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Sun kissed beaches, the azure Indian ocean boasting natural coral reefs teeming with exotic fish, breathtaking sunsets and a tropical climate combine to create the perfect setting for an unforgettable getaway. Nosy Iranja is home to the luxurious Iranja Lodge and boasts absolute tranquillity, natural beauty and unique flora and fauna. Perfect for families and honeymooners, the lodge offers a variety of watersports including some of the world's best fishing and scuba-diving, snorkelling, water-skiing and sailing.
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rolyo wrote a review Jul 2019
Vaureal, France25 contributions
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Nice island, great moment, huge turtles, good staff and good fish food on fishermen' island. Be aware about a few all night parties in a year, on national dates, to prevent with hotel staff. Thanks for good stay in exceptional place, beach, in Madagascar.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
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marcopolo1964 wrote a review May 2018
paris277 contributions195 helpful votes
Just to be clear: this a review about Le Zahir de l'Ile on Nosy Iranja, which is the sister hotel of Le Zahir Lodge on Nosy Be. There's some confusion because there once was a luxury hotel on an island adjacent to Nosy Iranja that is now closed.There is a cheaper lodging option staying in tents with foam mattresses on the backside of the island, but i don't know if that place even has a name. Nosy Iranja is a totally unique paradise tropical island, with some of the most beautiful white sands and turquoise waters I've ever seen. It's popular with (mostly Italian) day trippers from Nosy Be, who come for a snorkel and picnic, and then go back. While that's perfectly nice way to visit, being on the island before they arrive and after they've left is magical. Le Zahir de l'Ile won't be for everyone. Some of the bungalows are a bit small, the decor is an eclectic mix of international tropical retro, there's electricity only for a few hours in the evening, you will have geckos in your room, ducks and chickens from the village wander about, there's no hotel shop, the shower doesn't have much pressure, and the nights can be warm. But the island is so beautiful and the staff so laid back and friendly none of that matters (or is actually positive). I could have spent all day on a chair with the hotel's lovely garden behind me and the gorgeous sea in front of me. Right off the beach you find yourself swimming with turtles, and a friendly young Frenchman has started up a scuba outfit (pierrot@nosykombaplongee.com) on the island and we dove in some great reefs with beautiful fish and turtles. Right next to the hotel is a lively and friendly village. There are nice walks you can take up to a lighthouse, through the village, or to beaches on the backside of the island. Food is delicious mix of European and Malgache, though they maybe do too much effort to please their mostly Italian clientele. They make a very nice melanzane alla Parmigiano, but do I really need that in Madagascar? We asked expressly for fresh fish, and that's what we got. They make their own bread which is about the best we had in Madagascar. We could have stayed forever, even if there's not much to do except be in paradise. If I had complaints it's that the hotel could install more solar panels to avoid using a generator, and you get the feeling they could do more to source food from the village.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Room Tip: Bungalows are fine if you are a couple, a bit cramped with a kid. Ask for the family rooms.
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Brit-backpacker wrote a review Oct 2017
Australia3 contributions5 helpful votes
Very disappointed by our stay; the hotel is in the middle of the village and on our first night there was an all night party with loud music all night. At 4.45am I went down to tell one of the locals to turn his music down. When you are paying 220 Euro per night (possibly one of the most expensive hotels in Madagascar) you might hope that one of the staff might do that job. Other hotels in Madagascar sensibly use solar panels; not this place, the loudest generator. The food was average. Worst of all we wanted to leave early and the manager told us 'no problem I will arrange a boat' and then proceeded not to arrange a boat and we were stood on the beach with our bags packed as all the boats left and we were told there was no choice - we had to stay another night - and pay another 210 Euros. Service levels improved after we complained but overall so disappointed with the experience and value for money of this place. Would say that there are far better hotels and lodges on Nosy Komba or Nosy Bee - although it is a beautiful island and the nicest beach I've ever seen.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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John W wrote a review Oct 2017
Mönchengladbach, Germany71 contributions11 helpful votes
***Please read***please read**** Local ConMan!! My wife and I visited the island on a day trip. While there we decided to stay the night, we had the bar man call the owner of the Huts Zahir or Mazir. We had a present conversation and he advised that it was 110,000 MA per person for the evening, this included lunch, evening dinner, breakfast and Lunch the next day. My wife and I agreed luckily I had 400,000 MA on me so just enough money. The next day the bar man advised me the captain was waiting at the bar at 14:30 and just before presented me for a bill of 256euros. I advised this was incorrect and when they called the owner he said I told you Euro’s not MA!!! Stuck on a desert island there isn’t much you can do, we where took back to Nosy Be where a man stood waiting for us and came back to the hotel with us to collect the money! Please don’t fall foul of this horrible horrible man, his huts and his bar staff on the island. His phone number is tel:0320593880!!!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Palmenpanda wrote a review Nov 2015
Switzerland8 contributions3 helpful votes
Alone the beach is worth every effort to get there. Try to see the lighthouse and you'll know why... go and see your neighbors there. If you get lucky, the fisherman have a good day and catch all the specialties you like. I also recommend to visit the turtle beach, but be careful with nature.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Room Tip: Bungalow at the right corner gives opportunity to have ducks as pet (use water for foot washing...)
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ArchieD3 wrote a review Sep 2012
Bengaluru, India3 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a wonderful place to stay ,The cottages are big and the beds have a the mosquito net and lots of trees around the cottage. So you wake up to the sounds of the birds chirping and the sea on the other side.The housekeeping staff left us little messages everyday which made the kids so happy. The staff are very accommodating , friendly and helped us with all the activities , went out of their way in helping the kids and us with kayaking, letting us watch turtle hatching, fishing. The food was great . Got our faces painted and hair braded. The spa was clean . We had a great masseur . It is the most beautiful island in the middle of no where with beautiful beaches and turquoise sea and during a low tide you can walk over to the other side which has people from nosey be coming over to sell local crafts.
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Date of stay: May 2012
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Room Tip: The rooms facing the sea were nice and closer to the beach, there is too much walk to the other...
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Chaim87 wrote a review Jan 2012
Brussels, Belgium31 contributions30 helpful votes
I went on the Nosy Iranja island almost 12 years ago, with the World Wildlife Found (WWF). We were a group of 15 Italians coming from the island of Nosy Be, where we spent two weeks before. The island itself is amazing, the fishers village too, we enjoyed really nice adventures, we slept on the beach and two days later we went back to Nosy Be. Being part of the WWF travel's group means deciding to experience eco-tourism, which is the best way to discover remote places on the world. The Nosy Iranja Lodge is a place like many others, built for another type of tourism and with completely other interests for the island itself. People, as they wrote on their comments, get annoyed quickly, complain for animals and insects, and are frustrated for the scarcity of fishes in the sea. I swear, went I was there, one of the most incredible thing was the sea life, I haven't seen again such a quantity of fishes and corals. Considering the fact that this hotel is the result of corruption, and for this reason was closed in the past, my question is about the future of the island. People have to travel somewhere else. What is the reason to fly for 22 hours and stay in a luxurious hotel which has much in common with all the resort of the worlds, but with less activities? Please consider very careful before to contribute to the destruction of another paradise; even if it is considered an eco friendly hotel (?) the question is, what is better for the preservation of the island, a green hotel or simply nothing? Chaim Waibel
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Date of stay: February 2011
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Fair_opinion wrote a review Dec 2011
Toronto, Canada19 contributions30 helpful votes
Tiny tropical island in the middle of no where...Perfect for a short relaxed stay to get away from it all. Food is basic but good quality same for wine list. Ideal for snorkelling and spotting baby turtles. Quality and clean lodgings. The gym has been outdated for a long while and still is.
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Date of stay: July 2011
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No name wrote a review Aug 2011
Milan, Italy194 contributions85 helpful votes
Location: Beautiful island, stunning small beaches, turquoise sea. Climate: 20 to 30 degrees, not sticky, cool in the evenings. Ideal summer weather. Lodge: beautiful, for those that want to enjoy the total luxury of sleeping in stunning bungalows, under the mosquito netting of four poster bed, hearing the waves of the Indian ocean break nearby. Amazing food. Staff: v nice and friendly. Nature: We watched green turtles lay their eggs, watched the baby turtles hatch, dolphins jump in the sea, rays, sharks whilst swimming amongst beautiful tropical fish. Sadlly we missed the wales. Maybe next time...
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Date of stay: August 2011
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Room Tip: Ideal for couples or families with children at school. My three year old was too smal to...
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BadgerCT wrote a review Jan 2010
Cape Town Central, South Africa2024 contributions1274 helpful votes
We are still fantasising about returning to this wonderful place. No telephones, no TV, no noisy crowds. Lots of room on beautiful beaches, large rooms with private garden areas, great food and friendly staff too! I'd recommend asking for a room on the sunset side of the island as watching the sunset from our private veranda was a real romantic highlight. Seeing the baby tutles hatching on the southern beach and following one while snorking as it swam around the reef were others. Don't count on using the gym though, it's barely existant and the few weights are badly rusted.
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Date of stay: August 2008
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nosy Iranja Lodge
What food & drink options are available at Nosy Iranja Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is Nosy Iranja Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Nosy Iranja.