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Domaine de Fontenay

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Fantastic service and accommodations. Everything is top notch and guests are taken care of very well. Spent tho nights at the facility but wish we could have spent more. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The food was first class and the ground around the hotel are very well kept.

Thank damohrhaus
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 15, 2016

we were a group of 8 (plus guide) staying for 2 nights. Carl, his wife and children made us all feel very welcome. The restaurant, bar and lounge are in the main 'house' with our accommodation a short walk thru the gardens. There is accommodation in the house also. Our rooms were large, the beds being in an alcove with...

Thank tina j
Reviewed November 29, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in October. The room was light and airy with everything you might need for a stay. The property is a restored colonial property and is set in lovely gardens. The property has its own park which is well worth a visit and our Antonio was knowledgable and spotted chameleon and gecko that we could have...

3Thank Ruth H
Karl_HeinzH278, Owner at Domaine de Fontenay, responded to this review

Additional costs are normal when you book Room and Breakfast Hello Ruth, I expected some like this especially after i did not reduced my prices as demanded in several of your mails. You told me that I have purposely disclosed the charges until the final account. You had the Bar list, Meal prices are displayed at the entrance and at...

Kilkenny, Ireland
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Domaine de Fontenay is not a cheap option; a stay here is based on European prices. That said, the quality of the service and the setting is very good value for money and even by western European standards it could not be faulted. My brother and I stayed here for three nights in October as a base to explore Montagne...

Thank LiamLy
Reviewed October 27, 2015

I traveled Madagascar 2006 for 1 month, just returned in 2015 for one month. This time, I joined my father for travel in amazing North of the country. Joffreville and Domaine de Fontenay was the place we began our journey, what a place to start! The owner Karl Heinz has taken this old historic mansion and restored it to it's...

1Thank vinceinseattle
Antananarivo, Madagascar
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Plain and simple, the experience at Domaine de Fontenay is not to be missed. A colonial setting dating from the early 1900s, the Domain de Fontenay today combines Madagascar's storied past with its intriguing present, creating an environment of excitement and wonder as the country moves through the 21st century. You won't be disappointed visiting proprietor, Karl-Heinz and his lovely...

Thank N E
West Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Our recent stay at Domaine de Fonteney was the highlight of our 3 week Madagascar adventure. Our hosts, Karl-Heinz and Karinah took great care to make sure we were comfortable, well fed, and able to explore the surrounding areas of Madagascar. The rooms were exceptionally clean and spacious and the grounds of Domaine are beautiful and peaceful. Karl-Heinz's nature reserve...

Thank kimsworld23
Reviewed September 11, 2015

A wonderful place to stay in a wonderful spot. Karl and his wife were so kind to us, the grounds are beautiful, the rooms spacious and comfortable, the food was first class, and it was ideally situated near Amber Mountain, where we took both day and night hikes, seeing wonderful natural sights. They have an amazingly old tortoise right on...

Thank Rob T
Napa Valley, California
Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Such a well kept and beautiful place! Your host Karl and his lovely wife will spoil you from start to finish! The night walk and the visit to the red mountain are a must! Also you must see the red tsingy! All, very close. I can't say enough about this beautiful place and our hosts! Thank you!

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Reviewed April 22, 2015

Good location close to the Amber Mountain park; nicely refurbished French colonial mansion; very friendly and hospital family runs the place very efficiently; rooms are very spacious and in good condition. The food (breakfast and a set dinner meal are included) was great. We would have loved to stay longer.

Thank Koen V
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Le Domaine de Fontenay, with its eight en-suite luxurious rooms and one suite with private terrace, beautiful grounds, nature park, impeccable service, and fine dining. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Domaine de Fontenay

Address: Joffreville --201, Joffreville, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Antsiranana Province > Joffreville
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Domaine De Fontenay Madagascar/Joffreville
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“all rooms quiet!!”
 of 5 bubbles 188tinaj, Jun 15, 2016 | Read review
“we had one of the stable bungalows which was large, clean and comfortable, a bit dark in the mornings with no electricity”
 of 5 bubbles BeatriceH323, Jul 31, 2014 | Read review
“Suits in the main house are the most luxurious.”
 of 5 bubbles MantaG, Nov 20, 2012 | Read review
“Just ask Karl.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsRoki, Jul 30, 2012 | Read review
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