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Le Relais des Plateaux
is located in the city of Antananarivo
in the Eastern
region of Madagascar
One of the biggest downsides about travelling in Madagascar is that the internal flights are so unreliable that you have to include a night in Antananarivo every time you pass through, which means you can easily find yourself needing 2, 3 or even 4 separate nights here. The airport is around 12km northwest of the city centre and the traffic in between can be a nightmare, the journey often taking between one and two hours.
Le Relais des Plateaux is the only decent hotel to be situated out by the airport. It is a functional place with around 40 guest rooms, a large restaurant, heated swimming pool and extensive spa. It is clearly not the kind of place that most people would choose to include in their trip, it really does feel like a bit of a transit stop, but it does save you the painful journey in and out of town.