Once the homestead of a French settler, Le Domaine de Fontenay has been lovingly restored by the charming couple who own and run this boutique hotel in Joffre Ville. Rooms are large and each has unique details including a dramatic marble bathtub that looked like something from ancient Rome. The property is perfectly located right in the town of Joffre Ville and is only a five-minute drive to Amber Mountain. The attached Le Fontenay Nature Park is ideal for guests to take hikes to the nearby waterfalls (15 are sprinkled throughout the park). Excellent food and the reliably pleasant climate make Le Domaine an important stop for any traveler to Madagascar. Make sure to also pay a visit to Galileo, a 250-year-old giant turtle who makes his home at Le Domaine. He is the hotel’s most cherished guest and he appreciates attention.
Built in 1902, this old country residence provides the perfect location to base your explorations of the Montagne d’Ambre (Amber Mountain) National Park as well as the hotel’s very own private reserve. Le Domaine de Fontenay prides itself on its ability to provide guests with a very comfortable and relaxing stay while staying very close to nature.
Accommodation is made up of eight spacious rooms and one suite and are all decorated in line with the old colonial style of this converted country residence. Each room boasts ceiling to floor mosquito nets, CD player and a large bathroom with a large bath in which to unwind after a day’s trecking.
Staff service is outstanding at Le Domaine de Fontenay. The resrtaurant has acquired a reputation for its authentic and refined cuisine as well as its delicious barbecued meals.
Le Domaine de Fontenay has its own nature park with bubbling streams and waterfalls, spectacular views of the Bay of Diego, the Indian Ocean, and the Mozambique Channel. It is well maintained with marked trails for the discovery and enjoyment of guests. Access to the park is free and guests can spot wildlife such as Lemurs.
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