Lokanga Boutique Hotel is an original Malagasy townhouse which has been furnished throughout with antiques and family souvenirs, inviting guests to journey back to the early twentieth century. Lokanga Boutique Hotel offers only 6 comfortable and exclusive rooms, each with breathtaking views over the capital, a desk, a private bathroom, individually styled and decorated with family antiques and full comforts: WIFI, mini-bar, heating during winter. After a day in the bustle of Antananarivo, guests can relax on the tea terrace and enjoy the breathtaking view out over the old city centre.
After two years of complete restoration, this 1930’s townhouse has been reborn as the Lokanga Boutique Hotel. A genuine traditional Malagasy House, all in red bricks, with a balcony offering breathtaking views over the city. To recreate the charm of this past era, our charming hotel is entirely furnished with antiques, family souvenirs, old prints and photographs. Lokanga is centrally located, in the heart of an historical area, perched on the royal hill of Antananarivo, a few steps from the Queen’s Palace. Take a stroll in this romantic neighbourhood of cobbled streets to admire the ancient houses with nice red bricks, some of which date from 1800’s, visit the Museum, or the Royal Courthouse. The business areas of Antaninarenina and Analakely are only 5 minutes by car. Lokanga Boutique Hotel house faces the west and offers a 180° panoramic view of Anosy Lake, Mahamasina, Tanjombato
Because Madagascar was indeed on the Route to India, the smallest of the rooms, gets its name from its saffron and spicy colours, its cast-iron bed, its ancient Indian cupboard and its African framing. It has direct access to the terrace, overlooking the city. The tadelakt bathroom has a shower.
This dazzling room features an Italian baroque bed, a marble console with a majestic gilded mirror, golden chairs, all shipped to Madagascar from Italy in the 1950. A late 1800’s “bureau” and an open bathroom with an ancient cast iron bathtub complete the glamorous picture. This room is ideal for a romantic stay. It also features a direct access balcony.
This spruce purple room takes its name from the iron canopy bed, covered with a great mosquito-net. An old dressing table serves as a desk, and accompanied by a large velvet armchair. A few Chinese decoration items remind guests of the Chinese migrants whom have also participated in shaping of Madagascar’s history throughout the 1900’s.
The English room with its gilded iron bed, its flowered wallpaper and old writing desk recalls the time when English missionaries lived on this very same hill. In the green bathroom, everything is ancient: the washbasin, the cast iron bathtub and the gilded mirror.
This is the most spacious room and offers a drawing room area. It takes its name from the flowered wallpaper and bright fuchsia wall. All of the antique furniture is made of wood, and is sometimes weathered. The bathroom, with ancient bathtub too, offers a stunning view of the Queen’s Palace.
The Explorator’s room exposes old maps of Madagascar, with some being strongly inaccurate! It is the only twin room at the hotel, with two carved wooden beds dating back from the late 1800’s. The bathroom with its gilded bathtub is in the tower, under several meters of ceiling.
After a day in the bustle of Antananarivo, you can relax on terrace with a cup of tea and homemade cookies or a sundowner whilst enjoying the breathtaking view out over the city and the distant hills. The Lokanga’s special at sunset indulges you with foie gras on toast with a glass of white wine. You can also enjoy a cosy evening by the fire in the drawing room. A full buffet breakfast, a Malagasy lunch and a European refined 3 course menu for dinner is made available daily.
Madagascar is the ultimate primate destination, but also renowned for its pristine beaches, this location embraces both.
(Antananarivo, Bekopaka, Morondava)
This Madagascar adventure explores the boundaries of Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park and the renowned Alley of Baobabs. Privately driven vehicles, experienced local guides, and comfortable accommodations will make this unique Malagasy journey special and memorable.
(Antananarivo, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Antsirabe, Ranomafana, Fianarantsoa, Isalo National Park, Anakao)
The mist is heavy deep in the Madagascan rainforest and sweat drips from your brow after a full-day hike. Then you see it grazing among the bamboo thickets – the rare golden bamboo lemur – and your heart leaps.
(Antananarivo, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Antsirabe, Ranomafana, Fianarantsoa, Isalo National Park, The Masoala National Park)
Embark on an epic journey through an exotic land of leaping lemurs, neon chameleons, carnivorous plants, tropical rainforests, and beyond perfect beaches. Discover Madagascar’s incredible biodiversity which has earned it the nickname of “The Eighth Continent” with this in-depth exploration of the country. Tour departs June 1st 2014.
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