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.
For an overview of the main highlights of Madagascar, this trip is very hard to beat.
"Much better than description - had an en-suite cottage uphill. Food good and friendly staff."
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499