Hotel Atithi

Hotel Atithi

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4.5
#10 of 184 hotels in Pondicherry
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Atithi is set amidst the flower lined avenues of Pondicherry, a quaint town situated on the stunning shore lines of the eastern seaboard of India. Situated in close proximity to the commercial district and tourist attractions, Atithi is the perfect choice for both the corporate client and the discerning traveler. A blend of old world charm and unmistaken southern hospitality will welcome you at this charming hotel situated in a corner of the world where Mother Nature continues to hold her own.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

Location

126 S V Patel Salai, Pondicherry 605001 India
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,503 reviews
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Hotel Atithi garners praise for its amiable staff, who are frequently lauded for their professionalism and attentive service, ensuring a welcoming atmosphere despite some guests suggesting room improvements. Many travelers consider the hotel to offer solid value, though opinions vary on food pricing and room rates. The cleanliness is a standout feature, with commendable housekeeping and well-kept facilities. Its central location earns accolades for easy access to attractions, and while the amenities like the rooftop pool and breakfast variety are well-received, guests have pointed out that some facilities could be enhanced.
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Welcoming
Rooms
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Reasonable
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DS67India wrote a review Mar 2020
Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Except for a minor delay in our check-in due to some booking misunderstanding, the overall stay at the hotel was excellent, the rooms are comfortable and the location is very central to White Heritage town, Promenade Beach walkable to all best restaurants like the Palais the Mahe, Budh Bay at Promenade, Dupleis .... If you are lucky you will get a good Bargain, try the Jigar Thandai just opposite the hotel almost similar to the original taste available in Madurai. The breakfast at the hotel is great for a energetic start to the day especially the live kitchen, The staff is very Helpful and courteous, the house keeping is good and prompt, the mini bar is fairly priced and the rooms are well furnished and comfortable. The roof top pool timings are perfect upto 7 pm and neat and clean and i am sure you will enjoy your stay as its centrally located within 5 to 10 minutes from all attractions.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Insist on rooms on the 3rd floor, 4th floor may be noisy as the 5 th floor has a roof top...
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Usha Manohar wrote a review Feb 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
In continuation of the 58th wedding anniversary celebrations of my parents, we planned a 3nights stay in Pondicherry . We chose to stay in this hotel on the recommendation of friends who have stayed here before. On direct enquiry, we found that the hotel website offered a very good deal on the dates we were looking at whereas the booking rates were much more pricier when we contacted the hotel directly. So we booked our rooms by paying the whole amount online . But the fine print did not mention that complimentary breakfast was not included in our online booking and the hotel management too denied our request rather abruptly. Other than this slight hiccup, we had a wonderful time through out our stay right from the helpful and smiling doormen to the gracious front desk personnel and the super efficient house keeping staff who never failed to fulfill our slightest request at all hours. The hotel is centrally located and has an amazing multicuisine restaurant off the lobby and an incredible roof top restaurant for barbecue dinners. The spa service was outstanding too. The only negative factor was that the wi-fi connectivity was very poor and at times, non existent. Also, the temperature control for the AC did not work efficiently in our rooms. But the maintenance staff attended to our complaints within minutes of us bringing it to their notice. On the positive side, the rooms are spacious and housekeeping do a good job each day cleaning up while we went sight seeing . We enjoyed our stay and will definitely recommend this hotel to all our friends too.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Do ask for a room on the upper floors like the 4th floor for a good view
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shalmika wrote a review Mar 2020
Bengaluru, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had first been to this place few years ago for one of my friends wedding reception, was impressed with their banquet & food. Returned back there for a weekend stay here with the corona virus making the rounds in the country, they had taken preventive measures, insisting the tourists to use sanitizers kept at our disposal at the lobby. This place is quite close to the beach and makes for a great walk in the mornings and the evenings.
Check in process was quick and smooth, staff were very friendly. The rooms were big, airy, tidy and well maintained. Bathroom was spacious and clean. However would have preferred if they took more care to keep soaps and toiletries wrapped in paper rather than single use plastics, would be more ecologically responsible. They have a small boutique which has some beautiful silver jewelry and Indian textiles.
Being impressed by the rooms, my expectations went up a notch regarding the complimentary breakfast. But, was slightly disappointed. The dosas, pooris, vadas and the baked goods were mediocre, however appam, paratha & potato bhaaji were good. It has great potential if they could be more attentive to all these details. Would make the stay all the more enjoyable.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anusha P wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first time stay in Athithi and it ended up as a memorable one and ensured a promising revisit.

If you are looking for a pleasent stay at pondicherry , just go for it ,Its a thumbs UP for sure ..

Highlights -
 • Spacious rooms and good ambience
 • Roof top swiming pool was a delight
 • Food was extremely scrumptious and the quantity was intact
 • Hospitality and customer service was at its greatest heights... Staffs were so considerate that they actually took efforts to resend the glasses I left at the resort and I recieved it the very next day in perfect condition. Special mention , Mr.Nirmel Kumar and Mr. senthil helped us a lot during the stay and also to get my specs back.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ganesh Ramamoorthy, General Manager at Hotel Atithi
Responded 8 Mar 2022
Dear Guests, Thank you very much for the valuable comments. Hope you had great time with us. Its was very nice you have mentioned all points which you like in our property with our Team member name mentioned in your feedback. Looking forward to serve you in future. Thank you Ganesh Ramamoorhty 9962843320
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jedwin wrote a review Sept 2021
Chennai (Madras), India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The property is located at a strategic location. Close to city as well as tourist spots in Pondy as well as nearby tourist places . Like almost all other hotels, the maintenance needs to be spruced up, Post Covid. However, we had a very enjoyable stay. The swimming pool which is on roof top is outstanding .... But best of all are the friendly staff. The front desk staff, housekeeping staff, Room service all are very friendly and helpful and go out of the way to make you comfortable. Special mention to Mr. Robert of Front Office who was really very helpful right through the process of booking, arrival, checking in, check out etc.
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Date of stay: September 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Ganesh Ramamoorthy, General Manager at Hotel Atithi
Responded 24 Sept 2021
Dear Mr.Jedwin, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. Hope you had a great time with us. Looking forward to serve you in future. Thank you Ganesh Ramamoorthy 9962843320
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Nirosha Madhan wrote a review Feb 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super hotel.we r stayed in room no 405.nice location sea-facing rooms are large,clean and hygiene. Accommodative and smiling staffs especially Mr.Perumal (supervisor) housekeeping is very cooperative ,kind and excellent service. And very close to good restaurants and white town. It was amazing.🙏🏻
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ganesh Ramamoorthy, General Manager at Hotel Atithi
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. Hope you had great time with us. Once again thank you so much for mentioning name in your feedback . Looking forward to serve you in future. Thank you, Ganesh Ramamoorthy 9962843320
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Jana R wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I checked in for a weekend religious retreat. On entering the room allocated I noticed that the toilet seat was (on the verge of falling off) loose. I brought this to the notice of the reception. Within a short period it was taken care of. The room was clean. Spacious. User friendly plug point. Housekeeping staff were very helpful. My two night stay was very comfortable in a user friendly room and bathroom.
Restaurant breakfast was good and tasty - one must not eat with your hand. If you do then to wash your hands one has to come out of the restaurant and walk to the toilets area to wash your hands. I find this arrangement is currently prevalent in almost all hotels. For some reason offering finger bowls to wash your hands is being phased out. Eat with cutlery (Western style) or wash a long way away from your table. It was a struggle as I am disabled, with a support stick and had to hobble slowly a distance because I chose to eat like an Indian

On checking out I forgot my British plug point and left it in the room. I was amazed the room cleaning staff brought it before I left the hotel. Nice staff.

Will I stay again? Probably yes.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Ganesh Ramamoorthy, General Manager at Hotel Atithi
Responded 28 Aug 2022
Dear guest, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. Hope you had great time with us. Looking forward to serve you in future. Thank you Ganesh Ramamoorthy 9962843320
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MsLiz wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is well located on a main street within walking distance to all the action, beach and temples that the beautiful town of Pondy has to offer.
The staff are helpful and the spacious room was clean & comfortable, but WiFi was a big letdown. Only 1 device can be connected per voucher, slow speed, constant drop outs - this really needs to be addressed. There’s also no tea making facilities, which I find essential for both morning and post tour cuppas. However some excellent facilities to note include a rooftop pool, a terrace restaurant and a gym.
The hotel put on a great NYE dinner with a Halloween theme. Great variety of food and the staff seemed to have a fun time too. Overall, it was a pleasant stay and a good way to ring in the New Year.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Atithi-Pondicherry, General Manager at Hotel Atithi
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Dear Guest , Thank you very much for the valuable comments. Hope you had a great time with us. Looking forward to serve you in future soon. Thank you, Ganesh Ramamoorthy 9962843220
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RaJSheffield wrote a review Feb 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I am struggling to write anything positive about this hotel. The staff appear to be totally indifferent to the guests staying here. The availability of food or tea, coffee and beer seems to be organised for the convenience of the hotel and not for people staying. The standard answer when you ask for something is it will be coming in five minutes and then it doesn’t appear.

The bedroom, whilst comfortable enough, is lacking in things that work. The TV didn’t work, the key to get into the room didn’t work, the kettle was broken. The paint in the bathroom was peeling off and trying to get clean towels was quite an effort.

Quite simply, if I were you I’d stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Roopa G wrote a review Nov 2021
Bengaluru, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Atithi has stuck to the slogan 'Atithi devo bhava'. I was so overwhelmed at their service and so my 3 out of 4 stars go for all the staff there. Stayed here with family for 3N. Kid friendly and close to white town.

What's good:
Breakfast buffet spread
Clean rooms and daily housekeeping with fresh towels. Bedsheets remained same.
Service
Location
Parking

What needs improvement:
1. Super cold and high AC in the reception area
2. Room service food was terrible and also prices were high for that quality of food
3. Bathroom water outlet and wash basin outlet were clogged , but after complaining it was rectified in 20 mins
4. Restaurant in the ground floor needs more ventilation since the omlette is cooked in a closed space and the strong smell can be a problem for vegetarians
5. Room furnishings and bathroom accessories need some renovations.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ganesh Ramamoorthy, General Manager at Hotel Atithi
Responded 8 Nov 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for the valuable feedback. We really apologized for the inconvenience caused during your stay. We will surely looking to the above mentioned points. Looking forward to serve you in future. Thank you Ganesh Ramamoorthy 9962843220
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Answer from wbelgum
Aldershot, United Kingdom141 contributions43 helpful votes
Prices are reasonable so I see no need for 3 people to a room. As this is a town hotel surrounded by buildings I doubt that you could arrange a camp fire.
Answer from sampathkumaran P
2 contributions
Not sure about the rental cars, but this hotel is one of the best, in terms of proximity to most of the well known tourists attractions and it has one of the best food... we spent couple of days in this hotel, followed by Windflower pondicherry...To be honest, we liked this hotel more than Windlower resort.
Answer from Sridhar
Chennai (Madras), India858 contributions32 helpful votes
Yes. They will accommodate . They may be charging rs 1500 for extra bed charges. Enjoy your stay.
Answer from Tttammys
Amsterdam, The Netherlands124 contributions29 helpful votes
The buffet (both breakfast and dinner) is great! So many choices, even for me as a vegetarian, and very good taste and quality! Best food I had during my trip in India. Highly recommended.
rohit1125 asked a question May 2017
211 contributions3 helpful votes
Do we have early check in if I come by 10 or 11 AM ?
Answer from Goutham c
15 contributions12 helpful votes
Yeah if the hotel is not full. And ask for renovated rooms since old rooms are also there. The hotel is renovating floor by floor into modern architecture.
Tourist17451184129 wrote a tip 23 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Recommend to family and friends "
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Venture66197181640 wrote a tip 22 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Recommend to family and business trip"
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Global49949822776 wrote a tip 22 Jun
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Recommended for family stay the rooftop and swimming pool are awesome"
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Seaside18342804089 wrote a tip 21 Jun
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Recommended to the families. Rooftop pool is excellent, do use it"
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Jet46198865862 wrote a tip 21 Jun
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do visit family and all good "
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PRICE RANGE
₹4,425 - ₹5,845 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Atithi
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Atithi?
Nearby attractions include Ma Pondy Cherie (0.4 km), Kriti Eco Boutique (0.4 km), and INTACH Heritage Centre (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Atithi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Atithi?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Atithi?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Atithi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Atithi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maison Perumal Restaurant, The Smoothie Bar, and Pondybucks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Atithi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Atithi have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Atithi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Atithi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Atithi offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Atithi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
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