This was the first place we stayed upon arriving via Paris into Tana in early May 2012. Chez Aina is on the edge of Tana, in a hilly section of town - the local street and driveway winds through steep, old cobblestone streets. Location is about 20-30 mins from the airport, depending on traffic, and it was very quiet for being in a city. We arrived very late (after midnight) and were greeted by Aina, who cheerfully showed us our rooms. It was a great place to come to as tired travelers. Accommodations are simple, clean and spacious, and the beds had comfortable foam mattresses (which tends to be the norm, at least in all the places we stayed in Madagascar). The next morning we had a wonderful, unique breakfast (our favorite from the entire trip) - homemade rice flour pancakes, rice cakes, sweet avocado salad, guava, pineapple, natural fruit juice, and coffee. The eating area/sitting area is in an old house with nice wood accents and local arts and crafts decorations. The garden area just outside is very inviting, complete with unique flora (many orchids), day geckos, tortoises, butterflies, etc. We would have liked to stay longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- C'est une maison typique d'Antananarivo, marie avec bonheur la rusticite du style traditionnel malgache avec ses poutres apparentes,son parquet en bois ancien et le confort et la technicite des temps modernes. Situation ideale en etant a 5mn du centre ville, a proximite d'une rue commercante,du marche artisanal d'Andravoahangy,de la station de Taxi brousse pour l'Est, des banques, taxi ect... Loin de l'agitation de la ville,dans un endroit de verdure, Chez Aina, c'est vivre une atmosphere paisible empreinte de douceur et de sereinite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chez Aina Madagascar/Antananarivo