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Ngala Lodge

64 Atlantic Boulevard | P.O. Box 4091, Fajara, Gambia
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  • Katchikally Crocodile Pool
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  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 8 January 2014
After Christmas sunshine
We stayed a week at the lodge immediately after Christmas. The... more
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Old Basing
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed a week at the lodge immediately after Christmas. The weather was tremendous and although it is nearly a six hour flight there is no time difference so no jet lag. The lodge is relatively small and although we did not get the room we had hoped for we had a very large bedroom cum living room with a...

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

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to Ngala Lodge in the future.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2014

No need to try Gambia Experience Tours get the best guide and true Gambia experience, true life and knowledge from Habib. He will give you a great experience and nothing is too much trouble. He is held in great respect wherever he takes you.

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

Thank you for your kind words about Habib! He certainly is a mine of information about all aspects of life in The Gambia and we are delighted to have his services to share with our guests! Thanks again.

Basingstoke
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We were enchanted by the ambience of this small hotel, and its beautiful gardens. We stayed in Caylani, a large room in the Atlantic wing with a big patio and hot tub, and found it very congenial. We did not make any excursions, aiming for deep relaxation, and the hotel provided the perfect setting. When we ventured out into the...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Ngala Lodge and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Like so many others, we chose Ngala largely on the reviews here. Good as they were, they can't describe the ambiance, atmosphere and staff adequately. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and their smiles and greetings are infectious. Falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves on the beach below and chirping insects, relaxing by the pool or...

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay as much as you did and we enjoyed having you here! You'd have thoroughly enjoyed last night too! We look forward to seeing you next year - don't forget to bring your dancing shoes!!

Deal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2013

We went to Ngala purely on the reveiws from this site,and we were not disapointed. Jenny gave us a great welcome after the usually rubbish flight with Monarch,the toilets backed up and stank the plane out,when will they get better planes. However after waiting nearly an hour for our bags in hot and sweaty Banjul airport,we set off for Ngala,the...

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

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. If you don't know whether to choose HB or B&B you can, of course, opt to have only part of your stay as HB. We do find however that most guests end up eating in our restaurant every night. As to 'twitching' I have a Splendid Sunbird on the...

Hertfordshire
Reviewed 17 December 2013

We stayed at Ngala Lodge in November 2013. The boutique hotel is located above a small beach. The rooms are comfortable and clean. My wife is vegetarian and normally has difficulty in persuading Hotel kitchens to provide acceptable meals. However in this case, Jonathan, the head chef, spoke to my wife every evening advising what ingredients he had and the...

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

I'm so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I was aware of your concerns on arrival and was pleased to be able to allay your fears. As to the restaurant Jonathan prides himself on his ability to cater for every palate and enjoyed producing creative vegetarian meals for your wife. He says 'it was a pleasure to...

wakefield
Reviewed 12 December 2013

We've just returned from a fantastic stay at Ngala Lodge having first visited in may.2011 and this is the forth time back . We stayed in one of the beautiful Atlantic Suites which was huge room 18 and decorated with interesting sculptures and paintings, all of which are for sale if something takes your fancy. The suite had a king...

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

Thank you for your great review! Its always a pleasure to see you both and we love having you stay! See you again - soon!

Herts
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Thanks to all at Ngala for a wonderful holiday. Our expectations were met 100% - this is a truly superlative hotel. Room, food, ambience, views, garden, beach all exquisite. We had room 11 in the Manor and it was perfect - fabulous views of the garden and sea and meticulously cleaned every day by our cleaner Umay, a big thank...

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

Thank you so much for your great review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I look forward to welcoming you back to Ngala Lodge!

Skegness
Reviewed 11 December 2013

This is not for those who are looking for a lively crowd with only having 18 rooms. The place is beautiful, staff is top notch, food was excellent (good value too), and our stay was great. The room we had was good size, And very well maintained. We were treated to a clean room every day including . The views...

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

Joe and Carol - thank you for your wonderful words! It was good to meet you both, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon. We are pleased to hear that Anna's massages worked so well for you too!

surrey
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We stayed for four nights here at the beginning of a week in The Gambia, before moving on to Mandina Lodges. It is a good hotel with on the whole nice staff, excellent accommodation and decent food. Gardens are immaculate and short distant to beach with decking is really nice. That is apart from the jacuzzi outside the manor lodge....

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

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you were disappointed with some aspects of your stay with us - I wish you had mentioned it to me, during your stay. The jacuzzis have been turned off at the mains on safety grounds. As the constant power cuts and subsequent power fluctuations cause the heaters to come on which can result...

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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
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ngala Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Ngala Hotel Fajara
Ngala Lodge Gambia/Fajara
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“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
“Atlantic Suite, we had Agnes.plenty of room and good views, jacuzzi on the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles angeladM1683TW, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“need to be fit to access the beach as located down steep steps but well worth it! Corner suites are fab and some have a jaccuzzi”
 of 5 bubbles vwm186220, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All suites are excellent but you pay more for Atlantic views. Each has a private garden or terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles 690janete, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
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