15. Mai 2018
Great place to stay in Antananarivo - Highly Recommended
Taxis are not familiar with this hotel and google maps has marked the route incorrectly. To get here it is easiest to tell a taxi you want to go to Ambohijatovo ("Am-Bow-Hee-Jah-Too-Voo") which is a park adjacent to the property, all taxis know the park. The streets on either side of the park are one-way, you need to on the side that traffic goes uphill, you will pass a gas (petrol) station then look for a big sign on your right hand side. At night there is a short stretch before the hotel that is not well lit so bring some kind of a light source and walk with confidence - we felt fine walking home from dinner in the evening. If in doubt take a taxi.
The managers are very friendly and helpful. The beds are huge and wonderfully comfortable. Wifi worked well (there are times of day it isn't as good but that is a Madagascar issue, not the fault of the hotel). Location is central. Laundry service is available. The grounds are beautiful with a nice garden and terrace area that has nice views. There is a taxi rank just down the street. There is a restaurant here but we cannot attest to its quality as we always went out to eat. There is a lively street market just a short walk away from the property. It is best to book ahead as this place fills up quickly, we did not do this and stayed at two other properties nearby that were a few euros per night cheaper but not as nice - we prefered Masion Lavosoa.