Our History

« Carlton Madagascar, the Landmark 5-star Hotel in the most iconic area of Antananarivo. A unique Location overlooking the picturesque Uptown with the Queen’s Palace and the Lake Anosy, in the Historical, Cultural and Financial heart of the City. »

The only hotel certified ISO-9001 2015 in Madagascar.

What makes us unique :

For over 50 years, this 5-star hotel is renowned for its impeccable quality service and warm hospitality, having welcomed the most discerning and demanding guests.  Carlton hotel has pampered its guests with the same passion since 1970.

Carlton Hotel offers 171 elegant Rooms and Suites with breathtaking views of the picturesque Uptown with the Queen’s Palace, a property registered to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the magnificent Lake Anosy highlighting the First World War Memorial.

Guests can enjoy cuisine from around the world and Malagasy specialties at the four restaurants and bars in house, on terrace and in the open-air surrounded by a lush vegetation.

The Hotel delivers exceptional amenities and world-class facilities: a semi-Olympic open Swimming Pool, a Clay Tennis Court, an upscale Fitness Center, in-house Laundry & Dry-Cleaning, onsite Beauty Parlour, Hairdresser, deluxe Boutiques & Services, Valet Service.

Over the decades, the hotel has become a premier venue for all (inter)national major events in the city and the country with its unique Conferencing and Event facilities for over 1000 guests.

It’s the chance to get to know our hotel better with some images and the most important dates of our history.

1970

Carlton Hotel was opened in 1970 at its current site, and used be called Hilton until 2007.
At the time, there were no five-star hotels yet in Madagascar and Carlton became the first to impose its vision of a modern hotel and without concession on international quality standards with the legendary Malagasy hospitality. The hotel quickly becomes one of the capital's most important places and many heads of State, personalities, delegations or simple travelers came and stay there.

Carlton is the must-see for trade fairs, weddings, or other events.
Over the time and the arrival of new hotels, Carlton has chosen to remain the first and only "5-star" in the capital.

1990

Carlton is the must-see for trade fairs, weddings, or other events.

1995

Over the time and the arrival of new hotels, Carlton has chosen to remain the first and only "5-star" in the capital.

2007

In the 2000s, we felt that evolution of our quality standards had to meet requirements, which were also changing
Integrating a reference group of hotels such as Preferred Hotels & Resorts, which imposes high and regularly measured criteria, seemed to be a logical step for us.

2016

For our customers - our guests - this represented an assurance of our commitment to progress constantly towards an optimal quality of service.
It seems natural for us that the aspects of Safety, Hygiene and Environment should be part of our daily concerns. Carlton has now carried out a true upgrade to these standards.

Today we are continuing these efforts and the recent acquisition of the ISO 9001 standard (the first in Madagascar) serves as an excellent example.

We're proud of it and it's just beginning.

TEL : +261 20 22 260 60