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Kariappa House

22A, Pillayar Koil St Near Muthalamman Temple, Vaithikuppam, Pondicherry 605003 India
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#18 of 214 B&Bs / Inns in Pondicherry
Kariappa House is a lovingly restored and renovated family home, a cluster of interconnected houses, interspersed with tropical gardens and courtyards and a covered swimming pool. Two of these are restored Tamil Houses, the main house is re-created in a typical Franco-tamil style and the more contemporary 1970s addition has been modified into a bungalow which is called MANTRA. It is residential.
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Nivedha wrote a review 6 Apr
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We had an amazing stay from check in to check out. The staffs were very polite and welcoming which made us feel home. The place is well curated to its tiniest detail. The lap pool was the perfect way to unwind. Overall the experience was perfect. Will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
KiranRajani wrote a review 3 Apr
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First trip after the pandemic hit and we felt safe and truly on holiday. Tucked away and unassuming, Kariappa House is exactly the kind of place you go to enjoy peace and quiet, get some good sleep and swim in one of the most beautiful pools there is. For someone going through a tough time, I felt calm and collected and I really do wish I could escape my reality and live here forever. I will visit again for sure.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
parzan k wrote a review Mar 2021
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We started speaking for just about six odd months and were considering to get married. You must be thinking its 2020 dude, how could you gravitate to something so quick - It was Covid times, we were free!! To ripen our feelings we though we could take a tiny trip somewhere and landed in Pondicherry also must not be know as Puducherry (kills the french vibe), ahh; as Siddhant rightly says " Pondi is one place where the time is on a break"; words of wisdom!! Kakori is not a super host or any of those sorts; she is your instant best friend; just the way smokers at the airport lounge turn into immediate friends- yea that kind of feeling. Kariappa house is like Rabindranath's poem; the place is melodic, has side to show everyday and will ensure a tear in your eye the day prior when you plan to leave. I am not here to share my complete experience as it is something very personal but I bet you will make one for yourself when you stay at Kariappa house. Strongly recommend you to stay for a week or more; as for me a full month just passed-by. My friend Kakori will guide you to the unexplored Pondicherry and if you wish to dig in to sumptuous sea-food, get yourself linked to Siddhant at Gratitude. Vanaja the queen helper, Vijay the estate manager and there is one more very very interesting man whom I will not mention but would want you to go and meet. I have made one of the densest memories which I am sure will last till my last breath at Kariappa house, yes the place had a vibe so blissful that I am getting married to this wonderful person with whom I could spend quality time. This is my Kariappa house experience, how was yours?
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Date of stay: December 2020
Supriya A wrote a review Mar 2021
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Kariappa house came recommended through a friend. My husband and I had seen the pictures and immediately booked out a studio for a 3 week work-cation. And it was the best decision we made - Kariappa house was truly a home away from home and exceeds everything you see online. Ramji, Vanaja, Deepak and the other staff were extremely attentive and helpful and went out the way to make our stay special. The pool is absolutely wonderful and we made sure to use it atleast every alternate day. The house itself is majestic and has large spacious areas with little nooks to read or work. We met a couple of fellow guests as well and spent some really great evenings inside the house as well. From a logistics perspective, white town is only a kilometre away and is really accessible. It’s hard to completely put our experience into words but I will say this-we are definitely planning our next staycation and will look no further than Kariappa house once again. Finally, a big thank you to Kakoli for being such a lovely host and we definitely hope to spend another blissful few weeks in Kariappa house once again :)
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ruhi wrote a review Feb 2021
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I stayed here for 2 days and experience was very nice. Place is peaceful and I could find solace within. Pool is long and relaxing. All the staff members- Deepak, Ramji, Vanaja make stay convinient. Kakoli ( the host) makes sure everything is perfect. I had a good stay with them.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kariappa House
Which popular attractions are close to Kariappa House?
Nearby attractions include Ma Pondy Cherie (1.0 km), Sri Aurobindo Ashram (1.1 km), and Kriti Eco Boutique (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kariappa House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Kariappa House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kariappa House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kariappa House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shyama's Kitchen, The Smoothie Bar, and Dilliwaala 6.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kariappa House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kariappa House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kariappa House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Kariappa House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry (2.3 km), Church Of Our Lady Of Good Health (3.9 km), and Arikamedu Archaeological Site (5.3 km).
Is Kariappa House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.