We stayed here for 3 nights after finishing a tour of Western Madagascar. The bungalows were cute and clean, located at the edge of the ocean (no direct beach access, though, just rocks). The people running the hotel and restaurant were incredibly friendly. The food (and the view!) from the restaurant was amazing! They have lounges along the outer edge of the restaurant where you can catch the sea breeze while enjoying the view. And you must try the mojitos - best I've ever had!. Good wifi in the restaurant area, though not accessible in the bungalows. We really enjoyed our stay.
We just went there to eat lunch, and it was so good that we repeated for dinner. We tried the seafood and the zebu brochette, and both were incredible. The restaurant has great views to the sea. Absolutely recommended!
Don’t let the bed bugs bite. I should have heeded my mother’s warning, but as it is I have bed bug bites covering my entire body. As an added bonus, the shrimp in the hotel restaurant gave me wracking diarrhea. On the upside the bungalow is beautifully situated by the ocean. Bottom line: go elsewhere in Morondava. Saving a few ariary is not worth it.
I stayed here for a couple nights after a tour through western Madagascar. The place is relatively clean, not fancy, but adequate, wifi in the restaurant, pretty good food. At low tide in the mornings, the local people use the beach in front for fishing, quite fun to join in and help bring in the catch. In the afternoon with high tide, it is a perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail at sunset!
Firstly I think it is important to mentioned that we did not have an easy task trying to find a decent place(good price /quality) to stay in Morondava and it was probably one of the destinations in Madagascar where we ended up having more difficulties to choose where to stay. The Boungainvilliers is right in front of the beach but you do not have direct access to the beach from there due to concrete reinforcements built on the beach to protect the restaurant and hotel from the sea waves. It stands close to the centre of the town and has a restaurant that serves nice food with inviting prices. We stayed twice in this place on our way and return from Bekopaka and ended up staying in different bungalows on both times, Somo Bungalows appear to be in better condition than others but from our experience we have noticed a nice design from the outside but in need of decent refurbishments on the inside. There is no A/C, only a fan that will not make a big difference if your bungalow is well protected from the wind. Mosquitoes´net in place and the beds were also comfortable. If you end up staying here don´t miss the really nice seafood meals on the nearby restaurant "Blue Soleil" ( 2 minutes walk).…