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Le relais de l'ankarana

Mahamasina | At the gates of the Parc Naturel de l'Ankarana, Madagascar
Le relais de l'ankarana
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Stay here! Very clean, comfortable, and simple rooms. Wonderful and helpful staff. Great food. Don't be fooled by other places, this is the best. The woman who runs the lodge is so very helpful and accommodating. Very good English spoken.

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Agoura Hills, California
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63 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stayed one night while visiting Ankarana Reserve. The individual bungalows were spacious, clean and bed was comfortable. The accommodations were very basic but adequate for one night stay. Our outfitter told us that this is the best accommodations within a 1-2 hour drive of the park. There is one plug in each room for charging (difficult to find but its... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ankarana national park is a very dry place and the gateway town is really not much more than some accomodation for tourists visiting the park. That being said, Le relais de l'Ankarana does a fine job in trying to provide comfortable accomodation for travellers. The rooms are clean and have hot water, mosquito nets and a reasonably comfortable mattress. The... More 

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60 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This hotel is just a hotel clean rooms, no wifi, power from 18.00- 22.00 and no nice views. The restaurant is oke, and the only atrraction is huge gekko on the wall who apperently lives there since 1999. It didn't has a name, so we called him Billy. Next door is the Anakrana lodge which looked a lot more promising... More 

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Castricum, The Netherlands
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118 reviews 118 reviews
66 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a rather basic accommodation close to the entrance of Ankarana National Park. It must be the best there is and considering the location it is remarkably good. The bungalows have a comfortable bed and a bathroom with hot water. Electricity is available, but not all day. The owner can have a truly tasty meal prepared. Recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Room was of a good size with a large double bed and single bed. Electricity is by a generator which is on for a set time each night. Bathroom was adequate with hot water for shower and basin. All requests were granted with a simile. Cold beer at the end of the day was most enjoyable.

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122 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The rooms aren't great although we did have a fan which ensured a decent nights sleep. The shower was pretty poor with no hot water and a switch you had to hold in continuously for water flow. However the location is good right by the park and the dinner, although only two selections was very well cooked and tasty -... More 

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Gatton, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stayed here for three nights while we visited the park (which was very interesting). We very much enjoyed our stay and found the owners to be friendly, obliging and generous. There was only power from 1800 - 2200h, and only one power point which made charging appliances tricky. The food was the best we have had in Madagascar, with... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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253 reviews 253 reviews
76 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Simple hotel, with large but basic rooms. It was very hot and we really missed a fan/airco. We liked the garden and trees on the property, staff did their best. We had good food in the restaurant. We were surprised to hear that there were no sleeping options for our guide/driver an they were not allowed to come in the... More 

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Chalgrove, United Kingdom
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47 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The guide books describe this place as "Simple, yet Reliable" - which it is. The rooms are incredibly simple - no electricity, no hot water, no curtains - but the beds are comfortable, food is very good, and service is great. As you spend more time out and about, the room is perfect for a place to lay your head... More 

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