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“Home away from home”
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Chez Aina
Ranked #5 of 92 Antananarivo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bay Area, California
1 review
“Home away from home”
Reviewed January 10, 2011

I stayed at Chez Aina for six weeks in November and December. It was the best decision I could have made. Aina and her staff are not only warm and welcoming, but they are incredibly thoughtful and efficient. Aina herself is a fountain of information about Malagasy culture as well as practical advice for traveling around the island.

You also get the best of both worlds at Chez Aina. The guest house is also situated in the heart of Tana, so you can get around to most places around town relatively quickly. But it's also tucked away in a secluded street that shields it from much of the noise and pollution of downtown. The gardens also help to provide a beautiful setting for relaxing or working. Aina and her staff also provide delicious meals that you can enjoy while meeting travelers from other parts of the world.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed January 6, 2011

This is my second stay with Aina. I just love the place. The rooms are clean, breakfast and diner are delicious and the location of the hotel is ideal - in the middle of town between a little away from the mainstream traffic -. But what I prefer there is Aina's incredible capacity to make you feel home. She is full of great advice about what to do, where to go and where to eat. This is a hidden gem in Tana.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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BERKELEY
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Reviewed December 23, 2010

Chez Aina is a wonderful, peaceful escape from the hubbub of Tana. The gardens are beautiful, the rooms are elegant and clean, and Aina is very charming and welcoming.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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London
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Reviewed November 30, 2010

Aina is fantastic hostess, she makes all her visitors feel at home. She helped us find find our feet in Antananarivo, even joining us for nights out on the town. The location is great, close to the centre and the old town, and the house and garden are beautiful. There is a choice of rooms - including a small hostel with its own kitchen for budget travellers. Evening meals available on request - some of the best Malagasy food. I stayed there for almost 2 months and would certainly recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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The Wirral, UK
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

Chez Aina was a super place to be in Antananarivo, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Within walking distance of downtown it was simple to see the sites in the town from the charming guest house but relax in the quiet location. I would recommend the home from home atmosphere and welcoming nature of Aina. The home prepared food was excellent and chosen daily.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Brighton
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Reviewed June 23, 2008

Chez Aina is a hidden gem, tucked away from the busy streets of Tana. I was in Madagascar for work and staying here really enabled me to rest and relax. Aina is a real hostess and makes you feel at home. All her staff are equally friendly. The decoration is charming and the food is great. There is no better way of experiencing Madagascar than staying here. Highly recommended.

  • Liked — The house, the food and the people
  • Disliked — The two rooms in the annex are quite noisy if there is someone staying in the adjacent room. However, this did not cause a problem during my stay.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
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Property: Chez Aina
Address: IVC 147 A Ambatomitsangana, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Antananarivo Province > Antananarivo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Antananarivo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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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