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14 Rue Suffren Street, Pondicherry 605001 India
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#16 of 272 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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Property amenities
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
Shops
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Hindi, Tamil
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bindi62 wrote a review 13 Aug
India136 contributions90 helpful votes
A decade ago this was the Go-to place in white town for French food. Not anymore. While the ambience remains charming, and the business is booming, the food certainly has taken a back seat. Under seasoned fish, terrible risotto, unedible crepes. The whisky sour was a watery lemon juice, and a very hot humid courtyard substantially reduced our dining experience.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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vishweshsingh wrote a review Jun 2022
Guwahati, India343 contributions87 helpful votes
This is an Old Villa converted to a small Hotel. The Rooms are big, clean and well furnished. Bathroom is again well maintained and clean. Service is good. Breakfast is also good and delicious. Their restaurant is quite famous and foods are delicious. Only issue, is that, they do not have any parking space for cars. Will stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All rooms are good
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chauhanabhay wrote a review May 2022
New Delhi, India13 contributions8 helpful votes
So first of all, this review I am writing is on the basis of my dine-in experience. They also have rooms for a stay but I cannot comment on that because I did not get a chance to experience it. I, along with my wife and a 15-month-old toddler, went there for dinner. It was my wife's birthday and I really wanted to have a good experience and amazing food. I must say, this place did not disappoint me at all. Right from the food, customer service, nice and well-mannered staff, almost everything was perfect. The only downside I could think of is that there were no A.C's in the dining area. One can imagine being there during summers. Eating is not fun while sweating. Apart from that, this is a must place to visit when you travel to pondy.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Aman M wrote a review Mar 2022
4 contributions10 helpful votes
We visited Villa Shanti in Pondicherry. Originally went there with the idea of finding accommodation but were told all the rooms are filled. We said fair enough- let’s just have lunch since their food is rated high- empty restaurant but we weren’t allowed to sit. From we have reservations from other guests, to just finished breakfast service and getting ready for lunch (12.30pm BTW) to something else. We went back at 3.00pm, since we liked the cozy sit out there to have a drink but were told there were no drinks and that they were closing- mind you the restaurant was 3/4th full at stage. The tone of response was rude- the lady was almost talking down to me and the overall tone and tenor was very elitist. I spoke to the manager and asked when I could come by again but were told they did not have an evening service and that dinner reservations were already made and there was no room for more. I even offered to prepay for everything if they so desired but was met with an air of arrogance again. Off course I will never visit the damn place again. But a word of caution to others- wear clothes that have brands displaced- print a resume or carry ur business cards on vacation- wear a fancy day suit when u go there or carry wads of cash in different currencies- whatever meets their fancy. Message to the management- I hope you fall on your face, soon. You guys are in the hospitality sector but have no clue what the word means. The staff is rude and and lacks basic courtesy. All in all- a horrible place. Count your blessings and appreciate the favourable response to your venture- else a matter of time really before you loose everything- a fate I hope you guys meet soon.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Priya B wrote a review Feb 2022
Jaipur, India18 contributions
A very lively and different cafe . Good food . Good ambience. It features in top 30 restaurants in india so has lot of rush so plan your visit with enough time in hand.Variety of dessert options ! People from different age group can visit this cafe
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid busy times
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luckyprati wrote a review Jan 2022
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Dined at this Heritage building and thoroughly enjoyed the drinks and food. Place was quite spacious and had a Courtyard with open to sky space...the Chef's Crepe was very nice and also Apple Crumble....Staff were very attentive without being too intrusive which was very nice as well...as it is everywhere in White town parking is a challenge..so recommend to take a cab and get dropped and not drive by yourself..
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phodophile wrote a review Jan 2022
Bangalore District, India327 contributions54 helpful votes
This is my second time in villa shanti. It has always been a good experience at this place and the ambience leaves an impression in your mind for a long time. The food is as usual good and is worth once a visit to try good north indian in pondicherry
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Please book a table during weekends or go in for an early dinner to enjoy the beauty of the place...
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TheIdleist wrote a review Dec 2021
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions15 helpful votes
Villa Shanti is a lovely heritage property in Pondicherry. The location is excellent - very central and walking distance to cafes, restaurants, shops and the beach. We didn't have to take the car out once we checked in, and thank god for that! The rooms are simple but very comfortable and have an old world charm. We had three rooms - one on the ground floor and two on the second floor. We especially liked the room with the four poster bed, and blue tiles - a lot of attention to detail has gone into this room. A word of warning: the ground floor rooms end up with a little less privacy and noise from the restaurant/courtyard, though the noise doesn't last late into the night. The restaurant is very popular and gets very busy, especially on weekends. We liked the breakfast (especially the fresh baked goods). Dinner was wonderful, very good food, and a lovely open air ambience. One tiny complaint: while the hotel provides nice toiletries, these are not Kama Ayurveda, as mentioned on their website. To be fair, given how reasonably priced the hotel is, one shouldn't expect Kama Ayurveda, but they need to update their information accordingly. If you're looking for a lovely heritage property in Pondicherry that is centrally located and reasonably priced, and offers great food and friendly service, Villa Shanti is it!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Take the higher floor rooms if you want quiet and privacy. Do note that there are no lifts though.
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nimay03 wrote a review Dec 2021
Mumbai, India2 contributions
Amazing service and food... Thanks to Sumant and Smiti our stay was Amazing 😍🤩 They were extremely helpful...... Thanks Novotel Galla dinner was to die for Our stay was comfortable and relaxing 😎🙂
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BaljeetsGujral wrote a review Nov 2021
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates42 contributions10 helpful votes
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I think its an amazing place to go. The food the people the ambiance omg. I would specially like to complement Mr Raju for helping setup such a beautiful date for me and my partner. I would love to come again. Special mention of Anand Ji and the waitstaff lady with specticals as I forgot her name. You guys made us feel so special and we are definitely coming again.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Please pre book a table before going.
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$27 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUnion Territory of PondicherryPondicherry
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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), Rock Beach (0.3 km), and Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (0.2 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 LA VILLA, Zuka Choco-la, 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), Arikamedu Archaeological Site (3.5 km), and Church Of Our Lady Of Good Health (4.0 km).