Le Rendez-Vous des Pêcheurs

International in Ambatolampy

Going strong since 1951, the Rendez-Vous is a local institution. Every tour travelling between Tana and Antsirabe or enjoying a day trip in the highlands seems to stop here for lunch. The dining room has the feel of an old-fashioned canteen (with log fire in winter) and the food is excellent: hearty and great value.

There are spacious rooms (double Ar41,000, without bathroom Ar31,000) on the 1st floor; just like in the dining room, the furniture hasn’t changed since the 1950s, but it’s immaculate and the manager is a mine of information on the area. He can also organise tours between here, Antsirabe and Ambositra.