Maison Gallieni occupies an excellent location in the heart of Antananarivo. Nestled on a hillside, with views over the city, the building dates back to 1879, it once housed the first bank created in Madagascar and is now home to the Consulate of Monaco, so effectively you are staying in the Ambassador's house.
When you enter the lobby, you can't help but notice the exquisite contemporary furniture and modern decor complimented with interesting artworks and the amazing spiral staircase draws your eye. The staff are welcoming, extremely helpful and friendly and will do everything to ensure you enjoy your stay here.
There are just four rooms, giivng the hotel an exclusive feel. Three rooms are located on the ground floor which leads out to the beautiful gardens, the pool and the open air seating area, and there is a larger room on the first floor. All rooms are en-suite and enjoy air-conditioning, a TV, safe and access to Wifi. The dining room is on the first floor making the most of the views over the city, adn you have the option to dine alfresco on the veranda.
Open: Maison Gallieni is open all year.
Location: The hotel is on Faravohitra Hill above Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. It is near Faravohitra cathedral, Analakely covered market and Independence Avenue.
Rooms: There are 4 en-suite guest rooms, 3 (Monaco, Tana and Fara) on the ground floor and 1 (Gallieni) on the 1st floor. All have flatscreen TV, phone, safe, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi internet access and are air conditioned. Gallieni is the largest of the rooms. All rooms are non-smoking.
Activities: You can explore Tana, see its historic sites, visit local markets and go shopping.
Facilities: The hotel has a library on the ground floor and 1st floor lounge with an open fireplace. The dining room is also on this floor. Outdoors there are gardens, a shaded seating area and a heated swimming pool. Massage can be arranged. There is a laundry service (pay locally).
Dining: Breakfast is served in the dining room or on the terrace. Lunch and dinner are available on request, and there is a restaurant nearby.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in guest rooms.
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"A real star! A bit of a pain to get to however well worth it as once through the doors a real haven of peace. The room was very comfortable and sitting by the pool in the afternoon very relaxing. The meal was good (no choice) in very elegant surroundings. A lovely end to our holiday before setting off home"