This is by far the best hotel in the Gambia, proven by a few outings to surrounding hotels and speaking to the locals and cab drivers, restaurant owners in the area. The penthouse is worth the extra money, and the restaurant is good. Don't expect a spectacular beach, (it definately needed to be cleaned up) but you will enjoy this hotel if you want privacy, relaxation and a base to discover the real Africa. The staff were fabulous, a special mention goes out to the driver, Habib, and to Maluk the waiter, and Mo the bartender. Hotel management weren't too present in the stay, which seemed odd in a hotel of 30 something rooms, but you could tell it was obviously very well run. Best restaurants within close proximity are The Butchers Arms and Jojo's (Jojo's actually is run by previous Ngala Lodge chef who cooked the best Lobster I have ever had).
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Ngala Hotel Fajara
- Ngala Lodge Gambia/Fajara