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Gratitude, a Heritage Home

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time staying at Gratitude and it won't be the last! We had a lovely time in this beautiful, relaxing guesthouse. It is perfectly located in the heart of the old French quarter with lots of great cafes and restaurants within walking distance. The beach is also a short 5 minute walk. The staff at Gratitude really...

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Jyoti-and-Kakoli, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this review

Thank you Kate, you will always be welcome at Gratitude! Hope your daughter enjoyed her first visit to Pondi.

Briarcliff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are surrounding a beautiful peaceful courtyard where there are lovely places to sit and relax with couches and lounge chairs and lovely foliage, The rooms are very clean and well cared for with a very traditional ,French historic warm feel. Great attention to details and lovely bedding. Lots of wonderful breakfast choices, great croissants, fresh fruits, omelettes and...

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Jyoti-and-Kakoli, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this review

Hi Mary, thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure hosting you and we would love having you over the next time you are in Pondicherry. Safe travels!

colchester england
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stay here you will not find anything better Walking distance to sea front and many excellent places to eat in the evening take your choice Breakfast well prepared by smiley lady cook and plenty of it, Rooms clean and tidy excellent beds

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Jyoti-and-Kakoli, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, it was a pleasure hosting you.

Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no doubt that this house has been restored wonderfully well, and the ambience is quiet and restful. In addition to one's own room, there are airy and comfortable shared areas where one can sit and read or chat with others. I had room 4, which was ample for one person with a firm queen-sized bed, en-suite with walk-in...

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Jyoti-and-Kakoli, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and detailed review of Gratitude, we would be happy to host you again. Best Wishes from all of us at Gratitude.

Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gratitude is a very charming hotel with lots of character. Beautiful furniture in keeping with the house. Personal touch. Good breakfast. Especialy the french croissants. You almost expect them in a house in the french quarter. Location is perfect. Good wi fi even in our room. Only negative, although I can understand why, is the shower. But just do it...

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Jyoti-and-Kakoli, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this review

Hi Lojan, Thank you for your kind review and we enjoyed hosting you at Gratitude. Regarding the hot shower, the reason is that the building is over 160 years old and the plumbing work for the showers is completely internal which can't handle very hot water. We had a choice of whether to partially break down such historic structures for...

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Absolutely loved our stay at Gratitude - beautifully appointed, everywhere you looked was a charming picture. Lovely helpful staff and nice to share breakfast with other travellers each morning. Massage in rooftop room was very much enjoyed. I would like to return one day - loved it!

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Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were so pleased to find this carefully restored house in a quiet street in the French quarter. Super friendly owner and staff looked after us from the moment we arrived. It feels like your own home, the shady courtyard, roof terrace and understated comfort made this our favourite place so far in India. Nothing is too much trouble, and...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My 3rd trip to Pondi and the best place I have stayed so far. Staff was really friendly and helpful. Thought I wouldn't like the communal table at breakfast however found I really liked this aspect as everyone learned some tip from the other travelers. Loved the South Indian breakfasts that changed daily. Located just two blocks from beach and...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My stay at Gratitude was most enjoyable. The hotel was very quaint, quiet, and centrally-located with lots of good eating options within walking distance. Each room was different and had its own charm. Met several residents during my 5 days there, and had a great time chatting with them. The staff were extremely friendly, concerned and helpful - thank you,...

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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We loved our short stay in the French area of Pondicherry. Sarayana at reception made our stay comfortable and arranged taxis to take us to Auroville to see the beautiful centre there. The house is beautifully restored heritage home and easy walking to restaurants, the waterfront, Sri Aurobindo Ashram and handicraft shops. 3 hr drive from Chennai by taxi arranged...

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Jyoti-and-Kakoli, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this review

Thank you Suzy. It was a pleasure having you all with us at GRATITUDE. We all enjoyed your company and hope to see you again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
‘Gratitude’ is a home and a place of retreat in Pondicherry, India. It has been restored lovingly over a period of three years maintaining the authenticity of the architectural style and method of construction that was prevalent when this house was built. What gives ‘Gratitude’ its true essence is the quiet joy and peace that gives this home a healing atmosphere which is rare to find in the world outside without compromising on comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gratitude, a Heritage Home

Address: 52 Rue Romain Rolland Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range: ₹ 2,500 - ₹ 4,500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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