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Ngala Lodge

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Oxford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and fantastic facilities. We stayed in a Macondo pool suite, which was beautiful, spacious, very clean and (as the name implies) has a private plunge pool. The staff (both hotel staff and Gambia Experience rep) couldn't do enough for us, no request was too small or too large. Food in the restaurant (reviewed separately) was very good. And...

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Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you back again.

Crowborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from an amazing week at the Ngala Lodge, we picked this hotel due to its excellent recommendations on tripadvisor and were not disappointed. The staff make your whole experience so memorable and the food is cooked and presented to a very high standard with a good choice of meals from the menu. We stayed in an...

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Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Adam for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We all look forward to seeing you back again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recent I had again a very good 'full body relax massage' with Yassin. I've been here a few times now and have always had amazing massages. Her welcoming and positive energy, as well as attention to my needs were definitely of high standard. Yassin is a very friendly woman who gives professional and serious treatments in a nice and quiet...

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Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Yes, she is a great asset to the hotel. A natural gifted talent. I will pass on your comments to Yassin.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from a fantastic week at Ngala Lodge. Such friendly staff nothing was too much. We stayed in the Penthouse suite which was good but the stairs to the top floor are very steep. Hotel is quite quirky and just has a lovely feel. Weather was good very warm but always a breeze. We were on half board and...

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Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Frances for your kind words. We certainly hope to see you back.

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Its a wonderful place with nice food and service .. one of the best places to visit in The Gambia .. very nice relaxing calm place .. it is a cozy place with a clean environment and a good service .. its highly recommended for a stay or food

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Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Pierre for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back.

chepstow
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our first visit to The Gambia ,we chose this hotel due to the glowing reviews. We weren't disappointed. We stayed in a Macondo suite which was huge. Very large comfortable bed. Lovely big walk in shower and very pretty double sinks. Large balcony with table chairs and two sun beds. Wonderful view of the gardens and ocean. Loved hearing the...

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

We are so pleased you shared shared your anniversary with us all at Ngala. We hope to see you back here in the near future.

Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We stayed at Ngala Lodge for the first time despite coming to The Gambia several times before. It's a beautiful hotel and the staff are lovely. We originally were in Suite 1 but had to move as we found the room very dark. This is due, in part to the amount of palm trees in the well established garden. Whilst...

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

Thank you for your review. We always strive to make sure our guests have a lovely holiday and we hope to see you back at Ngala in the future.

United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We booked Ngala Lodge on a whim to 'try out' Gambia as a winter destination and are really pleased we did! The informal, warm welcome from John and Erica in the open air reception was very personal and started our week well, (especially after a horrendous journey due to ATC strike & refuelling issues)! Every member of staff in the...

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

Thank you for your response and we are so pleased we managed to make your stay at Ngala so enjoyable. We have wonderful staff here and they always welcome our guests with a lovely smile. We look forward to meeting you back here in November.

north of england
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had eaten here several times but never stayed but due to change of flights we managed to add a few days here. The suite we had, (8), was huge and tastefully decorated, it had a small garden which then led onto the swimming pool and onto the restaurant, infact my only criticsicim was that on a moonless light there...

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

Thank you for your review and we are so pleased we managed to make your short stay so enjoyable. We hope to see back here at Ngala

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This was a surprisingly lovely find. Accommodation tasteful, large and clean. It's well maintained and actually does match the photos on the website. Excellent service and facilities. Site lovely with great artefacts around the place thanks to the eclectic and amusing taste of it's owner Peter. Food was lovely thanks to the staff and English chef Johnathan. The staff could...

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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 happy when guests take the time to write about their stay in The Gambia and especially at Ngala. We all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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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
Region: Gambia > Banjul Division > Fajara
Price Range: RM761 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ngala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Ngala Hotel Fajara
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“Macondo pool suites excellent for the private pool, also for the afternoon sun - some other suites are in shade.”
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serioustiger, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“They are all good”
Frances632, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Macondo suites are the newest. Large with great views”
enna-7, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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“Some rooms face the sea - we'll ask for one of those next time (but we were very happy in the room we had!).”
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