My wife and I stayed in Hotel Andilana Beach in November, last year. We didn't intend to stay there but after a bad experience at another hotel, we moved to this hotel.
The impression was the best possible, starting at front-desk. I imagine we paid more than the person who books in advance, but comparing to what we paid a few days later in Reunion Island for a basic B&B, Hotel Andilana was not overpriced at all, specially considering the all-inclusive basis.
The staff is nice. You can easily see who's local and who works for the italian tour operator that fills the place, but they're all nice.
The room was comfortable and well located in the relax part of the resort. The AC is priceless considering how hot it gets in Nosy Be.
Of course, what other people have mentioned about this being a resort specially designed for the italian guests, is true, but for us that was not a problem, the italians are a happy bunch and everybody was still very friendly after finding out you're not part of the villagi bravo group.
The food was great, and the restaurant they have up a small hill on the waterline has an amazing view. Great place to purpose to your significant other ;)
All in all we don't have a bad thing to say about the place (except for the price they charge you for internet access) and had we known then what we know now we would have booked this hotel in the first place and planned our excursions from there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Immersed in a tropical garden covering an area of 15 hectares, with two magnificent beaches of white sand, almost one kilometre long, there stands the Hotel Andilana Beach, Madagascar’s most important tourist 4 stars resort. Overlooking the most beautiful and most exclusive bay in Nosy Be, the Hotel Andilana Beach offers its guests a stunning location for blissful holidays with their partners or families, effectively matching privacy with conviviality. The colours of the sea, the tranquillity of the beaches and the impressive sunsets make Andilana Bay an ideal location for your holidays. The “sport” beach means the largest and cleanest white sand area on Nosy Be island. With our “All-Inclusive” formula you can enjoy your meals in two restaurants offering “international buffet cuisine”, freshly prepared in front of you, or secretly cooked with the greatest care in our kitchens, for a gourmet table. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bravo Andilana Beach Hotel
- Andilana Beach Resort Madagascar/Nosy Be