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Hotel Relais du Masoala

Ambatomasina, Maroantsetra, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Norley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I spent five nights at Relais in October and wish (a) it could have been longer and (b) I could go back. Set in beautiful and extensive grounds there is a central office/reception/dining area with over a dozen individual bungalows with all mod cons. Added to this the staff were superb and couldn't do enough for me from the managerial... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Charming & comfortable accommodations in the local style + mod cons, all in a beautiful setting. Warm welcome, great food & service. Best of the 4 nature lodges I stayed in during my 2 weeks of travel around Madagascar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

If you like nature, this is the place to be! I spent there 2 weeks (for a volunteering project with the local National Park committee) and I really enjoyed my staying there. the owners are extremely kind and the local personnel helped me all the time (also in the middle of the night when I needed them to intervene to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Relais either side of a trip to Masaola in August. This was our third visit to Madagascar, and having now covered most of the country we can say with certainty that Relais is one of the stand-out hotels. This is due in part to the dual force that is the owner (Monique) and her... More

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Feature A nice lodge about 15 mins out of Maroantsetra - not in Masoala. Good for 1 night. Pos - Nice large huts, set in well-maintained grounds Pos - Well managed, pleasant, competent staff. Neutral - grounds are sandy, so thin vegetation. It is beach flats rather than rainforest. Neg - The name and PR are misleading - this is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

My wife and I, along with our 2 friends, stayed at Relais du Masoala either side of a visit to the Masoala Peninsula. We wish we could have stayed longer. We were met at the airport and driven to this beautiful hotel, where on arrival we were met by Monique, the most charming hostess and owner. After a welcome drink... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

When you travel in Madagascar you start to understand why you need to spend time in different places before moving on. I had hoped to go straight to Nosy Mangabe from Maroantsetra and not "waste time" in between the spots I wanted to see. Well it was a good thing I stopped over at R du M. I got to... More

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Monique's place (and Monique) is charming and was a magical spot from which to start the real "en brousse" part of my Madagascar trip far from Tana. Monique and Denise warmly welcomed our small group with comfortable accommodations, good meals, suggestions on when to go out and see the local people fishing in the mornings, and interesting insights about the... More

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Due to flight problems we arrived in Maroantsetra late afternoon with no local currency and minus my suitcase. Monique, the hotel owner, was amazing! She took me shopping to buy some clothes and essentials - with only 30 minutes shopping time she insisted that the stores would not overcharge me, because we were tourists. Monique changed some Euros into Ariary... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Relais du Masoala is a stunning lodge with well-appointed cabins and great food. The zebu skewers at dinner were outstanding. Monique, the owner, accompanied us on excursions, planned surprise picnics for us, chose the best guides, and entertained us as if we were her personal guests. I had a memorable 2-night stay there and give it 5 stars for accommodations,... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Relais du Masoala

Address: Ambatomasina, Maroantsetra, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Toamasina Province > Maroantsetra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hotel Relais Du Masoala Madagascar/Maroantsetra

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At the top of Antongil Bay on the north-east coast of Madagascar, in the heart of the clove and vanilla growing region of the island, the Relais is a collection of 15 well-appointed Malagasy-style bungalows (with American comfort levels) scattered in an expansive lush coconut grove. A narrow causeway separates the Relais from the natural wild sandy beach along the Bay overlooking the island reserve of Mangabe. Gently bathed by the trade winds, the graceful and peaceful property lies a few minutes west of the center of Maroantsetra, the gateway to Masoala, Makira, Farankaraina and Nosy Mangabe. The Relais now has a satellite eco-lodge at the very edge of Masoala National Park. Indeed, the Petit Relais is a collection of just 6 bungalows nestled into the hillock known locally as "Lohatrozona" (literally, the "head of the whale"), where twenty pristine hectares of primary coastal tropical forest await you. The Petit Relais is discreetly set just behind a mile-long private beach of golden sand extending along Tampolo Marine Park from the village of Ambodiforaha to the South up to the very entrance to Masoala National Park to the North. ... more   less 
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