Le Relais de la Montagne d’Ambre

Pension in Joffreville (Ambohitra)

Sisters Henriette and Louise run this basic pension from their atmospheric 1932 colonial house. The rooms are no-frills, with just a bed and a wardrobe. The garden is pretty, though the captive crocodile down the well is off-putting. The three-course lunch (Ar25,000) is good value.