'Overall satisfaction: Excellent. Relais des Plateaux is a very good hotel.
Gite d'Ampijoroa (Ankarafantsika National Park) has excellent location, good service, food and facilities; average comfort.
Royal Palissandre Hotel & Spa excellent food and service. Too posh for us.
Vakona Forest Lodge: excellent location, meals and facilities. Lovely setting but felt a bit damp and cold.
Thermal Hotel Ranomafana: excellent comfort, good service, location and meals. Beautiful hotel but electricity kept running out.
La Varangue de Betsileo: excellent in all respects. Very nice people, looked after us very well.
Relais la Reine: Very nice, lovely area.
La Mira: excellent in all respects. Very nice and relaxing.
The guides were excellent especially Bel-Aviv and his driver Doudou, who were with us for most of the trip. All were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly'.