We came here as part of an escorted tour. The road to the hotel is the worse part, a good 2 hours, and that was in a 4*4. The rooms are a chalet type, ours overlooked the sea, beds were comfy and the turn down service included a mozzy repellant burning stick? Although the beds are fitted with nets. I found the food to be very good. Breakfast was quite minimal, although they did find some eggs, I didn't ask where from! At first I thought it was going to be cold showers, although a quick look round the back of the chalet confirmed that the immersion heater hadn't been plugged in, soon remedied, I feel sure the hotel will do it for you if you're not too sure. We ate overlooking the sea which added to the experience. Beer, THB, was about £2 a pint bottle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Les Dunes d'Ifaty is boutique hotel, build from local materials, located 27 kilometres north of the city of Tulear, next to the "Mangily" fishing village and is built over an area of 6 hectares amidst a flora of tropical and other typical indigenous plants from this dry region of the south of Madagascar. The main building is designed following a wide-open-style structure, the roofing being supported by large pillars, with a seven metre high tree in the centre. In the main building are located the reception, the lounge, the main bar, the main restaurant and the kitchen. All the rooms are on both sides of the main building. The villa rooms are facing the sea, while the superior and standard rooms are in a tropical garden. They are not far from the swimming pool which is next to the beach. There is a beach bar where one can find drinks and food which is directly on the beach. The hotel is not far from the spiny forest(UNESCO registered), which is worth a visit and where one can see baobab(Reniala)trees and all the endemic plants of the south of Madagascar. Bird watchers will be able to find quite a few rare birds endemic to this southern part. Many different type of reptiles and animals can also be seen and the guides who speek many foreign languages will be delited to tell you more about them. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Les Dunes d`Ifaty Hotel Ifaty