Centrest Sejour is a small hotel that makes a good value base from which to visit Ranomafana National Park, just 10 minutes away. This park is a haven for wildlife, home to countless lemurs, lizards, frogs and butterflies.
Rooms in the main lodge offer practical accommodation, with tiled floors and high, wooden-beamed ceilings, and air conditioning to keep them cool. All rooms have private shower rooms with running water. Additional accommodation is in bungalows set on a hill by the lodge. These are built in traditional style and feature thatched roofs. They are more basic than the rooms in the main building and have shared bathrooms.
Open: Centrest Sejour is open all year.
Location: The hotel is within walking distance of Ranomafana village and is just a 10 minute drive from Ranomafana National Park.
Rooms: There are 34 rooms in total, 18 on the lower level, and 16 newer bungalows (added in 2013) are reached by a flight of steps a little way from the hotel. Mosquito nets and fans are provided, and all rooms have an en-suite shower room. The décor is simple in style.
Activities: Visiting Ranomafana National Park, and the hotel’s private reserve in Mahakajy about 9kms away.
Facilities: There is a restaurant with a pleasant, sunny dining terrace. The hotel also has a bar. There is a small shop on site. The gardens are well stocked with plants and trees. There is a laundry service.
Dining: The restaurant serves local Malagasy dishes plus international fare. Meals are eaten at separate tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in the reception area but it can be slow.
"Much better than description - had an en-suite cottage uphill. Food good and friendly staff."