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Mantadia Lodge

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar

Sure to become the most sought- after accommodation servicing Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, this lodge, under the same ownership as Couleur Café in Antsirabe, was opened in early 2018. 

The lodge is located on a slope overlooking (at least some) rainforest. 

Accommodation is in the form of 25, tastefully designed, ultra-modern rooms: 10 are twin and 1 is also a family suite. 

All of the rooms have modern, en-suite bathrooms and a private terrace with chairs.  

In the main building, there is a modern restaurant with a convivial bar. In sunny/dry weather meals can also be enjoyed outside on the terrace. Food is highly praised and the service friendly. (June 2018 update)  

The lodge has a swimming pool and massages are on offer.

 

Accommodation Reviews

Hi Derek

Madagascar was incredible.  We had an amazing time, and saw and did things that we could never have imagined.  Radu, our guide, met us at the airport and was superb throughout.  His understanding and insight into Madagascar was excellent, and he proved to be a truly outstanding person to travel with.  Additionally, Abraham, our local guide within the Andasibe-Mantadia regions was great.  He took us deep into the parks, and off the beaten tracks in order that we could see the wildlife up close and in its natural habitat.  We did.  We saw all of the lemurs indigenous to the area in question, and saw some of them very close up.  We even did a night-time walk to see if we could see the nocturnal lemurs.  

The hotel we stayed at in Andasibe was very good.  Our room was very spacious and clean, and had all the facilities that one could hope for.  The hotel staff were also very helpful, and on hand when they were needed.  The food in the restaurant was first class, and we got the opportunity to try traditional Madagascan dishes that neither of us had ever heard of.  It's always nice to try another country's traditional cuisine!  

Our time on Ile St Marie was truly extraordinary.  I don't think either of us was prepared for what we saw.  It was, literally, a paradise island in the sun.  And the sun shone almost all of the time!  We were met by and ox cart, which took us to our lodge, and then shown to our quarters, which were very comfortable.  As honeymooners we were also given a complementary spa treatment and lantern lit dinner of the beach!  Everything was extremely well organised and the hospitality couldn't have been better!  

We took excursions to Ile aux Nattes, Coco Bay, and Point Laree.  Each of these areas was amazing in its own way.  Neither of us had ever seen sea like it - it was so clear and warm.  We also went quad biking to the opposite side of the island.  We visited several of the markets, and also the pirate cemetery.  

I also took a lot of photographs some of which look very good.  If you'd like me to, I could process some of the better ones and send them through to you...

Overall, the holiday was fantastic, and we had an amazing time.  We would certainly both do it again.

All the best

Phil and Santie

 

Mr and Mrs Kerr
November 12, 2018

Overall holiday satisfaction (Madagascar Discovery Small Group set departure, 16 September 2018): Excellent.

Mantadia Lodge: Excellent in all respects

Le Paradisier: excellent location, good in other respects. 

Relais la Reine: Excellent.

Betsileo Country Lodge: excellent meals, good in other respects.

Thermal Hotel: Excellent location, service and comfort. Good meals and facilities. 

Plumeria Hotel: good. Very comfortable.

 

Ms Rose
October 2, 2018

Harry, the guide for the duration of the (Madagascar Wildlife Discovery 02 September 2018 departure) was outstanding. Overall satisfaction: Excellent. 

Mantadia Lodge was spectacular. 

Relais des Plateaux has a very handy locaton for the airport.

Les Dunes d'Ifaty was fantastic.

Jardin du Roy was wonderful.

Betsileo Country Lodge was only an overnight stop.

Setam Lodge by comparison with the other hotels, was disappointing. Wonderful location. 

This holiday to Madagascar was a wonderful and amazing experienxce. In terms of a delivery, as a Wildlife Discovery tour, it was absolutely on the money. 

With Harry and the local guides and our drivers, we got to see just about everything we could have seen and were amazingly well looked after. Having never done a tour like this, I found it quite 'full on' bt I'm delighted about what I got to see and do. 

Thank you. 

 

Mr Izzard and Ms Bunton
September 28, 2018

'Hi Derek, I've been meaning to email you. It was incredible, and more than lived up to expectations. I'm still a bit overwhelmed by it to be honest. In terms of wildlife, i had a bit of a mental list of things i'd love to see, and we saw everything plus more, most of which in the first few days! 

Whilst we were away i was thinking of feedback for you. It was definitely the experience of a lifetime and it's really wanted to make me travel more having not been out of Europe for about 6 years - though i need to start saving. I'm incredibly glad you suggested the alternative itinerary to the original one... we saw so much,and it seemed like the perfect balance between busily doing things everyday at the beginning, to chilling out at the end, which i'll come on to.  

Val, our guide was incredible. He was so helpful, and always went the extra mile. We have his email address, but i wondered if you could email his manager to say thank you, and just how much we enjoyed it and his organisation? Saying bye to him felt like saying bye to a new friend! On our last drive, Rachel wanted to see a local primary school if possible as she's a teacher, so she can show the children what schools there are like. Val arranged at the last minute for us to be shown round a school and introduced us to a teacher. It was little touches like that that were special. At times it felt a bit much having a driver, a general guide, and the park guide all for us, but i can see that it is needed.... and things like this made me realised why it does actually cost a lot to visit the country, which i think was my first question for you!

Mantadia Lodge - it said 'no frills', but we felt it was the most luxurious place we stayed so may want to ammend your description in the itinerary - it was way more luxurious than we were expecting! I liked that Val got to have dinner with us on the last night. Maybe some people would feel annoyed at spending money on this, but i think it's a really nice touch, and we were going to invite him for dinner with us anyway had this not been the case. (Night walks were amazing and we saw a giraffe-necked weevil!)

[Iharana] Bush camp - everything was amazing, but definitely worth saying how incredible the picnic on the top of the Tsingy was to watch the sunset - it was a complete surprise and a great experience!

Antoremba Lodge - I'm actually glad we didn't spend longer than 2 nights here, though because we were shattered from doing so much, it was a good chill spot for 2 nights. It's beautiful, but we definitely preferred the 'vibe' of Sakatia Lodge for our final 7 nights. Partly because Sakatia is much more set up for activities as it has its own dive centre, partly because of location - as Sakatia has more still, warmer waters due to it's protection form the elements, clearer waters and turtles that live outside the hotel! If anyone else was doing a similar itinerary, i'd definitely recommend Sakatia over Antoremba, it just seems better connected and well equipped for activities.

I hope that's helpful, and if you have any follow up questions, do just ask. I just want to say thanks again Derek, it really was incredible, and just writing this makes me so happy (and sad to be back home!) - i can't explain how perfect the itinerary was due to your knowledge. 

Thanks again,

Jonny'

 

Mr Qureshi and Ms Seal-Jones
September 7, 2018

Hi Derek,

I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know we had the most incredible honeymoon in Madagascar! Thank you so much for all of your help and advice. It was a great combination of three beautiful and very different areas and the whole trip ran so smoothly (as smoothly as it possibly could with Tana traffic and the chaos in the airport at 5am!). 

All of our guides and drivers were fantastic, as was the accommodation. Mantadia Lodge is beautiful - you've definitely found a gem there. Anjajavy really was a once in a lifetime experience, we loved absolutely everything about it and were quite devastated to leave. I'm also pretty sure we had the best villa in the lodge, so if you had anything to do with that - thank you! We also loved Ile Ste Marie - despite four days of pretty consistent rain we still managed to get around most of the island and we saw so many whales (lots of mothers with calves - amazing). 

I have attached a few (very amateur) photographs - I think Lemurs are now my favourite creature on the planet. 

Thank you again,

Nikki and Andrew

 

Ms Walker and Mr Lipshut
August 16, 2018

Really good overall. Really needed the guides and the drivers to make it easy and they performed extremely well. 

Relais des Plateaux is very good for its purpose of in and out travel. Kept some luggage for us which was great. 

Princesse Bora: really liked the visibility of the manager. Very relaxed. Can rain there though!

Mantadia Lodge: great setting - excellent comfort, service and location; good meals and facilities. 

Camp Amoureux: for situation very good. Excellent service, location and meals. Facilities and comfort good for location. WOW, the food portions were HUGE! Meals great and staff so friendly. 

Palissandre Cote Ouest: good to unwind, good night and there's good security on the 'beachfront'. 

Jacklin Family party
August 1, 2018

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