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Boston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We stayed in one of the Atlantic suites for five nights in March. If you come to this hotel you can try to find fault but I think that you would fail. Everything was done well from the moment we arrived. The rooms are all different, beautifully decorated and well furnished. The meals are superb, the choice is immense and...

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! The greatest compliment that a guest can pay is to come back and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We had a lovely fantastic Honeymoon over the two weeks we stayed. It was 100% faultless all the time we stayed here. The excursions we did where first class too, specially the 4 wheel drive which opened our eyes to the real Gambia. People moan in England about the floods but these people live every day of their lives with...

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ngala Lodge!

english in england
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Coming to the end of another great holiday at Ngala Lodge the team there as supportive and friendly as usual, the restaurant is second to none with one of the best Chefs I have ever met leading a great team. To Chef Jonathan Groves General manager Jenny and the rest of the team thank you and see you all in...

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! It is always a pleasure to have you to stay and we look forward to seeing you, and your friends, at Christmas. I have passed your comments to the rest of the staff, thanks again!!

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This hotel delivers a wonderful overall service encompassing accommodation, facilities, location, service & restaurant food. It directs itself at couples & singles mainly as no children are allowed; it is a boutique hotel with only 18 bedrooms which affords it an intimacy which is so often missing in larger places. The staff are excessively attentive, in a very positive way....

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Ngala Lodge!

Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Every year my family returns to The Gambia for our annual sun filled holiday. We make a point of every time heading out to Ngala for an evening meal as we consider it to be one of the finest restaurants in The Gambia. This year was certainly no dissapointment. We met a new general manager called Jenny who was a...

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review! You made me blush! I don't know about being fascinating but my job is made all the more easier by having such nice guests! All at Ngala work hard to make sure that our guests have the best possible experience and we really appreciate your feedback. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing...

Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2014

It's been a while since we stayed here (we also stayed earlier in 2011), each time for 1 week. We enjoyed it immensely. Remember, this is Africa and things don't always work according to plan, be prepared for the power to be cut. Be patient and the hotels generator will soon fire up to restore light & power. The gardens...

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It can be a challenging environment but we do our best! I look forward to welcoming you back to Ngala lodge - soon!

Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Family return visit to this delightful boutique hotel, first time for two family members. An evening here never disappoints. Excellent meal and service in stunning setting, enhanced by wonderful music from a funky jazz duo. Highly recommended.

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Thank you, Barbara for your kind words! It was lovely to meet you and your family and I look forward to seeing you again at Ngala Lodge! (Its always fun to get people dancing in the restaurant!)

Northumberland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2014

We stayed here a couple of weeks ago and it was everything the other reviews said it was. Beautiful well maintained gardens, friendly and efficient staff and 1st class accommodation. We were lucky enough to have room 18 (Agnes Suite), which has a very large balcony with jacuzzi and sun lounges. You can book spa treatments in your room, which...

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comprehensive review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. You can indeed get taxis from the airport but we don't recommend it because the vehicle maintenance is not always as good as it could be, the drivers might not speak good English and they may not even know how to get...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2014

My wife and i eat there on 12th feb, i can honestly say the food was just some of the best we had, Her are chefs who can really cook , as it was all amazing , and the lobster just the best ever . You go in our top ten restaurants at number 2 Dorchester park lane London is...

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NgalaLodgeGM, General Manager at Ngala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fabulous review!! Our chefs work hard to bring our guests the very best food and it is wonderful to see your appreciation!! Please come and see us again soon!

Salisbury
Reviewed 12 February 2014

My wife and I were lucky enough to return to Ngala Lodge in February for our second 7 night stay. To put it simply we just love it and pretty much everything about it. This time around we stayed in the Manor Suite 12 and it was perfect. The bed was extremely comfortable and the lounge area was ideal for...

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Thank you so much for your very kind words! It was good to have you stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you back next year! (If not, sooner!)

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • 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
Region: Gambia > Banjul Division > Fajara
Price Range: €166 (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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“Some rooms face the sea - we'll ask for one of those next time (but we were very happy in the room we had!).”
 of 5 bubbles 85guyn, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Check if there is building work. If so, avoid No. 24”
 of 5 bubbles charlesbG3570AV, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Macondo Suites are excellent, very comfortable beds, spacious with splendid views, a plunge pool and a private terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles Jonycadno, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We wouldn't book the Manor Suite again as it was £500 more and it wasn't worth that much more (maybe if the hot tub had been working).”
 of 5 bubbles keemabutch, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely in their own way, but I would choose upstairs for the views.”
 of 5 bubbles NCVienna, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
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