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Hotel Arc en Ciel

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Ampasikely, Nosy Be 35121, Madagascar
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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I stayed four nights and enjoyed my time at this hotel. The proprietor and his staff are fantastic. The rooms are clean, spacious with beautiful views, and nicely decorated. The bathrooms are large and modern. The food at the hotel is fresh and delicious. I do also recommend the diving company, for snorkeling, which was arranged by the hotel. It... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

About 30 mins out of Hell-Ville and down a rocky street is a lovely little getaway from the hussle and bussle of the nearby towns. The staff speak little English besides the manager who is fluent, but all staff are friendly and will help with anything you can think of. Anything the staff can't help with the manager will go... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

At the end of a week-long trek in Madagascar, staying in wonderful but rustic lodgings, l'Arc en Ciel was a little bit of paradise. I had planned to do snorkeling and other exploration of Nosy Be, but upon seeing the accommodations, the pool, and the beach here, I decided to just relax and enjoy my stay. At low tide, you... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

EXCELLENT LOCATION, SUPER HELPFUL MANAGER ( MIRKO ), YAMMY FOOD.We stayed in this lovely hotel during our vacation in Madagascar. We couldn't make better choice. The seater wasn't the best, but the atmosphere was fantastic.

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Merida, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

we spent 4 nights in this wonderful boutique hotel, good italian food most of the time, once the nice malagasy buffet, we did NOTHING at all, just relax by the pool. we had a very large suite. the only thing that might be done better: more furniture on the nice patio we had on top floor. the attentive people working... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Despite the apparent remote location, this hotel is great value and the staff make you feel comfortable and well cared for. Meals are great, amenities all good, internet works, and you are right on the beach.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights total at the end of May. The hotel layout is beautiful with an open restaurant and bar facing the pool with the ocean beyond. Our room was perfect and clean with a good air conditioning unit, safe, and balcony. The food was fantastic, fresh seafood for dinner, and fresh fruit and... More 

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Sancerre, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

It doesn't get better than this: tropical island, thatched palm roofs, rooms (and bungalows with air conditioning), excellent cuisine and impeccable, discreet service. Hotel Arc en Ciel has it all. The manager is Italian and brings good humor and competency to his task. The staff are discreet and efficient. Everyone goes out of their way to make you comfortable and... More 

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