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#18 of 182 hotels in Pondicherry
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The latest Heritage hotel of Pondicherry. Located in the hearth of the old French town, near the business area, in front of State bank of India, close to the seaside and the Aurobindo Ashram, this old 19th-century house has been renovated and a new contemporary wing has been added. With its clean lined interiors, craftsmanship, woodwork, Villa Shanti brings you a new experience in town.
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Foot massage
24-hour security
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
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Bridal suite
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Hindi, Tamil
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Heartfelt56 wrote a review 9 Apr
Noosa, Australia46 contributions18 helpful votes
Gorgeous heritage hotel in the heart of French part of Pondicherry. Delicious ice tea on arrival - gorgeous rooms and lovely bathrooms. Fabulous bar and restaurant with fresh and tasty food. Both dinner and breakfasts. Shame my room was on the top floor but good work out for me!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Only down side for me was no pool everything else was great!
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Trishna wrote a review Nov 2022
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I first stayed with Villa Shanti in March 2022 (Executive suite). The room was very clean, tastefully decorated, and well planned. The food was excellent, breakfast also very filling. The staff here is super courteous and polite and will do everything to make you feel more comfortable. My experience with Kavitha, the manager was incredible - she went an extra mile to ensure we were super comfortable. We were helped with everything we needed and she paid a lot of attention to detail (eg - our rooms were cool when we got back from the Pondicherry heat and humidity; there is a separate table reserved for in-house guest; room service is prompt and efficient). We had an early morning flight on day of checkout and they packed us some super fresh, filling sandwiches too!! I loved my stay so much that I have stayed with them the 3 other times I visited Pondicherry since. Highly recommend staying with Villa Shanti.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Global45229445119 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Went here for candle light dinner with my partner on the occasion of our anniversary and I must say that they didn't disappoint at all. The ambience was great, food was good and especially the hospitality was exceptional. Anil was the one who catered to us and I must say that he did an amazing job by being really warm and hospitable. Would recommend for anybody who's looking to have an intimate fine-dining experience.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Jackie wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
We ate at Villa Shanti Restaurant 3 times during our 9 day stay at La Villa Hotel in Puducherry. The 2 hotels are affiliated. The food was exceptional, very reasonably priced and there is a good choice. Service is excellent and everyone is very helpful and friendly, in particular Anil and Lakshmi who served us every time. The restaurant is very smart and lively and the bar staff produce excellent cocktails.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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sanjayaravindr wrote a review Jan 2024
Kochi (Cochin), India2 contributions2 helpful votes
Delicious and good place highly recommended to all. Good ambience and the stay was good with all the people and staff are very friendly.. this is a great place for hangeout and can explore more. Easily accessible to all amenities... .........
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Guide63311290903 wrote a review Dec 2023
Mumbai, India1 contribution
The food was too good , hospitality was top notch loved every bit of our stay over here. We came here to celebrate our anniversary and Mr.Anil was too kind to host us and made our experience more joyful.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Adriana G wrote a review Dec 2023
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We booked for our tour of southern India 9 months before. We wanted a quaint frenchy place to stay. A group of 4 couples. We were given 4 different rooms, one couple a nice large room with a very high bed, another couple a medium size simple room, thevthird couple was ushered into a steaming hot room with a broken AC. The hotel changed them into another relatively small room, which was OK. We were given a poky small room on top floor, with a leaking AC. A small bed ( double, not even queen) and the TV placed on the left wall so much that it cannot be seen from the bed. I might add that in this tiny double room there is only one chair in front of the TV! Really? And I repeat we booked 9 months ago and they could not accommodate us in a better room. Three high floors to climb without a lift. We are not a young couple either! Then the food was pretentiously French without taste. All 4 courses were less than mediocre. I am very sorry, Villa Shanti, but I cannot recommend your Riad at all.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is absolutely no space to stop in front of hotel, as bikes and motor bikes are parked all...
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Toshi P wrote a review Oct 2023
Chennai (Madras), India2 contributions
Excellent ambiance, amazing food and best team, specially Malini and Anil at the restaurant. The food was tasty and All staff were so friendly...keep it up the good work 👍👍 Will surely visit again to dine in with my friends
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Vidyutp wrote a review Sept 2023
New Delhi, India66 contributions60 helpful votes
The Villa Shanti is a hidden surprise in Pondicherry. It's nestled behind trees and is right next to the SBI branch, one wouldn't really expect such a good hotel there. But it does go beyond your expectations. The staff is friendly. The food is really good. We ended up having most of our dinner here only. The breakfast options are pre-fixed and limited. The rooms are very nice. They upgraded our friends to a suite and it pretty amazing. The other rooms have a rustic feel to it. One unusual thing about the rooms is that the bathing areas don't have doors. Privacy is insured but just something to be aware of. The hotel is two minutes walking from the beach. Overall a place I would surely book again when visiting Pondicherry.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ista660 wrote a review Jul 2023
Madikeri, India104 contributions78 helpful votes
We were 13 of us and the vibe was great. The courtyard has a beautiful ambience esp in the evening with the lights and lamps lit. The staff are extremely helpful , courteous and smiling. Food is pretty good esp the continental breakfast and risotto. Apparently so is the Indian food. Lovely shops and cafés next door. Only minus no door for the bathing area and there are flies but this is more due to the govt apathy in cleaning the streets.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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₹11,104 - ₹15,445 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Shanti
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Shanti?
Nearby attractions include Seaside Promenade (0.4 km), Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (0.2 km), and Rock Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Shanti?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Shanti?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Shanti?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Shanti?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Shanti?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zuka Choco-la, LA VILLA, and Villa Shanti.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Shanti?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Shanti?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Shanti?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Shanti?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry (0.6 km), Church Of Our Lady Of Good Health (4.0 km), and Arikamedu Archaeological Site (3.5 km).