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Mandinka Lodge

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have just returned from a 2 week visit at Mandinka Lodge, what a truly amazing tropical paradise. As soon as you enter the gates it feels like a complete different world from the outside, beautiful gardens, wildlife and owners. We stayed in one of the roundhouses which was perfect, everything we needed was provided, the room was decorated with...

1Thank Naomi M
England, Essex
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My partner and I stayed at Mandinka Lodge for 11 nights over Christmas in one off the lodges which was beautiful. Diane and Lamin were amazing and really made you feel at home. It was my Boyfriends 40th while we were there and they decoreated our lodge and organsied for a gorgous cake to be made they really did make...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Before I write this review, I firstly want to draw your attention to an article I wrote a while ago - which actually sums up my experience staying at Mandinka Lodge and I believe should be read first as an important part of this review ...after reading this short passage I will continue on.. >>>> The Five Senses of Business....Why...

1Thank Dublin2111
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

...was faultless. The accommodation exceeded our expectations (despite us already being impressed by the photographs online). The beach is only a short walk away (7-10 minutes) & very easy to find. The service provided by both Diane & Lamin was fantastic.They allowed us to 'feel at home' & also offered lots of sound advice. We would definitely recommend staying in...

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Costa del Sol
Reviewed 25 November 2016

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.

2Thank tracey_brent
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...

5Thank mtd330
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...

5Thank 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!

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....

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.

3Thank tinamyers185

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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: $43 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The Round houses are our favourite!”
tracey_brent, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The roundhouse lodges are brilliant”
tracey_brent, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in one of the round houses - beautiful and with a fridge for the Julbrew!”
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