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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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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here for 2 nights, as a stop on our tour, and I must say it is a lovely place! The owners, Soraya and Elias are two genuine and friendly people eager to learn new language and share their culture. The rooms are large, and although simple have everything you need. The mosquito nets are on the windows and... More 

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Turin, Italy
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168 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a nice spot, very close to the Eastern entrance of the park. There are bungalows of reasonable size, even if I was alone and the bungalow contained three beds. I doubt it can be very comfortable in three people. There is a garden around but a little untended. There is no common space where to rest,... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 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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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 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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68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 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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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 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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123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 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
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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