Le Relais de la Reine is set in over 40 hectares of gardens bordering the Isalo massif, near the village of Ranohira. It has a good range of facilities including a swimming pool, tennis court and horse riding centre, and staff can arrange various local excursions, so you'll have plenty to do during your stay.
The main building has a lovely light restaurant and welcoming bar. French and local Malagasy food are served here and snacks are available throughout the day. Much of the produce comes from the owners' organic farm. You'll get stunning views of the rugged lamdscape from the lounge where you'll find a selection of books and board games at your disposal to help you pass the time as you unwind. The spa offers a choice of treatments and therapies in a calm and relaxed setting.
Accommodation is provided by 5 bungalows, each of which has 6 rooms, including twins, doubles, triples and luxury rooms. All are en-suite and have private terraces. The luxury rooms also have air conditioning and larger bathrooms with both a bath and a shower.
"This has always been one of the best hotels in Isalo, and it still is - though it's not the most expensive. It has a friendly, welcoming feeling to it and the rooms are very good. The Relais lacks the wide open vistas of Satrana or Rock Lodge, but it makes up for this in having a good position in valley and offering a large area for guests to enjoy in and around the lodge. "