Le Pavillon de l’Emyrne

Antananarivo, Central Madagascar, Madagascar

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

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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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Insider's View

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

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

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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.

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.

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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.

Vacation Ideas

  • Highlights of Madagascar

    Mandrare River & Manafiafy

    from $8500 pp 9 nights

    • Adventurous itinerary exploring the Madagascan wilderness
    • Meet the Antandroy tribe
    • Marvel at the incredible, lunar landscape of the Spiny Forest
  • Imagine Madagascar

    Antananarivo, Amber Mountain, Ankarana Reserve, Nosy Be

    from $3000 pp 11 nights

    • Climb amongst the otherworldly limestone formations of the Tsingy in Akarana Reserve, dotted with pockets of jungle.
    • We love the bizarre and wonderful species you can find in Madagascar and we have customized this itinerary in the north to really showcase some of the highlights.
    • Adventure through the western part of Ankarana Reserve on boat and bike, gaining a whole new perspective of the wildlife that this region presents.
  • Wild Madagascar

    Andasibe-Mantadia, Antananarivo, Antsirabe, Ranomafana National Park, Isalo National Park, Ifaty

    from $3300 pp 12 nights

    • This is a slow-paced trip, with plenty of time in each area to explore the flora and fauna fully. Discovering Madagascar by road, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery surrounding you and you won’t have the stress of flight schedules.
    • With chances to see the indri, the world’s largest lemur, ring-tail lemur and the Golden Bamboo lemur, this trip presents some truly impressive wildlife sightings.
    • Adventure through varied habitats such as the dense rainforests in Ranomafana and the dry, arid spiny forests in the south.

Location & directions

Antananarivo, Central Madagascar, 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.

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