the world and stayed in all sorts of 5 star resorts (including Aman resorts, The Chedi in Muscat, the Imperial in New Delhi etc) and I've never felt compelled to write a report before now, but this lodge is...

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Bristol
Reviewed November 15, 2011

We stayed here for 3 days/2 nights last week and absolutely loved it. It was just what we needed. Peace, tranquility, beautiful surroundings, wonderful hosts, amazing food and the list goes on. The staff treated us like royalty, and were so so sweet. And what beautiful people. The owner was also a very charming man, and has done a very...

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1Thank lou9em
Hampshire
Reviewed October 4, 2011

We (6 of us) visited when the lodge had just opened, and what a treat it was, the pool had not been finished but we knew that and it was no problem but it has been completed now. We looked round several different lodges (bungalows?) there and they were all absolutely lovely. Whilst us women relaxed with a bottle (or...

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2Thank suehampshire
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 26, 2011

Stayed at Sitanunku Lodge twice now and found it to be extremely peaceful. For those who want nothing to do and all day to do it then this place is for you.. Dont get me wrong, if you want to go on local trips these can be arranged, you can Kayak on the river and for the fisherman, you wont...

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 22, 2011

We stayed at Sitanunku for four nights in March and were totally overwhelmed by it. Sited on the north bank on the River Gambia it provides the visitor with a taste of the real Gambia and a chance to enjoy its wildlife, local villages and above it's people. Our lodge had a river view and was extremely comfortable. The food...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In January 2010, the first piece of wood was placed on the side of the river which has now become a nice 65 meter long jetty. So was born the project of Sitanunku lodge …Sitanunku Lodge is situated on the North bank of the River Gambia, enjoying a secluded waterfront location overlooking Dog Island. The first phase of 5 lodges is overlooking the river with double beds and private bathrooms each with a small seating area and terrace. The second phase will be starting during this summer months with an additional 10 rooms, restaurant facilities and a bigger pool. Rooms are clean and comfortably furnished, each having a fan and mosquito net. The entire complex is powered by solar energy and generator with its own bore hole for independent water supply. There is a small pool and sunbathing area with pool bar. The area is renowned for excellent tarpon fishing where some world record tarpon have been reported. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sitanunku Lodge

Address: Riverside, Sitanunku, Barra 694, Gambia
Location: Gambia > North Bank Division > Barra
Price Range: $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sitanunku Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Arguably Room 1 has best view but each room has great views and surrounding space”
 of 5 bubbles LauraJarvis, Jan 10, 2012 | Read review
“Room 1!! We didn't stay in it but it is in the best location!!”
 of 5 bubbles lou9em, Nov 15, 2011 | Read review
“To get to the Lodge there are two ways. Use the banjul ferry to cross the the North Bank and the Lodge will organise (for a small fee) a car to pick you up from the terminal or pay a little extra and get picked up and taken across in one of their boats (takes about 30-40mins) and if your lucky as we were, you might see some dolphins..”
 of 5 bubbles Daftpaddy, Sep 26, 2011 | Read review
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