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Hotel Artisan

Chez Victor Manarintsoa Ambositra 306, Ambositra, Madagascar
Hotel Artisan
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very beautiful! My husband and I stayed one night in one of the big bungalows and we're happy with it. The good: - Wifi at reception and restaurant - 24 hour electricity - Very clean. Maybe the cleanest place with stayed in all of Madagascar - The towels and sheets were in good condition - The hotel... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here one night on a tour thru Madagascar recently. Our driver got lost finding the place. Gated and secure, but I wouldn't say comfortable. Our bungalow was stuffy and hadn't been aired out recently. No air conditioning made for a very hot and restless night. No safe in the rooms. Hotel staff was great and the restaurant was good.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stopped here for lunch only and sat at one of the tables outside because of the fresh breeze. It felt like an oasis among a busy town and it was a welcome relief from a full-days drive. I loved the decor inside the restaurant, especially the wooden chairs! Would love to be able to bring back a whole set... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We spent one night in a bungalow and found it to be comfortable and clean. The dark wood interior was cozy but also gave the place a very dark feel (the lack of big windows didn't help). Also, there were no mosquito nets and the roof was far to high to hang your own. This didn't cause us much trouble... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Only ate here for lunch, very good food. Very well maintained gardens and hotel, good example of replica traditional wooden houses in garden used as accommodation. Dance troupe performed traditional dancing. Located In heart of town so easy to walk to see sights and woodworking workshop plus Zebu horn workshop

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Driving into Hotel Artisan, also known as L'Artisan Chez Victor, is like pulling into an oasis. The surrounding city is dingy and crowded (typical in Madagascar, where you don't go for the cities). Suddenly, you are going down a driveway with murals on the surrounding walls. At the end of the driveway are a cluster of small cabins, with intricate... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and it was great. It seems that all the tour drivers/guides take there guests here when driving through the area. The food was delicious. I had a veggie pizza and it was great. The hotel is very nice and artistic. During lunch they had a group of locals doing some Malagasy folk dances. It was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice place, clean, pleasant staff, and food was VERY tasty and safely prepared. This might be the only spot in town safe for a Western stomach. I ordered pork in tomato sauce and was very pleasantly surprised with how flavorful and tender it was. This was one of the few meals I legitimately really enjoyed in Madagascar.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stayed here one night on our way back to Tana and absolutely loved it. Bungalows were very spacious with a queen-sized bed, clean medium-sized bathroom, and 'loft' area with a twin bed and access to a small deck outside. Loved all of the hand-crafted details. Food at the restaurant was delicious and all staff (front desk and wait staff) were... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a little oasis in Ambositra and the staff were well trained to manage our special questions about what was in this dish or that. The pasta and pizza were good and the meat dishes were average. (There is only so much Zebu a person can take). We would definitely stay here, the hotel seemed quite nice.

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