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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best holidays of my life in one of the most beautiful places in the world!! Great food, awesome beaches, forest walks, kayaking, snorkeling etc. incredibly beautiful relaxed environment. The staff were fantastic whole family loved it!

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a week at Masoala forest lodge at New Year 2017, a family of five with 3 daughters aged 15, 12 and 11. Unquestionably the best holiday week we have ever had. The location is wonderfully beautiful, the combination of golden beaches and rainforest is stunning. We kayaked to a deserted island on new year's morning, we danced to...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The lodge is in a gorgeous location. The tents are elevated, presenting a breathtaking view of the beach. The food is amazing and the staff were very welcoming. The wildlife we saw was incredible. Overall this was one of the best vacations we ever had. A must if you visit Madagascar! We will come again!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Many places claim to be Eco-Lodges, but this is the real thing. It was an enormous privilege to be in such fascinating and beautiful surroundings in a place where people had really thought through all the finer details of what goes into a proper Eco-Lodge. The food and service were immaculate - we all particularly enjoyed the traditional Malagasi supper....

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stayed in Masoala Forest Lodge for 6 nights on Nov. It was definitely a wonderful time! All their bungalows are built in the forest with private path to the beach. The room was super clean and all staff were friendly and helpful. From there to Masoala National Park, it takes only 10 mins by boat or 30 mins by...

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Dardanelle, Arkansas
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I am very fortunate to have been able to travel to Masoala Forest Lodge. I believe it is what ecotourism should be. Every detail of the lodge has been thoughtfully planned to exist in harmony with the forest as well as the sea. One can make a visit there to be as relaxing or as adventurous as they desire.

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Thank JRmfAR
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have now visited all the major resorts on the northeast coast of Madagascar and did not find an equal to Masoala Forest Lodge. What made it stand out was that I had no constructive criticisms for the management as they were doing things as they should. The staff are there to serve the guests but are not in your...

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Maria_Bester, Owner at Masoala Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for your positive feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay so much and honored to hear that you recon Masoala Forest Lodge is the best place of Madagascar’s northeast cost. Greetings from Masoala

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Amazing management and very respectful handling of local staff (all managers were fluent in malagassy). We felt extremely well taken care of and enjoyed the honeymoon specials (room, massage, dinner). Definitely worth the price!

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Maria_Bester, Owner at Masoala Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Andrea and Joel, This is a special response for us! We haven’t had anyone mentioning yet how good the relationship between the management and the staff is. A good work vibe in the team is one of our biggest priorities!

Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stayed there 4 nights and it was incredible! We would love to go there again. The bungalows are equipped with an own bathroom with a shower. You have direct access to the beach. It is very flexible with the tour guides so you can decide on your own if you would like to relax one day or go for...

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Maria_Bester, Owner at Masoala Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Florian, Thank you for the positive feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed it so much! It was a pleasure having you at the lodge. We would love to hear how the rest of the trip went and if it all worked out as we had planed it. I will drop you an email! Greetings to Christina...

Reviewed 30 October 2016

We spent almost 10 days of pure happiness in this little piece of heaven in August 2016 ! Everything was just perfect : bungalow, food, forest, beaches, and the managers of the lodge Ana and Wes, indeed they know how to make you feel good at any time of the day from the seadeck to the main hall, by going...

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Maria_Bester, Owner at Masoala Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Aurelia, Thank you for your positive response. We are happy to hear that you had such a good time and felt well taken care off by Ana and Wes and the rest of the team.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
•Paradise of pristine nature, bio-diversity and traditional culture•Comfort and privacy in the owner-managed exclusive eco-lodge with private forest reserve and beaches •Wide range of activities and meals of organic fresh local produce and seafood•An authentic experience - an interactive journey of information, education and inspiration Nestled in a cove of golden sand and blue water, at the meeting of rainforest and sea, a luxurious outpost awaits – The Masoala Forest Lodge. The handful of thatched tree-house bungalows is tucked into the forest at the water’s edge, each with a private beach access and uninterrupted views of forest and sea. Constructed with sustainably harvested local materials, each bungalow is raised 2-3 meters above the ground and contains a fully netted and screened canvas safari tent, with en-suite bathroom, hot water, palissandre furnishings and solar lighting. ... more   less 

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Address: Masoala, Tampolo, Madagascar
Region: Madagascar > Toamasina Province > Tampolo
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Masoala Forest Hotel Tampolo
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