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“Beautiful hotel in a great town”
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

After starting our holiday in Antananarivo, Diego Suarez and the Grand Hotel was a breath of fresh air. Diego is a really cool, buzzing place and the Grand Hotel is a fantastic place to stay. The rooms are fairly basic but they're big and very clean and the pool area and outside restaurant are stunning. Also, the staff were incredibly friendly and left us two glasses of champagne and a bowl of fruit in the room as a honeymoon gift. We wished we could have stayed longer in both Diego and the Grand Hotel and would definitely recommend both.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

This hotel looks just like the pictures and was very nice. It sits along the main road downtown but the property layout keeps the noise and bustle of town out of the oasis around the pool. I had a street-side room and it was quiet too.

- Internet was spotty in the rooms but good in the lobby, bar, and poolside restaurant.
- Beds are VERY firm
- Staff spoke mostly French but that never got in the way. Menus, signs, and correspondence were all bilingual
- Prices were higher in the hotel for food and drink compared to in town but everything is still cheap (2500 Ariary to $1)
- There's an ATM in the lobby that takes only VISA and dispenses local currency
- A supermarket is 200 meters away with everything you might need from baby stuff to beer and wine. Very French...
- We ate a lot in the hotel and in places around town and no one got a stomach ache
- The tour company in the lobby and listed on the hotel website is great and the trips were better than advertised. Do not skip Ankarana Park just because it is far away It's totally worth it
- The casino is all business; very serious. We had fun anyway because of the great exchange rate and the free drinks while at the table.They have a 2000 Ariary minimum bet (less than $1).

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Best pool I've seen in a developing country in a long time. Average hotel rooms with all the amenities. Accommodated a family of four easily and for a good price. AC (needed in Diego) worked well. Right in the heart of the tourist area, so can access most things you need on foot (including the main grocery store). There are more scenic places in Diego, but this place was not bad.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Stayed at this hotel in October and had a wonderful stay. The rooms were clean and modern. The food at the hotel was very good. Breakfast was a standard European style one with bread, croissants, fruit, jams, ham, cheese and coffee. The location was in an excellent location in the middle of a nice shopping district. I loved the vibe of the city and this hotel was a safe and comfortable place to stay. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

we stayed here when our flight to Antananarivo was cancelled due to a military mutiny at the airport....! we picked it as it was relatively close to the airport, and had free WiFi which we needed to try and sort out our onward travel...unfortunately it was difficult to connect to the WiFi in our room, and we kept having to go and sit in the hallway or foyer in order to get a consistent connection.
the rooms were large and well equipped, and very clean. the pool was lovely and had a swim up bar - always nice! Breakfast was a very well stocked buffet which was great, dinner was a bit on the average side.
Staff were polite but not overly helpful or friendly. all in all a pleasant enough place to stay if you like big hotels...

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Nice hotel, the location is good, I think this is supposed to be the best in Diego Suarez. Nice/new rooms, nice pool, the spa was very nice, though a bit odd that you had to pay to use the steam bath. The food was good, and there was a nice pool bar and another bar at the front of the hotel.

Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

very nice rooms, beautiful lounge, gorgeous pool and restaurant area BUT reception staff and above all bar & restaurant staff is very non-professional (yet friendly). They got everything wrong all the time + the food & drinks were not good.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel

Address: 46 Rue Colbert | Diego Suarez, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) 201, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Antsiranana Province > Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
Price Range: $96 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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Grand Hotel Madagascar/Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

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