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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First let me say what this place isn't: it isn't a 5 star hotel with swimming pool; televisions or ducted air-con. Rather its a 200 year old building with a history, which includes as a hospital and a library, which has been renovated in an appropriate fashion and which features an internal garden courtyard and passageways. The old building has...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A four course on the house breakfast, spacious rooms( just seven in all), high ceilings, antique classy furniture, retro framed photos adorning each room; creates a cozy ambience; absence of TV adds to chic; located at the heart of the French quarter (White Town) ; marina sea front is a short walk as are all the key monuments and sights;...

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London
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As soon as I arrived at Villa Helena I loved the design and atmosphere of the place, and then I realised that owners (Benjamin and Caroline), staff and food were to be loved too! I was coming from 10 days of intense travelling and I found an oasis of peace and beauty at Villa Helena. To the point that I...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daily challenge is to find a place to eat where I feel it is nutritious and safe. I was walking and passed this place. I perused the menu written outside and I thought it was pretty good. I sat down and was given the menu by the serious looking server who did not say a word or did not...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a nice property with lots of open place to hang around. The Veranda were huge and nice chairs to lounge around. Rooms are huge but rustic. Large room beds were huge and very comfy. Don't think of 5 star like bathroom here. Water was slow and no air condition in the bathroom. Carry your own shower gel and soaps....

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GERALDINE H, Propriétaire at Villa Helena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing our property on TripAdvisor. Our Heritage House is over a 100 years old and it is true that plumbing can not compete with a 5 star hotel. As for the soap and shower gel, I am surprised by your comment as both are provided in all our rooms in antique cristal jars inside the...

Kerala, India
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We stayed at ‘Villa Helena’ by chance and what a pleasant turn of events it proved to be. Initially I had booked, through an OTA, to stay at another lovely property in Pondicherry. After travelling on the overnight bus from Kerala, we arrived only to be informed by the very gracious owner of the property that unfortunately they had double...

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Pune, India
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stayed at Villa Helena for the weekend. Glad we chose to stay here. The place is very well decorated with foliage. The ambiance is just beautiful. The common area looks even more gorgeous at night. Room was pleasant, spacious and clean. Bathroom was not spacious but it was efficient and clean. It had all the essentials. It would help if...

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

A calm and serene place well located with a beautiful garden. Spacious room, furnitures with antique touch and just loved the blue white interior with matching decors. Mr Benjamin & Ms Caroline were very responsive and helpful so were other staffs. No car parking (we were well informed) probably same is the case with most of the mansions nearby. We...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The word Beautiful can say all for this property. White, light blue, pink walls. Old classic furniture, bed linen, toiletries everything is hand picked. Nothing fancy, bold or loud here small garden restaurant. Everything is so soothing and calm. Classic....

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful guest house located near the beach. The perfect address for a stay in Pondicherry. It is a very old and large colonial mansion but decorated with à modern twist. Beautiful garden with an excellent restaurant.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Heritage Guest house in the heart of the Pondicherry's old town The "Villa Helena", by her heritage architecture, her authenticity, her charm and her beautiful and lush garden, is truly the best way to discover the charming past of the old french counter.In contrast to India's perpetual movement, Villa Helena offers to every traveller looking for a unique experience, a really peaceful abode.More over she is perfectly located, near by the sea and best restaurants, bars and boutiques ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Helena

Address: 13 Rue Bussy Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range: ₹ 4,707 - ₹ 6,412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“corner rooms on first floor have more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“take the large room on the upper floor on the left corner and avoid the single room upstairs. check photo why”
 of 5 bubbles GeetaBisht, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“B2 is the corner room on the ground floor, with a nice view of the garden.”
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 of 5 bubbles virtualcookie, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on east side are better.”
 of 5 bubbles PSChanda, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Wi-fi was free but it only worked in the courtyard. Some of the rooms are rather small but they are all nicely decorated and the textiles are lovely. The whole place is very quiet and peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles SandraN49, 28 Mar 2015 | Read review
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