Where to stay in Madagascar
Hotels are plentiful in Madagascar particularly in the capital Antananarivo and towns of Nossi Bé, Toamasina, Majunga, Ifaty and Tamatave. Ongoing tourism initiatives are continuing to add an increasing number of international-standard at moderate prices in major centres. However, hotels are much, more basic outside the larger towns with rustic, shoestring accommodation the norm. Lodging for groups and young people is also available.
Grading: Hotels are classified from 1 to 5 stars (5-star being equivalent to an international standard of about 3 stars); a secondary system of ravinala (travellers' palms) is used for simple, budget accommodation.