The colonial elegance and meticulous attentions of the Grand Hotel Urban welcomes guests with open arms to Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.
Accommodations at the hotel consist of forty-five luxury rooms spread over seven floors. There are single, business, comfort, and deluxe rooms to choose from as well as several lovely suites. The rooms are decorated with clean, modern lines and hardwood floors. Every room includes an en suite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite television, air conditioning, safety-deposit boxes, and a hairdryer. The suite rooms enjoy the unique feature of having a shower and bathtub next to the bed. It even includes a patio with cozy chairs for relaxing and taking in the views of the city.
The hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city’s business district. Antanarivo, known sometimes as Tana was established in the 17th century by the Merino people who still make up a majority of the population today. The city became the site of the Merino King’s fortified royal compound and was a thriving metropolis well before the French invaded in 1894 and continued to grow even after independence in 1960. The Haute-Ville stands out with its beautiful colonial buildings set on steep streets. The city’s markets offer tantalizing foods and unique crafts.