We didn’t stay at that hotel, but we came there for breakfast and lunch. We enjoyed our food, and the service was good. It was a good choice, to have our meals there. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the view of the forest.
The room is very basic, and clean, but the bathroom could use a good scrub down. As with most hotels on the circuit, they get a lot of wear from the high turnover, and are rather dated. Unfortunately, the options are limited to the same thing. The room does get high marks for having a fan in it, something I haven’t seen yet in Madagascar, and the electricity and hot water are available 24 hours. The wifi works pretty well until the evening, when many are trying to log on, but works perfectly during the day when the hotel is empty. The restaurant does have good food, but be aware of “language barriers” as an excuse to extract more money from you. When I checked in, I was told breakfast was included with the price of the room. At dinner, they asked for my breakfast order, and the time I wanted it. I reconfirmed that the breakfast was included with the room at the time they took my order — it has been like this for about 50% of my hotel stays so far. However, they then later hit me up with a bill for the breakfast while I was having lunch. When I insisted it was included, they all of a sudden experienced a “language barrier.” My driver wasn’t around to help me with this. For lunch, I opted for a vegetarian meal, which they charged me the same price as if it had meat in it. They decided to be kind, and make a deal by reducing my bill by 2000 Ar. The original bill amount isn’t much, but it is the principal that troubles me. This is the second time a “language barrier” excuse was used to extract more money. In the first incident, a local went after the other person for being dishonest, and told me in front of the guy not to pay more than what was agreed to, as if it works once, they will try this again with all other tourists. Just be careful with the restaurant workers. They speak pretty good English when they want to, then forget it when they are trying to shake you down for more money.…
We stayed here just one night, but that was more than pleasant enough. The hotel consists of bungalows, some overlooking the river and the little bridge. The bungalow is spacious enough, with a decent bathroom. As elsewhere with bungalow hotels, wifi was only in the reception and restaurant area, and was rather slow and irregular. Breakfast was nice.
It’s a basic hotel full of tourists visiting the park. The bed is not as good. Bedrooms look old. It would be fine if you just sleep there for one night. (Slow) wifi at the restaurant (only). The restaurant serves some malagasy tasty food.
Arrived here late in the evening when it was dark already. Basic rooms with only one charging point, no wifi in the room and the beds look old. Luckily hot shower worked as we were traveling in winter. Breakfast and dinner at the restaurant were decent. Proximity to the national park and we could go back to the room to wash up after our hike in the morning, so do ask for checkout by 12pm.