Allamanda Hotel at the end of town along the sea is an easy walk from the center. The white buildings above the water’s edge are set along a grassy path, the first row with great sea views.
The upscale suites decorated in dark wood furniture have a living area with a kitchenette, small bedroom, bathroom with shower which was moldy and needed recaulking. There was no mosquito netting but there is a safe. The Wifi connection is slow. Credit cards are accepted.
The restaurant is one of the better choices in Diego Suarez, with pleasant dining on their outdoor terrace.
We had two dinners here. Dishes tasted included sautéed seafood – calamari and shrimp – and the zebu carpaccio – strongly flavored compared to other times we’ve had this dish – for starters.
For mains we tried the shrimp curry served with a choice of sides – rice, spaghetti veg, etc., the seafood pasta and the roasted chicken with couscous.
The 18,000 ariary ($6 USD) à la carte breakfast menu includes a nice fruit plate but was otherwise pretty ordinary.
October 3-5, 2016
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