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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Wow! This hotel is truly amazing, the Fifou & his staff are just wonderful, helpful and happy! Myself & 5 friends stayed for 3 nights and had the most amazing, blessed, fun, relaxing time. The facilities are great, free use of bikes, snorkel stuff, kayaks. The pools are fantastic they have a fresh water pool & a enclosed pool in... More 

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

Dear Guest, we thank you for your encouragements. It was a pleasure to receive you at the Lodge and we hope that you will come back soon. I advice to choose a different season next time, so you can discover Sainte Marie Island with other activities like whales watching from July to September or nice parties in december, etc ...... More 

Maputo, Mozambique
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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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171 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 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 

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