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Palais de Mahe

4 Rue Bussy Lal Bahadur Sastry Street, Pondicherry 605001 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Palais de Mahe
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 229 hotels in Pondicherry
Travellers' Choice
Palais de Mahe (a CGH Earth experience) is situated in the French quarter in Pondicherry, India. The architecture of this beautiful boutique hotel is in keeping with the French colonial style of the region. It has 18 luxurious suites, a lovely courtyard with a swimming pool, a restaurant and bar, and a poolside cafe.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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Soniya Jain wrote a review 27 Jul
Chennai District, India2 contributions
I visited with my friend,and I must say Mr.Amaljith (Manager) with his team took great care of us.The rooms were soo beautiful,huge and spacious with a perfect colonial touch,very well maintained and the property itself gave such positive vibes.Calm and serene with good food and apt location with happening cafes at walkable distance..I would definitely come back here.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
joseph v wrote a review 26 Jul
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed initially for 2 days and then extended another night just for the fact that it was that much comfortable and relaxing. Right in the centre of Pondicherry and if you are looking for a hotel with proper parking - this is the only one. Very clean, well serviced place with really big rooms and spacious washrooms. Go to the terrace and you have a full view of the city, the sea and at night the beaming rays of the lighthouse. You will meet the very generous Mr Dinu who's the GM of the property at every turn and listen to him if you want easy-peasy and smart tips on visiting places of interest in Pondy. All the front office staff led by Mr Amaljith ensured a smooth checkin and any request placed with the front office was so well obliged with. Comfort and luxury at its best in Pondy - just check in, chat up with the staff for tips on where to visit and enjoy the laid back easiness of pondy. When tourists gather aorund the front side to get a pic clicked with the hotel in the background you will realise that its a must do spot of the town. Staying here during the busy weekend at Pondy was remarkably peaceful, especially walking along the verandah felt like we were home. Pondicherry is small but Palais de Mahe deserves a grand big thank you. Extra-ordinary and elegant staying experiece.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Go to the terrace at night for undisturbed silhoutte view of pondicherry.
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soundarya j wrote a review 24 Jul
1 contribution
It’s a beautiful property, courteous staff and they ensure your stay is safe and enjoyable. Only feedback would be to have more variety when it comes to dinner for vegetarian, that could probably be because of COVID. But whatever we tasted turned out to be really good. Highly recommend this place!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Rose C wrote a review 24 Jul
16 contributions1 helpful vote
Delightful historic hotel super close to beach and right in the middle of the old quarter. Rooms are very special and the pool is lovely. Very good hygiene and modern bathrooms. Part of cgh earth hotels I'd never heard of but now want to your them throughout Southern India. Very unique properties.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
prithvi wrote a review 7 Jul
Kakinada, India1 contribution
Very pleasant stay with very nice ambience…especially the room (Deluxe type)…french style and location is too good…just a few minutes walk to the rock beach…staying in the french colony makes u feel much more away from our daily routine…food is also tasty and staff are too friendly in this covid times also…definetly recommend to stay in this at this hard covid times..
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking availability is there..but little bit small
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US$163 - US$296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaUnion Territory of PondicherryPondicherry
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palais de Mahe
Which popular attractions are close to Palais de Mahe?
Nearby attractions include Rock Beach (0.1 km), Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (0.04 km), and Statue Of Gandhi (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palais de Mahe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Palais de Mahe?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Palais de Mahe?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Palais de Mahe?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palais de Mahe?
Conveniently located restaurants include LA VILLA, Zuka Choco-la, and Coromandel Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palais de Mahe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Palais de Mahe have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Palais de Mahe offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palais de Mahe?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palais de Mahe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Palais de Mahe?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry (0.7 km), Church Of Our Lady Of Good Health (4.1 km), and Arikamedu Archaeological Site (3.4 km).