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Le relais de l'ankarana

Mahamasina | At the gates of the Parc Naturel de l'Ankarana, Madagascar
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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed here when visiting the park. I can't say enough about how helpful tbe staff who went out of their way to help us plus the dinner was excellent. We really enjoyed the zebu brochettes!

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Wilmington, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Our room was small, but had everything we needed -- especially a cross-breeze, and a very effective fan that was available 24hrs a day (!!!). Main electricity was available for a handful of hours at night, but it was possible to power small items on an emergency power outlet during other hours. We had brought a small power strip so... More 

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calgary
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I spent four nights at this hotel during my visit to Ankarana East and West. It is a small family run hotel. The owners were great, very pleasant and helpful. I had choices for my dinner selection and the food was always nicely presented and very tasty. The rooms were spacious and clean. Electricity is by generator in the evenings.... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stopped here for 2 nights, as a stop on our tour, and I must say it is a lovely place! The owners, Soraya and Elias are two genuine and friendly people eager to learn new language and share their culture. The rooms are large, and although simple have everything you need. The mosquito nets are on the windows and... More 

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The hotel is in a nice spot, very close to the Eastern entrance of the park. There are bungalows of reasonable size, even if I was alone and the bungalow contained three beds. I doubt it can be very comfortable in three people. There is a garden around but a little untended. There is no common space where to rest,... More 

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Bristol, Virginia
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Stay here! Very clean, comfortable, and simple rooms. Wonderful and helpful staff. Great food. Don't be fooled by other places, this is the best. The woman who runs the lodge is so very helpful and accommodating. Very good English spoken.

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Agoura Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stayed one night while visiting Ankarana Reserve. The individual bungalows were spacious, clean and bed was comfortable. The accommodations were very basic but adequate for one night stay. Our outfitter told us that this is the best accommodations within a 1-2 hour drive of the park. There is one plug in each room for charging (difficult to find but its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ankarana national park is a very dry place and the gateway town is really not much more than some accomodation for tourists visiting the park. That being said, Le relais de l'Ankarana does a fine job in trying to provide comfortable accomodation for travellers. The rooms are clean and have hot water, mosquito nets and a reasonably comfortable mattress. The... More 

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74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This hotel is just a hotel clean rooms, no wifi, power from 18.00- 22.00 and no nice views. The restaurant is oke, and the only atrraction is huge gekko on the wall who apperently lives there since 1999. It didn't has a name, so we called him Billy. Next door is the Anakrana lodge which looked a lot more promising... More 

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Castricum, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a rather basic accommodation close to the entrance of Ankarana National Park. It must be the best there is and considering the location it is remarkably good. The bungalows have a comfortable bed and a bathroom with hot water. Electricity is available, but not all day. The owner can have a truly tasty meal prepared. Recommended.

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