We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Worst hotel on our Madagascar trip” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Motel de l'Isalo

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Ranohira
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Motel de l'Isalo
Parc de l'isalo, Ranohira, Madagascar   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Ranohira
belgium
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Worst hotel on our Madagascar trip”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Although not so cheap, this hotel was really bad. The shower and more importantly the bed are in my opinion the things that can make or break a hotel.

The bed was awful. Thinnest mattress ever (all other hotels were just fine on this) and slatted was just wooden plates. Couldn't sleep and my back hurt for 2 days. We were offered other rooms but they were equipped the same.
The shower, almost no water came out and it took for ages to become warm. Stuff fall down from the wall. Several inconveniencies.

Service is ok in general.
Pool is ok (have to say it is very clean), water was cold but I understand in this period of the year.
Food was average. I don't like meat with vanilla sauce, but it's probably just typical malagassy food.

The rooms are rusty and old, however the hotel is started only in 2001 (very cheap material).

A place to avoid in my opinion!

Room Tip: all rooms have the same equipment
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

11 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    1
    2
    5
    3
    0
See reviews for
1
4
2
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Barrie, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Our group of 8 had a great experience at the Motel de l'isalo, the solid stone rooms were a unique experience, the food was well presented, on time and tasty and the location was perfect for hiking. They eve paced a lunch for us for our day in the park. The pool was certainly a relaxing spot after a strenuous hike with plenty of lounge chairs for relaxing. The electricity is provided by generator so the hours are limited but if you are hiking in the park its not a problem at all and we were always soundly asleep before the lights even went out. The laundry service at the hotel as perfect and very reasonable. Water pressure was not the best but there was water, a nice double sink, mosquito nets and everything was neat and clean. The grounds are well kept and the staff in general very attentive and try hard to understand and delivery what you may request. This is a great spot to stay with a bar, the pool, a pleasant balcony and some unique art as well.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Antananarivo, Madagascar
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

nice and quiet place. very nice swimming pool.
average service, they seem to take customers for granted.
not luxury but acceptable rooms.
electricity available only from 6-8;12-14;17-23.
price seems ok compared to other hotels in same area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Motel de l'Isalo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Motel de l'Isalo

Address: Parc de l'isalo, Ranohira, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Fianarantsoa Province > Ranohira
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Ranohira
Also Known As:
Motel De L'Isalo Madagascar/Ranohira

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Motel de l'Isalo, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Motel de l'Isalo to your Saves list