This was an incredible hotel by any standards..superb interior design.Super efficient friendly staff.The incredible care taken with the design and gardens.even stone natural form reliefs in the walls.Foreign exchange and stylish gift shop..You could buy a book at reception about the foundation of this rather magical place.It was fascinating read full of great pictures if the area.I found the staff incredibly nice people. Nothing was too much trouble.The swimming pool was a good addition.There were some woodland areas in walking distance which had many local birds and even a few lemurs.I know it’s a bit of a contrast to the poverty of the local surroundings though I did enjoy my stay and I am sure it helps a lot of locals with employment.There are some great hotels in Madagascar but this must be one of the best.. i’d love to go back someday great memoriesand my thanks to all the wonderfull staff.
When we arrive at hotel Le Jardin du Roy, we are immediately blown off our socks. The building resembles a combination of an English cottage and a medieval castle with high ceilings and impressive crown luster. We are warmly welcomed with a nice drink and a refreshing cloth. Then we walk through our beautiful garden with large swimming pool, sun loungers and parasols to our room. Although, it is more a cottage with a king-size four-poster bed, an XXL bathroom, a mansard room with an extra bed and a private terrace with a view of the large garden and horse meadow. Fantastic! This exceeds our wildest expectations and we never thought there were such luxury resorts in Madagascar.
From 19:00 the restaurant doors of Le Jardin du Roy open and we take a seat at a beautifully set table. We are very surprised when it appears that we cannot eat à la carte, but only have a choice of three starters, three main meals and three desserts. No problem, we are not difficult people and opt for a nice zebu steak. The price is not too bad for such a class hotel, because for two alcoholic drinks and two main courses we only pay 69,000 Ariary (around 17 EUR).
A great relaxing hotel for a long or short holiday. It’s near reserves and in the mountains so there are great places to walk around or just to sit and admire the stunning views.
The rooms are large as are the bathrooms which have a tub for two.
The swimming pool is inviting and the sunbeds are comfortable with complimentary towels rolled up on them.
It was the best breakfast we had in Madagascar and the food was delicious if a bit expensive for the country and there is a large choice of drinks and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.
You can pay in £ and there is a good exchange rate.
Amazing location and setting. My buddy and I crashed here for two days following a 31 mile mountain hike. We were there in low season, so it was very quiet. Excellent food options - great dining staff and front desk attendants. Pool and spa are top notch. The rooms are well detailed with great care given to floors, towels, and bedding.
Arrived here later than planned and so was unable to visit the Isalo Park but almost need not have worried as the superb grounds and little limestone outcrops amongst which this great place is set allowed me to see many endemic birds with my scope from my balcony.
The room was very large, comfortable and well appointed. I was a little surprised there was no minibar or TV, the latter I find necessary. Nor could I get a campari and soda!!!
However these minor quibbles apart everything else was great. A good sized clean pool with ample towels and loungers, ( we had 3 hotels with filthy pools on our trip) superb catering, delightful surroundings, helpful staff, beautiful public areas all made our stay memorable.
Another hotel just made it to be our no 1 but it was close. I will stay here next year