Croix du Sud is a colonial style building designed over two levels around a courtyard garden.
From the outside, Madagascar's historic links to France are clear to see in the steep sloping metal roofs and ornate wooden carvings along the roofline.
All of the 30 rooms face inwards to the courtyard and have a small terrace or balcony to sit out on. Inside rooms are clean and fresh looking, with brightly painted walls and large windows looking out into the garden. Each room has satellite television, air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom.
Meals are currently taken next door, a few hundred yards away at the Dauphin Hotel. The restaurant here looks over the gardens, and in the morning the windows and doors are flung open to let in the air. Meals are good quality French food, with an emphasis on seafood.
There are plans afoot to build a small breakfast area at the Croix du Sud itself, but as with many plans in Madagascar, we await firm confirmation of this!
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