Accommodation standards – samples of hotels and lodges [3]

La Varangue – Antananarivo

La Varangue is a boutique hotel conveniently located in the centre of Antananarivo, the bustling capital of Madagascar. Quaint and intimate, this boutique hotel offers guests a quiet environment and is situated close to shops, boutiques, restaurants, supermarkets, banks and the main tourist sites. It is perfect for tourists as well as business travellers.
The lovely rooms and suites are spacious; they have a safe, minibar, TV, telephone and mosquito net. You can find a collection of antique objects and paintings on the walls of this unique hotel. Enjoy the view of the town from the open air terrace in a romantic garden and enjoy the world’s flavours with European specialties as well as the traditional Malagasy cuisine at the restaurant “La Varangue”.

Hotel Paradisier – Ifaty

This part of Madagascar boasts an almost year round sunshine; the hotel is perfectly situated on the pristine white sandy beach which is one hour drive from Tulear. The Paradisier has a captivating charm and is facing the magnificent lagoon. This hotel sources its energy 100% from solar power and promotes the social and economic life of the locals in nearby villages. Guests enjoy an infinite pool with sea view, many activities such as boat rides or fishing trips, massages, whale & dolphin watching. The restaurant serves French, Italian & local Malagasy cuisine made from top ingredients and also South African & American wine.

Trano Gasy lodge – Andringitra

This Rustic style bungalow offers 8 tranquil rooms with a scenic view of the Andringitra National Park.
They are built entirely from local materials and perfectly integrated in the environment; the architecture is inspired by traditional forms of housing in the Betsileo region. The restaurant serves local delicacies offering traditional or vegetarian options. The accommodation has two types of Bungalows, some are ensuite (with private shower and toilet) and others have separate bathroom and toilet facilities.

Lalandaka Hotel – Anakao

Rustic but clean and simple, Lalandaka lies over the white sandy beach of Anakao at the top north end of this fishermen village. All the bungalows are built in an eco friendly style setting in pure simplicity, environment friendly, and respect for the surrounding nature.
The service is good and personalized. The cuisine is organic oriented as they produce locally what they serve to their guests.