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Aarle-Rixtel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Last week I have snep 3 days in the Mango Lodge. Place is nice and quiet. Only 5 rooms, so no stress there. Staff is more than freinly Ebarhim the cook is doing a great job. Sajo the manager solves al your problems in case you might have some Eisha and Raffalie thakes care of the rooms and can your...

Thank PeerkeGS
Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were lucky enough to have the whole Mango Lodge to ourselves for 3 nights in October 2016. The manager Sarjo and the chef Ibrahim were amazing. They catered to our needs and help organize a couple outings with a know driver and members of the lodge staff served as our guides. Quite and relaxing in a local neighborhood setting.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I spent a month at this fab property last winter, the staff are very friendly and do their utmost help. Decent food, lovely pool, safe and a convenient location for travelling, a 5 min walk to the main road (loads of taxis of all descriptions and the beach is just beyond). An interesting beach at that, Ghana Town is a...

Thank FrankieMollett
Rochdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I spent 3 nights in this pleasant little lodge. Sarjo, the manager, is helpful and friendly as are all the staff. Formerly "The Jungle" dance venue, it has been transformed into an interesting little lodge with one round house and (I think) 5 rooms in the main building some with ensuite and a couple with "All la Fresco" showers I...

2Thank rustyroundabout
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Please refer to my other review. This place has changed so much but still kept all the things I loved about my first visit. Clean, warm and homely. They have managed to retained all the staff and theyre loyality plus their passion for the place shows just how good a holiday destination this lodge is. It brings together tourists and...

1Thank Karl E
Rob H, Owner at Mango Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Karl, As you mention we are always happy to arrange bespoke holiday arrangements such as all inclusive food and drink, or tour arrangements. I know the 7 of you next November will have a great time again.

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We stayed at Mango Lodge for 2 weeks and enjoyed every second of our stay. We opted for the all inclusive package the lodge has to offer which was fantastic, at first i was a little anxious as to how i'd take to the local dishes but it has to be said it was some of the best food i...

1Thank Daniel L
Rob H, Owner at Mango Lodge, responded to this review

Daniel, Thank you for your review of Mango, All the Staff still talk about you as you brought a lot of happiness to alot of people around. The local children are still kicking footballs you donated. You will be very welcome next time!

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2015

We stayed in the roundhouse for a week in January while volunteering in the village. This offered more privacy and luxury than the rooms in the lodge which were unremarkable. Roundhouse had attractive decor, hot water and adequate shower pressure. King size bed was comfortable and the night was quiet allowing for a good nights sleep. It was chilly at...

1Thank RachelPamely
Rob H, Owner at Mango Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are always in the process of updating our rooms and service. We will be adding another luxury Garden Room very soon. We like to offer a full range of room types to satisfy the range of visitors and budgets and tastes. Some guests enjoy the outside bathroom, some the inside bathrooms, and for the...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2014

My wife and I stayed at Mango Lodge for 8 nights at the end of February. We stayed in the garden roundhouse which was beautiful and very private. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was delicious and well presented and cooked freshly everyday by the local chef. We really wanted to experience the Gambian culture and...

1Thank John M
Rob H, Owner at Mango Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, All the staff ask about you and how you are. I do hope you can come again and stay. Rob

Baldock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Five of us stayed at Mango Lodge and we all loved it. Where do you start - the staff were friendly, helpful and always around, the food was local, freshly cooked for us and excellent quality, the pool was fun and its surroundings very clean. The garden roundhouse provided a more luxurious option while the lodge suite with its authentic...

2Thank Liz C
Rob H, Owner at Mango Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your response. Im so glad you enjoyed your stay. I am aware the "authentic" shower in your bathroom is novel, being heated via the sun. we are looking to add a few more rooms this summer that will have internal bathrooms and hot water. We do understand that some people like the authentic bathrooms and others prefer the...

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 14 February 2014

This was my first time in the gambia and as i single female traveller i was a bit anxious first cause i didnt know what to exspect. but this place really was the best choice i could have made! i am convinced you will not find another hotel with a better and more caring and helpful staff than here. I...

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Rob H, Manager at Mango Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks or your review and for your kind words. It was lovely to meet you (even if it was for just one day). The staff have all said how lovely you were, a perfect guest. Im so glad you enjoyed the area and the local community, it is exactly what we are trying to promote. We are making some great...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mango Lodge is a family run Lodge for holiday visitors and business travellers alike. Set in Brufut, in the coastal region of The Gambia, West Africa, just minutes from the beach, Mango Lodge is the ideal place to mix both an authentic experience of local African life with the holiday luxuries of an oasis retreat. The locally inspired décor of Mango Lodge reminds you of where you are. The local community that you will inevitably interact with will remind you of who you are. Relax by the pool, soak up the sun, have a picnic on the beach, swim in the sea, visit a local family for dinner, help out in the local school, or travel "up country" to visit mud huts and the country's wildlife. Your experience, with our help, can be as cultural as you wish to make it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mango Lodge

Address: Hygate Road | Hygate Road, Brufut +44 7500 444474, Gambia
Region: Gambia > West Coast Division > Brufut
Price Range: $42 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Mango Lodge Gambia/Brufut
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“all rooms are fine The garden house is a bit more special”
PeerkeGS, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get the 'roundhouse' nest to the pool.”
douglasvh, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try the roundhouse, plus, go all inclusive! you wont regret it!”
23karle, 25 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Some of the lodge rooms have open air bathrooms which sounds novel but maybe think it over again before leaping to book one.”
  • good star gazing by the roundhouse
  • roundhouse and pool
RachelPamely, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
“If you want a little bit of luxury and more privacy book the Garden Roundhouse. If you require a little less luxury but want rooms that are comfortable and clean then book the rooms within the lodge.”
  • The Garden Roundhouse
  • The Garden Roundhouse
E4914LMjohnm, 8 Mar 2014 | Read review
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