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Anakao Ocean Lodge

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

My wife and I spent 4 nights at Anakao Ocean Lodge at the end of October 2016. While the room itself and the location were excellent, the food was not as expected, particularly for my vegetarian wife, and so spoilt the last part of our 18 day tour.Our dietary requests were passed to the hotel by our agent and we...

1Thank perrettmike
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were delighted when we arrived and were shown to our bungalow, right on the beach, with a terrace and stylish furnishing, and the view to die for. Inside though, I wish there was a door to the bathroom, but on the other hand, as the roof of the whole structure is suspended, maybe there wouldn't be point either. In...

Thank JasminaM270
Paris, France
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I planned a week-long stay, but left after three nights. In fairness, the rooms are gorgeous, first-class down to every detail. And, it's pindrop quiet, which was wonderful. But that's where it ends. The activity center (snorkel, dive, kitesurf) was inexplicably closed. I asked about snorkeling everyday, and was told "the guy is not around." No apologies or efforts to...

1Thank 80countries-sofar
Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel itself was lovely (apart from the mosquito trapped inside my mosquito net) BUT nobody told me about the wind, which arrived around 10.30 each morning and on two nights continued all night, rattling the shutters so much I was afraid they would drop off. However that was not the hotel's fault, and the breakfast and evening meal were...

Thank happydiner771
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I'm sitting here regretting my happy comment in the guest book - but I couldn't face yet another awkward moment, so did the British thing and wrote something nice. And now that I have left, when I look back, I just feel ripped off. If you're running a place in a developing country where guests can clock up a bill...

Thank OhBananas
Antananarivo, Madagascar
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We went here with two families with kids in October 2014, and from arrival till departure (transfer from and to Tulear included) it was wonderful! The rooms are gorgeous with big glass fronts towards the beach, the staff are the most friendly we have seen anywhere, the restaurant always open (a big plus if you travel with kids) and the...

Thank halma6
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 August 2016

What a surprise this place was. Amazing staff, gorgeous room, fabulous food, spectacular views, beautiful beach and peace and quiet, On arrival after the one hour high speed boat ride, the stuff meet you and take your bags up the beach. Remember to wear pants that can roll up and shoes you won't mind getting wet. All rooms are separate...

1Thank Martha346
La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 27 May 2016

really nice place to stay, extremly quiet, several hours a day of electricity, wifi access at lounge, food is excellent. for people that like surfing there is waves right in front and for cave divers this is the place to ask for a caver tour in an underwater museum

2Thank Neptuno_0
Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2016

It was a novel arrival, wading through a short stretch of water from the speedboat on to the beach. Rooms were large with huge windows on two sides, affording fantastic views of the beach and the sea. Staff were very helpful but with very limited English. Food was good but consistently fish - the menu each day could only be...

Thank kandj93
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Wonderfully situated, with beautiful, spacy bungalows, friendly and service minded staff, and absolutely fantastic food! ( They buy it twice daily from the local fishermen ). it is possible to make excursions to islands close by; Don't miss the tamarind tree! And they throw in the spectacular sunsets for free ;-) !

1Thank Johan R

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Anakao Ocean Lodge & Spa is a magical place that by strange and fortunate circumstances has remained an uncontaminated corner away from the more chaotic mass tourism routes.It is a new and exclusive destination especially suitable for those who have a spirit for travelling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anakao Ocean Lodge

Address: Andovoke Bay Anakao 602, Anakao, Madagascar
Region: Madagascar > Toliara Province > Anakao
Price Range: $176 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anakao Ocean Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Beachfront rooms have the best views”
perrettmike, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for beachfront when booking for the best room. Others are still close enough to walk to the beach but will have some interrupted view”
Martha346, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“any room is good really”
Neptuno_0, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“Book bungalows with seaview / beachfront if available”
548michaelc, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Well worth getting on the beach front if you can”
thomc278, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
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