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 on the lawns, fine dining and good wine, conversation with other happy residents ...
Christmas eve was a special day for us (ruby anniversary) and was topped off by the special dinner, extended into the early hours.
Yes, some of the fixtures and fittings were starting to show their age and the loss of the internet connection was a (minor) inconvenience.
How much did we enjoy our week? I've just booked two weeks for Christmas next year!
- 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