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Hotel La Ribaudiere
Ranked #14 of 59 Hotels in Antananarivo
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“Nice hotel in One of the best area in town”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

A guy i had met during my surf trip, was a owner of this hotel, so that I ended up here. Thanks to owners sense, hotel is decorated good mix of local and Franch atmosphere.

Owner runs other hotel in beach area in Ifaty, where swell comes on.
I will check next trip you might as well do so.

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

Situated on the periphery of the better location in Tana, La Ribaudiere is characteristic of a certain type of hotel in Madagascar: there are rooms above the restaurant, rooms in a building a few doors down the street, and more rooms on the second floor above commercial space across the street. All different. The 'annex' rooms are newer with sound blocking windows, but access is through a urine reeked alleyway and up a steep narrow staircase. Rooms in building next to hotel fronting street are somewhat renovated except for the old windows and the access to the building, also there is some commercial enterprise sharing the space. Rooms above the restaurant some small and noisy, others in back nicer. Reviews here undoubtedly reflect this situation. It doesn't really work, but the private entrances to the annex provide discretion, if you happen to be looking for that. Unless you are trying to travel on the real cheap, take a pass on this hotel. Restaurant as mentioned is quite good, although in Antananarivo many are.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

I am actually still staying in the hotel, but very confident to recomment this place to any leisure or business travaller coming to Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Freindly staff. Great garden terrace. A restaurant second to none in the region. Comfortable rooms. Free and fast Wifi.
And all of this at a surprisingly low price.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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London
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

I chose this hotel because I read the food in the restaurant was very good. We stayed here for 1 night and was very happy with my choice. The rooms are a little worn unlike the photos on their website but it had everything we needed for a short stay, TV, hairdryer and airconditioning. The restaurant is what made this stay at this hotel great, the food was excellent and the staff really friendly and a great selection of wines. The cost of the room and the cost of the food was excellent value for money. We stayed here for our 1st night in Madagascar and it was a lovely introduction to an amazing country

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Northleach, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

The hotel is well situated, between the old and new town and within walking distance of most sights. it felt very safe as there were staff sat at the entrance all day and night.
My room was across the road from the reception/restaurant, up a rather murky alleyway. The room was clean and spacious, but the furnishings were very basic, the pillow was lumpy and the bedcover had a cigarette burn. There was a small wall safe and a mosquito tennis raquet zapper - I would recommend taking your own plug in mosquito deterrent for all hotels in Madagascar.
Wifi connection speed was good - and free. Breakfast was simple, but good, and evening meals in the restaurant were delicious.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

The rooms are charming and the food is 2nd to none! We have been to Madagascar twice for a total of 6 weeks and have eaten at many restaurants. The hotel restaurant here is probably one of the best, if not the best in Tana. The rooms we stayed in were cozy and charming, air conditioned(necessary much of the time in Tana), and had a room safe. We couldn't have asked for more. Cheers!

James and Beverley

Room Tip: Get room 6 in the main building, over the restaurant - it's their "penthouse!"
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

I was in Tana for a group tour but came a few days early (because that was the date the airline gave me for a frequent flyer flight) and stayed at La Ribaudiere for 4 nights. I was very happy there. Yes, the room was a tad small, but that doesn't bother me at all. It was clean, it was tasteful, and the bathroom (shower and toilet) worked fine. I found the staff exceptionally friendly. They are a little weak in English, but that doesn't bother me either. I don't expect the whole world to speak English. Their English was a lot better than my nearly nonexistent French. We always managed to communicate. The restaurant, as noted by many others, is OUTSTANDING. As for other restaurants within walking distance - I have no idea. Why would anyone want to go beyond such an excellent and reasonable restaurant that is right downstairs from their room? For lunch I went elsewhere, because I was out touring. For dinner, I ate at the hotel three nights out of three. (The first night I arrived approximately midnight, so had had dinner on the plane.) I wondered, when checking out of La Ribaudiere because my tour was starting, if the new place would match up. It didn't, and I decline to name it or write a review.

Room Tip: There's no elevator, so you may want one that's not too high up.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel La Ribaudiere
Address: 18 Rue Paul Dussac, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
Region: Madagascar > Antananarivo Province > Antananarivo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Antananarivo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Ribaudiere 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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