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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I have to say I am shocked by some of the reviews that I have read about this place. We stayed last week in a beautiful tipi. The beds were comfortable and so well presented it was cute and cosy, we loved it! The hosts were awesome as were the surf instructors it felt like they were one big happy...

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2Thank sunsandsurf772015
El Zonte, El Salvador
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Our arrival at the guesthouse was ok. Rory received us fine and gave us the information we needed. We booked the tipi but the matrasses were so hard that they hurt during the night. We told them that and they try to make them softer but it didn't work. The surf instructors that stay at the house were very unfriendly;...

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6Thank GeorginaGiselle
GMJahShaka, General Manager at Jah Shaka Surf and Kite Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Georgina, I can't help feeling the main points of your review all stem from the interaction you had with one of our instructors in particular which tainted your whole view of them as a team. They work extremely hard to deliver great quality safe lessons day after day and I don't think they're fairly represented here. When I personally...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Firstly, the tipi I booked to stay in was advertised as Luxury, it was basically a tent, so small that I couldnt stand upright inside and I am only 5ft! Had I realised that it was going to be a tent, I wouldnt have booked it. I was even charged extra money as a single supplement to have the tent...

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5Thank Sara S
Reviewed 15 September 2015

we were a group of 6 travelling to Portugal for the first time, before our trip we were contemplating on wether we should spend 4 days in algarve or divide it between Lisbon and Algarve, we went for 4 days algarve and we could have had stayed there a little longer. For these 4 days we wanted to do all...

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1Thank Akash M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We visited Jah Shaka in August and stayed in their Teepees at their Salty Jacks resort. We will start with the pros of staying at Jah Shaka: The surf instructors were really friendly, top bunch of guys! If you're learning to surf I would recommend them. The majority of the staff were friendly and helpful, and a great laugh to...

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5Thank Vai205
Neil007007, General Manager at Jah Shaka Surf and Kite Lodge, responded to this review

Hi both, Thanks for your points good and bad. If we get things wrong at any point we always listen to our customers and take direct action wherever possible. Incoming transfer - as discussed on site the mistake was down to our transfer company and as soon as we were aware of the error we did everything in our power...

Reviewed 11 August 2015

Jah Shaka is the place to go if you want a fun, friendly place to hang out and learn to surf. Everyone at the lodge is really friendly and we had loads of fun with staff as well as other guests. The rooms are basic but clean, the dorm gets kind of crowded when all beds are occupied. Some of...

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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

When you want to feel the spirit of sports and youth, meet lots of interesting people, if you are active and sociable, it's a place to go. It's not a hotel and you shouldn't expect the service that hotels usually provide. What you get is a clean and comfy bed and nice breakfasts and a very friendly attitude. You feel...

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2Thank Anna U
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Hello. I saw your response to Adriana's review and I have to say a few things about it because I was in the same group and we all had some problems, not only her. First of all, I didn't really care about most of the things that bothered her, but a few other made me raise an eyebrow and it...

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9Thank BB I
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Had the best week surfing and in Portugal, staying at this lodge made it all the better. Most people that stay here are there for the surfing so all have something in common which was great as travelling alone. So easy to make new friends and have a laugh, surfing was through a different company due to loads of students...

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Thank Edpickard
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Did a 7 day surf and yoga trip here. Food: Breakfast was always hearty, help yourself to as much cereal, muesli, porridge, yoghurt, fruit, DIY pancakes, bread and spreads. Lunch was usually a lovely pasta or cos cous salad, bread rolls with salad, ham and cheese and fruit. Some dinners were included and highly recommended if on offer to pay...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jah Shaka Surf Lodge is one of Portugal's leading surf and outdoor activities companies ideally situated in one of the world's greatest surfing destinations, renowned for it's beautiful beaches, sunshine, and year round surf. We pride ourselves on providing unique and tailored surfing and activity holidays, friendly and personal service, and great value for money. The Lodge is perfect for surfers on their own, in couples and large groups alike, and offers a wide range of accommodation from private rooms and shared rooms with Seaview Terraces and Luxury Teepees. Our Lodge prides it's self in excellent surf and paddleboard tuition from highly qualified and experienced instructors, with great local knowledge. Our well equipped Lodge is the perfect place to rest and play between activities, with a huge garden, pool, beach volleyball court, hammocks, fire pit, slackline, indoboards, sea view yoga studio, BBQ, shisha and chill out roof top area. Jah Shaka's dedicated team are on hand to guarantee an incredible surf holiday in Europe's sunniest surf destination ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jah Shaka Surf and Kite Lodge

Address: Estrada Da Luz-Burgau, Montinhos Da Luz, Lagos 8600-681, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Price Range: RM95 - RM190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“I Glamped - was fun to be in a tent - give it a go!!”
 of 5 bubbles U4566HVpatrickd, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There was one room with a bunk bed and a double bed..fortunately I got the double bed (alone)! Maybe you can also ask for it?”
 of 5 bubbles markm80, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Tipi's are a must! So cute and cosy, wish i stayed in them!”
 of 5 bubbles FutureExplorer2015, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
“ASk for a room with a balcony and not close to the kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles GeorginaGiselle, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Teepees were a great experience, just loud in the mornings with the yoga, and if it rains!”
 of 5 bubbles Vai205, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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