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“Fantastic Place to relax and enjoy some of Madagascar's amazing wildlife”
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Le Grand Bleu
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in Nosy Be
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 10, 2012

We enjoyed our wonderful stay at this hotel. The owners were amazing and it was incredible to see the wildlife at the hotel. The staff and owners made us feel at home and we had superb meals, the rooms were lovely and the atmosphere was like paradise. We would love to come back and would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a piece of heaven. The mating chameleons, were especially a bonus. The massages offered were a great way to wind down at the end of a day at the beach or just hanging out at the amazing pool with such a stunning view. The place is truly a good value for the money. The owners are exceptionally helpful in organizing things for you to do. We returned home to see an amazing documentary on Madagascar with the chameleons we saw at this hotel and also this island is rated in the top 10 islands of the world that one should see and they are right. The ad for the top 10 islands even featured the chameleon we saw at the hotel which we posted in our photos. Definitely this place is a must! From what we had read previously this place most certainly met and exceeded our expectations. Thanks for an amazing few days we will never forget!

Room Tip: Ask for a bungalow overlooking the beach side of the hotel as the views are nice.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

This serves to confirm that: Le Grand Bleu, et vraiment l'endroit pour du bon repos et aventure. We have been on several trips to Madagascar - and this Lodge/Hotel with their well organised hotel/staff and boats is truly good value for money - as well as the owners Guillaume / Magali and their daughter Oceane are incredibly accommodating and pleasant hosts. I would rate them very highly in the hospitality sector against their competitors on the island. They also promote good fishing conservation and practice "Catch & Release" as much as possible.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

We stayed at Le Grand Bleu for a couple of nights and did not want to leave - it is truly paradise. Beautiful settings, very comfortable rooms, stunning views and fresh and tasty food. The owners and staff made us all feel very welcomed and the atmosphere is wonderfully laid back and relaxed - even the pets made us feel welcomed. I can highly recommend this hotel and am looking forward to returning again soon.
PS. They also provide great advice about local trips and can provide mountain bikes etc if eating ice-cream by the pool isn't enough.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

We had an amazing time at Le Grand Bleun in Nosy Be. Guillaume, Magalie and the staff (Laetitia, Lila and Nina) were very friendly and helpful.
Great swimming pool overlooking the beach and very nice food.
Gay friendly place too, which is nice...

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

Le Grand Bleu is a bit out of the way high on a hill. There's a good path to the beach but it is nice to be up high for the views and breeze (and quiet).

We stayed one night in one of the very reasonably-priced "hiker hut" for 30 euros --the hut has a palm-leafed roof that rustles with geckos but it is very clean and there is a good mosquito net over the bed. There are also very nice-looking bungalows for about 56 euros. The best part is the large open-air common area by the infinity pool -- many comfortable seating arrangements, cool breezes and access to good food and drink. All the staff provided friendly and excellent service. There is good fast reliable and secure wifi (1 euro/day) which has been difficult to find elsewhere in Madagascar.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled on business
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Le Grand Bleu

Address: Andilana | Bp 407, Nosy Be 207, Madagascar
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Location: Madagascar > Antsiranana Province > Nosy Be
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Nosy Be
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Nosy Be
Price Range: $41 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Le Grand Bleu 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elected N° 2 of all hotels in MADAGASCAR with the Travelers' Choice 2017, Le Grand Bleu ** is the best value. The restaurant "The Turquoise" overlooks the 15 bungalows comfort, family, hikers and villa, which have the panoramic view of the sea; The bungalows hikers with the view on the tropical garden. Each bungalow offers 1 double bed, the family 2 bedrooms with 5 beds; They are ventilated or air conditioned with supp, with mosquito nets, shower hot water, WC and mini bar, mini safe for your safety, terrace with deckchair and hammock, very good comfort, renovated every year, woodwork and a nice decoration. A beautiful infinity pool with a panoramic view over the bay of the peninsula of Andilana awaits you and we can offer you all the excursions to do on the island as well as the archipelago: Nosy Komba, Tanikely, Iranja, Sakatia , Fanihy, Mont Passot, Radama, Mitsio Islands etc. Jacques and Céline also offer various activities: mountain biking, quad biking, kayaking, massage, diving, fishing ... Price of a hiker bungalow: from 30 euros per night for 2 people by booking directly. A restaurant that serves traditional and European cuisine, fish, seafood ... What a pleasant stay and retain many happy memories ... ... The only thing you will regret leaving this little paradise! They succumbed to the charm of this tropical paradise Nosy Be, so ... Why not you? ... more   less 
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