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Gratitude, a Heritage Home

52 Rue Romain Rolland Street, Pondicherry 605001 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 01/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#4 of 248 in Pondicherry
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‘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.
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Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
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Private check-in / check-out
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Non-smoking rooms
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amitmukherji wrote a review Jul 2016
Bengaluru, India1 contribution4 helpful votes
Excellent property . Great hosts with added benefit of them staying on the premises. Quiet , quaint rooms in a well lit location . Service is unobtrusive and efficient . Very close to goubert avenue. All eateries under 10 minutes walk. Couldn't ask for a better spot.
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Date of stay: July 2016
Shruti R wrote a review Jul 2016
New York City, New York8 contributions7 helpful votes
As a Madras native I've been travelling to Pondicherry intermittently for the better part of 15 years. I've stayed in friends' houses, spare guesthouses, faux-bohemian havelis, and a smattering of Aurovillean guesthouses which ranged from ascetic to luxurious. Gratitude is by far my favourite so far. It's just off the main touristy drag, and a brisk walk from the promenade. It's also a sweet little heritage haven in which all the cozy, thoughtfully designed rooms overlook a courtyard shaded by a number of trees, including one glorious gulmohar. The staff is warm, courteous and attentive -- particularly Vidhi, the manager, whose formidable baking skills I can also vouch for. I stayed for a night this time around, but I'll make sure to tarry longer the next.
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Date of stay: July 2016
kirthikap24 wrote a review Jul 2016
Mumbai, India1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our stay at Gratitude was absolutely memorable... the place is stunning and is extremely peaceful. Perfect place to relax, unwind, read... But our stay at Gratitude was even more memorable because of Vidhi Salla, who was so warm, and welcoming and friendly.. our experience wouldnt have been the same without her... i took back so many memories of the place.. thanks to Gratitude! Definitely visiting again :)
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Date of stay: July 2016
shreyasbeltangdy wrote a review Jul 2016
Mumbai, India1 contribution2 helpful votes
Gratitude is such a beautiful property..it's so calm and peaceful and such amazing staff, especially Vidhi Salla, who's the manager. Our experience at Gratitude wouldn't have been the same without Vidhi. And she knew so much about Pondy and had some great recommendations to see and do in Pondy. We had a truly memorable stay at Gratitude and would definitely love to visit again! Can't wait! PS - This is my first review on TripAdvisor and so happy that it was for Gratitude :)
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Date of stay: July 2016
ANG1947 wrote a review Jun 2016
Mumbai, India2 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at "Gratitude" in late March this year and had a wonderful experience at this beautifully restored heritage home, well-located in the French Quarter, near several good restaurants and shops and also the sea front. Our room with its high ceiling, large bed and quaint bathroom had all the necessary modern amenities, including air-conditioning. The centre leafy courtyard was lovely, the ideal place to relax and enjoy the quietness and serenity and, of course, a leisurely breakfast. The entire property oozed impeccable taste. Vidhi, the young, enthusiastic manageress was always at hand with help and advice. Her warm, friendly nature really endeared her to us. She and her equally good-natured staff-Vikram, Saranya, Shanthi and others whose names we can't
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Date of stay: March 2016
IndiaUnion Territory of PondicherryPondicherry
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