Vanila Hotel & Spa

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1 bedroom, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Vanila Hotel & Spa

Vanila Hotel & Spa

3.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Nosy Be with spa and restaurant

7.8/10 Good

47 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
The price is CA $120
Price available on 08/20/2022
BP 325, Nosy Be, 207
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Room service
  • 2 coffee shops/cafes
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Babysitting
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Separate bedroom
  • Television
  • Garden
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Nossi-Be (NOS-Fascene) - 60 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Vanila Hotel & Spa

Vanila Hotel & Spa offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 30 per person roundtrip. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with massages, facials, or hydrotherapy. Other highlights include 2 outdoor pools, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and restaurant.


English, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 56 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from noon - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Theme park shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Restaurant
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's games

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Boat tours
  • Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Use of nearby fitness center
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (861 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2000
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Adjacent to a golf course
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Vanila Spa has 4 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.


Le Fanjava - Onsite buffet restaurant.
Infinity Lounge - Onsite cocktail bar. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: EUR 2 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 30 per person (roundtrip)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Theme park shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 25.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 11 costs EUR 15 (roundtrip)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Vanila Hotel
Vanila Hotel Nosy Be
Vanila Nosy Be
Vanila Hotel & Spa Madagascar/Nosy Be
Vanila Hotel And Spa
Vanila Hotel & Spa Madagascar/Nosy Be
Vanila Hotel Nosy Be
Vanila Hotel Spa
Vanila Hotel & Spa Hotel
Vanila Hotel & Spa Nosy Be
Vanila Hotel & Spa Hotel Nosy Be

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Vanila Hotel & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Vanila Hotel & Spa?
As of 17 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Vanila Hotel & Spa on 20 Aug 2022 start from CA $120, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Vanila Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Vanila Hotel & Spa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Vanila Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Vanila Hotel & Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 30 per person roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Vanila Hotel & Spa?
You can check in from noon - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Vanila Hotel & Spa and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like fishing and boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Vanila Hotel & Spa also has 2 bars and a Turkish bath, as well as spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Vanila Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Le Fanjava. Nearby restaurants include La Petite Perle (4.3 mi), Chez Nunu (5.6 mi), and Chez Eugénie (5.8 mi).
Does Vanila Hotel & Spa have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

The good: The lady at the front desk was very nice Needs improvement: Room and property were run down and a bit dirty, air conditioner was not powerful enough to actually cool the room, all four pools were green with algae, food was quite bad and there were few dining options (no room service, very limited ability to eat outside of the buffet)
BC, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Very nice hotel to stay
Alessandro, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good place to relax. Room generally comfortable, but noise of shower / flushing toilet from adjacent rooms. Beautiful & well maintained gardens.
Tim, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very nice place, the only negative point was the food, not very good, eatable.
Luca, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful Friendly staff. But restaurant staff not efficient. Incredible spa massage. Happy to recommend for overall experience
7-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had a great stay. The staff was friendly and courteous. A very relaxing atmosphere.
3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Comfortable - nice hotel - but restaurant average
Nice hotel, very comfortable and clean. Beach is reasonable, but not excellent. Upgraded room on arrival which was lovely. Negatives : the food was great, but lacking in choice. 2 out of the 4 white wines were unavailable, as were other simple ingredients which were on the menu: i.e. vanilla ice cream! The service in the restaurant was inattentive. Everything was quite pricey in comparison to the rest of Madagascar (and indeed Nosy Be)
Jack, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Spacious room - nice hotel
The rooms are the best thing about this place! Very large with huge balconies with drying racks and a large bathroom. Lovely decorations. The spa is also quite nice and the landscaping well done. Don't eat at the restaurant. Some staff in the bar are surly and the orders and bills were always wrong. They try, but for the price it is not worth it. There is a cute beach-front café less than five minutes walk down the beach (next to Sakalava Dive) that has good, inexpensive food and a big menu (though service is also slow). Hotel is good for breakfast though. The desk staff were always pleasant and helpful. There is a well-stocked gift shop and a tours desk where it is easy to book excursions for the next day or later in the week. They have two pools, but chairs in the shade are limited.
Kristy, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The room was too small. That was the main problem. Room service and food was good. Service was good. Everything is very clean,
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4/10 Fair

Obstructed Ocean View
Perfect location, gorgeous setting. The hotel itself needs a major upgrade (i.e. decaying wood around the pool area; cheap, unattractive room decor). Looking shabby with the years. The personnel were friendly enough but we felt we were being fleeced at every encounter & transaction. So-called room-with-an-ocean-view had a ceiling overhang that obstructed half of the view. Restaurant menu was sparse, food quality mediocre and quality to price severely lacking. We were very disappointed overall with the experience. We would not go back to this hotel.
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