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“Wonderful stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Lavasoa

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Hotel Lavasoa
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

We stayed three nights and were very pleased with the accommodations, the service and the location. Everything about our stay was wonderful. Note that the view on the back of the Madagascar 5000 ariary note is the exact view we had from our bungalow's porch.
We also did the excursion to Pirate Camp on Lokaro Peninsula which was interesting and fun in spite of the heavy rains.
Lavasoa deserves its Lonely Planet Top Choice selection. We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Hotel Lavasoa was the ideal half-way stop on our travels in Madagascar. The bungalows are bright, clean and comfortable with great beach, mountain and sunset views.

Our over-riding memory will be of the local knowledge and assistance provided for our ongoing travel up the east coast by road. Our host went out of her way to ensure we would stay in comfortable accommodation on our next leg of the journey.

The bungalows are a good 15-20 minute walk into town - not a problem at all if you enjoy great views along the coast (albeit a 'little' windy). The reception is open from 7am to 7pm daily. Breakfast and some bar items (beer, wine, pastis et al) are available.

Meals nearby are available within 5 minutes walk down the peninsular at another hotel (Talinjoo) or in the other direction at Island Vibe.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed here in 2002. We still reminisce about the lovely bungalow nestled in the forest above the ocean. Stunning views, quaint elegance, wonderful visit.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

The bungalows are confortable and give both an excellent feeling inside and a nice view on the bay outside.Great choice to divide the space with a fancy upper floor. Lovely to find electricity and hot water at any time. For sure it' between the best encounterd during the whole trip. The staff is friendly and able to speak english. What I've appreciated mostly is the organization of the excursions.All the guides and the drivers have proved to be excellent. A place to recommend.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Lavasoa
Address: Libanona, Fort Dauphin 714, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Toliara Province > Fort Dauphin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Fort Dauphin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nice Colored Bungalow on Libanona cape! The best view , overlooking fort dauphin Bay, your will enjoy your stay at Lavasoa.Many excursions proposed with the special "Pirate camp" by boat!don't miss your stop at Lavasoa for a beer or a coffee on our terrasse at sunset time.. ... more   less 
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