Le GITE du Club House Nofy Be
Large traditional reeds hut built on 3 floors, overlooking the Mangrove with loads of sleeping space, ideal for groups of friends or families, situated right in the middle of Nosy Kely, the lively tourist area of Morondava, 20m from the beach.
◊ The space :
The «GITE» is a large ventilated dorm on 3 floors, Youth Hostel like. Built in traditional style & materials (“mokoty”, kind of palm leaves & “vondro”, local reeds), there aren’t many walls, just colourful sheets of material separating sleeping areas to allow for natural ventilation. This means no sound proofing whatsoever… but a very airy space, like a Tarzan hut. Kids love it.
There are 3 double beds (two very large: 1.90m x 2.10m) and 4 single beds, all with mosquito nets, WC & shower room.
It is equipped for 10 people (sheets & towels), but you are welcome to create additional sleeping capacity by hanging your own hammocks on the top floors.
◊ Guest Access :
You have access to a very rudimentary kitchen with no fridge, but you will find many little shops who sell cold drinks a few meters from the hut. The market is not far away for fresh daily vegetables, fruit & meat, and fishermen wives pass daily with fish and prawns.
We are only 20m from the beach and have a pontoon right under our dining room terrace overlooking the Mangrove, so if you are arriving by boat you can park it there for a small fee to contribute to its upkeep.
There are also Car Parking facilities in the forecourt, but please do not wash your cars there or it’ll wash all the sand off…
◊ Interaction with guests :
As we are off sailing most of the time, local Solange & Jean Niriko who are in charge of the GITE, will welcome you. And Gaga, who lives just below, will come and clean daily. You can make arrangements with her directly for your personal laundry as this service is not included in the price.
Although crockery, cutlery and traditional energy efficient Malagasy “fatapera” are provided for your own cooking downstairs, Solange or Gaga will be delighted to prepare Malagasy meals for you.
◊ Overview :
Our hut is right in the middle of Nosy Kely, the tourist area of Morondava with beach, restaurants, lively bars and disco within walking distance.
◊ Getting around :
Everything is within walking distance, but you can also get around by “cyclo-posy” cycle drawn carts, “taxi be” minibuses, “Bajaja” yellow motor carts, or taxis.
◊ Other things to note :
Our neighbourhood is rather vibrant… We are sited not far from several lively street bars. So if it is quiet and peace you are after, this is probably not the best place for you…
Although there is a security firm patrolling the grounds at night, and our house team mostly there during the day, make sure you don’t leave valuables, money, phones, tablets, cameras or computer equipment lying around. The hut is very easy to break into… We won’t accept responsibility for any stolen goods.
Bed lined and towels are provided for 10 people, but if you are going to be more than 10 you will have to bring your own extra ones.
◊ House rules :
Our hut being built in highly flammable dried reed & palm material, smoking or the use of candles is totally forbidden indoors! The hut is uninsurable, so any damage by fire will be at your entire risk and responsibility. The only fire truck in town is miles away at the Airport… The hut and neighbourhood will have burned down before they even start the engine. There are a few parking spaces in the forecourt, but no vehicles to be washed there.
◊ Directions for confirmed guests :
Most Taxi drivers will know our Hut, CLUB HOUSE NOFY BE, in Nosy Kely almost opposite the “Renala au Sable d’Or” Hotel.
Price : 50 Euros per night
BOOKINGS can be made through Airbnb