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Ankarana Lodge

Route RN6 Kilometer PK 107, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
Ankarana Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This place must have fallen into disrepair and poor management because the reviews do not live up the hype anymore. Musty rooms, unhelpful staff, discussing pool, expensive (though simple & tasty) meals, unkept grounds, and I could on. Try a different place, I recommend: Le relais de l'ankarana (It's just next door).

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Anka200, Responsable commercial at Ankarana Lodge, responded to this review

We was very astonished about this review, because 1)at this time our hotel was closed and all our staff had holiday.So there was only some workers who was renovating the hotel and no client was staying in one of our rooms 2)it is not honest because if he recommend the hotel next door, why he did not write a review... More 

Merida, Mexico
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200 reviews 200 reviews
99 hotel reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

this is typical for madagascar you will get few hours of electricity most places, and they have a generator for the most. when it is hot, there will be3 no fans working. the lodge is very pleasant with a nice pool.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

the location is EXACTLY where you want to be, but amidst the heat and business of the days 'wildlife trails' you find yourself swimming in the large pool at sunset - complete and tranquil bliss! Rooms and food were great too - plus lovely staff! no wi-fi and no mobile reception at all - its a good thing!! I had... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
88 hotel reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The most striking and inviting area of the Lodge is the pool - which is huge, clean, and surrounded by comfortable lounges and tables, with a poolside bar. The cabins make you want to go sit by the pool. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and the service was excellent. But the cabin we had, which was the end... More 

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Berkshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stayed for two nights during our trip to Madagascar. The manager' Fhuresco, was fantastic. We arrived late in the evening and our tour operator had not given us an English speaking guide for the trip from Diego, which meant we had missed out on all the local details. We had been given an English speaking guide for our trip... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed one night here & I cannot fault the location or indeed the list of amenities which include a swimming pool & air conditioning from 6-10pm. It was a little rustic but had everything you needed. Hot water & excellent water pressure which had been a rarity in the other places we had stayed. The rooms do get... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We travelled there from Diego Suarez airport and the Lodge arranged a pick up transport. The road was quite bad but the exhaustion would go away once you reach the lodge. Its simple yet very much exotic. Nested within nature. The foods were great. The caretaker was very helpful. he was the only who can speak English and also was... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I stayed here for two nights with my teenage daughter for visiting the local reserves. We enjoyed the stay, with comfortable bungalows, and a nice swimming pool. The lodge is very isolated so meals are simple with no options but we liked all that we were given and they worked around us preferring not to eat meat. The lodge uses... More 

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Padova
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was there for lunch and I must admit that the location is secluded but very characteristic, the service not too friendly, the food pretty good, but overall not great. Convenient stage during the exploration of the North.

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minneapolis
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Very basic rooms , thank goodness for a fan that worked after the AC went out at 10 pm. Perfect for a one night stay to see the Park. The dinner and breakfast were good. The room was a good size and clean!

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