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4 Rue Bussy Street Lal Bahadur Shastri 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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#5 of 273 hotels in Pondicherry
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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)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Full body massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
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Romantic
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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Shailendra Yadav wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
In the heart of white town this property provided the most authentic French villa stay experience. The architecture, decor, food and the service is superb. The rooms are well appointed and very comfortable. One morning we had French breakfast and on the other South Indian - both days it was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed the swim in the hotel pool - very relaxing after a long day full of activities. Beach is also round the corner. Over all a perfect authentic heritage property for your Pondicherry stay - not to forget, friendly & caring staff.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pavlova wrote a review May 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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I was revisiting Pondicherry after 22 years and I decided to book the hotel Palais de Mahe, as it appeared to meet all my needs. My stay was fabulous! The service was exceptional and exceeded all of my expectations. The hotel itself is beautiful and extremely well maintained. My room was stunning and exquisitely furnished. All amenities are provided and my bed was so comfortable, I enjoyed 5 nights of blissful sleep. There is a wonderful roof top restaurant and bar, along with a ground floor cafe next to the lovely swimming pool. Well located in White Town, the hotel is a short walk to the beach, Bharati Park, (where I enjoyed early morning walks), Aribindou Ashram and all that Pondicherry has to offer. However, the absolute highlight of my stay was the staff and their incredible hospitality!! 7 Star! Every single person. The level of service is amazing.. A huge thanks to the following people for making my stay so special. Dinu, GM, Jaghan and Fakhakhrudin, front desk, Arun-Kumar, head of housekeeping and to the housekeeping team, especially Santosh - thank you so much for the amazing "towel animals" - so creative - I loved the elephants, monkey and crocodile. Food and beverage - Ragahavan, Bhuvanesh, Nithya and Prassa for super friendly, helpful and efficient service. Ayurvedic Spa - Greeshma worked magic on my aches and pains. If I have forgotten anyone by name please pass on my thanks to all the team! I would highly recommend anyone visiting Pondicherry to stay at Palais de Mahe. An experience you do not want to miss!! I can't wait to return. Again a huge thanks to all of the staff for making my stay so very memorable and special.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from From the, General Manager at Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth
Responded 14 Jun 2022
Dear guest, Thank you very much for the lovely lovely review on Palais de mahe and appreciation of the staff. WE are very happy that you enjoyed your CGH Earth experience and we look forward to hosting you again. Will definitely convey your regards to all our staff. Please do visit our new locations as well. warm regards Dinu Ramakrishnan General manager Palais de mahe 9442127519
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bvshreekar wrote a review Jul 2022
Sale, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
Gem of a place. Happily recommend this beautiful property in the French Quarter. It has gorgeous rooms, comfortable beds, inviting verandas to relax, pool to enjoy, delicious food they serve but what makes it special are the people who work there & the welcome they offer.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take their advice on visiting Auroville and the beaches.
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apoorva r wrote a review Jul 2022
93 contributions4 helpful votes
Such a fine place with lovely people. Everything is crafted to perfection to give us a perfect holiday. The staff here do a splendid job. Keep it up. We’ve had a great holiday with you guys. Much love
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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CC00186605 wrote a review Jun 2022
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Such a lovely hotel with absolutely amazing staff. Delicious food, delightful pool, and beautiful rooms, couldn’t ask for any more. We had a fabulous stay for 5 nights. The staff are very friendly and provided a brilliant all round service - from recommendations of what to do around the area; excellent food and drink advice; arranging transport; and room maintenance (we had the best towel crocodile I’ve ever seen!). The location is also perfect for sightseeing in White town, we’d highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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manasvini b wrote a review May 2022
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It's a beautiful hotel.. walking distance from the beach. super yummmmmm food. extremely courteous staff... superb management !! must have the mutton curry . the breakfast was limited menu but sumptuous n yummmm do try sea food and the creme brulee
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from From the, General Manager at Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth
Responded 24 May 2022
Dear guest, Thank you very much for the lovely review on Palais de mahe and appreciation of the staff and service. Glad that you enjoyed our food at the restaurant. Do visit our other CGH locations as well. looking forward to your next visit to Pondicherry . warm regards Dinu Ramakrishnan General manager Palais de mahe Pondicherry 9442127519 dinu@cghearth.com
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Sonali C wrote a review Apr 2022
New Delhi, India11 contributions3 helpful votes
I loved, loved, loved my stay at Palais de Mahe in March 2022. Everyone - the property manager Dinu, the head chef at the restaurant, the restaurant staff, the staff manning the front desk - took excellent care of me. The cocktails are really good, but the traditional Tamil dishes can't be missed. The building - though new - has stayed true to the colonial architectural style of the French quarters. This will be my go-to hotel in Pondicherry!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from From the, General Manager at Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth
Responded 16 May 2022
Dear guest, Thank you very much for the lovely lovely review on Palais de mahe and appreciation of the staff and service. Glad that you enjoyed our meals at the restaurant. Recommending our Other CGH properties located in Kerala ,Tamilnadu and Karnataka. Hope to see you soon at Pondicherry. warm regards Dinu Ramakrishnan General manager 9442127519 dinu@cghearth.com
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hansveer s wrote a review Mar 2022
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Visited this beautiful hotel palais de mahi in pondicherry in white Town, centrally located this place is right next to the promenade beach and all the finest French cafes/bakery's, one can just walk down to these places n enjoy the early morning sunrise and late evening walks on the beach , Hotel has extremely comfortable rooms with french look n feel ....most importantly the staff of the hotel was very courteous and helpful in particular I would like to mention a special thanks to the GM & Mr farukh ( front desk ) they made our stay memorable! In short a must visit....
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from From the, General Manager at Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth
Responded 16 May 2022
Dear guest, Thank you very much for the lovely review on Palais de mahe and the staff. Special mention Fakrudeen. Do visit our other CGH properties also. Looking forward to your next visit to Pondicherry. warm regards Dinu Ramakrishnan General manager Palais de mahe 9442127519
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shalini22 wrote a review Feb 2022
Ghaziabad, India82 contributions28 helpful votes
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Very nic property we love to stay there. Hygiene and maintenance is very very good there. There cleaning is next level. One of my best stay there. We had dinner also there mr Prasad served us he was quit humble and soft spoken and caring. Food was really delicious.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from From the, General Manager at Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth
Responded 18 Mar 2022
Dear guest, Thank you very much for the lovely review on Palais de mahe and appreciation of the staff. Special mention Prasad. Glad that you enjoyed our meal at the restaurant. Palais de mahe is one of the latest additions to CGH group of hotels and recommending you to visit our other beautiful locations as well. Looking forward to your next visit. warm regards Dinu Ramakrishnan General manager Palais de mahe dinu@cghearth.com
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Manoj B wrote a review Feb 2022
New Delhi, India63 contributions33 helpful votes
Excellent room Wonderful location Warm hospitality Very welcoming swiming pool. it was a wonderful stay and it was one of the best property in White town to stay, we checked out several others but this was far better maintained despite low occupancy due to covid scare.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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$212 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUnion Territory of PondicherryPondicherry
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth
Which popular attractions are close to Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth?
Nearby attractions include Rock Beach (0.1 km), Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (0.04 km), and French War Memorial (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth?
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 - Cgh Earth?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth?
Conveniently located restaurants include LA VILLA, Zuka Choco-la, and Villa Shanti.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth have airport transportation?
Yes, Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Palais de Mahe - Cgh Earth?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry (0.7 km), Arikamedu Archaeological Site (3.4 km), and Church Of Our Lady Of Good Health (4.1 km).