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Villa Shanti

14 Rue Suffren Street, Pondicherry 605001 India
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US$ 91
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#9 of 229 hotels in Pondicherry
Travellers' Choice
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
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Hindi, Tamil
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Prasanna Vee wrote a review Apr 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4068 contributions368 helpful votes
We booked this place only because it was on a super sale on AGODA. Since there were so many other cool colonial mansions that have been restored, we decided to take a chance with this one as it is super cheap. The experience was very mixed. The property itself is good, the decor and vibe is quite funky and overall the non-human parts were fantastic. But the staff need to certainly go through a rigorous lesson in hospitality. They seem to be quite taking-for-granted the guests who are checking in, thanks to their popularity instead of offering personalized service that smaller Boutique hotels like them are known for! LOCATION: Lovely location in the heart of the heritage area of White Town. DINE + DRINK: Very sweet bar and a charming restaurant in the central open courtyard. Excellent breakfast option as well as a funky drinking atmosphere in the night. ROOM: We stayed in Room #5, so this review is based on that; VIEW: NO View; SIZE: Reasonably spacious room; AIR-CON: Perfectly functioning cooler that helped in setting the perfect room temperature; BED: Comfortable bed that played the expected part to put me to sleep; BATHROOM: Stand in shower; TOILETRIES: Wonderful Spa quality cosmetics from KAMA luxury brand FACILITIES: No Gym or Pool on site, which is a big drawback, considering places like Palais de Mahe provide a fine experience on this front. SERVICE: The folks really need a lesson on fine hospitality and how to treat guests with warmth and a smile HOW WIRED YOU WILL BE: Free high speed Wi-Fi that works well all over the property. Plasma TV screen dishing out dozens of channels spanning sports, news, music, movies and a wide variety of entertainment in multiple languages COVID UPDATE: Though they have put things like temperature check, Sanitizers etc, they are quite LAX and didnt really check anything during our stay. Certainly need to bump up the alertness on this front
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
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PBahl wrote a review Apr 2021
4 contributions
Villa shanti served us one the best food in Pondicherry. I loved their chef's crumble, it had a perfect level of sweetness. That balance was the cherry on the top after a lovely pesto pasta and salad. Thanks to Amit for such great service.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
kamyawahal wrote a review Apr 2021
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Our server Amit was very polite and knew exactly what we should order. The pesto pasta cheese pasta and one vegetable dish whose name I can't remember were a delight to have and so was the French onion soup . The taste the ambience the service was excellent
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Subhash Jha wrote a review Mar 2021
Bengaluru, India1 contribution1 helpful vote
It’s a restaurant not a hotel. It doesn’t provide car parking so you will have to park your car on the street. SBI being located just opposite the street makes getting a parking space even more difficult. There is no room service. There is no lift facility. Though it was not an issue for me but if you are planning to stay here with your old parents it is something you need to look out for. Coming to restaurant, it’s known for its French cuisines and my taste buds are addicted to the Indian foods so it was not a great experience for me in this department as well. I ordered Indian, dosa was just average. Mutton rogan josh tasted more like butter chicken .. sweetish. The complimentary breakfast has no variety at all. Though I booked room for 4 days, I left in two. That sums up my experience with this place. Way over hyped.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vivek S wrote a review Mar 2021
Chennai (Madras), India348 contributions6 helpful votes
Fabulous location in the heart of French town. The food is out of this world and the cocktails are fantastic. The rooms are very neat and clean. The best courtyard for sure in the whole of pondicherry
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$67 - US$146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 Coromandel Cafe.
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).