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Consecon, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at this lodge for two nights while visiting the national park,the lodge is as its name implies located in the forest. There are many walking trails on the property and the food here was very good.Would stay here again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location is great, a bit difficult to get there if you don't have a rented car. The room looks very nice, the food is good, especially the mango jam from the breakfast. We were lucky to find a room available for 1 night on a last minute reservation and unfortunatelly we couldn't stay longer because everything was booked. Internet wasn't...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not know where to begin since the list is very long: Only hotel in Madagascar that did not welcome me with either a wet towel or a welcome drink. No air condition, no ventilator in the room (after I asked an old one was brought to my room) no television in rooms, phone in most rooms is not...

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Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lodge is in a lovely setting with a lovely garden and large pond. The rooms are functional and clean and the food was good, as was the service. The main area is circular around a roaring fire and there are sofas and comfy chairs on which to relax after a trip out. The lemur reserve is fabulous and was...

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting and you could hear the Indri in the distance. Lodges cool but comfortable nothing in Madagascar is luxury. Food was acceptable but not outstanding. The island with the tame lemurs was delightful and the close proximity of the parks made those visits easy. The night walk was also fascinating with a wide number of animals on view.

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London
Reviewed 9 January 2017

In an excellent location close to Perinet and Mantadia; the rooms are ok - clean and functional and of a reasonable size (the mozzy net could have done with replacing as the holes defeated its purpose!). We had a room near the pool which would have been lovely had it been open; there seemed to be a very slow refurbishment...

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had great time with family including small children! The private reserve of the lodge is really wonderful with the lemurs jumping on you to eat bananas. The restaurant is very good with very fresh products. Highly recommended!

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Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Fantastic location close to the national park, Lemur island not exactly wild but as close as you will get, crocodile park interesting and on par with some of the best I have seen around the world, Foosa, chameleons, frogs turtles etc... paths through forest excellent and a good walk if want to stay fit, rooms ok, good for where it...

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Sydney
Reviewed 6 January 2017

After a hot, bumpy ride on our motorcycles, it was a a wonderful welcome to arrive at such a beautiful location. The decor of our room was really nice and the size of them very spacious with a balcony, beds had mosquito net for which we were thankful. The common lounge area had a tank with small crocodiles in them....

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

What a great setting this hotel is in. Rooms are comfortable but there is no air conditioner and at night it was still a little warm even with the window open. Thankfully you do sleep under a mosquito net and a mosquito coil is there for you to burn to help deter the little pests. Meals were good.

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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Vakona Forest Lodge

Address: BP 750, Andasibe, Madagascar
Region: Madagascar > Toamasina Province > Andasibe
Hotel Class:3 star — Vakona Forest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Vakona Forest Hotel Andasibe
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“Stay away from this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles lapidot, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in chalet 23 which had a great view across hotel but in reality you are in a forest...”
 of 5 bubbles TimW86, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Number 12 was a nice chalet with porch overlooking near by forest. Enjoyed birds, looking for lemurs and more.”
 of 5 bubbles 8Mark, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If steps are a proble for you ask for a lower room”
 of 5 bubbles sealcoater, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Lodge is in a rainforest so expect some dampness.”
 of 5 bubbles geofftravel, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
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