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Le Pavillon de l'Emyrne
Ranked #13 of 59 Hotels in Antananarivo
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing experience - lack of hot water”
Reviewed 14 June 2013 via mobile

I'm not sure our experience was typical but considering we paid UK three star hotel prices we were not thrilled. We were in room 14, in annexe not main building, which may explain why there was not enough hot water to wash our faces let alone shower (it was a trickle at best). Eventually had to go to another room the next morning to shower.

Wifi wasn't working but that was fixed quite promptly. Safe battery was flat - but we were given a key instead. Hair dryer was difficult to obtain as only one held at reception.

Pros were decent breakfast and lounge area to wait for late flight. Staff sympathetic but only given 10% reduction following fairly significant water problems.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 11 January 2013 via mobile

Of all the hotels we stayed in during our trip around Madagascar this turned out to be the best. A bit surprising since it's not ranked as a luxurious one. But perhaps that's actually why, no snobbish feeling and you can tell that they really enjoy serving their guests.

The hotel is an old charming villa that has a very personal and quirky interior design. We had dinner nearby at a good French bistro, and there seems to be many alternatives to dine at close by.

The rooms are quiet (double soundproofed doors!), has modern bathrooms and very comfortable beds with new linen.

A superb and extensive breakfast and a very attentive and kind service made it a perfect place to return to in Tana.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed 9 January 2013 via mobile

We had one last night in Madagascar after a month of adventures on our honeymoon . We were upgraded into their biggest room which was full of character . The breakfast was delicious and the hotel was a real haven of peace and tranquility in the middle of Tana which we were not that crazy about . The day of our departure my wife really struggled with stomach cramps , the flight to Europe was not until 2 am and we requested to rent a room at a friendly price for a couple of hours so that she could lie down . The manager at 7 pm did not hesitate and offered it for free which we were incredibly grateful for. This is a place that has soul and deserves their success.

  • Stayed November 2012
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West Cork Ireland
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Reviewed 14 November 2012 via mobile

We were not looking forward to our 2 day stay in Antananarivo but this hotel soon changed our mind. A hotel with great character we had an apartment with a terrific balcony. The staff were fun and friendly. The breakfasts were some of the best we had in Madagascar. Around the hotel are some very good restaurants. Highly recommended.

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

Great value hotel (with the exception of extortionate airport taxi transfers – best to look elsewhere to book these). The location is brilliant, with several of Tana's best restaurants within walking distance (some also deliver to the hotel) and the historic house/building where breakfast (included) is served is beautiful. The best perks of this hotel for us were the lovely terrace area, and free daily pedicures/manicures. The staff were exceedingly friendly and patient.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2012 via mobile

Beautiful room, very clean with loads of character. Breakfast was excellent, great variety and even got fried eggs as a bonus, the only hotel that offered this during my 2 weeks in Madagascar. Immaculate bathroom facilities and wifi connection was simple to make, and the help offered by Fanirina of reception was absolutely fantastic! Will definitely stay here again.

Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

Quiet location with large rooms (we had an enclosed balcony sitting area and helpful staff (we left bags there whilst we travelled "light" to north Madagascar). Take care with the hot water as it is very hot!!! Breakfast we thought was good, with eggs and fresh pastries and bread. There was always free tea, coffee and chocolate in the lounge. My wife thought the free massage was interesting - more like just rubbing oil for 40 mins - but hey it was free. Good restaurants close by (Kudeta) and awake security staff!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Le Pavillon de l'Emyrne
Address: 12, rue Rakotonirina Stanislas - Isoraka, Antananarivo 12043 , Madagascar
Region: Madagascar > Antananarivo Province > Antananarivo
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Antananarivo
#5 Romantic Hotel in Antananarivo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Le Pavillon de l'Emyrne 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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