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Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa

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BP 13, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had 6 night here at the end of our 17 day Madagascan adventure. The zebu cart transfer was a great way to arrive at the hotel. Our villa was right on the beach, with amazing sunsets. The villa was spacious and clean with a comfortable bed and two single beds up on a mezzanine floor, which... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a couple of nights in one of the executive cottages, which are splendid. They are nicely designed with comfy beds, great views and amazing bathtubs - we were quite impressed! Our only regret is that we didn't get to enjoy our room enough as there is so much to do around the island. The common areas are not... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stop on our honeymoon. We stayed in the upgraded villa and it was delightful. The resort was very quiet while we were here which was very nice. The spa was very nice. I did a package with three treatments. They were all very enjoyable and compared to US prices it was an excellent deal. Most of... More 

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claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guests, congratulation again for your wedding and we are glad to read that your honeymoon was a success. All the best from the lodge team. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights. Gorgeous relaxed beach resort. Food was the best we had in Madagascar, especially the massive buffet breakfast. Not really much for vegetarians, I ended up having pizza every night, but hey I love pizza so it wasn't all bad. There was some blurb somewhere about catering for special dietary requirements but I couldn't figure out who... More 

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claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest thank you for taking some time to write your review. We appreciate your encouragement and good comments on the Lodge. Dogs Coco and John are our little mascots ... and the humpback whales are the big ones ! Best regards from the team. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in this wonderful place during 6 days. There are 5 suites and bungalows located in a beautiful park. The suites have a garden giving access to the beach and are really nice. Two bungalows are familial with beds for 4 persons and are close to the beach, as are two bungalows for 2 persons. The spa is a... More 

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claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear traveler, thank you for your nice comment. The Jungle Spa is a unique place in Madagascar providing natural treatment with the plants of the island, we are glad you appreciate it. Sainte Marie is authentic and still preserved island with a lot to discover. We hope you'll be able to come back again. Best regards. More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An absolutely amazing place to stay for an incredible price! More sophisticated in infrastructure than other lodges on the island, but still with a very charming atmosphere. Don't miss out on a quad bike tour, presentation on whales or go snorkelling, the hotel has very nice and helpful staff which also offered us a free upgrade! Highly recommended!

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claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, we are always happy to please our clients. So it is perfect if you've enjoyed to be upgraded. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you soon. More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have just returned from our holiday in Madagascar and spent the last 11 nights at the Princess Bora Lodge (party due to the Air Madagascar strike lengthening our stay!). The hotel is in a fantastic position on the beach with the reef within swimming (snorkelling) distance. The Lodge is well managed and the staff could not have done more... More 

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claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for this nice comment. We are glad to see you enjoyed your holidays at Princesse Bora Lodge very much. We would have liked knowing what disappointed you exactly in the dinner ? We hope to welcome you again very soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

You need to remember this is a developing nation and expect small issues with certain comforts but this hotel is five star in the developing world. We were on a 19 day trip with Imagine Africa and chose this hotel as our beach not lemur adventure. Here is a quick review with just the need to know: Exquisitely beautiful rooms... More 

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claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for this review. All the team is pleased to see your family had a great time with us. As you say, the whale season is also winter time here, but at least 20°c during daytime ! It is good to remind that a sweater/ pullover is useful on the evenings. For the restaurant, you have to... More 

Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stunning hotel on the beautiful Ile Sainte Marie. I could live there. Good check in experience, excellent and professional, followed by a detailed tour of the property. Fantastic place with stunning rooms. We were upgraded since the place was empty, which was nice of them, and the executive bungalows we stayed in were fabulous. The other rooms, the ones we... More 

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claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your comment. I can see you appreciate the Lodge very much, it is a shame you had a wrong impression about being "pushed away". Of course we do not forbid our guests to receive visitors on the contrary, we are a business and the more we have guests the best it is for us !... More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I feel bad that I am only writing this a year after staying at this beautiful lodge because they deserve a glowing review. Upon landing at Ile Sainte Marie airport we were greeted by Princess Bora staff members, who then escorted us to the lodge on a Zebu carriage. It was a memorable start! To add to the excitement, we... More 

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claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your nice review. It is always better late than never ! We are glad to receive your encouragements and hope to welcome you again very soon. More 

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