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Vakona Forest Lodge

BP 750, Andasibe, Madagascar
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Vakona Forest Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Andasibe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Lewisville, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Terrific location for lemur adventure. About 40 bungalows. Very nice. Great scenery and off the beaten path. Access to many lemur areas for hiking, sighting and more. Restaurant very good. Wifi not so much except in the morning time in the restaurant. Lodge staff very friendly and helpful!!

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Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice rooms and quite luxurious. The rooms were spacious and the bathroom was large and had a very powerful shower. The breakfast was good and the dinner was nice and decent value. It also has Lemur Island which was great.

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Cape Town
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122 reviews 122 reviews
65 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lodge is located 9 km up a dirt road off the national road. We were first given room 22, but shortly after a very noisy family with very noisy small kids arrived next door. After dinner, the manager, who is from Mauritius and I'm sorry I didn't get his name, politely asked how we were enjoying our stay, and... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never managed to stay at this hotel because after we made a group booking directly with the hotel at published rates, the hotel cancelled our booking with 6 weeks to go because we were only booked in for 3 days and another group would 'pay more' for the same rooms.

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Richmond, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vakona Forest Lodge is in a beautiful setting and that all. Health warning Units 28-27-26-25 all sit in the swamp and are the worst but all unit are wet and damp, the musty smell is mould and it’s in the beds. Towels and the room. One problem was they put on damp bedding they the owner say it dry but... More

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Fort Walton Beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The main building is attractive, beautiful landscaping, you can watch malachite kingfishers on the lake surrounding the dining room!. Food is very good, and a wide choice. Staff professional, friendly, and very responsive - we had clothes washed, and ripped pants repaired between 4.00pm and our departure next morning!. Rooms are simple, but OK and clean. The Lemur island is... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What a fantastic place. I stayed here for 6 days in May with my new husband and we were not disappointed. On arrival we were greeted by a lovely smiling face (Mahery) who had made the effort to remember we were on honeymoon and congratulated us as soon as we arrived (something Paris failed to do). Over the course of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was a great place to stay as you are in the heart of the national park. Our room was basic, but ok for what we needed however there was a slight musty smell. The restaurant serves good food with a varied menu (choice on the a la carte is much better than the all inclusive). The only annoying... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My new wife and I stayed here for 5 days in may 2014 as part of our honeymoon. The lodge's grounds are huge and well maintained and provided a great "base camp" for our many trips out. The rooms are basic but comfortable and the food was delicious and plentiful. The lodge's Lemur Island should not be missed. The staff... More

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Clearwater Beach, FL
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317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Wonderful cabins but a bit small. Internet not working. Good restaurant and good morning breakfast. Attentive staff. But the reason you come here is their private "Lemur Island". That is why it gets a 5. We had a upclose and very personal interaction with four types lemurs. See pictures. An un-matched experience in our 14 day Madagascar trip. Not to... More

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Address: BP 750, Andasibe, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Toamasina Province > Andasibe
Also Known As:
Vakona Forest Hotel Andasibe
Vakona Forest Lodge Madagascar/Andasibe

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