This is an old French Colonial House, converted to a small hotel. If you like boutique hotels and antiques, you’ll like this. It’s located right at the top of the Haute Ville, even higher than the palace, so if you plan to use this as a base to explore Antananarivo, you probably need to plan on long downhill walks into town and a taxi every time you want to get back (the roads are very steep). The room we had was large, with a good bed, nice (shared) terrace overlooking the city, and a rather ancient-looking but perfectly functional bathroom. Unusually for Madagascar, the room has modern flat screen satellite TV with lots of channels.
The restaurant promises more than it delivers – which is sad, as the menu looks fine. Drink prices (even water in the room) are higher than most other hotels we stayed in. Given the location, there is nowhere else to go, and therefore one feels taken advantage of. The dinner dishes we had were far too salt. Breakfast (it’s a buffet) is really meagre – especially considering it’s at extra cost. Only sliced bread – none of the quality bakery we came to expect of the country. Tables are left uncleared so we ate among the remnants of previous customers.