Accommodation standards – samples of hotels and lodges

Princess Bora Lodge – Sainte Marie

Sainte-Marie is a tropical island on the east coast of Madagascar. Once known for being a haven for pirates and vagabonds, this island is famous for its white sandy beaches, its turquoise lagoon and easy paced lifestyle that abound. In this unique environment and still preserved from mass tourism is PRINCESS BORA LODGE. The room’s standards range from Executive suite to Villa deluxe and Villa comfort. All the villas are designed with stunning décor. This resort has got a panoply of activities ranging from whale-watching to diving and flying-safari

Relais de la Reine Isalo

Since 1993, this charming hotel has opened its doors to welcome guests. It is perfectly integrated into the mass of the Isalo ruiniform, built in a park of more than 40 hectares, along a small river. Its location is the perfect relaxing getaway while enjoying the gorgeous environment; take the opportunity to visit our SPA. A great base from which to explore Isalo National Park (visit the natural pool, and the particularly fascinating attraction of ‘the Window of the Isalo’, which is especially beautiful at sunset, there are several other attractions such as the canyons ‘Canyon des Singes’ and ‘Canyon des Rats’ etc… ).

Jardin du Roy Isalo


This *3 star hotel is located in the Bara tribes’ area. It is conveniently located near Ranohira and the entrance to Parc National d’Isalo (Isalo National Park). Jardin du Roy is immersed entirely into the natural environment and offers absolute comfort and impeccable services to make your stay an unforgettable experience. The lodge is made from local materials such as palissandre wood, labradorite stone and marble.
Jardin du Roy offers 40 comfortable rooms of international high-end standard. All are equipped with A/C and have a breathtaking view to the forest and the Limestone Mountains abound.
Its motto: Nature, Stillness and Authenticity.

Anakao Ocean Lodge

Anakao Ocean Lodge & Spa is a magical place that by strange and fortunate circumstances has remained a pristine corner away from the more chaotic mass tourism routes. For a cultural travel experience of the island of Madagascar, a stay here is requisite. The lodge is surrounded by astounding natural beauty, where time appears to stand still. Your own little piece of paradise on an unforgettable coastline, where the beach stretches over 1.5km, the pace of ‘normal’ life is forgotten and authentic Madagascar values are savoured. In the central area there is a bar, a restaurant, various relaxation zones within the “little square” – facilities of the Lodge, a TV/library room and a boutique where you can find not only articles of clothing, costumes and beach wraps but also many small craft objects, from ethnic necklaces to important wooden sculptures, strong expressions of the local culture.

Dunes d’Ifaty

Situated 27kms north of Tulear alongside the Mozambique Channel, and  just before the village of Mangily, this charming hotel complex with 19 villas and 22 deluxe rooms is dwelling inside a tropical vegetation. Set amongst six hectares of gardens containing a wide variety of indigenous plants from this dry region in the southwest of Madagascar, Les Dunes d’Ifaty is built in a traditional Malagasy style using local materials, and comprises 19 villas and 22 luxury rooms that are simple but stylish with brightly coloured walls and locally made furnishings.
Each villa can accommodate up to four people while luxury rooms sleep two people. Both have a spacious bedroom, en-suite bathroom and verandah.

Isalo Rock Lodge

Is a dazzling 60 rooms retreat in the Sandstone Mountains, The views from the lodge are breathtaking, whilst luxury abounds in the hotel with all modern amenities. Isalo Rock has a restaurant, a bar and a pool bar. The cuisine is an eclectic mixture of European and local Malagasy cuisine which changes as the seasons change.
All of the guest rooms are tastefully decorated with comfortable furniture in warm, welcoming colours. Rooms feature bed configurations from Twin Single beds to King Size Beds. The rooms are equipped with all modern amenities including en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, mini-bar, complimentary tea & coffee making facilities, secure electronic safe, table and chair, hair-dryer, writing stationery, and a telephone.