Royal Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Nosy Be
... poker, evidence of a mis-spent youth, and Jack somehow winning the whole bank when he went to the loo!
The kids have been joking that wherever we are there is a cockerel crowing at dawn (and often way before!). They were looking forward to no crowing whilst on the boat – of course what did we hear every morning (and sometimes the evenings)… from the small villages by the water’s edge, were the inevitable cockerels! "oh no, why is it following us", ...
... obviously) because there is a huge baobab in front of the hotel, on the beach.
Even though everyone’s tummy ‘troubles’ thankfully did not cause any problem on the journey, it was longer and more complicated than it should have been:
- driver did not bring any ropes to secure the bags to the roof. He jammed them into the roof rack and said ‘ca va?’, to which we said ...
When we went to breakfast, one of the staff members said that Air Madagascar had called, and that we should collect the bag from their office in town. So we went there first, my clothes and face cream being a priority over wild lemurs today! I said to Steve I was sick of dressing like a boy! Anyway, I was very excited to see my bag there and a very helpful man sorted out the paperwork, although was not overly apologetic. It sounds like this is ...
After a decent sleep, we looked out to see the blue of the ocean at the end of the garden. We had breakfast at tables just above the sand, overlooking the ocean - it's a funny little place, quiet, quaint, not much happening. The breakfast was typically French - very good coffee, some fruit, crepes, bread roll and jam. Simple but not very filling.
The lady at reception took all the details of my missing bag and promised ...
... and the owner (Gerard - we have not met Francine yet) said "Bienvenue les voyageurs braves" - welcome brave travellers!!
Other initial impressions:
- we can hear the Indian ocean, it's about 20 metres away, in the dark
- 3 ply loo roll (even Madagascar still influenced by French obsession with their bums and what comes out of it!)
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service