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Route de L'Ouste, Nosy Be 207 Madagascar
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#13 of 40 hotels in Nosy Be
Location
4.1
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4.5
Service
4.4
Value
4.1
Situated on the west coast of Nosy Be, the Vanila Hotel & Spa combines the charm and authenticity of the Malagasy culture and patrimony. Its traditional architecture and magnificent tropical garden are in complete harmony with the original landscape of the Ile aux Parfums. Its wide range of high quality services ensures an unsurpassed comfort and security to its guests. Every room at the Vanila Hotel is exceptionally well appointed. Variously, private terraces, balconies and gorgeous views of the ocean and gardens are offered. Two restaurants: The Parfum Vanille restaurant where morning breakfast and dinner are served in various daily buffet style and the Grill Del Sol restaurant where diners offer one Carte Table Gourmande et Gastronomie based on a gastronomy style dishes. Four infinity swimming pools including one for the kids and facing the Indian Ocean. A 200 m² SPA comprising 1 hydrotherapy room, 4 massage rooms, four Jacuzzis and 1 Hamman and 1 relaxing room.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Family
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Peter C wrote a review May 2022
Milan, Italy28 contributions7 helpful votes
Vanilla hotel has always been my favourite hotel in Nosybe but since my last trip before Covid many improvements made such as the huge new swimming pool and very friendly manager who has a hands on approach to make sure the guests have a first class experience, which is exactly what we had.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Traveler752070 wrote a review Nov 2020
33 contributions21 helpful votes
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Bar is so beautiful and good value. I went to happy hour time, it was buy 1 get 1 free , it was so reasonable. Approximately 400 Thb and can get 2 glasses of cocktail. Man staff was so friendly and take care of me well, I visited 2 times while I was in BKK for a few days. I had a very good time.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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kraftterrier wrote a review Oct 2019
Reading, United Kingdom180 contributions151 helpful votes
I stayed here for 4 nights and would have loved to have stayed longer. The rooms were very large and well appointed, nice bathrooms, comfortable beds, large balconies and very clean. Food was very good, mostly buffet style or though there is also a restaurant here which I did not use. Staff were very pleasant, friendly and helpful. The swimming pools were all very clean, lots of sunbeds around them and also overlooking the beach. The gardens were beautiful and very well kept. I used the spa a couple of times and was very satisfied with the massages and the cost was very reasonable. I would come here again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Las Buganvillas wrote a review Sep 2019
Cartagena, Colombia789 contributions216 helpful votes
This hotel is by the sea, and most if not all rooms have a large balcony from which to watch glorious sun sets in Nosy Be. Rooms are absolutely huge, and comfortable. Breakfast room/restaurant is also by the sea and has great atmosphere and excellent breakfast.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Helene S, Responsable relations clients at Vanila Hotel & Spa
Responded Oct 3, 2019
Dear Guest We are touched by your compliments. A big thank you from the Vanila staff’s team. We are glad to read you had a nice experience and a beautiful souvenir of Vanila Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking time to write a detailed review about your stay. A big thank you also for choosing the Vanila Hotel & Spa for your stay We will be more than happy to receive you again at Vanila Hotel & Spa and we hope to see you again very soon Kind regards Helene Stefenel
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stensveen wrote a review Jul 2019
Oslo, Norway95 contributions63 helpful votes
We had a great room with sea view over the extensive garden. Many different room categories exist, some are really cramped and uncomfortable (we had some peeks when they were being cleaned), but ours was large and airy, with a big terrace, nice bathroom, comfy bed, etc. The wifi didn't reach the room however, so have that it mind if it is important for you. Room was very clean and well-appointed. Upon arrival our reservation was not to be found. After we had lunch, it did appear however, so we could check in and install ourselves. The poolside restaurant is good, some of the food is great and the service is friendly if not the most professional. Several pools and a large garden + direct access to the beach. The beaches in this part of Nosy Be are really not very special though, so if you crave a paradisaical beach, go somewhere else.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you get sea view, aircon and terrace. Avoid pool-side.
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Response from Helene S, Responsable relations clients at Vanila Hotel & Spa
Responded Aug 27, 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your compliments and taking time to write a detailed review about your stay. We were quite dismayed when reading your comments regarding the rooms, your booking, the beach and service, Rooms: frankly you do not show impartiality by being curious on other room categories; please take note of them: The accommodation has a total capacity of 56 rooms divided as follows:  20 rooms "Garden" between 28 and 36m2 (view on tropical garden, terrace privative furniture of garden, 1 to 2 additional beds)  34 rooms "Océane" between 32 and 42m2 including 8 communicating rooms and 2 rooms "Voyages de Noces" (ocean view, private balcony with garden furniture, 1 extra bed  2 "Prestige" suites of 64m2 - the African Suite and the Malagasy Suite (ocean view, mini Hifi, DVD player, Jacuzzi on the balcony of 28m2, 2 WC, 2 lounges, tea and coffee at will) All rooms are equipped with a bathroom with hot water (WC separated), TV 16: 9 flat screen (7 satellite channels), safe, minibar, telephone, ventilation and air conditioning, toilet kit Beach: you’re quite right ! During low tide, you have to go quite far to swim; while waiting for the high tide to be back, and you may have enjoyed our 4 overflowing swimming pools. At high tide you’re save to swim in the ocean Service: we are aware that during the high season some mistakes must have been done but your non-objective point of view or opinion go totally against the majority of the customers, meaning approx 100 people who, according to their appreciation sheets we give at the end of the stay, praise the staff kindness, effort and attention to them. The service of the hotel is one of the strongest point of the hotel, unanimously recognized but everyone has its appreciations!! Your booking: we were so happy that we found it! You may understand that our booking system is not the same as in Europe and sometimes, it takes a little bit longer to sort out all the reception modalities when our hosts are arriving – specially if there are several arrivals in the same time In 20 years, we never had a client sleeping outside 😊 Please know & note that we took note of your comments as we always want to go further with quality and even giving training to our employees if required. We will be more than happy to receive you again at Vanila Hotel & Spa and we hope to see you again very soon Best Regards Helene Stefenel
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karen j wrote a review Jul 2019
Gloucester, United Kingdom23 contributions22 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights in July for my husbands 50th whilst travelling around Madagascar. Hotel was amazing. Great food, fabulous gardens, really friendly staff all speaking really good English and fantastic room. Couldn’t fault the place. It’s definitely not 3 star by English standards, more like 4 star. Buffet evening meal which could be split into just main course if not too hungry and priced accordingly. Right on the beach and lovely pools. Sun loungers scattered throughout the gardens and along the edge of the beach with great views and secluded locations and the best bit was no towels left on loungers! Didn’t have to get up at 5am to reserve a seat!!! Everything you could want for a relaxing, luxurious few days away.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Helene S, Responsable relations clients at Vanila Hotel & Spa
Responded Jul 25, 2019
Dear Guest, Hoping your return home was safe and not to depressing! We are glad to read you had a so perfect experience and a beautiful souvenir of Vanila Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking time to write a detailed review about your stay. A big thank you also for choosing the Vanila Hotel & Spa for your stay We will be more than happy to receive you again at Vanila Hotel & Spa and we hope to see you again very soon With thanks Hélène STEFENEL
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saneth2018 wrote a review Jul 2019
Queenstown, South Africa18 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed for 4 nights. Well situated on Nosy Be and great to explore Nosy Be and other islands from there. Friendly and helpful staff always ready with a smile. Rooms well equipped and comfortable. We enjoyed every moment there and will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Helene S, Responsable relations clients at Vanila Hotel & Spa
Responded Jul 7, 2019
Dear guest, Thank you for your compliments and taking time to write a review about your stay. We are happy to read you had a nice experience and a beautiful souvenir of Vanila Hotel & Spa. Your warm compliments reflect the effort of everyone! We will be more than happy to receive you again at Vanila Hotel & Spa Kind regards Helene Stefenel
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Deshna wrote a review May 2019
Mauritius2 contributions
At the edge of the beach I think it's what makes it so charming The staff is very caring very smiling I came with my family and we had a week of happiness I recommend to those who want to discover the beauty of this island paradise Rooms are spacious with a balcony view
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Helene S, Responsable relations clients at Vanila Hotel & Spa
Responded Jun 2, 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for your compliments and taking time to write a review about your stay. We are happy to read you had a nice experience and a beautiful souvenir of Vanila Hotel & Spa. Your warm compliments reflect the effort of everyone! We will be more than happy to receive you again at Vanila Hotel & Spa Kind regards Helene/Relation clients
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Cristina G wrote a review May 2019
London, United Kingdom217 contributions71 helpful votes
Great hotel right on the beach. Very spacious clean and comfortable rooms. Comfortable bed. Great large clean bathroom. Amazing big veranda with great views and sunsets. Buffet breakfast and dinner of goid quality. Very helpful tour desk. Corteous helpful staff.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Helene S, Responsable relations clients at Vanila Hotel & Spa
Responded Jun 2, 2019
Dear Guest, The Vanila staff’s team thank you for your compliments and for taking time to write a review about your stay. We are glad to read you had a so perfect experience and a beautiful souvenir of Vanila Hotel & Spa. Please come back anytime, we always will be pleased to receiving you at the Vanila Hotel & Spa. With thanks Héène/relation clients
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Boho_Bookworm wrote a review May 2019
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions6 helpful votes
My partner and I did a package deal here during the month of March. We were so concerned before arriving because the weather forecast showed constant storms and we'd heard nothing but horror stories about measles outbreaks / malaria and getting robbed. However - Nosy Be is an absolute gem. And we could not have been more thrilled with our accommodation. We saw loads of other hotels which were supposedly higher stars than Vanila but we never felt like we'd chosen the wrong place. It was absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! The location is incredible, the pool is wonderful and the staff are divine. So friendly and happy. Every morning we were welcomed back to our room with fresh sheets, gorgeously decorated towels done up like swans and hearts - fresh bars of soap. It felt very extravagant and the view from our private balcony was to die for. The package was excellently priced in our opinion. It included all of our excursions, almost all meals, transport, accommodation - the only thing that got a bit pricey was the drinks which you obviously need to pay for separately. Our very only qualms were all so small such as the breakfast was always the same and got a bit boring / bland after a week... it's always omlette's and then a selection of fresh fruit, toast, cereal... it would have been great if they'd mixed it up a bit more. There were also some strange little ant-like bugs (but smaller) in our upstairs room which got into some of our special chocolate we'd been excited to have together from a South African Winery. We tried spraying the bugs but they never went away. Then there's the local people... we did feel very pressured to buy things from them... they don't understand no and have no understanding of personal space. They are incredibly persistent but at the end of the day they are just trying to make some money so be prepared for that because they do swarm you... ESPECIALLY if you engage with just one person about a specific item at least 6 others will run up to you and shove bracelets / sarongs and magnets in your face. It gets very awkward and makes the experience a bit enjoyable to be constantly hassled but that is something that will never change. I would go back to Madagascar tomorrow - to the Vanila hotel, regardless of the little things. Nothing is ever 100% perfect, it it???
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Try get a sea view upstairs... spectacular!
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Response from Helene S, Responsable relations clients at Vanila Hotel & Spa
Responded May 17, 2019
Dear Hosts, We are touched by your compliments. A big thank you from the Vanila staff’s team. We are glad to read you had a so perfect experience and a beautiful souvenir of Vanila Hotel & Spa. We note your remarks on the imperfections of the breakfast. However our breakfast is an international breakfast all-you-can-eat buffet composed as follows: Fresh local fruit juices, tea, coffee, milk (warm or cold), chocolate, infusions Seasonal fresh local fruits, seasonal fresh local fruits salads Sliced homemade sandwich bread and bread rolls, mini homemade Viennese pastries (croissants, pains au chocolate, pains aux raisins) homemade cakes, sponge cake and Magdalena’s All sorts of homemade jams, honey, butter, nutella, sugar, 2 sorts of cereals Eggs cooked as wished (boiled, omelets, scrambled, fried) Ham, cheese, onions, fresh chives, gerkhins We understand that all tastes are in nature but we do consider your opinion. We want constantly to improve improving in order to satisfy the taste of our dear guests. As far as we are concerned regarding ants and as we mentioned it in a previous review, we do our utmost to get rid of them, but when visiting a subtropical country you should be aware and more than anyboduy else (flies and other insects are a real scourge in Australia isn't it) if you leave food (even in their packaging) in your room, they may be delighted to find a grocery shop around especially your special chocolate from South Africa 😊 . It's true local people are insistant when trying selling goods but it's always in a friendly attitude and got the merit to be local colour…… As you wrote it , nothing is ever perfect!!! Dear guests, please keep in mind that it will always be a pleasure to receive you with your wife for another stay on the island and we will do our best to get your holidays another wonderful stay amongst us! Keep well and see you soon Kind regards hélène/public relation
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PRICE RANGE
$104 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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vanila hotel and spa, vanila hotel nosy be
LOCATION
MadagascarAntsiranana ProvinceNosy Be
NUMBER OF ROOMS
56
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vanila Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Vanila Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Nosy Sakatia (2.0 miles), Mont Passot (2.9 miles), and Ambaro Ranch (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vanila Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Vanila Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vanila Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Vanila Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vanila Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Nono - La Rhum Riz, The Pily Pily Restaurant, and Chez Nous.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vanila Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Vanila Hotel & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Vanila Hotel & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Vanila Hotel & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Vanila Hotel & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Vanila Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vanila Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.