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Le Relais de la Reine

313 Ranohira | BP 01, Ranohira 313, Madagascar
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Le Relais de la Reine
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, Ohio
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far the most luxurious hotel we stayed in Madagascar. The setting is magnificent and our room was beautiful. We stayed here for 2 nights while visiting the national park. We had breakfasts and dinners at the hotel The food is french and very good and rich. We were also entertained by the staff, local folk dance, really... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a beautifully constructed hotel hidden well into the extraordinary landscape. Very comfortable and well appointed. The staff were very friendly and attentive. It is the most expensive hotel we stayed at on our trip. Overall we weren't disappointed but for the food, which looks great but tastes of very little... too much style over substance. We ate extremely... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

After almost two weeks of breathing 4 wheel drive dust and fighting mozzies, our driver pulled up to this wonderful hotel - among the nicest I've seen. Architecturally very well done - top quality. It looks like all the fixtures and many building components were imported from France. The bathroom had a huge mirror, and one has to wonder how... More

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great hotel, as close to perfect as any I've seen. Very clean, nice pool, hot showers. Even the rooms in the lowest category are very spacious and nice. The garden is great - walk around a bit, we felt that many guests are missing out on this. The atmosphere is very nice, there are a lot of local employees -... More

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Hollywood, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

After a long day of travel we ended the day pulling up to this lovely property. Beautiful design, melds seamless into nature. Comfortable room, well appointed, considering it IS Madagascar. General manager on site and very engaging with her guests. Plenty of plugs in the room to charge all digital devices. Only downsides...electricity isn't 24 hours and dinners not fabulous.... More

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Old basing
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The setting, the rooms, the decorations and plants in the gardens are all beautiful. The room was large with good mosquito netting. No kettle - a general problem in Madagascar - but since the power was not available a lot of the time that's rather academic. Food was good - breakfast in particular. Unlike some other reviewers, obtaining vegan food... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I stayed here with my husband as part of a group tour in September. The location of the hotel is breathtaking, carved into the rock, and the rooms gorgeous. This really is a boutique hotel of a standard I was not expecting to find in Madagascar. The dining room looked wonderful, however there was no vegetarian main courses on the... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

An amazing place. No atmosphere though as there were barely any guests, but I am sure when it's busy the atmosphere is good. It seems that it used to be the most luxurious hotel in the area but now there are some more modern ones built where the tourist tend to go. It's a shame because it is situated amongst... More

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Sotogrande, Spain
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The hotel really has a wonderful situation, but lacks what it builds itself up to be. (that seems to be the binding force of hotels in Madagascar). The rooms are really comfortable and of a good size with a patio/terrace area to relax which was really nice. The hotel does not offer you electricity for many hours of the day... More

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Worcester, UK
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

What a wonderful place to stay! The hotel blends in with its surroundings beautifully, the staff are very helpful, polite and friendly, the accommodation is so comfortable, the facilities are great and the restaurant serves the most delicious food. Highly recommended!

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Address: 313 Ranohira | BP 01, Ranohira 313, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Fianarantsoa Province > Ranohira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Le Relais De La Reine Hotel Ranohira
Le Relais De La Reine Madagascar/Ranohira

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Hotel of character, perfectly integrated into an oasis of over 40 hectares, opened on a fantastic panorama, it is the starting point for excursions in the massif of Isalo. Le Relais de la Reine is located in the South West of Madagascar, in border of the Massif de l'Isalo. It is the country of Bara, semi-nomadic people, traveling with their herds of Zébus in a fabulous Western decor.Despite its geographic isolation, access to the Relais de la Reine is easy, using the National 7, linking Antananarivo to Toliara, via Antsirabe and Fianarantsoa. This road, the most touristic of Madagascar, provides a permanent scenery.The hotel is located near the village of Ranohira, 700 km from Antananarivo by road. ... more   less 
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