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“Nice, New And With A View”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Karibu Lodge

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Karibu Lodge
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Mahajanga
Certificate of Excellence
Friday Harbor, Washington
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341 reviews
185 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
“Nice, New And With A View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a new hotel with a great view of the bay. The pool is nice and has a resaurant that is nicely situated on the water. The rooms are on two levels and are somewhat odd in their design. Some of them - you enter on the sleeping level while some of them you enter on the living level. The two levels are connected by inside stairs. We found the design made the living area inconvenient to use. We stayed here two different times in two different rooms. See discussion on room hints. Also my wife and another woman we were traveling with got sick after eating the same thing - apparently bad mozzarella cheese that had apparently gone bad. I had no problem with the food but noted that the service was slow. But the rooms are nice enough and there are restaurant choices nearby that were very good. On the whole I would recommend staying here but eating somewhere else.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the building on the water. They have access to a grassy area with an unobstructed...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Air conditioning, wifi, swimming pool and a top class restaurant. Sea view and very attentive friendly staff. The best place to stay in Mahajanga.
The chef and owner will discuss the fresh seafood available with you. I can highly recommend the white tuna with ginger cream sauce. Delicious !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

The owner and his staff could not be more helpfull and caring, which is what you need in Mahajanga. French run and french cheffed, it is a safe and pleasant place to be with the restaurant on the cliff edge, meaning far issues with mosquitoes that the other hotels in town. All round excellent.

Room Tip: I would choose a room that does not face the afternoon sun, as they are hotter.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Carqueiranne, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

Two levels suites, with AirCon ans two televisions, wonderful view on Indian Ocean et very good food. A lovely adress in Mahajanga.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Karibu Lodge

Property: Karibu Lodge
Address: Boulevard Marcoz | La corniche - BP 492 401, Mahajanga 401, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Mahajanga Province > Mahajanga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Mahajanga
Number of rooms: 15

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