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Anantha Heritage

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96 Perumal Koil Street, Next to Perumal Temple, Ph.2220605 Rear side of the famous Perumal Temple, located between Bharathi Street and Mahatma Gandhi Road., Pondicherry 605001 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 07/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 217 hotels in Pondicherry
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Anantha Heritage is a Heritage Property from the 18th Century, a unit of Dravidian Hotels, which has been renovated and kept with Architectural changes made to the property with antique furnishings. Anantha Heritage, a home where the family gathers, love resides, memories are created and laughter never ends. It gives the feeling to people who visit this place to be a "HOME AWAY FROM HOME". It is located in the heritage town of Pondicherry. The classic Franco-Tamil Villa offers an exclusive stay for visitors from four corners of the world. Guests are offered Standard and Deluxe rooms at Anantha. Each of these air-conditioned rooms has a well-arranged decor with a traditional touch. It has access to the main Shopping areas, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, The Promenade Beach, and the Famous Manakula Vinayagar Temple. Property is located on Perumal Koil street, very next to the Perumal ( Vishnu) Temple with the view of the temple pond from the hotel. The Famous TAMIL POET Bharathidasan's Memorial Home is just located about 100 meters from the property. Located just behind the temple of Lord Varadharaja Perumal in the heritage town of the Colonial French City portrays the essence of the old French city with its splendid edifice of Pondicherry.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Valet parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle tours
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil

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Grade: 92 out of 100
52Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Vidya V wrote a review Mar 2021
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We had a great two-day stay at Anantha Heritage. The property is well-maintained & staff is very helpful (sightseeing support etc). The main attractions of Pondicherry are well within reach from here. The rooms were neat & sanitized with comfortable bedding.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Jishnu wrote a review Feb 2021
Kozhikode, India26 contributions3 helpful votes
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Stay at a traditional style place with all the amenities within a walkable distance.. Loved the ambiance. Courteous crew also make the stay wonderful. You can get the wake up call if required. Walkable distance to the famous eateries and to the rocky beach.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 Mar 2021
Dear Mr.Jishnu, Greetings of the day!!! Thank you for sharing your valuable time in posting a review for us on the recent stay with us. It was a real pleasure to have had you as our valuable guest. I have no words to express and all the credit go the entire team at Anantha heritage. Hope to give you better experience on your next visit at our place for sure. Have a great and safe day!!! Thanks & Regards, Team Members Anantha Family
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Swarna A wrote a review Feb 2021
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I spent 3 days at Anantha Heritage hotel. My room was overlooking the street, so there was traffic noise and sounds of people talking at the reception that was outside my room, which was disturbing. Then after shifting to a corner room, my stay was quite pleasant. The staff were helpful and well mannered, especially Ms Vishalakshi and Mr Kalai and the others. Breakfast provided was of good quantity and quite tasty. Overall ambience was pleasant. However, hot water in the bathroom was not available, the location was congested and noisy, and the staff could definitely improve the tea !! If you're looking for old world charm with a mix of modern amenities, this place fits the bill.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 1 Mar 2021
Dear Ms.Swarna, Greetings of the day!!! Thank you for sharing your valuable time in posting a review for us on the recent stay with us. It was a real pleasure to have had you as our valuable guest. I have no words to express and all the credit go the entire team at Anantha heritage. We have taken your feedback regarding reception noise and we will be taking necessary steps to avoid this type of instances. Hope to give you better experience on your next visit at our place for sure. Have a great and safe day!!! Thanks & Regards, Team Members Anantha Family
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Arundeep Sivaraj wrote a review Jan 2021
Bangalore District, India170 contributions45 helpful votes
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It is a property that apparently has 300 years of heritage. Red oxide flooring, simple electrical fixtures and solid wood furniture - it definitely reminds you of an era gone by. The room we took was spacious, and even the extra bed that we had requested for my son was almost a queen bed, unlike the typical foldable single beds provided in other hotels. All basic amenities were available like TV, kettle, AC and hot water throughout the day. It is located in a small lane that is typical of central Puducherry but the good thing is that it is one of the quieter lanes and you can find a decent car parking spot on the street near the hotel at all times. The promenade and shopping areas are within a 1-2km range, so they are walkable. The age of the property does show up here and there so you might have to tussle a bit with a bathroom door latch or a slightly shaky wardrobe, but i would consider these as one of the charms of the place. What one needs to realize is that they have tried to retain as much of the old world stuff as possible and have not done extensive renovations/modernizations, so, if you are expecting the overall ambience to be heritage but everything else to be modern and chic, then this is not the place for you. The property is beautifully maintained and a big shout out for the warm and excellent hospitality and service. Right from the GM, Mr.Nagaraj, who was super responsive for arranging the booking at best rates, to the various managers in the property who worked in shifts (i am forgetting the name of the lady, Selvi, i think, Kalai, and others) were simply one of the best hosts i have experienced. They provided personal attention and were always ready to help. The restaurants are not functional in this property due to Covid, however, they provide sumptuous South Indian and Continental breakfast options in the morning. They also allow you to order in food using Zomato or Swiggy. They also arranged for a Scooter on hire, which is a good option to explore the sights of the city. They have a nice sit-out outside each room where you can enjoy a peaceful meal to the sounds of chirping birds. Overall, i would highly recommend this place for its old world charm, service, hospitality and proximity to the Promenade and dining places in the city
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for rooms on the first floor. They have a better view
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Responded 31 Jan 2021
Dear Mr. Arundeep, Greetings of the day!!! Thank you for sharing your valuable time in posting a review for us on the recent stay with us. It was a real pleasure to have had you as our valuable guest. I have no words to express and all the credit go the entire team at Anantha heritage. We have taken measures to start up the kitchen at the property shortly. Hope to give you better experience on your next visit at our place for sure. Have a great and safe day!!! Thanks & Regards, General Manager
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Exploration313361 wrote a review Jan 2021
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We are currently staying at Anantha heritage. I feel it's bit over rated. Property is decent. But service needs a lot of improvement. My issues were. 1)Parking. 2)Absolutely no security. Anyone can walk-in in the middle of the night as there's no security guard. (I had to leave late night to get emergency medicines and I had to leave main the door open and till I got back there's no one to even latch it from inside) expect zero help from house keeping. In fact no one was around at night even if you call for help. 3) package includes breakfast but they blame it on covid and say they have to get breakfast from their sister concern( the attender here recommended me to have breakfast at Adyar anand Bhavan instead) 4) it's not worth the cost they are charging. 5) location is average. It's Amidst a congested locality.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 31 Jan 2021
Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you for sparing your valuable time in sharing your real feedback online on TripAdvisor portal. First of all, sorry for the Inconveniences that you had during your recent stay at our property. It was good to have a conversation on the departure with you. Our property always have a street parking only. The issue has been addressed and we will see to that these type of situations are not repeated to any of the guest who stays with us in the days to come. We are always committed that all guests travelling to our place should have a wonderful experience. Again, sorry for the inconveniences and looking forward to serving you better on your next visit to this property. Thanks & Regards, General Manager
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US$50 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUnion Territory of PondicherryPondicherry
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anantha Heritage
Which popular attractions are close to Anantha Heritage?
Nearby attractions include Ma Pondy Cherie (0.3 km), Kriti Eco Boutique (0.5 km), and INTACH Heritage Centre (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anantha Heritage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Anantha Heritage?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Anantha Heritage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Anantha Heritage?
Yes, free parking, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anantha Heritage?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Smoothie Bar, Maison Perumal Restaurant, and La Pasta World.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Anantha Heritage?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Anantha Heritage have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Anantha Heritage offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Anantha Heritage?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Anantha Heritage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Anantha Heritage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry (1.5 km), Church Of Our Lady Of Good Health (3.2 km), and Arikamedu Archaeological Site (4.5 km).