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Pavillon de L’Emyrne

Antananarivo, Central Madagascar

Pavillon de L'Emyrne is a 13-bedroom guesthouse in the heart of the old town of Antananarivo, with views over the city and two excellent restaurants nearby. Its character is enhanced by the originality of the architecture and flamboyant décor.

At a Glance

  • Beautiful gardens to relax in

  • Each room individually and thoughtfully designed

  • In Madagascar's Old Town with views of the city

  • Close to two of Antananarivo's best restaurants

  • Antique Malagasy art and photographs adorn the walls

Adventure, Culture,

Insider's View

Make time to visit the King's Palace, outside Antananarivo.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

L'Emyrne is close to two excellent restaurants - La Bousolle and Kudeta - highly recommended!

Anna Hearn

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Pavillon de L’Emyrne or take a look at our itineraries to Central Madagascar


Almost every trip begins or ends in the Malagasy capital, a city of tiered streets built in and on the twelve surrounding sacred hills, around a long, narrow rocky ridge. The summit near the center of the ridge was easy to fortify, as it provided an excellent vantage point and was surrounded by marshland suitable for rice cultivation. It became the site of the royal palace (rova) and center of the Merina kingdom. The conquests of King Radama I elevated the city to capital of Madagascar, a position retained under the French.

Built as a private residence for a wealthy Frenchman in the 1930s, Pavillon de L'Emyrne is a charming city guesthouse with a small garden. Boasting a beautiful view of the royal hill and plains, the hotel is located in the heart of the old city in a neighborhood teeming with busy restaurants.

The house has been preserved in its colonial style, with high ceilings and wooden corridors, but facilities have been adapted to modernity to guarantee guests comfort during their stay. Each of the 13 rooms has its own individual character as well as air-conditioning and satellite television.


Accommodation is in 10 superior rooms, two standard rooms and one apartment. All rooms have either a garden or city view, a private bathroom, TV (satellite and local channels), telephone and Wi-Fi.

Standard Room
Superior Room


There are no specific child care facilities available at Pavillon de l'Emyrne, but children are most welcome and there is an apartment with two bedrooms which is ideal for families. Food and meal times can be adjusted to suit younger guests and babysitting can be arranged.


Facilities available at Pavilion de l'Emyrne include a sauna, massage room, hair and beauty treatments. There are two computers available for guests to use as well as a facility to book and confirm your airline tickets.


There are a range of activities to chose from whilst staying at Pavilion de l'Emyrne, a tour of the city or a variety of walking tours which can be a day or half day trip to Lake Andraikiba, Lake Tritriva or Lake Andranobe or explore the Relay Volcanoes. Other activities which can be organized whilst staying here include Golf (2 x 9 hole courses), tennis, riding and spa treatments.

Location & Directions

Antananarivo, Central Madagascar

Pavillon de l'Emyrne is located in the Isoraka area Antananarivo. Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar, located in Antananarivo Province, in Central Madagascar.

When to go

Any time of year is fine for a visit except from January to March, when heavy rainfall in many areas can make some roads all but impassable, and when there’s a high risk of cyclones in the east and northeast. In general, the best time to travel in most areas is April and October/November. The coolest time to travel anywhere is during the dry season (May to October).

Average maximum temperatures vary from about 30°C in coastal areas (higher in summer) to around 25°C on the hauts plateaux. In Antananarivo and other highland areas, temperatures during winter can drop to 10°C and even lower during the night.

Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Pavillon de L’Emyrne or take a look at our itineraries to Central Madagascar

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