A modern, well equipped hotel is just a few minutes drive from Antananarivo international airport making it a popular choice for stopovers. The hotel coinsists of low rise buildings which house the 42 guest rooms including a number of family rooms and suites. all rooms and suites are spacious with sitting areas and all you need for a comfy stay: air conditioning/heating, TV with French and Englisg channels, minibar, tea and coffee maker, and en-suite contemporary bathroom with a powerful hot water shower.
The hotel is located in pleasant grounds with plants, trees that attract a range of birds. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool, open all year, and a sunbathing area. At the imporessive spa you can enjoy a relaxing massage, an infra-red light sauna or a soak in the jacuzzi, and there's a hammam for those wanting a more intense treatment. Fitness-conscious guests can have a work out at the gym.
The restaurant provides a substantial buffet breakfast each morning, with a good spread of dishes. At lunch and dinner times there's a choice of European, Asian and Malagasy cuisine. The restaurant has picture windows looking out towards the pool, and there's a terrace and a patio for al fresco dining.
Open: Relais des Plateaux is open all year.
Location: The hotel is in the suburb of Ivato, a 2km drive from Antananarivo international airport and 12kms from the city centre.
Rooms: There are 42 guest rooms, made up of 10 twins (22sqm), 21 doubles (22sqm), 6 family rooms (30sqm) and 5 suites (23sqm). Family rooms have one large bedroom with a 4-poster bed and a lounge with a single sofa bed, as do the large luxury rooms. All have individual climate control, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, flatscreen TV with English and French channels, desk, luggage rack, hairdryer, sitting area and en-suite bathroom with a shower and hot and cold running water. Rooms are arranged in low rise blocks in the grounds.
Activities: Relax by the pool, enjoy spa services. You can go sightseeing in Tana, too.
Facilities: There is a heated outdoor pool (27 degrees C) open year round with sun loungers nearby, and a pleasant garden. M'Aloe Spa offers massages, hydromassages, facials, manicures and pedicures, and has a hammam, infra-red light sauna and Jacuzzi. There is a fitness centre. The handicraft shop is open from 08:00 till 18:00 daily. The hotel operates a free shuttle service to and from the airport for guests.
Dining: Ikambo Restaurant offers European, local and Asian dishes. Meals are eaten at individual tables. Breakfast is a buffet with a choice of sweet and savoury dishes. As well as the indoor dining area the restaurant has both a patio and a terrace. Breakfast, a buffet, is served from 06:00 til 10:00, lunch 11:00-14:30 and dinner from 18:00 till 22:00. Snacks are available during the afternoon.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There are family rooms.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in public areas.
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"Does what it says on the tin. It is a an airport hotel with a lovely swimming pool. The hotel was very obliging about flexibilty about providing rooms when flights cancelled and helping with laundry. We began to feel at home each time we arrived. The food was ok but uninspired. Rooms rather basic but clean and the staff very friendly."