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Costa del Sol
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we are back home after another fabulous stay at Mandinka Lodge & after visiting numerous times before are still happy to say that it gets better & better! Diane & Lamin continue to make you feel welcome & at home. We wouldn't want to stay anywhere else & cannot wait to return.

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Altadena CA, USA
Reviewed 29 April 2016

What a wonderful surprise find the Mandinka Lodge. Diane and Lamin, and their staff, will welcome your with their hospitality and warm hearts. The round house rooms are magnificently decorated with Gambia treasures which compliment the modern architecture and facilities. The shower is fantastic! This is a small oasis, a short walk to the lively Strip on Senegambia Road. Stay...

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Worcester
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Myself and my husband have visited Gambia many times and always stayed in hotels,but something special appealed to us when we came across Mandinka Lodge.We arrived at 8.30 in the evening on sat 12th March 2016 after a long day travelling.We were greeted by Diane and Lamin the owners and shown to our lodge. It is absolute paradise and from...

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4Thank AMA-Worcester
Costa del Sol
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Back home after another amazing stay at Mandinka, our holiday heaven! Diane & Lamin are fantastic hosts who will do what they can to make your stay & your holiday perfect. Thanks again to them! We are going back in May...yippee! For anyone thinking of visiting this area then Mandinka is THE place to stay!

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3Thank tracey_brent
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Fantastic welcome and at all times a helpful, experienced and caring service from Dianne, Lamin and their Gambian team. A short 10 minute stroll from the main Senegambia strip and beach - Mandinka Lodge offered us luxurious and clean round house accommodation within relaxed paradise gardens. Perfect tranquility and their approach of "nothing is too much trouble" was heart warming....

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2Thank Hannah4242
Bedford, England
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Diana and Lamin are great hosts, wonderful lodges, very relaxing and just what we needed. The lodges had everything you required for a blissful stay. Breakfast was very nice and very healthy. We will be returning very soon for another tranquil holiday.

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3Thank tinamyers185
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Had a amazing stay at these beautiful lodges. A warm welcome from diane and lamin both made us feel very welcome. If anyone is thinking about staying here I would recommend it. Nothing was too much trouble very clean and great location. Found the best way to contact them to book was www.mandinkalodge.com

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2Thank cayden z
London
Reviewed 2 May 2015

My mother and I stayed with Dianne and Lamin at their beautiful Mandinka Lodges, close to all the amenities of Kololi and within walking distance of the beach (though keep in mind taxis are everywhere and very economical to use). Nothing was too much trouble for them. Our surrounds were very clean and spacious, with large comfortable beds, the sound...

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5Thank Charles3424
Costa del Sol
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Our 3rd wonderful time here & it just seems better & better, thanks again to Diane & Lamin for being a big part of this! For anyone looking to experience the real Gambia but with European comforts then Mandinka is for you! Until next time....not too long we hope. Tracey & Brent

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Reviewed 9 January 2015

We stayed here for three separate nights in the guest room in the main house because the two bungalows were fully booked. The room was simple and clean. It was really easy and safe to take a 10-minute walk to the Senegambia strip. Our hosts were super nice and helpful to get us settled for our first visit to The...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small privately owned lodge, hosted by Diane and Lamin, offering two beautiful round houses, and two stylish guestrooms within the main house,all built to a high standard offering European quality with an African feel, set in beautiful mature gardens, A haven of peace and tranquillity. A short walk to the popular tourist area of the Senegambia strip where you will find an abundance of bars and restaurants, we are also perfectly situated to experience many of the local eateries, selling authentic Gambian cuisine a must if you want to experience real Gambian food at local prices. Only 600 meters from the beautiful secluded Kololi beach, 25 minutes from Banjul airport (airport transfers can be arranged). With only eight guests at the lodge at anyone time you are assured the best of attention, a perfect location if you value your privacy and enjoy peace and quiet yet close to all amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mandinka Lodge

Address: | Off New Senegambia Highway, Kololi, Gambia
Region: Gambia > Banjul Division > Kololi
Price Range: RM113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The Round houses are our favourite!”
 of 5 bubbles tracey_brent, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The roundhouse lodges are brilliant”
 of 5 bubbles tracey_brent, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in one of the round houses - beautiful and with a fridge for the Julbrew!”
  • Our beautiful home for sadly only a week!
 of 5 bubbles Hannah4242, 10 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Lodges are more private”
 of 5 bubbles 641caydenz, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“There is accommodation in thatched round lodges in the garden. That is were we stayed. There are also rooms inside the home Dianne and Lamin live in.”
 of 5 bubbles Charles3424, 2 May 2015 | Read review
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