The boutique hotel Le Royal Palissandre is one of Antananarivo's finest accommodations. Set high on a hill in the central part of the city, it features spectacular views over the capital, particularly at sunset when the lengthening rays illumine the multicolored buildings below. Each of its colorfully appointed rooms has polished wood floors, a small balcony, air conditioning, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, mini bar and safe. Sparkling en suite bathrooms have both a tub and shower. Relax on the sundeck around the square-shaped swimming pool with views of the city below, or find refreshment in the gym or full-service spa. A bar and restaurant situated on the terrace likewise offer expansive vistas as well as a peaceful space for convivial conversation over excellent Malagasy and French cuisine.