Quality accommodation in Tana is a rare thing, and this is undoubtedly the pick of the bunch. Located next to the president's palace at the top of town, it's a beautifully decorated and highly appointed place and the restaurant reputedly one of the best in town.
Service was friendly, though the reception staff struggled with English. Wait staff spoke excellent English. Food was outstanding. My wife and I had the honeymoon suite and although it was absolutely amazing, my only gripe was that for some strange reason, they decided to place an extension of the restaurant, that seemed like a private dining room, on top of the suite. That meant that you had a lot of noise disturbance including hearing the voices of diners, clatter of cutlery and scraping of chairs until about 11pm. It was a negative in what was otherwise an amazing stay. Windows were well insulated so there was no street noise. A sound-proofed room door would probably help the noise issue. Noise comes in through this door and on at least two occasions we also heard the noisy passions of the guests next door! A nice noise compared to traffic perhaps, but indicative of the need for better sound insulation!
Our friend had another beautiful suite to the right hand side of the hotel away from the main building. We actually would have preferred this one and he had a much quieter stay there despite the lack of air-conditioning in the room.
All in all, I highly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming guest house in the center of an upscale neighborhood of the capital. Fruit of the marriage of Madagascar and colonial style architecture, this house offers the proximity of the commercial district Antaninarenina.La Veranda is Ambohitsirohitra next to the office of the presidence.Le The Veranda restaurant overlooks a lovely garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Varangue Antananarivo
- La Varangue Hotel Antananarivo
- La Varangue Madagascar/Antananarivo