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Talinjoo Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
418 reviews
204 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
“Disappointing for the price...”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Yes, this location is stunning, especially for sunsets but at near two hundred dollars for a room which had no hot water, cheap towels (polyester I think) and just average food ... well, I would not go back nor recommended it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

My parents and I absolutely loved our week at Talinjoo-- lovely large rooms with porches overlooking the sea, amazing food, friendly staff. We loved waking up in the morning and having fresh baked goods and juice on the deck, going on the multiple fun excursions to see the amazing country around Fort Dauphin, and coming back to delicious meals. The hotel is artfully designed, pays attention to details, and feels both elegant and homey. Couldn't offer a stronger endorsement!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Talijoo Hotel! The location is perfect, a little ways out of the town but just a short walk from the beautiful beaches. All of the rooms have amazing views of the ocean and sunset. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel has a very nice lap pool, a wonderful place to cool off and enjoy a drink.
We stayed at the hotel for almost two weeks and had most of our meals at the Talinjoo restaurant. We were very impressed by the quality of their food. The menu has many different options and we would give almost everything we tried a 5 star rating. A few of our favorites were the duck, pad thai, tequila burger, and any of the pizzas! Their mixed drinks are also excellent.
We hope you get to experience this beautiful place!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank AnnaRiedel
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I've been several times inthe hotel alone or with family and it's always a very nice experience. The hotel is very nice, swming pool very good, spa fantastic (try it!), and food amazing (lobster and grilled fish are very good). Service is excellent and very nice and you feel relaxed and happy. Excellent views and worth it to go downstairs to the beach.
There is room for improvement in terms of bathrooms, and it will be worth it if the hotel invests on make them a little better.

Room Tip: Don't forget to visit Nahampona reserve to see lemurs
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

This hotel is built to emphasize the view of Fort Dauphin's beaches and mountains. As you relax in the infinity pool the view is to die for. The rooms are air conditioned and make you really feel like you are on holiday.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Cherilee N
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Stuttgart, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We had heard that this was an an excellent place for a nice meal. While we were visiting the hotel we were given a tour of the grounds to include the pool, spa, and rooms. We stayed for one night and the view was spectacular!
Some things could use some attention that include the drainage in the bathrooms and the cleanliness around the grounds. For example, at the pool and when walking up the paths there were nooks that folks had stuffed trash into. The staff was also seen sweeping crumb from the dining area off the patio which I think is a bad habit and could lead to future pest issues. The bathrooms had very poor drainage and the showers had to be bailed out to avoid overflowing into the room. However, for one night the view, great service, and meals out-shined the small things that needed some attention.

Room Tip: we took a room on the top of the hill which could have contributed to the poor drainage in the bathr...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank MichiS2
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Melbourne
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2013

The only choice in Fort Dauphin by all accounts, and I can see why. Having poked my head into a number of the other hotels in FD during my time in town, I can easily see why this is the place to stay. I spent over a week here and the stay was delightful.

The view is amazing, and the large covered decks outside each room are a highlight. The downstairs restaurant area is delightful, and a little stroll down the path leads to a lovely horizon pool. The atmosphere in the bar area is ridiculously relaxed, and it feels like you're a guest in a large holiday house. Presentation is authentic and beautifully styled - very impressive. You could quite easily see this place profiled in one of those design/interiors magazines.

PROs - view and location
- general relaxed atmosphere
- clean rooms, with functioning A/C, wi-fi, toilet, bar fridge, TV. Takes open-plan literally with open hand-basin and shower.
- food from restaurant (dinner) - breakfast ok
- very friendly service (some basic English from most staff - enough to get by)

CONs - NOT MANY! and remember its in regional Madagascar so relatively speaking these are just very minor qualms...
- shower areas in the room are not great, but hey its running hot water, which some FD hotels don't even have!
- some of the noise from the bar can travel into the rooms from 1-4, but the bar typically calms down by 10-11pm, and not that obtrusive
- curtains aren't overly private (semi-opaque) from any prying neighbours eyes and also the room is bright at 5am!
- difficult to get down to the beach - about a 15-20min walk, despite being directly above the beach.

If/when I'm coming back to FD, I'll only be doing so if I can stay at Talinjoo!!

Room Tip: Rooms 1 and 2 could get a little noise from the bar area, but nothing drastic. Rooms 3 and above wou...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Talinjoo Hotel

Property: Talinjoo Hotel
Address: Libanona, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
Region: Madagascar > Toliara Province > Fort Dauphin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Fort Dauphin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
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