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Vakona Forest Lodge

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mci
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The very best place to stay near Andasibe Park. Hospitable owner on site. Impeccable accommodations. Awesome pool and ultra modern hamman. Super restaurant and bar. Lemur island a must. Georgeous grounds.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Friendly guides, entertaining Lemurs, delicious lunch (carrot soup, zebu carpaccio, fish with coconut sauce, lemon tarte, espresso with eclair/ice cream). Beautiful setting and informative too. Wow! Must visit.

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Zaventem, Belgium
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had some expectations because it seemed to be the best of Andasibe, I am still wondering why... Negative points : - The room was so cold and humid. A window was open, the floor is made of stone and ventilation holes in bathroom you can't close. The room had a little heating, but is was absolutely not enough, the...

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Woodchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel, as suggested by our tour company. Overall it was very comfortable, but rather over priced. It caters for the rather well-off clients, mostly residents of Antananarivo, who come for the weekend. Good, if expensive meals. Convenient for visiting the national parks (if they are open!)

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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this hotel/lodge to see the lemurs who live around this island. It is manmade but a nice experience as you get really close and they also jump on you. Of course, it is nicer when they are in the wild ....but here they get really close. I uploaded a video about the experience. Search for HowTube.

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Vakona Forest Lodge is without question the best hotel in the Andasibe region, with easy access to the Andasibe National Park (Perinet) and other reserves. The central building abuts a small pond and includes the reception area, restaurant, gift shop, and meeting rooms. Bedrooms are in bungalows spread around the property - some on a hill overlooking the main...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The Vakona Forest Lodge is an amazingly beautiful and serene place. The staff are exceptionally friendly and their Lemur Island is teeming with many different types of Lemurs. This was a perfect place to get engaged and the staff went our of their way to setup the pool area, where I proposed, with candles and flowers and lights. They also...

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Morondava, Madagascar
Reviewed 5 March 2017

First of all, when you have some tour in Andasibe National park and stay there for one night or more, Vakona Forest Lodge is one of the recommended hotels there. They've got some good and confortable bungalows and so quiet. The service is perfect for the visitors.

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Arriving at this property after a bit of a drive, you become guests of the rainforest at this unforgettable location. The sights and sounds...it's a little surreal in the best possible way. The service was great, food was surprisingly amazing every night and we were pleased with the flexibility of the menu given my spouse is a very picky eater....

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Arlesey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Travelling to Madagascar we knew the hotels wouldn't be spectacular, but here was a great disappointment. Although the surroundings were beautiful, our lodge was very old and small. Nowhere to charge a phone or camera. No internet. We travelled 09/16 and room was cold. Meals were not great. Someone said about not being allowed to do laundry - we didn't...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Vakona Forest Lodge

Address: BP 750, Andasibe, Madagascar
Region: Madagascar > Toamasina Province > Andasibe
Hotel Class:3 star — Vakona Forest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Vakona Forest Hotel Andasibe
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“Bungalows on the hill have the best views; those next to the pool are best for families”
Eritay, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from this hotel”
lapidot, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in chalet 23 which had a great view across hotel but in reality you are in a forest...”
TimW86, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Number 12 was a nice chalet with porch overlooking near by forest. Enjoyed birds, looking for lemurs and more.”
8Mark, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If steps are a proble for you ask for a lower room”
sealcoater, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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