Palmarium looks great, nice big, clean, comfortable rooms. Well maintained gardens and beach area. There is everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay. But for me it's a bit sterile, very much a resort style place.
Once you are here, you are here, and there's not much you can do about it, you have only one option for eating and that's the hotel restaurant, which does some good food and some not so good food, all of which is overpriced because you have no other option! Count on around 40,000 per person per day extra for lunch/dinner/drinks if you are on a bed and breakfast package and this going very easy, you could spend more quickly. For me this money is better spent in local establishments and will certainly go a lot further.
Palmarium however does allow you to get very close to the lemurs in their private reserve so is still worth a visit. There is an option of a day visit to the park 15,000 for an adult, if I did it again I would chose that and then stay elsewhere.
If you like the resort style accommodation then this place will probably suit, if you prefer something more independent look around.
- Also Known As:
- Palmarium Hotel Madagascar/Toamasina (Tamatave)