Overview of Maison Gallieni

Built in the site of an old granary, the classic red-brick building housing Maison Gallieni dates to 1879 and was once the first bank in all of Madagascar. Today the hotel shares the building with the Monaco Consulate, and its enviable position on a hill above the hustle and bustle of Antananarivo makes it the first choice of discerning travellers to the island.

Boasting just four spacious en suite bedrooms, Maison Gallieni also has a sweeping spiral staircase and swimming pool banked by a lush vertical garden. No two rooms are the same but all have high ceilings and are dotted with a pleasing combination of occasional antiques and mid-century pieces.

Maison Gallieni is a perfect beginning and send-off for your Madagascar holiday: its excellent service is a welcome after a long-haul flight and its serene comfort a joy after time in the Madagascan countryside.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Arguably the best hotel in Antananarivo, high above the city
  • Historic building dating to the 1870s
  • Only four individually decorated en suite rooms
  • Sophisticated and contemporary, with superb service

Bird watching

Boat-based safaris

Game drives

Guided walks

Sunset cruises

Rooms at Maison Gallieni

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Twin Tent

    All four rooms have en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, flat-screen televisions, safes and Wi-Fi connections.

    General Facilities

    Maison Gallieni has a heated swimming pool and massages can be arranged. Environmentally friendly technologies include the recycling of water.



    Swimming pool


    Breakfast can be enjoyed out on the veranda. A set 3-course dinner can be ordered in advance; dishes include courgette soup, chicken curry, fresh fish with roast potatoes and haricot verts, and chocolate lava cake.

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