This small hotel opened in May 2014. It has 8 bungalows and 2 family rooms which can accommodate up to 4 people. They are simply but adequately furnished and all have private bathrooms with hot and cold water and which feature local stonework on the floors and walls. Sliding glass doors at the front of each room lead out to a private veranda.
Facilities include an outdoor pool, upper floor restaurant, lounge and bar all making the most of the wonderful, panoramic views of the village, lush countryside and Namorona river. The hotel is a short walk from the centre of the village, where you can observe daily life, meet local people and bathe in the hot springs. There's also a park here, the only place where you can see the golden bamboo lemur in the wild.
Open: Karibotel is open all year.
Location: The hotel is close to Ranomafana National Park, and a little way outside Ranomafana village.
Rooms: There are 8 rooms with either 1 double or 2 twin beds, and 2 larger family rooms. All have private bathrooms.
Activities: Visiting Ranomafana National Park.
Facilities: The hotel has a small restaurant set on the hillside with lovely views, a lounge and bar. There is an outdoor swimming pool.
Dining: Meals are eaten at separate tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There are 2 family rooms.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the restaurant and at reception but it can be slow.
Notes: The hotel is set on a steep hillside with steps linking the reception to the rooms and the restaurant. This may not suit guests with limited mobility.
"I visited this hotel just before it opened in mid-May 2014, so didn't see it working. It's just outside of the village but not too far to walk if you want to. The rooms are simply but quite tastefully done. If you want the best view in town, this is it."