Madagascar’s ‘City of Thousand’, Antananarivo, recently acquired three new hotels, with Radisson Hotel group opening of the Radisson Blu hotel, Antananarivo Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront and Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Center on the island.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Antananarivo Waterfront is centrally located in a private area on the tree-lined waterfront, close to the fairly recent premier business district, which is surrounded by numerous shops, businesses and entertainment venues.
The hotel’s rooms and suites are filled with natural light and overlook the enchanting Madagascar city and waterfront.
To be the pantry restaurant takes you on a culinary journey and serves a variety of international and regional dishes influenced by local products. Fire Lake Restaurant & Bar is the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, with panoramic views of Tana (short for Antananarivo) and a menu focused on grilled meats.
The Lobby Coffee & Bar guests can relax with a comforting hot drink, a refreshing cocktail or a light snack.
The Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront offers an authentic Madagascan experience with a 30-room boutique hotel developed with Radisson’s signature Scandinavian aesthetic in mind.
The rooms and suites all feature natural materials such as beautiful wooden details, combined with Madagascar-inspired architecture, and offer picturesque views of the lake and garden. The hotels Tamboho restaurant presents a menu of local and international dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients and guests can enjoy the cuisine while enjoying the sounds of weekly live jazz performances in the indoor dining room.
Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Center has 56 studios and apartments with views of the surrounding hills and a homely atmosphere for travelers on business, leisure or longer stays.
Visitors can enjoy dishes from SOHO restaurant, which offers French and Asian fusion flavors in a contemporary setting. There also is a SOHO Rooftop Lounge on the 5e floor, with the perfect setting for a morning cup of coffee, afternoon tea or a refreshing cocktail.
And if that wasn’t enough, the SOHO roof terrace brings visitors the ideal space for private events or parties with spectacular views of the city.
Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, is also called the ‘City of Thousand’ because of the thousand soldiers who fought in the 17e century by King Andrianjaka to protect the palace known locally as Rova, located on the highest hill of the city.
The city’s palaces (such as the Rova) date back to the 19e century and the nearby Andafiavaratra Palace, museums, colonial architecture and bustling markets make for a charming historic city experience.
Things to Do in Antanaviro
- Explore the charming streets.
- Visit the Parc de Tsarasaotra.
- Witness the island’s remarkable fauna and flora at Lemur’s Park.
- Discover the pedestrian area of Haute-Ville, a quiet hilltop village famous for its two-storey brick houses and architecture dating back to the 19e century.
- Stop by the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga, the country’s only UNESCO cultural site and a site of great importance with the ruins of a fortified royal city and cemetery.