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Domaine de Fontenay

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Joffreville --201, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of my favorite stops on a 17 day tour of Madagascar. The hotel was really nice with a classic feel. The rooms were spacious and the dinner was excellent. The owner (who is a lot of fun to talk to) keeps amazing grounds filled with plants, flowers and lots of Orchids. There's also a massive, and super... More

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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden treasure. The owner, Karl, has painstakingly restored this beautiful colonial structure. It's only 40 minutes from Diego. And should be on everyone traveler's itinerary. The highlight of the stay was a guided tour through the private, 350 hectare reserve on the hotel's property. In the span of 50 minutes, we saw several endemic species of chameleons... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Le Domaine de Fontenay is a beautiful, rustic inn with character. Karl-Heinz and his wife own and operate this quaint guest house. They have lived here for over fifteen years and know everything about the area. Galileo, the very friendly 250 year old tortoise has quite the personality. The rooms are large and comfortable and the bathrooms are amazing. They... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stayed here for three nights on the strength of the private reserve with night walks. Sadly we were the only guests and the hotel is rather run down with a negative unhappy owner. We wish we had stayed at The Litchi Tree in the same town. Saying that the meals were very good, many ingredients from the garden, and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We received a really warm welcome on arrival from Karl-Heinz, who along with the rest of the staff, couldn't have been more accommodating throughout our 2 night stay. Nothing was a problem and the food was fabulous - Karl even asked if we'd be happy with the pork roast he was planning for our second evening meal. Our room was... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Small hotel with separate large rooms/villas, great old German proprietor (and young wife), old turtle, and private access to a large area of the Amber mountain complete with wild animals, water fall, etc. Night trips into this private reserve are also available with capable guides who find animals you would be unlikely to spot on your own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

It was very easy to reserve our rooms and the trips (and whatever we wanted) in email with the host, Karl-Heinz, who speaks many languages (English, German, French, maybe Russian and Italian too). If you arrive with plane or boat, it's the easiest to ask Karl in advance to send a car with a driver for you, to make sure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed in the 'double suit' at this lovingly restored French colonial house, where offecers used to come for a 'break'. The are suits in the main house and extra rooms made in officers quarters and converted stables. Everyo9ne in our group of 13 was happy with their room and service. The place is owned by Karl-Heinz Horner, who runs... More

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North Waltham, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We spent two nights at Domaine de Fontenay and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our host Karl could not have been kinder or more accommodating. He was also great fun, and shared his years of acquired Malagasi knowledge and anecdotes. He speaks fluent German, French and English, and possibly a few more languages. The room was huge and very comfortable.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We have just returned to Nairobi after two weeks in Madagascar. The highlight was definitely staying at Domaine de Fontenay in Joffreville to see Amber Mountain. We spent three nights there and Karl the host and owner, was a faultless host, prepared excellent meals and was a mine of information about Madagascar in general and also the Malagasy culture. The... More

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Additional Information about Domaine de Fontenay

Address: Joffreville --201, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Antsiranana Province > Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Domaine De Fontenay Madagascar/Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

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