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“Great Staff.”
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Ngolide Lodge
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Great Staff.”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

This was a good place to stay. The staff,mostly female,were excellent and I could not expect more. The Indian restaurant owned by the Ngolide owner is superb and I still get the taste of the curries on the tip of my tongue a month later.
My only complaint is the bar which is a little dirty and dusty with no real view of the street and that the rooms are a little cramped but they are minor quibbles and wouldn't stop me from visiting again.

Room Tip: The rooms on the northern side are a little quieter at night.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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NgolideLodge, Manager at Ngolide Lodge, responded to this review, 4 May 2013
Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and the meals at our restaurant.We will insure that your complaint is attended to and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

We were very disappointed with our stay - unfriendly and lazy staff (but pleasant owners), the room was very small, not too clean and appeared to be quite unsecure; expensive internet and a dismal breakfast. Would not recommend this at all.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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NgolideLodge, Manager at Ngolide Lodge, responded to this review, 27 March 2013
Thank you very much for your review and we will see to it that the best solution is put in place to make the stay of our clients lovely and enjoyable.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

March 3 to 5, 2013 we (2 adults) had the pleasure to stay at the Ngolide Lodge. We booked from Switzerland in advanced with email and got respone within 1 day. We wired the money (2 nights for 2 pax = USD 140.- incl full english brekfast) in advance and again got confrimation within 2 daya. The staff is friendly, the rooms clean and new and everything is working. The food excellent. The Lodge is really made and maintained with care (the windows have iron mosiquito nets, so you have no mosquiutos in the room even when the windows are open). The lodge looks very charming with straw roofs.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Apex, North Carolina
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

Very relaxing stay. We were in for just 24 hours (and after the long flight from the US, we got a good nights sleep). We had time to fly over the falls, and take a river cruise, but that was it. Next time I would stay longer and actually take a walk down by the falls. With snacks on the river cruise, we were too full to eat at the Golden Leaf resturant for dinner (regretfully, the resturant is not open for lunch). The breakfast was a good start to the day. The staff was really great; friendly and very helpful (they helped arrange the helicopter and cruise and helped deal with some local currency issues). There is a very nice court yard in the center of the open air lobby area that was a relaxing place to set and read.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Kongsberg
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

After recommendation from our taxi-friend, we went to Golden Leef Restaurant for our dinner. The staff was friendly and service was good. The food was also very good. I had the beef filet with very tender meet and good side dishes, and my husband had chicken tikka masala which he enjoyed. The owner came to our table and checked that everything was ok, which we appreciated. We had to pay with master card, and they had to get the bank terminal from the lodge across the road. Would perhaps be a good idea to have a terminal at the restaurant. Besides from that we really liked the restaurant and it was one of the better we have tried in Livingstone (this is our forth time visiting). We will recommend it to others, and who knows, maybe we'll stay at Ngolide Lodge next time we're in Lstone?

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Warm, helpful and friendly welcome and reasonably priced with a great Golden Leaf Restaurant just over the road. Do try one from the curry menu which as well as meat dishes there is a good selection of vegetarian

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2012

The lodge was a little oasis in the bustle of Zambia. Owner very friendly and helpful as was the staff. A few little points like the request to book an early taxi to take to bus was not done, but a very enjoyable stay and i would definitely recommend to friends to stay here if travelling to Livingstone.
After 7 weeks in Zambia with limited access to regular hot water or even water, the shower and facilities were excellent.
Ate in Indian restaurant 3 out of my 5 nights there and enjoyed every meal. Staff attentive. closed on the Monday night so it would have been another night.
The mosquito nets for the beds however could be better. Not hanging from a good position in roof and being a square shape would fit the bed better..

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank moira l
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Property: Ngolide Lodge
Address: 110 Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Livingstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ngolide Lodge is a thatched Lodge in the heart of Livingstone with a truly ethnic feel. The Lodge has an excellent restaurant offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at our spacious restaurant called The Golden Leaf Restaurant serving Indian and Continental cuisine. Our friendly and efficient staff are ready to welcome you to make your stay happy and memorable.All rooms are well appointed and En-Suite with hot/cold showers and toilets, Air – Conditioners, LCD TV’s with 12 DSTV channels, Mini Fridges, Tea/Coffee making facility, Direct Dial out Telephone, Mosquito Nets and Room safes.Ngolide Lodges’ superb and accessible location on Mosi-oa-Tunya Road, offers a comfortable and affordable choice for exploring the mighty Victoria Falls, located only 8kms away and experiencing the wildlife and activities that Livingstone has to offer. Ngolide Lodge is 10 minutes walk from Livingstone town centre, close to bars, restaurants and only 2kms away from Mosi-oa-Tunya Square shopping mall.The Lodge has a Fully Licensed Bar where you can enjoy an Ice cold beer and imported wines of your choice while relaxing in our comfortable, quiet and peaceful lounge.There are intimate conference facilities, Wi-Fi access throughout the Lodge, safe car parking onsite with 24 hours security.We can arrange for any activities in the Livingstone area from the comfort of your room.Come and share the experience of an excellent restaurant and accommodation giving a home-away from home feeling. ... more   less 

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