Andasibe Hotel offers good levels of accommodation and service on the outskirts of Andasibe town, set among paddy fields. It has 12 spacious, en-suite, air conditioned bungalows which are equipped with satellite TV, safe, minibar, seating area and a private veranda. Sitting here you may hear the unmistakable call of the indri, the largest of the Madagascan lemurs.
The restaurant serves local and Oriental dishes. There is a treatment room where you can enjoy therapeutic massages, ideal for soothing tired muscles after time spent hiking in the forest. There's an outdoor swimming pool and a sunny terrace, ideal for lazy downtime. Other recreational facilities include petanque, mini golf and billiards.
The hotel is perfectly positioned for exploring Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, being about 10 minutes drive from the main entrance, where you'll have fun spotting lemurs, discovering waterfalls and orchids. There's also a small private forest behind the hotel where you can pass the time watching and listening for animal and bird life. The hotel has kayaks which you can paddle up the nearby stream.
Open: Andasibe Hotel is open all year.
Location: The hotel is just 5 minutes from Andasibe Mantadia National Park, about a 2 and half drive east of the capital, Antananarivo.
Rooms: There are 20 guest bungalows made up of 6 standard twins, 6 standard doubles, 6 standard family rooms and 2 deluxe bungalows. The last are slightly larger and have a mezzanine floor. All are equipped with satellite TV, minibar, safe, private bathroom with hot water, and a private terrace. Décor includes boldly patterned walls, which add a light touch and sense of fun.
Activities: Visiting the national park is the main attraction. Go swimming in the pool and kayaking on the lake.
Facilities: These include a bar and restaurant. The hotel offers an in-room massage service. The hotel grounds include a swimming pool and deck with sunloungers. There is a billiards table.
Dining: The restaurant serves a choice of dishes and meals are eaten at separate tables, Breakfast is served from 06:00 till 09:00, lunch from 12:00 till 14:00, snacks from 14:00 to 17:00 and dinner between 18:00 and 12:00.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There is a children’s menu and those under 3 eat for free. There is a children’s play area in the garden.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the bar and restaurant.
For an overview of the main highlights of Madagascar, this trip is very hard to beat.
"We didn't go here - went to Vakona hotel instead which was lovely design with a central fireplace - book a table near this if going in July/Aug. It actually had nature books which you could borrow and was close to national parks, lemur island and croc park."
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499