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Ngala Lodge

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64 Atlantic Boulevard | P.O. Box 4091, Fajara, Gambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ngala Lodge is in a quiet, peaceful area near the small town of Bakau, and the larger town of Serekunda. The area is very distinct from the more prominent (and less tranquil) Senegambia resort strip a few miles away. We stayed for a week in one of the newer Macondo suites at Ngala overlooking the ocean. We loved the... More 

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Erica D, Guest Relations Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a glowing report. It was a pleasure to meet you and we all look forward to meeting you back at Ngala in the near future, More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Ngala Lodge Gambia is a beautiful secluded boutique hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Ngala is situated in Fajara, along Atlantic road where you will also find prestigious homes. The small village of Bakau is within walking distance. A taxi ride away, is the very busy and touristy 'strip' that The Gambia receives negative and positive comments due to the 'activities'... More 

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Erica D, Guest Relations Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are always very pleased when a guest has had such a lovely holiday. We all look forward to you coming back in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Ngala lodge Gambia is a beautiful hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It has fantastic views all around and its landscape is breath-taking. It has a lovely intimate setting amongst tropical and lush grounds. The restaurant is amongst the best of the places we had eaten, breakfast, lunch and dinner are all exquisite, looks good and really taste good, although a... More 

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Erica D, Guest Relations Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to give us a lovely report. We try to make sure everyone has a lovely holiday. We hope to see you back at Ngala More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Having already stayed 3 nights at the magnificent Mandina Lodge in the Makasutu Forest, we then went on to stay a further 7 nights in The Gambia at Ngala Lodge. It was beautiful. The grounds are manicured to within an inch of their life. The views over the Atlantic Ocean are magnificent. The staff are fantastic. Malik, definitely deserves a... More 

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Erica D, Guest Relations Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the hotel. It was a pleasure to welcome you on your honeymoon and we are pleased you had a wonderful stay. We hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

A delightful and unique boutique hotel notable for the quality of service provided by the attentive and well-trained staff. The hotel stands in quiet, attractive and secluded grounds overlooking the Atlantic. Two pools and a private decking area on the beach, a number of covered areas providing shade and easy access to facilities make this an ideal choice for us.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We spend 2 weeks here in March, and it was without doubt the most peaceful and quiet holiday we've ever had!! The moment you walk into the hotel they welcome you and make you feel relaxed, as from then, the hotel staff cannot do enough for you, everybody will always talk and say hello, from management, to maintainance lads!! The... More 

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Erica D, Public Relations Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive reply. It was a pleasure to welcome you to Ngala and we all look forward to seeing you back here next yer. More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Ngala lodge has a beautiful spot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Lovely intimate setting amongst tropical and lush grounds. The restaurant is amongst the best of the places we had dinner although quite pricey, would recommend b& b as many other excellent restaurants to sample. We stayed in room 3 which had a great view , perhaps not quite 5 star... More 

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Erica D, Guest Relations Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and we all hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We spent 11 days at Ngala on a recommendation and were not disappointed. The grounds are extremely attractive and there are plenty of places to enjoy the sun or seek shade if you wish it. The infinity pool is a little cold but bracing once you are in. Likewise the room plunge pool in the Macondo suite was too cold... More 

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2 Thank Peter M
Erica D, Guest Relations Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a good review and we are pleased that you were not disappointed with the recommendation. We hope to welcome you back to Ngala. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

A great place to get away and enjoy unlimited peace and quiet. Set in its own exquisite grounds on a small cliff overlooking the ocean. The sea breezes are sublime and the opportunity to enjoy the surroundings - wonderful. It was a special celebration for us and the staff were delightful. Is it one of the most romantic hotels in... More 

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Erica D, Guest Relations Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to see you had a wonderful time as this was your special celebration. We hope to see you back at Ngala in the near future. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Just returned from this lovely hotel with my partner. The service is excellent and everyone is so friendly and helpful. Our room was a bit tired but it had lots of character and a wonderful view from the balcony. Very good food and cocktails! All the staff are so good it is difficult to single anyone out, but I must... More 

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Erica D, Guest Relations Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You for your review we strive to make sure our guests have a pleasant and relaxing holiday, and we hope to see you back at Ngala More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Established in 1995, Ngala Lodge - an intimate, child free, boutique hotel of just 18 unique, magnificent suites, set in tropical gardens, overlooking the Atlantic is the perfect place for a romantic break. Recently voted the 4th most romantic hotel in Africa by TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards, with arguably the best restaurant in the Gambia, our guests find it hard to leave.Ngala Lodge - where romance isn't just for Valentines Day! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ngala Lodge

Address: 64 Atlantic Boulevard | P.O. Box 4091, Fajara, Gambia
Location: Gambia > Banjul Division > Fajara
Price Range: $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ngala Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Ngala Hotel Fajara
Ngala Lodge Gambia/Fajara
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