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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is the best part of the place and its an amazing place to live in for a week or so. Its got a great vibe to it and the property is in the middle of everything. Its a great place to stay at and Nick and Arul were very helpful to everything we needed. Cost effective too! Would...

Thank sanchitkhera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicholas and Patricia (owners of L'escale) could not have been nicer. They offered us their home WIFI, they helped us with everything, they took us to the clinic when my partner got sick. Such a beautiful establishment.

1Thank Leigh Claire L
nicholas7777, Owner at L'Escale, responded to this review

Hello To you both I hope you got home with little trouble and the flights went smoothly Thank you for stayaing at ll escale and unfortunately we did not say goodbye as i was not at l esclae when you left in the early afternoon All the best to you both for the future years together Nick Patricia & Arul

Reviewed 18 December 2016

October was my 3rd of 4th stay here and I would not stay anywhere else. L'Escale is a perfect location for me because it's close to my favorite places to eat, favorite stores, and a 5 minute walk to the ocean. I really don't want to stay anywhere else during my visits to Pondy. Nick the manager is VERY helpful...

Thank KaliGrrl108
lescale, Owner at L'Escale, responded to this review

Hello !!! Thank you ,it is a nice feeling of warmth and satisfaction when i read your review all i want to do is try the best to make guests feel a welcome and it seems too have worked with you!! Thank you Nick

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This hotel couldn't be in a better location. In sits in a beautiful quiet street in the white town, just next to the sea front promenade. The rooms are nicely done and spacious with lovely balconies to sit out on. The best bit however is the roof terrace where a breakfast of fresh brioche and homemade jams and juices are...

Thank Faye F
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Had French breakfast with bread jam muesli yogurt milk juice coffee. The woman who served us was generous with everything. It's a little pricey if your on a budget about (190-300INR) but if you're no tight, then try. We sat upstairs with a lovely view and breeze then went to the lounge to finish our coffee. Enjoy!

Thank YogiFeet
Thane, India
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I and my sister stayed at this guest house during a short 3 day trip to Pondicherry. Here is my review of the stay...... Location is a big positive, it is right next to the promenade located in the French quarter, so you can cover all the touristy spots on foot. Rooms are spacious and clean. The décor of the...

Thank Explorer483
Reviewed 5 December 2016

A beautiful guest house, rooms are beautifully done with colour coordination and giving it a classic and chic look. Stayed on second floor which had 2 rooms and also had a private sitting area with books and magazines. It has a perfect location near the beach and all famous eating joints and cafe's are at a walking distance. Good value...

Thank Salvia C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We three British guys had not been able to book ahead as we would have liked. We had researched but thought we'd find an Internet cafe in the white town and get an impression from knocking on doors direct. We arrived in Pondy after a scary local bus trip (do those middle aged boy racers realise they have passengers, some...

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I stayed here for a day with Family. The rooms are tastefully done and the place is located on a pretty french street right across the promenade. However, it is by no means a full fledged hotel/resort. No inverter during power cuts (went during heavy rains and hence no power), breakfast ain't complementary and wasn't particularly happy with the bathrooms....

Thank Sapna P
lescale, Owner at L'Escale, responded to this review

Hello Sapna and Family Yes we are not a Fully fledged hotel resort .We are a 7 bedroom Bed & Breakfast with french continental flavors,If you are looking for a hotel resort L escale is not the place . We have many Nationals/ Foreigners coming to l esclae as Familys who enjoy the experiences at l escale and we do...

Chennai, India
Reviewed 26 November 2016

First thing (MOST IMPORTANT) never book through agoda website or other online site for this place. Call them directly and u get the best price and avoids a lot of confusion. We spent a weekend there and took two rooms (one deluxe and one budget room). The budget room bathroom had no door (They claim it is french style) but...

Thank Navin-travelog
lescale, Owner at L'Escale, responded to this review

Hello to you all Yes i do agree booking direct with us is a better option and i am sorry you had paid more than what you should have as you booked with agoda but i realy did try and arrange your bill the best i could but this is irritating i know WE do have rooms that have a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
L'Escale boutique hotel / guest house is a refurbished building situated in the heart of the colonial French quarters. Stepping outside the L'Escale boutique hotel / guest house, you will be less than 100 m away from the beach promenade, making it ideal for a walk along the beach road during the evening. L'Escale boutique hotel / guest house compromises of 7 bedrooms with attached bathrooms and air conditioning. The guest house also comes with a terrace which has a magnificent view of the ocean and Pondicherry town. Breakfast is served in the terrace and the guests are welcome to utilize the terrace at any time during their stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about L'Escale

Address: 31 Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range: ₹ 2,320 - ₹ 3,617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Ask them for anything (airport pickup, scootys, best places to visit, ashrams, etc)”
 of 5 bubbles sanchitkhera, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If your a light sleeper request a room higher up and on the sea side of the hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles FayeF702, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“rooms with balcony on 1st and 2nd floor can be chosen”
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“No elevators in this hotel and only one room at ground floor.”
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