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Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant

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Nosy Kely, Morondava 619 Madagascar
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 09/19/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/19/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 15 hotels in Morondava
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4.5
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4.2
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4.1
Value
4.1
Travelers' Choice
A romantic hide-away in a comfortable garden setting.The Chez Maggie is a small, intimate property located directly on the beach in the heart of Madagascar's Menabe (Western)Region.With a long, clean and inviting beach just outside your door the Chez Maggie is a wonderful home base from which to explore the area; perfect for family vacations and honeymoons.The relaxed setting features: 2-story chalets and bungalows; extensive gardens; superb cuisine; swimming pool; full service bar; and wondrous sunsets. The air conditioned rooms are spacious with tiled bathrooms, and hand-picked artwork.Morondava is the gateway to the wonders of west. Along with sailing, fishing and sea kayaking the Chez Maggie Hotel offers quality excursions including: Tsingy de Bemaraha & Kirindy Mitea National Parks; Ave of the Baobabs; Kirindy Forest; Belo sur Mer; Tsiribihina River…In association with Remote River Expeditions / Madagascar the hotel operates custom tours for all interests throughout Madagascar
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Car hire
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Safe
Seating area
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Wazabim wrote a review Aug 2021
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1 contribution
We stayed at Chez Maggie during our family holidays this year. The place is just so great! Located at few meters from the sea, the beach offers you a nice place to walk or jog in the morning. You will enjoy seeing those fishermen' boats sailing at the first lights of the day. The swimming pool is just great! Both kids and adults were happy to share joyful moments of fun! The bungalows are just perfect! Clean and eco-friendly! Gary, the owner, was a great host and a very kind person. However, the service can be a bit improved. Probably, the staff was just resuming after the long closure of the tourism sector due to the pandemic ...? The area is quite nice in the evening, plenty choices of restaurants with affordable prices and excellent quality. Chez Maggie has also a good restaurant and, if you have time, don't forget to admire the beautiful sunset, seated on the benches in the backyard. The only recommendation I would make to Chez Maggie's team is, to expand/reorganise a bit the small parking lot. Thanks Gary and the team!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded Sep 1, 2021
Greetings from Morondava. Good to meet you and have you with us for your holiday. We do our best and we're very glad you enjoyed your stay! Many thanks for your sharing your detailed review and spreading the word about Chez Maggie. Also, if you have a photo (or two) please feel free to share on Tripadvisor or other social media. We note your input regarding staff and parking issues, thank you. We hope this message finds you well and to see you again. Enjoy the days! Best Regards, Team Chez Maggie PS You are our first 'reviewer' from Dar es Salaam. Years ago I worked on the Rufiji River (in the Selous) and always enjoyed my time in Dar before and after the river. Chrs ~ Gary
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Beautiful World 🗺 wrote a review Aug 2021
Antananarivo, Madagascar32 contributions26 helpful votes
We drove to Morandava to visit at the Baobab Avenue and the Tzingy. We stayed at Chez Meggi after long drive and continued with our trip. We found Morandava as a «  stopping-point » and not a vacation place. The place is located on the beach, but you can’t see the sea… (see it from far) The Lodge on the outside is very nice. There are 3 types of rooms ( at least ), some of them need renovation in the bathroom, but beds are comptable and rooms are big and unique. The food was very good ( according to my husband ) - fish and more fish.. A lot of sea food in different shapes ( I am vegetarian - different story for me). Breakfast was simple - like any other place in that area. You will meet Gary, the owner of that place; which he can book for you a 3 hours boat ride to Bel Sur Mer.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Bungalow - nice, unique, close to the restaurant and far from the noise of the people on the ...
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Response from Gary Lemmer, Owner at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant
Responded Aug 28, 2021
Greetings. Glad to meet you and the family and thank you for sharing your review. Whether for a short stay or an extended stay Morondava is known as welcoming, affordable and safe destination. Along with Tsingy de Bemaraha N. P. it is the starting point for exploring beautiful Vezo Coast from Morondava to Toliara. Other attractions include the world famous Avenue of the Baobabs; Mangily Village; Kirindy and Andranomena Reserves; Kirindy Mitea N.P and Belo sur Mer... Just to mention: the hotel actually has 12 rooms with 8 different sizes, designs and costs. Room details and photos: https://www.chezmaggie.com/rooms/start_rooms.php?lang=en Sorry if you missed the vegetarian page in our menu - hopefully for your next visit. We remember your husband's compliments for our restaurant (esp. ~ shrimp dishes...). Along with car and boat hire and guide services our tour company, Remote River Expeditions, offers affordable quality tours throughout Madagascar. We're always ready to assist with information and advice. Thanks much and we hope to see you again. Gary, Baholy & the CM team
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franco emilio r wrote a review Aug 2021
Genoa, Italy3 contributions
The best place to be in Morondava. The room very nice and clean. The service friendly and helpful. The hotel has a clean and spacious pool. Good breakfast and great natural juice. Unfortunately we only stayed one night but I will definitely be back for a longer period of time.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: They have private parking
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Response from Gary Lemmer, Owner at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant
Responded Aug 8, 2021
Good afternoon. Very glad to hear from you and thanks for sharing your impressions and review. We hope this message finds you well and look forward to seeing you again - sooner rather than later. We'll be here! Take good care ~ Gary, Baholy & CM team
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Eun Jin J wrote a review May 2021
Seoul, South Korea3 contributions
I travelled to Morondava with a friend and the lodge was in a very good location. It was in front of the beach and restaurants with good seafoods. The hosts were absolutely lovely and I very much appreciated their kindness even when it was a challenging period. I really enjoyed talking to them during my stay. The staff was all very kind as well and ready to help when needed. The trip to Baobab avenue was well organized and affordable as well.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Gary Lemmer, Owner at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant
Responded Aug 26, 2021
At long last ~ Regards from Chez Maggie! It was great to meet you both you welcome you to the Chez Maggie 'family'. Many thanks for your positive support and assistance. We feel the same about sharing time together! And sharing the' important' flight from Morondava to Antananarivo. Apologizes for the long delay but very happy to report health and other issues are good. We hope to see you again. Best Always ~ Gary, Baholy & Team CM PS: Ah & thanks for our first 'review' from South Korea!
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Noemi_Robiati wrote a review May 2021
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Baholy and Gary are such kind hosts. The location of chez Maggie is very convenient: by the beach, as well as walking distance to local delicious restaurants. It is super safe even to walk at night. Gary and Baholy were great in organising a package trip and arranging for boat transfer to Belo sur Mer as well as escursions to kirindy forest and the magnificent Alle de Baobabs. It is a good place to stay to have a combined holiday as they can organise various packages and excursions with overnight stays in the various locations as well as cars and boat transports. As I needed the internet for work Gary and Baholy even organised it for me in advance to make sure I had access for the few days I was there. So it is possible to combine work and holidays! The staff is very kind and helpful, like the hosts!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Gary Lemmer, Owner at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant
Responded Aug 22, 2021
Belated Greetings from Morondava! ~ Our apologizes for the (very) long delay in replying. Thank you so much for your kind words and review of the Chez Maggie and your stay with us. As you know the your visit was during a 'challenging' time for us. Please know we greatly appreciated you concern, support and advice at the time. Best for your travel and work. Stay safe and we hope your schedule brings you back to Morondava soon! Cheers & Sincere Regards, Gary, Baholy & all the CM Team
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Caitlin C wrote a review Oct 2020
Antananarivo, Madagascar1 contribution
We had such a wonderful time here! The room was spacious and clean, the food delicious, and the atmosphere very chill. All of the staff we met were so accommodating and welcoming. We would definitely stay again. Thank you Chez Maggie for a lovely visit!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Dec 1, 2020
Greetings from Morondava. Very good to meet you all and of course glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for for sharing your thoughts and we hope to see you again. You'll be most welcome ~ anytime! Take good care and best for the holidays. Gary, Baholy & CM Team
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Sean Jacob T wrote a review Oct 2020
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Cute, intimate, bunch of bungalows connected with stone epaths through a nicely landscaped beach jungle. Small pool, lots of privacy, excellent drinks and food (I recommend the fish carpaccio- even for breakfast!!), right on the beach. It's close to restaurants and shops around, though really, everywhere here is. I've stayed at one other place in Morondova, and had friends who stayed at a third- we all think Chez Maggie is the best place for the cost, and treats local folks, employees, and drivers the best. If I'm lucky enough to go back to Morondova, I hope Chez Maggie has available bungalows to book!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded Nov 5, 2020
Greetings. Thank you for sharing your detailed review and 'best place in Morondava' has a nice ring to it! We're also happy to confirm your place in the C Maggie record book as the leading carpaccio eater of all time. You kept the fishermen busy! Thanks again for helping to spread the word ~ much appreciated. And we look forward to your return when possible. Take care.
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Andreas D wrote a review Oct 2020
Oslo, Norway11 contributions
Chez Maggie is a convenient place to stay when in transit in Morondava. The partnership with the travel organizer Remote River Expedition makes it very smooth to book your trip as a “package” including travel, accommodation and visits to the Kirindy forest, the Baobas avenye etc. You eat well at the restaurant. When we saw pizza missing on the menu – they called a pizza chef who prepared tailor made pizzas the same evening – a real treat!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for the room that stay coolest at night.
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Response from Gary Lemmer, Owner at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant
Responded Oct 28, 2020
Thank you from Morondava. Nice to meet you and thanks for taking the time to share your review. It's great to be open once again and receiving guests! Very glad you enjoyed your time with us and services with Remote River Expeditions. We hope you'll continue to spread the word and to see you again in the future. Note on Pizza: Jean Claude, one of our chefs, has actually been with us for 5 years. Among other talents he is also a well know pizza chef. At this time we don't offer pizza on a regular basis but we wanted to present a special welcome for you and your daughter. Cheers.
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Helen626_12 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom19 contributions8 helpful votes
We really liked this place. We were given a perfect room overlooking the area and the staff did everything to make us comfortable. The rooms are clean, the staff are warm and friendly, the restaurant serves great food, the amenities and setting perfect and lovely Gary and his wife, hands on owners and good to talk to.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from chezmaggie, Owner at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant
Responded Jan 5, 2020
Thank you. Very glad you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts. We enjoyed having you with us for the holidays and wish you all the best for 2020! ~ Chez Maggie Team ~
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Mari S wrote a review Dec 2019
Tallinn, Estonia20 contributions
We got there after 9h drive and it felt like paradise. We were greeted with fresh juice and our bungalow was ready when we arrived. Bungalows were quite nice with everything we needed and hot water! The garden was lovely with nice sea view and comfort seatings. Barbecue was really good. WiFi could be better, it should be a easy fix. Also if you order a South African wine from the menu and you receive a cheap Chilean wine witch is pored out without you noticeing is'nt very nice. Although we liked the place very much.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from chezmaggie, Manager at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Greetings from Morondava. Sorry to hear about South African vs Chilean wine situation. Our apologies but quite certain that it was an honest mistake and our staff didn't mean to give you the wrong wine. That said, thank you for sharing your thoughts and very glad you enjoyed your stay. All the best for 2020 and we hope to see you again one day. ~ Chez Maggie Team ~
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Baobar (1.2 miles), Riotse (0.4 miles), and Fjkm Mahagaga Morondava (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue soleil, La Capannina, and Chez Alain.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant have airport transportation?
Yes, Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chez Maggie Hotel & Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.