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Jardin du Roy

Parc National d'Isalo, Southern Madagascar

Jardin du Roy is one of three French-owned hotels situated in private grounds close to Parc National d'Isalo. The hotel offers comfortable and spacious accommodation in 25 rooms.

At a Glance

  • Right on the edge of the fascinating Isalo National Park

  • Beautiful views over towering sandstone cliffs so typical of the park

  • Take a dip in the swimming pool, or tennis and horseriding are available

  • Comfortable little stone cottages hidden amongst the boulders

  • Try and spot some of Isalo's friendly ring-tailed lemurs on a walk through the park

Adventure, Family, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

Take a guided walk in stunning Parc National d'Isalo.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Jardin du Roy or take a look at our itineraries to Southern Madagascar

Description

Set in extensive private grounds, Jardin du Roy is conveniently located near Ranohira and the entrance to Parc National d'Isalo (Isalo National Park).

The hotel has a variety of twin, double and triple rooms, each simply but tastefully decorated with wooden floors and private patios or balconies, all of them with en-suite facilities. Rooms are arranged in four separate 'houses’ dotted around an attractive mowed lawn and spacious garden surrounding the large outdoor swimming pool. All the buildings are made of local stone, its soft tones blending seamlessly with the beauty of their natural surroundings.

Meals are served in the large dining room, which centers around an open fire and is ideal for cooler mornings in winter. There is also a bar in which to relax with a pre-dinner drink or play a game of pool in the evening.

Parc National d'Isalo is one of Madagascar’s most visited national parks due to both its stunning natural beauty and its relative ease of access. Walks with local guides are an excellent way to explore. They can last from two hours to a full day and include bathing in the park’s 'piscines naturelles’, should you wish! Isalo is not renowned for its wildlife viewing but you can spot ring-tailed, brown and grey mouse lemurs, as well as Verreaux’s sifaka.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in 25 spacious new rooms. They all have a bath or shower, air-conditioning. As they open onto a large park and gallery forest along the river Soarano, they have wonderful views. The décor is in neutral colors and has a lovely airy feel to it.

Childcare

Although there are no specific child care facilities available, children are most welcome at Jardin du Roy. Food and meal times can easily be adjusted to suit younger guests and babysitting can be arranged if required to give parents a break from child care duties and have some time to themselves.

Facilities

There is a large pool to relax around within walking distance of the rooms. There is also a tennis court and boules available if you fancy being a bit active. The hotel offers very professional and relaxing scrubs and massages using essential oils from Madagascar.

Activities

The Equestrian club offers both experienced and beginner riders the chance to ride out and discover the vast areas surrounding the hotel.

For those not so keen on riding it is possible to arrange guided walks and treks in Parc National d’Isalo where you will have the chance to view some spectacular wildlife.

Location & Directions

Parc National d'Isalo, Southern Madagascar

Hotel Jardin du Roy is situated near the village of Ranohira, 240 kilometers from Tamatave on the southern boundary of Isalo National Park in the south west of 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.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Jardin du Roy or take a look at our itineraries to Southern Madagascar

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