Relais de la Reine is a French-owned guesthouse near the entrance to Parc National d’Isalo, one of the most visted and celebrated reserves in Madagascar. Local guides can take you on forays into this 80,000ha wilderness. The guesthouse really exudes a homely feel with its simple yet sufficient rooms, welcoming bar and roaring fireplace in the dining room where guests can enjoy their meals. There are stables on the premises and guests can enjoy horseriding or a game of tennis on the court. After all that hard work, why not laze by the swimming pool or be soothed by a masseuse.
Accommodation consists of spacious rooms with either double or twin beds depending on your preference. Each room has antique wooden floors, a mosquito net, ceiling fan and well-appointed en-suite bathroom. The rooms are made of stone, spread among lush gardens and set against the backdrop of the stark rocky landscape of the Parc National d’Isalo.
he main reason for staying at Relais de la Reine is simple - to visit one of Madagascar's best national parks. Parc National d’Isalo comprises 80,000ha of untamed wilderness where rivers run through lush valleys, and waterfalls cascade down stark rock faces. Colourful baobabs, verdant green succulents and swinging vines house a collection of lemurs, a kaleidoscope of chameleons and a smattering of birdlife. Often referred to as Jurassic Park, Isalo is dominated by a Jurassic rock massif that creates a weird and wonderful landscape and you can bathe in its natural swimming pools! And Relais de la Reine is a comfortable, affordable and enjoyable lodge from which to experience all this.