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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a couple of nights here, as most people do, at the start of our road trip. If you're already in Madagascar then you'll have no problems with the many ups and downs from rooms to reception to restaurant etc. Like many properties this is set on a hillside. The staff have no problems with carrying your luggage up...

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Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stayed in this lodge as it is near the rainforest where we were searching for lemurs and other wildlife. We arrived at night so had no idea what wonderful views would welcome us at daybreak. The lodge is situated on a hillside near to the rainforest so is quite popular and busy. It is basic but clean. Rooms are...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We didn't stay here but had lunch and breakfast here a couple of days. Me and my partner are both vegetarian and they didn't have any options for us. They happily accommodated us and even brought out a delicious cheese platter on the house. Lovely chef and staff and moderate wifi.

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Montvale, New Jersey
Reviewed 15 December 2016

My room in this lodge was clean, but not elegant. WIfi is available for free, but only in the restaurant and deck outside the restaurant. Food was OK. Each room has a standing fan, which circulated enough air to make sleeping comfortable, even in hot summer weather. I could hear the lemurs calling in the forest from the grounds of...

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Thank Fran Z
Reviewed 14 December 2016

A chalet based hotel located on a hillside. Good sized room and facilities. Well placed for local national parks. Food and breakfast good. Apart from chalet itself there was little relaxing area for guests and if the hotel was full this was soon occupied. Wifi in Restaurant / reception only. Thunder storm cut power but staff assisted our dash to...

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London
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had a two night stay organised by our tour company. On arrival there was a friendly welcome and a welcome drink and we were asked to choose our dinner from a short menu. We were told that the electricity would go out in our rooms from 6pm. We settled into our room which was just above the reception/restaurant. The...

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sandy utah
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The setting is beautiful, you can see the beautiful mountains, the hotel is built to take advantage of the view and setting. It is close to the park entrance. The rooms are large and comfortable but basic

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The rooms are basic but are a good size, clean and bright. Service in the restaurant was good but food was mediocre. Great views from the patio and rooms located higher up the hill and location is close to national park and the Centre Valbio. Power is cut for a number of hours a day so make sure you have...

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De Pere, Wisconsin
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Located in a hilly area within wet tropical forest, and within 1.1 miles of Ranomafana National Park, this lodge offers 20 comfortable, spacious rooms within 10 bungalows (much like small duplexes) that are built on four terraced levels. Thankfully, my spouse and I were on level 2 from the dining/reception area. Each room has a cement area outside the door...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We spent a night here, and it was OK. Not very special in any way, but clean, and relatively friendly. Full-board plans only, I think, so we had dinner and breakfast at the lodge before going to the park and continuing on. The Ranomafana park was the most disappointing stop on our entire two-week trip on Madagascar, and I would...

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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Setam Lodge

Address: 56 Avenue du 26 Juin | Ranomafana National Park, Ranomafana 312, Madagascar
Region: Madagascar > Fianarantsoa Province > Ranomafana
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Setam Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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“The higher, the better. You'll get more away from it all, and have better views.”
stensveen, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose a different hotel until service improves!”
geofftravel, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a lower room if mobility is a problem.”
mousebirdEngland, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“pick third row or first row of rooms for best views. 10A was in first row and had good views.”
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