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Maison Gallieni, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Maison Gallieni

Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

La Varangue £££££

  • Madagascar
  • City

This lovely old creole style house oozes colonial charm with the brightly painted shutters and national flags on the outside a colourful contrast to the whitewashed walls and corridors. Vintage cars parked outside and the cool, darkly wooded interiors lit at night by hurricane lamps complete the picture, but its location, hidden away down a steep lane next to the Presidential Palace makes it feel even more exclusive.

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Relais Des Plateaux £££££

  • Madagascar
  • City

Relais Des Plateaux is in a residential area, just 10 minutes from the airport and an hour from the city centre. There are 42 en suite rooms with the choice of luxury and family suites. Facilities include a large restaurant with seating both inside and outside, a heated swimming pool with recliners, a large bar, and a shop.

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Lokanga Boutique Hotel £££££

  • Madagascar
  • City

One of the smallest hotels in Tana, the property has gained a reputation as one of the friendliest places in the city. Each of the six bedrooms is decorated with vintage furniture, but include a splash of contemporary styling to lift the design and although not all rooms have showers, all have traditional baths. The bar and restaurant are open and designed to allow you to soak up the view. Pre-dinner drinks are served in the drawing-room, which is covered in photos and works of modern art, the funds from the sale of which go to a local charity and are often a great conversation starter. Lokanga is a really fun place to stay, colourful and stylish with the best views in town.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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