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“Gorgeous Beachside Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel de la Plage - Ifaty

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Hotel de la Plage - Ifaty
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Ifaty
Dublin, Ireland
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80 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Beachside Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

I really liked this hotel. We stayed for 2 nights so that we could go snorkelling and have a relaxing day after driving the RN7 route from Tana to Tuleur. The round beachfront bungalows were lovely, clean, a good size and had a nice big bathroom. The restaurant and bar area was great and I really liked the pool table. The snorkelling trip we went on was very good and I enjoyed sailing to and from our snorkelling spot as the area is very beautiful. The loungers outside our bungalow on the veranda were also great to relax on and gaze out at the sea. The food and drinks in the restaurant were nice and I enjoyed our meals there.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DMc5
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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114 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

Simple, clean comfortable rooms with amazing sunset views. Tasty food that changed every day. Friendly, attentive staff and plenty to do. Alternatively you could bury yourself in a good book and the view. I wish I'd never left!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

We really enjoyed the three nights we stayed at this excellent hotel. The location was beautiful, right by the beach, it was peaceful and there were lots of activities you could do. We went to see the baobab forest, the whales and did scuba diving and snorkeling. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. The atmosphere was very relaxed and we wished we could have stayed there longer.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rosetwigs
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Limoux, France
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

Lovely hotel in a stunning location with some rooms right on the beach (however, occupants of these have a fairly steep walk up steps to the restaurant/hotel). Our room had lovely views across the Mozambique Channel and was clean and comfortable. Meals were good and the staff friendly and helpful. As with many Madagascar hotels, a torch is essential as electricity goes off fairly early at night and doesn't come back on until about 8.30 am. This hotel was the perfect place to simply relax and unwind after our tour. Recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank seeaybee
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California
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253 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

The journey to get to Ifaty's Hotel de la Plage was beyond worth it and an excellent ending to my Madagascar adventure. If you scuba dive or fancy getting to know the area on an ATV, this is the right place for you as the owner's son is eager to share the area with you. The reef in the Mozambique channel is ok (don't expect the reefs of Cairns or Belize) but the huge stingrays (about 8 feet wide) are enough to make the dive memorable. There is a refreshing silence on this side of the island, so if you want to truly get away from the rut called corporate enslavement, head out to Madagascar's version of Bora Bora: Ifaty!

Room Tip: Ensure you book a bungalow with an ocean view as the sunset is stellar!
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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LatinaGlobeTrotter
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California
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253 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2008

This out of the way hotel was quite lovely...it was the cheap version of the French Polynesia (minus the aqua blue water). The diving in the Mozambique Channel was average--albeit much better than my last dive in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica. The food at the hotel was above average & cheap. The French owners were very attentive & some of the staff went out of their way to try to speak English (mixed with Malagasy & French). I wish to some day return there as I felt completely away from the hustle & bustle of living in big cities and was a great place to end my long trek throughout the island.... Great place to go if you need time to read/write/meditate.

  • Liked — The room
  • Disliked — Slow internet access
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank LatinaGlobeTrotter
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Additional Information about Hotel de la Plage - Ifaty

Property: Hotel de la Plage - Ifaty
Address: BP 397 | Tuléar, Ifaty 601, Madagascar
Region: Madagascar > Toliara Province > Ifaty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Ifaty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Hotel De La Plage

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