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“Almost perfect”
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Hotel Tamboho
Ranked #6 of 59 Hotels in Antananarivo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Tamboho is not what you prepared yourself for. It is a very nice place, great for winding down after work, nice (and surprising) room, nice pool, amazing internet and very helpful, albeit a bit forgetful, staff. All of my travel arrangements for the week were taken care of within five minutes of my arrival. One particular member of staff ensured I had the proper adaptor for my mobile phone charger, while another simply forgot to book a dinner reservation for a busy Saturday night. I found the restaurant menu to be a bit repetitive, I knew it by heart after two weeks! But great food and presentation nonetheless. And great breakfast buffet.
The inside of the restaurant should have been non-smoking, nothing worse than trying to enjoy your dinner through cigarette smoke. Staff do make a bit of a noise when clearing up after dinner.
Other than that, great experience.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank mandy3105
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Tamboho, Propriétaire at Hotel Tamboho, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.
Thank for your comments about the room and the swimming pool.
We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations.
We have spoken with the employee at the reception in question, and we put a procedure to avoid this kind of mistake.
We note your comments about the restaurant, and working on the implementation of a smoking area not to disturb other customers and we offer a daily special for long staying guest. The chef is at your disposal to prepare simple dishes that are not on the menu.

If you come back to our hotel, I would love to have the opportunity to speak with you directly, so please ask for me. We hope to see you again in the future and wish you the very best.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great quiet little place. I had a day or so to relax in this business trip and this is the perfect place to do just that. When checking it, the front desk even loaned me money to pay the taxi driver as I had not yet changed currency- well done;). Internet had been hassle free- not easy to find this part of the world. Pool is great, quiet grassy ground with nice views. So far, no complaints except was personally hoping for a fitness center...and the prices were a bit steep.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank MRCottrell
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Tamboho, Propriétaire at Hotel Tamboho, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2014

Thanks for your review,
we konw that internet is important and can't be charger, it's like power, it should be included

happy to see you again next time

Dimitri

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

They forgot to pick me up at the airport (not nice when your plane arrives at 1.30 am), they programmed the wake-up call wrong (twice!!), they charge you if you ask for an iron for 15 minutes, they charge you ridiculous prices (more than double than the market prices) for any taxi you need, and you need a taxi for EVERYTHING as the hotel is very far away from the center.
The cleaning lady enters into your room when you're in the shower (it seams she didn't care. I did!)
Well, nice building and furniture but VERY BAD management. A pity.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank inescudero
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Tamboho, Propriétaire at Hotel Tamboho, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our property.
We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did
not meet your expectations.
For the transfert, we have spoken with the employee in question and we put a
procedure to avoid this kind of mistake. We understand your position at the
airport without transfer, it's not a good experience.
Could you verify that the transfert airport/hotel and the use of iron are
not on your invoice.
For the wake-up call, we appologize because of this period of rain saison
there is a lot of power cut and the automatic wake-up system have some
"bugs", we put a procedure to check time after this cut.
After the breakdown of the taxi you choose, we wanted to propose you of
reliable taxis and actually this has a cost.
We have spoken with the room service, and told them that if the guest do not
respond after knocking on the door, they should ask in the room if they can
enter. We told also that during the check-in the receptionnist should tell
to the guest that there is a "Do not disturb" button on the lock.

If you come back to our hotel, I would love to have the opportunity to speak
with you directly, so please ask for me. We hope to see you again in the
future and wish you the very best.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

This hotel is perfect. It was our first hotel in Madagascar, and it was a good choice. Clean, nice and very nice designed.The surprise is the toilet. Very good idea :) Madagascar is the most wonderful place. People are nice and the nature is unbelievable. So visit this paradise for sure.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Zuzana S
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Tamboho, Propriétaire at Hotel Tamboho, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Thank you for your review,

your sincerely

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a veru different to the 1st tana hotel very modern and if I was staying on business a great place to stay. The hotel is in a little compound of shops restaurants etc I think, so no hassle to wander around. Though unfortunately we got there late and left early again so can not really comment. The hotel itself was very modern clean and friendly, the chef even stayed late to cook us some dinner which was appreciated, food was nice if quite expensive. The rooms are very clean and furnished to a very high standard, there are fridges outside the rooms with “free” water soke and sprite etc. yes the bathrooms do have a hole in but this is not really an issue? is it…

Breakfast was also very good, lots of variety and the jams were lovely! If I was staying here on my own for business then it would be great but if I was on holiday I would stay at Lokagana

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank alex205
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Tamboho, Propriétaire at Hotel Tamboho, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Thank you for your review,


your sincerely

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

The hotel is certainly very different from anything else in Tana, the rooms are very spacious, modern and the a/c is a very welcome relief from the heat of the city. As the others mentioned, the toilets are a tad unusual...we had to agree to listen to our ipods while we took our turns on the toilet!! The pool is lovely, the food is quite good and breakfast has some of the local cuisine. Staff, as in most places we visited in madagascar, were very friendly.

Room Tip: We stayed there twice, we stayed in room 9 I think the second time which had the screen covering the...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank rayray0610
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Tamboho, Propriétaire at Hotel Tamboho, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2014

Thanks for your review
we already close the gaps with a woven circulare windows for more privacy.

Happy to see you next time

Dimitri

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Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here one night after arriving from the US. There is a steep incline to get to the reception area so be prepared. Also there are a lot of steps to get to the rooms. The rooms were clean and spacious with a mini bar available. the breakfast offered was a variety of rolls and bread with fruit and cereal. Eggs were cooked to order. Porters are readily available to help with luggage.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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4  Thank captain_parrot
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Tamboho, Propriétaire at Hotel Tamboho, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2014

Thanks for your review


Happy to see you next time

Dimitri

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Address: Tana Water Front | Ambodivona, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
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Location: Madagascar > Antananarivo Province > Antananarivo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Antananarivo
#7 Romantic Hotel in Antananarivo
Price Range: $114 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Tamboho 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in an exceptional location, with a combination of authenticity and modernity, in a peaceful atmosphere, close to downtown and the business district. This boutique hotel is ideal to stroll around Antananarivo, and get into its specificities: the Zoma market, the Independance Avenue, the Queen's Palace, the Tsimbazaza zoo with Madagascar's Nature's beauties, the lemurs, the various handicrafts markets, wood sculptures, semi precious and precious stones.The Tamboho hotel and restaurant comprises 30 air-conditioned rooms with all the required comfort, offering a refined cuisine serving European meals as well as delicious local and spicy flavored dishes.You will enjoy the designed style of the lobby, the western services quality with all the Malagasy charming care. ... more   less 
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