We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

L'Orchidee de L'Isalo

Plein centre, Ranohira, Madagascar
L'Orchidee de L'Isalo
Write a Review

28 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Level Contributor
163 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights when visiting the National Park. Room was quiet, clean and comfortable. The power went off early on both of the mornings we were there. Free Wifi is available in the restaurant area (dependent upon power!). We had our own driver and vehicle, but the central location would certainly make it suitable for those travelling... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Three hundred meters from the entrance of the National Park, this modern hotel offers the best value for money you can find in the city of Ranohira. The rooms are spatious and clean. No TV and Wifi only in the restaurant, called "Le Zebu Grillé", where you can have good meals at ususal cheap local prices. A good plce to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We liked this place a lot because its location is perfect when travelling by taxi-brousse. All the fancy resorts are situated quite a few kilometers outside of Ranohira so you need your own vehicle to get there (no taxis in Ranohira). L'Orchidée is right in the middle of Ranohira, on the main road, and practically next to the National Park's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
53 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Didn't eat in the restaurant that seems to be the cause of so much angst, so can't comment on that, but the room was pretty OK. Electricity was only intermittent, making the room really hot during the night without a fan. Wifi (electricity-dependent) available in reception.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
81 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is from far the real worst hotel we experienced during our trip! The room we stayed in was old-fashioned, not really clean and there were plenty of mosquitos in it. But worst of the worst is their disqusting restaurant "Le zébu grillé"! When we ordered the zébu steak, it was hard like a shoe! But the chicken leg was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Ranohira hotels

Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stayed here on two different occations. The rooms were quite nice, and clean enough, but the power was coming and going quite frequently. This was pretty inconvenient as the rooms were hot and the fans didn't work in the night. There is a restaurant there, which is good although it could be more exciting. All in all a nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
147 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in one of the rooms in the new block which was relatively modern and a nice size with a couple of easy chairs and a table. There was however, no wardrobe or storage. The good sized modern shower room had no curtain or blind over the plain glass window, so we had to wedge... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This hotel is well-located for visiting Isalo National Park. The rooms are in an apartment -style complex which is pretty plain. Comfortable enough by Malagasy standards, with en-suite facilities, good sized beds and (eventually) hot showers. The food was reasonable. There is a nice Boulangerie across the road, but sadly it didn't open on the second day we were there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Grand Rapids, MI
Level Contributor
104 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Despite some of the reviews calling the rooms "plain", we were quite happy with the room we received. Our second-floor room had unique stone walls, beautiful stone tile floors, a reasonably comfy queen-size bed, and ensuite facilities. We felt like we were sleeping in a medieval castle! Hot water wasn't a problem. Our rooms were in the main building, adjacent... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

A fairly spacious room, with a toilet in one separate room, and the shower/WHB in another separate room. Funnily enough, this was the most comfortable mattress we slept on during our entire three week trip! Great balcony outside for drying clothes etc. Shower took ages to get hot in the morning, and on our last morning there we had no... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

10 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (10)
Dining (2)
Hotel & grounds (4)
Room/suite (3)
View from room (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question