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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent some wonderful relaxing days at the Princess Bora. Perfect location, great food and a feeling that management and staff really cared to make you feel well. Only improvement needed is proper ventilation in the standard bungalows.

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

Dear Guest, thank you for this lovely comment. New year's always a unique moment with sunny days, warm family atmosphere, greetings and lovely parties on the pontoon at sunset time. Everything is reunited to have the best souvenirs of a wonderful holidays in a very special place. More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a relaxing few days at Princesse Bora and thoroughly enjoyed it. The whale watching was an obvious highlight, but this was a beautiful place to just sit on the beach or by the pool; to eat in the restaurant; or to enjoy the spa. The best hotel we found in Madagascar by miles.

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

Dear traveler, thank you for your review. We appreciate to read that your stay at Princesse Bora was delightful and as you said the whales watching is an unmissable experience ! We hope to welcome you again very soon. More 

Rochester, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying at a different hotel, but I visited Princesse Bora for massages with my husband. The layout and landscaping is absolutely precious. The design of the whole hotel is very modern while retaining all the feel of a tropical island resort. We visited the bar, took a look at the beautiful infinity pool and grounds. It looked divine... More 

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

Dear guest, of course all the amenities of Princesse Bora Lodge are open to external patrons, as the Jungle Spa, the Beach Grill Restaurant and the Bora Dive & Research Center. We are glad you came and try the spa, so you can see it is a very good value. I hope next time you'll visit Sainte Marie Island you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

After traveling around Madagascar for several (exciting but chaotic) days, we spent 3 days at Princesse Bora - what an absolute delight! An unexpected level of luxury in a country which is still developing, we enjoyed every aspect of the experience. Excellent food & wine, superb spa, and glorious coral reefs inhabited by a technicolour array of species. Such a... More 

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

Thank you for your nice review on trip advisor. At Princesse Bora, we are actively taking care of this little island to preserve it and to make it stay a wild place. So we are glad you appreciate it. Best regards from the team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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132 reviews 132 reviews
27 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Our family stayed at this amazing resort in a luxury Villa on the beach, for 12 days in December over Christmas. It is breathtakingly beautiful and truly set in paradise. The unspoiled beauty and tranquility, white sandy beaches with lush vegetation and palm trees and the bluest blue ocean often left me speechless! We were a family of four and... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your so kind review. It was a pleasure to welcome you at Princesse Bora, we always appreciate when a family feels like at home here. And with a stay of 12 days, you never get bored for a minute : it shows Sainte Marie has so much activities to enjoy ! Hoping to see you... More 

Poznan, Poland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We spent there 4 nights on August this year in Executive Villa. Hotel itselfis situated along magnificent, long, white sand, wild beach with palms immerse them selfs in the azure ocean. Everything is just taken from heaven, you can admire there just what you can except from „paradise holidays”. Our villa was really beautiful, neatly decorated, just few steps from... 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. We are glad that you enjoy so much your holidays. We take good advice of your remaks. We now have 3 new kayaks with their paddles. Actually we don't open the deck bar during austral winter because it is usually too windy. We are waiting for your next journey to Sainte Marie... More 

Oslo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Everything was just very good! The staff was most helpful and charming. Good variety of activities. Especially the trip to Clipper Beach was very nice. A must. The Plantation was most interesting Good food and service. Lighting in restaurant could be improved

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

Dear Traveler, thank you for this nice review. All the team is proud to see that you spend a nice time in Princesse Bora Lodge. If you're able to come back in a few years, you will see the evolution of the plantation. All the best. More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stayed 4 days in Sainte Marie island at the Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, and it is truly one of the best accommodations we have experienced during our Madagascar trip!! Rooms, food, beach and service are all impeccable, luxurious and top-range. The spa is a little gem (the best body scrub ever!) and the diving club is world-class quality... 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 comments. We are lucky to enjoy local products growing on Sainte Marie island like coffee, vanilla, peppers and of course tropical fruits that we can buy in villages and use for the Lodge. It is a very interesting part of the visits in Sainte Marie. We are glad you appreciate it, and hope... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Wonderful spot in paradise. Excellent food (perhaps a bit fussy for our basic tastes) great staff. Hotel met all our expectations and more after our wildlife tour around Madagascar. Recommend several days here to relax and enjoy.

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

Thank you for your review about the lodge. There is so many things to discover on Sainte Marie island, just few days is not enough. Maybe you'll be able to coma back and see the rest of it. Best regards from the team. More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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124 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The management really needs to get a grip on this place, it could be so much better but they need to be much more hands on. In a casual, fairly small beach resort which we understand is privately owned rather than a chain there is really no excuse for the management not being out there and talking to guests in... More 

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claireaucoco, Responsable commercial at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking time to write your review. we are sorry to read that your stay did not satisfy your expectations. About the swimming pool, we actually planed to renovate it on november. And for the vegetarian dishes, we just decided to propose a new formula for the vegetarian guests. We always want to take good care... More 

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