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Les Dunes d'Ifaty
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

The hotel is miserable. Just from the first moment you get there- you want to leave, but there is nowhere to go to.
It could have been a paradise, but the hotel management has spoiled every detail of the that place, even the beauty of the beach cannot help you much.
Awful food, stinky and dirty towels (they say 'it is all we have' when you want to change a dirty towel- but first U must be lucky to find anybody kind of working).
Management rude, typical careless French attitude, at its worse.
Actually, have a hard time to make up my mind what was the worst part of that hotel.
But for sure, the worst hotel I have ever been to (actually the word 'hotel' should NOT be used for that shelter).

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Jaroslaw S
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

The rooms are nice, the French manager tries hard. What lets them down is the food. They give it fancy names like clafoutis which turns out to be pineapple in stodgy batter, lemon tart was like a rock, zebu was cremated.
For a good meal walk down to the village and go the Chez Freddie - much tastier and much cheaper

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank ColchesterSleeper
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We spent two nights at Les Dunes mid way through a Madagascar trip. After the entertaining journey by road from Tulear we were pleased to arrive at this comfortable and relaxing hotel. The bungalows were well appointed and nicely spaced out. The owner clearly invests a lot of time and effort to take care of the small details that make a difference. During the day you can enjoy the lovely pool and ocean views before having sundowners at the beachside bar. Later in the evening, after a drink or two in the main bar, dinner is enjoyed in the open and airy restaurant. The food was good on the two nights of our stay. If you do stay at Les Dunes I recommend a visit to the nearby Reniala reserve where you can enjoy an informative an d enjoyable tour of the endemic spiny forest plants and trees. Go early before it's too hot.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Graham D
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

As a family of four, we stayed at The Dunes Ifaty as a relaxing end to our Madagascar tour, spending 5 nights here. The rooms are bungalows, and per the other reviews are spacious and very comfortable, with a lovely verandah. Note that a double room here, is a room with a double bed and two single beds, and a twin room has a double bed and one single bed. Our tour operator overbooked for us, reserving both a double and a twin room for the four of us. Temperatures in August mean that you don't need the a/c, and there are thankfully good blankets on the beds. It also meant that although daytime temperatures were warm high 20s, the pool was too cold to swim in. There is no electricity between midnight and 6am, so make sure you take a torch, as it is pitch black.

The real disappointment for us was the food. Breakfast was simply a plate of prepared fruit and a basket with toast and either firm loaf cake or burnt croissant. You could have eggs at an additional cost, but this is not offered, so you have to ask. You need to select from the three course dinner menu in the afternoon, and book a time from 7-9pm to eat. The timing was rather haphazard, which would have been forgiven if the food had been of better quality. As elsewhere in Madagascar, the food was more of a French style, but here the flavour was lacking, and the quality disappointing, especially given this is an expensive resort. The snack bar overlooking the sea offers better food at lunch time, although order ahead and expect your food about 15 mins later than the time you requested it - not a problem once you know!

Whale watching from here was great, in a small boat (seats 8), with the French volunteer guide. We saw about 17 humpback whales, flying fish and two types of dolphin. Other trips are available at reception, like the zebu cart to Reniala and the baobabs, although it is sometimes difficult to get any more information from the hotel staff, other than that contained in the folder.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank DubDi
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Stunning room (well a whole lodge) with great sea view - difficult journey to get to the place, but hardly their fault.... Wifi available at reception area and in the evening the staff came and put an anti mosquito burner in the room

Food was good - staff were lovely and very welcoming

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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