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Ankarana Lodge

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basic / standard hotel run by a nice German that actually built the hotel and cabins himself. Best choice in the area. Reasonable good restaurant. Swimming pool has comfortable chairs/beds. Cabins are clean, airconditioning works from 6 pm to 10 pm. If possible and if may choose, select the individual cabins and not the rooms in the seperate building.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Travel Agents had described the hotel in their briefing as 'Simple'. That, in our view, does it an injustice. The lodges have 24-hour electricity, albeit that the air-con is on for only a few hours in the evening; but there is an extremely efficient fan in each room, and the rooms themselves are well, if modestly, fitted out. And... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's not a lot of accommodation options close to Ankarana as you really feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but Ankarana Lodge is a good option for a couple of nights as you're only a mile from the park entrance. The bungalows are fairly basic, but very clean and with a nice bathroom and little terrace at... More 

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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Basic rooms, good food and the stuff try hard. Good location and considering it's in the middle of nowhere we thought they did a good job overall . It is on the side of good rather than average . The pool area is very good and there is a bar alongside it as well as some very comfortable loungers

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Knysna, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The pool is the saving grace at this lodge. It was HOT HOT HOT and the electricity is only on for a few hours each night, so even if you are fortunate to get a floor fan that works (LUCKILY my husband is an engineer as he was able to remove the cover and get the fan working!), the power... More 

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Anka200, Propriétaire at Ankarana Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry, our managerin was out and the staff was unfriendly not to help the first night to start the AC or given a second fan. Sorry also that the staff was lazy and did not put out the furniture in the bar. More 

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unguidedmissal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Pretty nice place near the park. It was wonderful to hit the pool after the day's exertions. It was also wonderful to sit beside the pool and drink another Three Horses Beer. The food was perfectly acceptable. The rooms were comfy and there were no scorpions under my pillow.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Really this would be a 3.5 but hey tripadvisor does not let me. So in the context of Madagascar and the location this is a 4. The location is perfect for visiting the Tsingy which are a stunning limestone area. Very close to the park entrance. Also amazing lemurs viewing in the national park. The rooms - I think our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Although our first room was rather small and cramped, we were moved to one of the larger bungalows which was much more roomy and comfortable. There is a sitting area outside back and front of each one as well. The pool is great for cooling down after trekking through the forest and visiting the tsingy and meals are eaten around... More 

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Llanasa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This property is located just outside Ankarana Park making it an ideal location for a visit to see the Tsingy. The pool is lovely after a hot day in the park Meals are served around the pool. Food is very good and reasonably priced We stayed for 2 nights and the room was comfortable and clean Whilst the lodge has... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Atmosphere: After reading some of the previous reviews, we were somewhat anxious about our stay here before we arrived. It turned to be just fine. This is not high-end, like Iharana, but for what it is we were pleased. We got a friendly welcome, the staff were always available and did their best to be helpful. Good location very close... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Ankarana Lodge

Address: 107 Route RN6 Kilometer PK, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) 201, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Antsiranana Province > Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
Also Known As:
Ankarana Lodge Madagascar/Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
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