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Relais De La Reine, Isalo

Relais De La Reine


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Jardin du Roy £££££

  • Madagascar
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

A favourite haunt of the sapphire traders in the area, who add glamour to what is already a very stylish place to watch the ever-changing colour of the dramatic landscapes of Isalo. Seeming to grow out of the surrounding sandstone, this family-run lodge offers stylish bungalows within four “houses” dotted around the garden, filled with locally designed rosewood furniture and expansive verandas from which to soak up the view. When not out exploring the park, the large, rock side pool offers the perfect place to cool down as the rocky landscape soaks up the sun. The exposed brickwork of the lively bar and restaurant are centred around a huge fireplace, the walls lined with antique photographs under an imposing chandelier, where you can enjoy a drink looking out across one of the country’s most dramatic skylines.

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Isalo Rock Lodge £££££

  • Madagascar
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Isalo Rock Lodge is without a doubt, the most luxurious property in the area, in the most traditional sense. All of the 60 rooms take full advantage of the areas spectacular sandscapes with the lodge seeming to grow out of the ground, especially around the pool area. The rooms are large and minimalist, but the ochre-coloured walls reflect the landscape and feel natural, offering plenty of space. This contemporary feel flows throughout the entire lodge, from the sleek and modern bar areas, the exclusive fine dining and clever use of coloured lights at night.

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Satrana Lodge £££££

  • Madagascar
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Contemporary and stylish, this upmarket lodge is very much the new kid on the block. The small but surprisingly light tented rooms sit on raised wooden platforms and are kept cool under a thatched roof, blending in seamlessly with the surroundings. The open feel of the surrounding landscape carries through to all areas of the lodge, and the bold colours and creative touches add to the atmosphere and style of the place rather than detract from it. An excellent library area has soft leather chairs which you can sink into after taking your pick of books on offer before heading to the restaurant and bar to take in the expansive views across the valley. The lodge comes alive at night through a combination of clever lighting and excellent hospitality. Very stylish and great fun.

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