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Hotel & Spa Palissandre
Ranked #2 of 59 Hotels in Antananarivo
Certificate of Excellence
Delta, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Nice rooms, Good food, Attentive service and a central location are what make this hotel an excellent choice. The free WIFI ( that works!) and the gorgeous use of palissandre wood throughout the hotel are a bonus.

There is a spa area in the hotel that we did not make use of, thus cannot comment on it's attributes.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the city as opposed to one on the street side.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Bergen, Norway
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188 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

We spendt two nights here, friendly straff and clean big rooms. Nice setting at the restaurant terrasse eating both breakfast and dinner. It is amasing to see all the poornes in the streets, and we felt some insecurenes outside the hotel. But dont hastitate to go to Madagaskar, they need the income from tourists, and we need to see ....

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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colchester
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275 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

The hotel is excellent but arriving just after 2000 Sunday evening to eat was a disaster. They only do a grill and virtually everything was gone - if you like liver and kidney you could eat. We tried to order a glass of wine but were told only Madagascar wine was available by the glass even though others were listed. Having tried it we were not drinking more so decide to go elsewhere. Suddenly service improved and decent wine by the glass was available.
We returned for a further two nights later during the week and the food and wine could not be faulted. Just ensure your visit is during the week and you will eat well.
If you have an early flight they will give you a packed breakfast.

Room Tip: Ask for one at the back that overlooks the town.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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139 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

We spent our first 2 nights in Tana here and were very glad we chose it for our introduction to the city. It's on one of the city's hills so you get great views from the rooms. It is ten minutes walk to Anakely Market (which it directly overlooks) and Ave de l'lndependance and about 10 minutes in a taxi to anywhere else you're likely to want to go. It's an interesting building, with something of the ski chalet about it (sloped roof and pale wood interiors). We had a large room with a huge bed and a nice balcony (sadly lacking furniture). The decor is fairly simple with a few Madagascan touches. The restaurant is fine though, due to the aforementioned ski chalet-ness, slightly lacking in atmosphere. Food is very good and they rustled up a tasty veggie option at short notice. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking town is great.
The spa treatments we had were good but not revolutionary and the pool was closed when we wanted to use it as they were scraping varnish off the surrounding wood. I really think this could have been done in the early morning or evening.
There was intermittent wifi in our room and reception.
The staff were friendly at all times and very helpful when it came to booking restaurants and flagging down taxis for us.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Santiago, Chile
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Pretty hotel, decent though slightly sparse room. Nice views over the city. Although one cannot expect 5 star western style service in most of Africa, I've had much better, warmer service in many hotels both on the continent and in madagascar. The response to my husband slipping (and hitting the floor) on the not-properly dried polish on the floor in our room was basically a shrug of the shoulders. When we were in the taxi on our way to the airport they called up the taxi asking him to drive us back because they had not charged us for a can of coke we had from the minibar, all this as I say after no sort of appology for almost having broken my husband's arm a due to their negligence. I have since returned, always the Colbert which is fine.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We arrived exhausted after a long set of flights via Nairobi. Even though it was well past midnight, the staff at Hotel Royal Palissandre were welcoming and helpful. We had a gorgeous room, although we didn't see much of it. We just fell into the comfy beds and tried to get a few hours' rest.

The next morning we opened the curtains to the most gorgeous view imaginable - spanning all of Antanamarivo and beyond. The breakfast buffet was first class and sat on the terrace, just wide-eyed with wonder. Inside, too, everything was beautiful. We wish we could have stayed longer. You should, if you get the chance!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Albion
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Spent a weekend at Tana on a business trip. We were warmly welcomed by the hotel staff, given the hotel Wifi password and showed to our rooms. The room is cosy with a nice view on the capital. Bathroom is clean.

We had an excellent dinner at the hotel. The food is just great and the personnel providing excellent service. Beware of mosquitoes if you are having dinner on the terrace.

The hotel provides a small but practical conference room.

Despite the winter season we managed to enjoy the swimming pool.


  • Stayed August 2013
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Additional Information about Hotel & Spa Palissandre

Property: Hotel & Spa Palissandre
Address: 13 Rue Andriandahifotsy Faravohitra, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
Region: Madagascar > Antananarivo Province > Antananarivo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Antananarivo
#3 Romantic Hotel in Antananarivo
#13 Business Hotel in Antananarivo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel & Spa Palissandre 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel located on the hillside in the heart of the city, the Palissandre Hotel & SPA opens the doors of friendliness, hospitality and welcomes you in pure Malagasy tradition. Its 48 rooms have fine wood furnishings and rosewood are equipped with television, mini bar, safe, hairdryer, bathroom with bathtub. SPA - Outdoor Heated Pool - Space cardio - Hammam give you relaxation after a day of exploring or working from the terrace of the restaurant overlooking the city, you will enjoy fine cuisine and creative.Room service. Free Internet access, WIFI Room ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Royal Palissandre Hotel
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