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Bintang Bolong Lodge

Bintang Gambia
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The eco lodge is built on stilts within the water and intergrated into the wonderful mangrove forests on then banks of the Bintang Bolong, the largest tributary of the river Gambia.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room service
Bottled water
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Languages Spoken
English, French


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beachbummer75 wrote a review Apr 2021
Singapore, Singapore333 contributions205 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights Facilities were basic so one has to adjust expectations The shower head didn’t work but they provided bucket. Water supply and electricity were intermittent but we were ok given this place is quite remote and we understand the challenges in getting such supplies here and the price charged for the 2 days stay here. There is lots to explore for the adventurous eg kayak, we had our own stand up paddle boards and fat bicycles Else there’s also kayak for rental, fishing, boat rides, village visits. Food was good - we chose fish, oysters for the 2 day stay. It was nice sitting in front of room admiring sunset Points to consider 1. Bring your own wines /alcohol , nuts for aperitif, fruits as they have almost none or v limited supplies. 2. Ample bug spray - being in midst of mangroves meant there were abundant bugs - I had a lot of bites but that’s part of being among nature, nothing to do with the lodge
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Date of stay: April 2021
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jim c wrote a review Feb 2020
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What a rip off, crappy breakfast well if you class chicken and bread, no eggs rubbish. Unhelpful staff, gave our room away even though booked two weeks prior.woudnt recommend to anyone. Rooms ok but no electricity overnight
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Lesley G wrote a review Jan 2020
32 contributions7 helpful votes
There are two type of bungalows on stilts over the mangroves which are picturesque and others equally as nice behind. Good food and breakfast . Nice staff and a wooden deck where you can relax and enjoy the wildlife A nice place for a second visit. Very kind they even sent a van to pick us up as we were on bikes
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Empathy wrote a review Dec 2019
Frankfurt, Germany90 contributions22 helpful votes
Booked 5h boat trip for 5000 to Bao Balon. Got 3h visit to empty forest an 1h bird watching trip. Was done on purpose to waste my time and money. Was told that this is not the first time. Do not pay anything in advance if you feel you need to go there !
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: do not pay in advance
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Barry D wrote a review Dec 2019
Frankfurt, Germany77 contributions33 helpful votes
We stayed here to directly experience the mangroves along the River Gambia and it was wonderful. The rooms are not designed for hanging out in - they are basic and get very hot during the day, but the terrace of the restaurant juts out over the water and is cool, relatively bug-free, and has a spectacular view. We stayed on the terrace basically all the time we weren't going birdwatching or on boat tours (both are highly recommended). The meals at the restaurant were also excellent and the staff gives new meaning to the words friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Definitely take the luxury rooms, they are only a bit more expensive but they are much better.
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$28 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bintang Bolong Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Bintang Bolong Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bintang Bolong Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bintang Bolong Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Bintang Bolong Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bintang Bolong Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bintang Bolong Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Bintang.
Are pets allowed at Bintang Bolong Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bintang Bolong Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Bintang Bolong Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.