The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa

The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa

70, East Coast Road Keelputhupet, Via Puduchery University, Khizapurpattu 605014 India
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Our village is designed for travelers who are looking for a place for a long, leisurely stay surrounded by tranquility, peace, and comfort. This 25-acre eco-friendly beach village features uniquely designed bungalows and cottages, a swimming pool, a tennis court and 700m of pristine beach. The Dune welcomes guests all through the year. We aim to create an environment "to live in harmony with nature and men".
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Property amenities
Free parking
Internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Family
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English, Hindi, Tamil
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Subashini R wrote a review Oct 2021
Chennai (Madras), India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a family of 3 who stayed at the flex house during a weekend in Oct 2021. I should say that we had a very satisfying experience at the Dune.

Rooms: Rooms are constructed with a great artistic touch with mild lighting and natural ventilation. I kept wondering to myself on the sense of taste the architects should have had to come up with such a concept based accommodation. I liked every bit of the room interiors from the washroom mirror to the long benches to the comfortable wooden chairs. A normal wooden chair was so comfortable due to the slight curvature on the shoulder & seat areas with extended arm rests. The bathroom was very clean & dry and the shower had enough pressure and temperature to get you that divine experience. :-)

Food: We ordered lunch & dinner to our room and the food tasted yummy and may be its organic as well as they claim. The taste & freshness was good and I was impressed with their attention to details. They wrap every dish and provide good accompaniments like raita, cheese, pappad, pickle, etc. depending on the mains that we order. Water refill was unlimited and the house keeping guys kept bringing us water 24*7. Their chicken dum briyani, organic curd rice, phulka, pepper chicken gravy were some of the dishes which was out of the world :-) The restaurant during the evening looks so beautiful with candle lights and if you travel as a couple you should enjoy dining in the restaurant for one of the dinner sessions. The morning breakfast was a let down though with average dishes and way too crowded.

Staff: The house keeping and restaurant guys were quick and prompt to all our needs. The reception guys could be more warm and cordial and explain about the property a bit in detail and collect feedback during checkout.

Beach access and pool access was available and we did use the beach extensively for our long walks. Overall the property had a different theme and concept compared to the rest of the resorts around that place and they managed to keep up the standards.

The one thing that irked me was that they were no covid checks at the entry, not even the basic temperature check and you don't see much of the mask culture with the staff nor residents. We could spot sanitizer only at the dine in area. May be that safety measure could be stepped up.

Overall a breath taking stay experience with good staff and great food :-)
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Dune Wellness Group, Sales at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Dune Eco Village and spa, It was indeed our privilege having you with us at the Dune. May I take this opportunity to thank u for your visit and for your valuable feedback. we are delighted to note that you really enjoyed your stay at our Resort. your continue patronage ,compliments and suggestions are vital part of our growth and will act as a source of motivation and encouragement for us. we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With Warm Regards, UMAPATHY GRM DUNE ECO VILLAGE & SPA.
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Amit S wrote a review Feb 2020
Perungudi, India32 contributions15 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We keep coming to this place again and again. This resort has a concept of village environment with modern stay facility with air conditioning.

Positives:
1. Rooms are quite big surrounded by nature. Every room has a different theme.
2. One can have a walk in this huge property in a safe and secured environment even at late nights.
3. Clean Beach right next to it.
4. They grow crops in-house and have a nice cow shed.
5. Peaceful with birds chirping all the time.
6. They provide bi cycles inside the property.
7. Have a nice play area for kids.

Not so positive:
1. Though in our room the bathroom was big with bathtub, the flush was leaking all the time.
2. Variety of food can be improved.
3. We took two rooms, one was good but the other one didn’t had the bathtub 🛁 and not so good even though we paid same tariff for both..

Overall a good experience and it’s a concept of the place and nature due to which we keep coming here !!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dune Wellness Group, Sales at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Dune Eco Village and spa, It was indeed our privilege having you with us at the Dune. May I take this opportunity to thank u for your visit and for your valuable feedback. we are delighted to note that you really enjoyed your stay at our Resort. your continue patronage ,compliments and suggestions are vital part of our growth and will act as a source of motivation and encouragement for us. we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With Warm Regards, UMAPATHY GRM DUNE ECO VILLAGE & SPA.
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Amit Sahu wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have booked three rooms from 21st to 24th Oct 2023 is Dune Eco Village , Pondiichery.
Overall experience was very good, staff was very cooperative, food was delicious, fresh juices were served daily , I liked their coffee .
We have taken breakfast and dinner . Lot of items and all were very tasty and fresh .
Mr Uma Pathy , their GRM was very cooperative and friendly with all guests and daily during breakfast and dinner he was meeting with all guests and listening their issues , If any . That approach we liked most. He will be an assets to the organization.
Overall water quality was very good and no charges for extra water bottle refilling.
Morning evening tea/ coffee was also free in restaurant.
Room cleaning , hygiene and overall services are beyond expectations.
We will come again and stay for longer time and also use their hotels at other locations in future.
We will recommend
our friends to stay in their hotels .
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dune Wellness Group, Sales at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Dune Eco Village and spa, It was indeed our privilege having you with us at the Dune. May I take this opportunity to thank u for your visit and for your valuable feedback. we are delighted to note that you really enjoyed your stay at our Resort. your continue patronage ,compliments and suggestions are vital part of our growth and will act as a source of motivation and encouragement for us. we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With Warm Regards, UMAPATHY GRM DUNE ECO VILLAGE & SPA.
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Ramneek K wrote a review Feb 2021
Noida, India24 contributions24 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Pro: very large spacious rooms.
Cons:
1. Extremely untrained, mis managed staff.
2. Huge property but no way for access to disabled people or people with walking problem. There are no in property transit mechanism.
3. They charge 5 star money, but even basic amenities in room are missing. No in room coffee/tea. Drinking water was tap water not packaged, no bathtub, showers barely had water pressure, like it was barely dripping. Soap and shampoo refills were done in house in uncapped bottles, which seemed dirty. Had to ask for dental kit specifically.
4. Restaurant took almost 3 hours to give lunch while we were sitting in , not in room. I mean our people had to literally go themselves to check what was the delay.
5. Cook was using same utensil to cook veg and non veg dish. Huge deal breaker for pure vegetarians.
6. Serving staff did not know which dish they had brought in, they served non-veg item to our veg guests.
7. Portion of food on plate is extremely small, as compared to price they charge.
8. Unkept private beach, it was dirty, not like a private property.
9. Same category rooms had varied designs, e.g. we had 6 courtyard rooms, and each had a different bathroom design, 2 of them being so small, that you could barely stand.
10. View from the bedroom window of courtyard rooms, is almost like a dump yard, with all the plastic waste scattered and no view at all.
11. Resort approach from road has no indication to turn, not only you miss, even Google map takes you via wrong directions so beware.
Stayed in january 2021
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dune Wellness Group, Sales at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Dune Eco Village and spa, It was indeed our privilege having you with us at the Dune. May I take this opportunity to thank u for your visit and for your valuable feedback. we are delighted to note that you really enjoyed your stay at our Resort. your continue patronage ,compliments and suggestions are vital part of our growth and will act as a source of motivation and encouragement for us. we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With Warm Regards, UMAPATHY GRM DUNE ECO VILLAGE & SPA.
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Chandramowleesw... V wrote a review Feb 2022
Chennai (Madras), India3 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to know through search in internet.. Booking process was simple and timely response . Courteous staff, food was good , stay comfort was very good

Feedback

I stayed in wooden cottage 2 , where the front entrance may have one or two steps as the current hhigeight of thinnai is bit high which elder and differently abled persons will find difficult

Facilities and other maps of the inside locations can be printed and kept in rooms, including phone numbers

Intercom facility can be provided

My over all rating for this stay is very good
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Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Dune Wellness Group, Sales at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Dune Eco Village and spa, It was indeed our privilege having you with us at the Dune. May I take this opportunity to thank u for your visit and for your valuable feedback. we are delighted to note that you really enjoyed your stay at our Resort. your continue patronage ,compliments and suggestions are vital part of our growth and will act as a source of motivation and encouragement for us. we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With Warm Regards, UMAPATHY GRM DUNE ECO VILLAGE & SPA.
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Swapnil Pawar wrote a review Sept 2023
9 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this beautiful property, which has our hearts. There is an artistic touch to the construction of each room, with each of them curated differently that too by different architectures. As on date there are 53 rooms with different ideas.. Granite House, Wood House, Nawab House, Kerala House, Tower Suite etc..

Talking about facilities, it has everything you ask for.... Though the property is to appear like a small town, countryside village, it offers all the facilities which any other resort offers like spa, yoga, swimming pool (private as well as common), private beach which is well maintained neat and clean, separate playground for children. The swimming pool is very well maintained and is crystal clear.

Further, activities like cycling within the campus, pottery making and milking a cow would make you feel like you're in a remote village. But, it is enjoyable and definitely value for money.

They offer a buffet breakfast with decent variety of items (both south and north Indian), ala carte lunch and dinner which is very tasty and at reasonable price.

Overall, full marks to the property for its campus, theme, location, staff, food and everything.

Last but not the least, Mr. Umapathi- the manager is very warm and hospitable and he is accessible and available all the time.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Tube/planks should be provided in swimming pool.
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Response from Dune Wellness Group, Sales at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Dune Eco Village and spa, It was indeed our privilege having you with us at the Dune. May I take this opportunity to thank u for your visit and for your valuable feedback. we are delighted to note that you really enjoyed your stay at our Resort. your continue patronage ,compliments and suggestions are vital part of our growth and will act as a source of motivation and encouragement for us. we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With Warm Regards, UMAPATHY GRM DUNE ECO VILLAGE & SPA.
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Mobile26011705811 wrote a review May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Resort was Excellent,
House Keeping and Swimming pools are Neat.
It's a Good option for spending the Vacation with the Family.
Dune Restaurant was even though costly, the quality of Food served is Hygienic.
The Spa,Gym and Indoor Activities are Great.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dune Wellness Group, Sales at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Dune Eco Village and spa, It was indeed our privilege having you with us at the Dune. May I take this opportunity to thank u for your visit and for your valuable feedback. we are delighted to note that you really enjoyed your stay at our Resort. your continue patronage ,compliments and suggestions are vital part of our growth and will act as a source of motivation and encouragement for us. we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With Warm Regards, UMAPATHY GRM DUNE ECO VILLAGE & SPA.
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Raj K wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is spread across 40acres or so, and have several types of accommodations to choose from. They charge like 5-star properties but are not even 3-star.
Pros:
Easy access to beach
Cons:
Smelly age old furnishing and is of no use.
Big spiders, worms, lizards, mosquitoes....its all there in the rooms, literally you can't sit in the room to relax.
Our bag torn/bitten by rats looking for eatables while we were out for dinner(which was below avg)
Most ridiculous is the "eco" walls made of bamboo sticks, you wont even know if someone is peeking through the opening.

There is a lot more but then it will look like i m ranting...please just don't fall for the nice pictures on web, the property is way different. Spend your money on something else.
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Date of stay: January 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Avoid the huts close to beach, they are too shabby and have no privacy at all.
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Response from Dune Wellness Group, Sales at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Dune Eco Village and spa, It was indeed our privilege having you with us at the Dune. May I take this opportunity to thank u for your visit and for your valuable feedback. we are delighted to note that you really enjoyed your stay at our Resort. your continue patronage ,compliments and suggestions are vital part of our growth and will act as a source of motivation and encouragement for us. we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With Warm Regards, UMAPATHY GRM DUNE ECO VILLAGE & SPA.
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Bajjister wrote a review Sept 2021
Lake Mary, Florida, USA6 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s got a kind of a retro feel. If you like to pay 4 star prices and stay at a simple place without any luxuries. What railed me, two instances. A) The pool has been architected with nice steps and drops to almost 8 feet. The shallow 4 ft end is at the far end with no way to get there.
B) breakfast service - we are swatting flies and chasing crows, when a polite person asks us what what we need. We requested coffee, he walked to the buffet station where the coffee and mugs were and spoke to someone and came back and advised us. “Sorry sir, coffee is self service”

Yes, I’ll be returning to this property every time I go to Pondy to meet the person who runs the breakfast service.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kannan22 wrote a review Feb 2023
Thane, India18 contributions13 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This could have been a wonderful property but maintenance and upkeep is totally lacking.

1. In room there’s no hot water kettle with tea / coffee / sugar provision.
Minibar fridge is provided with nothing inside!
2. They claimed solar geyser is provided but no hot water. After repeated calls they sent someone and after keeping the tap open and his chat with maintenance guy warm water started. I suspect they kept the switches off.
3. Looks like all their staff are looking for reasons to get tipped.
4. Yoga room non functional. Spa was desolate.
5. Dilapidated cycles kept outside every Villa. Can’t think of riding them.
6. Villa room had unkempt garden around with many roof tiles broken !
7. Must have been a Beautiful Villa when opened and sure. Such a huge area, originally well developed needs immediate and desperate maintenance! And a passionate and dedicated person to run the show.
8. Approach lane to the resort from main road needs repairs.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from jayashankarvenu
Chennai (Madras), India6 contributions
Hi, I am not sure about the class but certainly we do have instructors at their location. I would suggest you please ring them up and clear our your questions before booking. Hope this helps.
Ruchika D asked a question Aug 2018
14 contributions
How far is this place from the beach?
Answer from bala k
1 contribution
just 2 min from room . And its a private beach
sonika g wrote a tip May 2024
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The SPA is worth a visit."
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Sightseer10560452726 wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"One of the best eco resort in Pondicherry. You will feel the nature, calm and go inside the new world. "
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Nomad18783876628 wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own swiming costumes"
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Freedom08111004513 wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Food is in taste of foreigners. So was not worth"
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Anjali wrote a tip Apr 2024
Mumbai, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Carry loads of bathing suits and a camera"
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PRICE RANGE
₹5,347 - ₹6,767 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the dune beach village
LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduViluppuram DistrictKhizapurpattu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa?
Nearby attractions include Auro Beach (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mango Hill Restaurant, German Bakery Auroville - Wunderküche, and Pizzaiolo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Khizapurpattu.
Are pets allowed at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dune Eco Beach Village And Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry (14.8 km) and Church Of Our Lady Of Good Health (14.4 km).
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