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Hotel La Ribaudiere
Ranked #14 of 59 Hotels in Antananarivo
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Albany, Australia
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Clean, helpful, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed here for a total of three nights over a few weeks during our trip to Madagascar.
The hotel overall is very tidy, bathrooms and bedrooms are quite small but have everything that you might need in them. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
The restaurant has excellent food for a very reasonable price and a good selection of wines.

My boyfriend was very ill one night (not because of food from the hotel just to clarify) and they were very efficient and helpful in getting a doctor to come attend him at 11 o'clock at night.

One word of warning though, if you stay here on a Friday or Saturday night there is a nightclub nearby that keeps going till about 4am and if you have a room near the stairs then the noise from the hotel does tend to carry.

Apart from the noise over the weekend i would definitely recommend this hotel as a lovely, centrally located place to stay in Tana.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

This is a great little hidden hotel, the rooms were comfortable... food is best in Tana and the staff were very accommodating. I would stay here again every time.

Only concern was we had a Tv with no sound... but no need for TV when you're on holidays.

Location is central but lucky this place is concealed from all the chaos that comes with Tana.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

We stayed here on two separate occasions in May 2012. Upon arrival we instantly felt at home, the hotel is tucked away nicely in a quiet street. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and spoke reasonable English or at least understood our poor attempts at French.

The rooms are excellent, one of the few places we stayed with hot showers in Madagascar. On our second stay we were unable to get our requested room, but were without fuss compensated the difference with dinner at the restaurant. The food at the restaurant was excellent. It was a little noisy on a Friday night, but no more than one would expect.

Free Wi-Fi.

The hotel is close to banks and a market (be watchful of kids in the market trying to pick your pockets with shopping bag distractions).

This would be my first choice to stay in Tana.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

good quiet location, nice and helpfull staff, good organisation, small splendid garden , exellent restaurant, cosy rooms witth excellent mattress, only... room 4 can catch a lot of noice of room 5
if this guest put the TV to hard or talk to loud (and more....), it likes the doors are open, very disturbing ....

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Hotel La Ribaudiere offers rooms to both 3 and 4* Western standards with a varied and delicious menu. All this supported by smiling, friendly staff, speaking reasonable English, and of course excellent French.
The area is just away from the busier roads, with an excellent local market (daily?) just 100m away and reputable banks/ATMs and restaurants just 200m away.
If you're in Tana this really is an excellent place to stay, take lunch or dinner. For the latter I'd advise turning up early as the restaurant seems to fill up quite quickly.
Enjoy!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel La Ribaudiere
Address: 18 Rue Paul Dussac, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Antananarivo Province > Antananarivo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Antananarivo
#14 Business Hotel in Antananarivo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Ribaudiere 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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