Lokanga Boutique Hotel is a small boutique hotel in the old part of Tana high on the sacred Royal Hill near to the old Queen’s Palace. Its name comes from the Malagasy word for violin because the house lies on the site which was the home of the Queen’s musicians. This charming boutique hotel lies high above the hustle and bustle of the city and exudes a serene air. The house dates to the 1930’s and has a long varangue (terrace) which faces west to enjoy the sunset views over the rice fields of the plains below. Every evening, you are invited to enjoy the sunset over drinks and canapes on the terrace.
Accommodation at Lokanga Boutique Hotel
The Lokanga Boutique Hotel aims to combine the charm of a bygone era – with much use of antiques, family artefacts, old prints and photos – and modern amenities. It is has only six individually styled rooms all with a different theme but all sharing the stunning views over the city below. Decorated with family antiques, each also has wifi, minibar, television, heating and ensuite bathroom. Lots of charm and style if you enjoy the period ambience. The staff at Lokanga were very friendly and accommodating, speaking good English. They have a choice of four walking tours from the hotel ranging from a 20 minute stroll to a more energetic 2 hours. Outside there is a lovely little garden. The food is also particularly good with all meals on offer.
The house is set on three flights of stairs with the top flight being particularly steep so I wouldnt recommend the top floor rooms for people who have difficulty with stairs.