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Les Boucaniers

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#3 of 3 hotels in Nosy Be
The Hotel Restaurant "Les Boucaniers", located in Ambatoloaka on the island of Nosy Be (Madagascar), is a small "Hotel de Charme" mixing Malagasy style with European comfort requirements. Of recent construction, it is nestled in a chest of lush greenery consisting of coconut, banana and mango trees frequented by friendly Makis, lizards and hummingbirds. The hotel, with its 17 rooms, the swimming pool and its own restaurant, overlooks the large white sandy beach of Ambatoloaka Bay, which can be reached on foot in less than 3 minutes. Its amzing location will allow you to enjoy a stay in an appeasing natural contest and join, whenever you want, the several shops, bars and lively nightclubs of the small fishing village of Ambatoloaka, a few hundred metres away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Air conditioning
Room service
Bottled water
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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BP 441 Ambatoloaka, Ambatoloaka, Nosy Be 207 Nosy Be Madagascar
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Fascene Airport9 mi
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This hotel is about a 30 second walk up a slope from the beach. When I first got there, I wished it was on the beach but actually it makes a really nice break from 'the strip' with all its bars etc and the view from the hotel is gorgeous. It's a small and friendly place, with a very helpful manager. We stayed there twice (either side of a liveaboard trip) so had two different rooms. There's a lot of woodwork/ wood panelling/wood floors in the rooms and a sizeable double bed. Not a huge amount of space around the bed but adequate for our two massive suitcases! The real charm of this hotel is it's jungle setting. You see lovely trees from the rooms, a great view out over Ambataloaka and - lemurs that swing by every afternoon! And it's small and cute. The food was pretty good too, although it does help if you speak French. We had no problems with the wifi when we were there. We had arranged to pay on card but on the day the connection was down so it was a bit of a faff to get the cash so I would say - be prepared to just pay cash, it will be much easier.
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Really nice location close to the center but not inside the loud center ! The view from the breakfast-dining area is amazing! There is also so many trees around so you can get to see lemurs in the afternoon coming to get feed by the tourists The stuff working for the restaurant and also those who work for the reception are really nice and smiley! The manager is super cool and helpful too! Wifi works fine all over the hotel. The hotel is pretty with nice woodwork around and the room is cute with a safe deposit and hot water all day
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The hotel is located a bit outside of town, which is good for peace and quite, still only a short walk away from the restaurants and bars. Rooms are very different. Some have a balcony with a view of the ocean in the distance, some only a terrace without any view. My room had AC, which is simply on/off, the temperature control didn't appear to work. The space is limited, only a small table, baggage has to be put on the floor. Shower works fine, but no holder, so showering with one hand. the shower curtain was very dirty. Staff is friendly, but sometimes needs to be reminded. They forgot my laundry, so it took two days. Breakfast is simple, didn't eat at the restaurant. There is a tiny "beach" above the tiny pool, good for relaxing. There is also a terrace at the restaurant with a nice view and cooling wind. Some rooms are stacked, so get noise from above/below. some rooms are right next or below the restaurant. My room was next to the wooden stairs, people going up to the restaurant woke me up. Waling through town there are many prostitutes, but they go away if you say no. clearly there are older men who didn't say no. On the beach, or at the restaurants at the beach there many ladies that want to sell you something, they also go away quickly when saying no. There are several restaurants at a short walk to choose from. Reception can help with excursions, massage, etc. The trip to
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Still walking distance to the little community , is a quiet space off the main drag. Does have lots of stairs so ask for a ground floor room if you don't want to lug your cases up stairs , The pool area is lovely , right by the bar wifi available . (but a little malagasy unpredictable. rooms have balconies, so there's a lovely view. but you will have to shut that out and close up tight and use your plug in mosquito gismo provided . Brteakfast was a wee bit odd but nice , juice coffee cake fruit cereal and bread.
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The staff didn't know anything english. In three days we had to change rooms three times. In the first room the flush stopped working, in the second room the air condition didn't work so it was too hot to sleep and in the third room there was a leak. One time they turned of the water in the whole hotel without informing us before.
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Response from GabriMalmgren, Directeur général at Les Boucaniers
Responded Jul 8, 2016
Dear Sir, I'm really sorry for what happened your first night here, but I think you're a bit unfair: while you where having dinner somewhere in the village, a pipe in your bathroom broke, so I waited for you to give you an other triple room with a bigger terrace and sea view. We helped you with your luggage, but - that's true- the new room didn't have air conditioner but big roof fan. As you told me you couldn't sleep without air conditioner I gave you a second room with air conditioner. The day after I gave you two air conditioned rooms (always paying for one triple) and there where no leak in that room. Finally you got 2 double rooms for 3 nights at the price of one triple. That's true: we had to cut of water for about one hour to change the broken pipe. I never stopped to apologize and to ask you if everything was Ok. And you never complained. And about "the staff didn't know anything english" I was always there speaking not only english but also the language of your own country: Sweden.
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$58 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MadagascarAntsiranana ProvinceNosy BeAmbatoloaka
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