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Lakana Hotel

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Andampanangoy , BP 2 | Ile Sainte Marie, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bungalows on the water were my favorite part, and I would stay here again for this fact alone. It was breezy all day an night, with big windows to let in lots of sunlight all day, and a porch with two chairs looking right over the horizon. Nothing else could beat that, and it made some of my least... More 

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Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My friends and I just spent 4 nights at the Lakana hotel in a family bungalow. The experience was amazing!!!! Rova, was such a delight to talk with and she made our stay memorable. The food was outstanding as well. During our stay we relaxed on the Indian Ocean, went snorkeling on the reef, and took a boat tour of... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night to experience the bungalow on the water. We were a bit unlucky with the weather, as we had rain, but the experience was great. The service provided by the staff was absolutely magnificent, from the reception to the cooks, to the manager, they all ensured that the guests were having the best time possible.... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Chalets along the beach, also some set back and others on a wood pier (with on-shore bathrooms). Excellent menu options and daily set. Wifi in bar area with cozy chairs. All staff are extra attentive. They can fix tours including whale watching (recommended in season)-- all hotels seem to have same prices for better class/safety boats-- probably much cheaper in... More 

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Sadly, we only stayed one night at the Dar Rocmarra, on our way home, but it was such a lovely way to end a wonderful trip. We were greeted so warmly by The staff and the food were SO delicious there was almost an unseemly scramble for the last one. I've since tried replicating them at home from an internet... More 

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

As part of our trip through Madagascar we stayed at the Lakana hotel and it was splendid. The staff was very friendly and service minded. While we stayed here, we had our first anniversary and I arranged a surprise for my wife, with the staff helping me to get everything planned. Locationwise you have a few restaurants, bike rentals and... More 

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Fiddletown, California
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434 reviews 434 reviews
88 hotel reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Nestled along the beach and next to a roadway, the bungalows were nicely appointed, have views of the beach, some were over the water (with no open bottoms ala Bora Bora), and the staff were friendly, very helpful, and spoke good English, although French is better. The rooms were very clean. We loved it here and went for long walks... More 

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Sonoma, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My tour company (Cactus Tours......amazing tour company) set me up here on gorgeous Ile. Ste. Marie, at the end of my month in Madagascar, and I stayed the first night in a garden bungalow, which was not bad, but the next 2 nights, I stayed in a bungalow on the sea...WOW....I mean, it wasn't the Ritz, but, sleeping to the... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

I have been to this hotel two years ago (2009) and have noticed that the standards have dropped this time round. The bungalow is of acceptable size however there is a lack of lighting which makes it very dim and difficult to find things. The shower in bungalow 18 lacked pressure and you have to keep pressing the shower button... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Lakana is a lovely little collection of bungalows set in beautiful gardens. Sleeping arrangements are basic, and the decor in rooms a bit old, but very clean and fairly peaceful (though as with all the hotels on this side of the island, the road is only 50 metres away). The staff are wonderful and genuinely friendly, with a very helpful... More 

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