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La Varangue
Ranked #7 of 59 Hotels in Antananarivo
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This place is full of character as soon as you walk in. Loads of antiques everywhere and a nice colonial feel. Restaurant is excellent.
Stayed in various rooms. The suite is amazing for the sheer amount of space, the only downside being there's no mosquito net for some reason!? Other rooms have them and you need them.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is an amazing little hotel in the centre of Antananarivo. Friendly and welcoming with a great menu and chef in their quaint restaurant. The owner is clearly a collector, for around the hotel are displays of binoculars, cameras, lamps, telephones from another era, largely brass and hanging from the walls. Rooms are clean and appropriately decorated, in fact on our return to stay on our last night we were given a suite consisting of three rooms and an enormous bathroom. We discovered that the chef had been identified by some awarding authority as one of the five best in the world, which explained the need to book a table and why the restaurant was full each night. Five minutes away is the plush Colbert Hotel which has a great coffee bar where you can buy delicious ice-cream sundaes and great sweet and savoury pastries for lunch or tea. So, well worth staying at this characterful hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

What a fantastic stay. A room with a view, a comfortable bed, and the best risotto in town. I slept like a baby and when I woke up I walked down just a small flight of stairs to the best dining experience in Antananarivo. Sit inside or outside, or order to your room for a private dinner, I tried them all and every experience was wonderful. Brush up on your French, but remember you are in a French speaking country so this should come as no surprise. Learning some basic French before you come to Madagascar is just respectful to the culture and the Malagasy people.
La Varangue is within walking distance to the market, shops, banks, and a fine bakery is just a short up the hill on the right.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We spent a night in Tana. The hotel is ideally situated, with clean, spacious rooms......and CRISP, new towels. We enjoyed a superb dinner at the restaurant. The food was tasty, perfectly prepared, well presented and thoroughly enjoyed. The owner also went around to all the tables to inquire whether diners had enjoyed their meals - a nice touch. All in all a wonderful evening and a worthwhile stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

We stayed one night in this hotel and for this part of the world we believe it is one of the best hotels in town. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was very good and tasty. The waitress of the restaurant was attentive and funny. And of course the large room with all this antique furniture made our stay very cozy. Definitely a good place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

I can't say enough about this hotel. Its not the most affordable option in Tana, but If you want a top end hotel with 3rd world / french charm this is the spot. The restaurant was amazing and Euros, Pounds and US dollars will go far there. The English here is limited, which can make the restaurant experience trying, but there was one english speaking waiter on duty each night. But if you can say your room number in french, you'll be fine.
When you land in Tana, a cab ride here should not exceed 40,000 Ariary...dont get suckered. The beds aren't that comfy, but depending on how jet lagged you are this may not be an issue.
there is wifi in the restaurant, patio and some rooms. I stayed here twice and didn't get wifi in the first room but got a good signal in the second. But its Madagascar, less internet and more Tana nerds!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

The hotel is located in the "embassy" area of the city. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The hotel is furnished in a unique way that gives great character. The staff is very helpful and courteous. The best part of the stay is their restaurant which is known to be one of the best in the city. An excellent place to stay while in Tana.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about La Varangue

Address: 17 Rue Printsy Ratsimamanga, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Antananarivo Province > Antananarivo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Antananarivo
#8 Romantic Hotel in Antananarivo
Price Range: $92 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming guest house in the center of an upscale neighborhood of the capital. Fruit of the marriage of Madagascar and colonial style architecture, this house offers the proximity of the commercial district Antaninarenina.La Veranda is Ambohitsirohitra next to the office of the presidence.Le The Veranda restaurant overlooks a lovely garden. ... more   less 
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