Lokanga Boutique Hotel
Lokanga Boutique Hotel is perched high on the sacred royal hill of Antananarivo, Madagascar's capital city. This striking 1930's house has enjoyed a full restoration and was reopened as a boutique hotel in September 2011.
Watch the sun set over the distant hills with a cold beer in hand from the panoramic deck, which boasts some of the best views in Tana.
Surprises abound from every corner with this historic and quirky house where every room has its own style.
Sample Malagasy food with incredible views in the excellent restaurant which sources local ingredients for a fusion that delights the tastebuds.
Stroll up the hill and gaze out over city before learning about local history at the Rova Palace, only a few minutes away.
Lokanga was built in 1930, during the French colonial era, in the heart of the most historical area of Antananarivo, the royal hill, just a stone's throw from the queen's palace. This is a romantic neighbourhood with cobbled streets and stunning town houses dating back to 1800. The views from this elevated position are breathtaking and best enjoyed from the Lokanga terrace.
Lokanga is owned and managed by descendents of the original inhabitants and has been lovingly restored to return the historic town house to its former splendour. There are just six rooms, each designed with a different theme from Malagasy history and in many cases furnished with antiques passed down through the family.
Of the six rooms, five feature double beds and one is a twin, all are en-suite with shower or bath, mini-bar, safe and good Wi-Fi connection.
For those looking to further explore this fascinating city, the hotel can organise great city tours in the 1950's Citroen owned by the family.
The Lokanga Hotel is a great comfortable option with huge character for those spending a night in the capital on their way to or from one of the wildlife hotspots or stunning beaches of the country.
When to visit
Lokanga Boutique Hotel is centrally located, in the heart of an historical area, perched on the royal hill of Antananarivo.
It is a 13-hour international flight (one stop) to Antananarivo Airport. Pavillon de l'Emyrne is a 1-hour drive from the airport.