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Annamalai International Hotel

479 Kamaraj Salai Saram, Pondicherry 605013 India
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#23 of 181 hotels in Pondicherry
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Hotel Annamalai International Pondicherry was established in 2001. Located in the heart of the city. It’s a centralized air conditioned hotel with 70 well-appointed rooms, multi-cuisine restaurant and vegetarian restaurant with exclusive vegetarian kitchen. The Court of Bacchus (BAR). 4 conference halls and business centre. Swimming pool in terrace Open to sky is exclusively for resident guests. We are number one in Pondicherry, India’s key industrial & commercial city. Wide range of accommodation with 3 Annamalai Suites, 3 King suites, 6 Executives Rooms and 58 Standard Rooms with all modern amenities and comfort to match with international standards. All the rooms are provided with Safety Locker & Bath tubs. The Swimming Pool amidst of Rock garden with Paddling Pool promises sheer exhilaration. Moonshine dinners and Pool Side Parties at Roof Top make your evening come live and crackle with excitement.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids pool
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Valet parking
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Business
Languages Spoken
Hindi
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Kannan A wrote a review 26 Feb
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We had checked in this hotel for 5 nights on 2 different occasions in the same week in February 2024. We selected this hotel for our recent stay due to past experience in the previous years. However, we were totally disappointed with the service standards of the hotel and will never recommend anyone to choose this hotel. Security and counter staff were rude when we checked in after midnight and no one was at the reception. We had to wait for 15 mins before a staff attended to us. Do look out for the counter staff with the hood(head covering). He was rude. On our second occasion during that week, we noticed stains on the bedsheets on both our beds and when we told the staff about it, the person told us it was a laundry stain. A ridiculous reply instead of getting to change the bedsheet, Totally unacceptable. However we had a pleasant experience for the dining in for breakfast as the staff there was better. In conclusion, this hotel should never be considered for your stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Paps B wrote a review Jan 2024
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We have stayed in the hotel for 3 days in Jan 2024. Bed spreads and pillow covers are not being changed daily. Wash room also not cleaned daily. Hair dryer and fridge are like at museum not working condition. Each and every item like cofee powder,soaps we have to request and get no refilling automatically.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Jennifer J wrote a review Dec 2023
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Booked rooms for last week of December with the option to pay at hotel through Agoda. There was a random mail sent to pay and only then it will be confirmed and then suddenly now when I see it seems the booking is cancelled. I mean if you have an option of only to pay and book, keep that open and visible to all. Very cunningly you give these options and then after booking you ask to pay else cancel. Why give the option in the first place Absolutely disappointed!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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pchandrang wrote a review Dec 2023
Kannur, India214 contributions39 helpful votes
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Luxury hotel with all the amenities one would expect in a good premium hotel. Excellent ambience in the lobby, stair case and corridors. Rooms are spacious, sufficient luggage space, shelves and rich wooden furniture. Neat bed linen and bath towels. Bath room extremely clean. Wash basin and closet sparkle. Granite Wash basin counter is big enough to keep all toiletries. Rooms are cleaned every day. Tea kettle, safe deposit locker and basic toiletries provided. Marble and granite flooring. Room service prompt. Requests are attended immediately. Hotel staff courteous. Large restaurant. Buffett breakfast has good spread. Food is tasty and not highly prized. Fully worth the money. If you are visiting Pondicherry with your family, you don't have to think twice to choose this hotel. Very pleasant comfortable stay guarenteed.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Connector34271325753 wrote a review Nov 2023
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One of the best hotel from our trip situatedin heart of city and with all the necessaryamenities...we are so thanks full staff specifically manager shyam and travel help Mr devbalan....really amazing view and neat and vlean hotel...kids friendly too
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Date of stay: November 2023
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zach d wrote a review Nov 2023
Perth, Australia8 contributions
Old architecture and maintained very well. Staff were very accomodating and were very welcoming. The rooms were beautiful and felt like we walked into a different era. Amenities were sufficient and well suited. Prime location for tourists Bonus: the elevators were magnificent
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dr. K wrote a review Jan 2023
Goldsboro, North Carolina7 contributions2 helpful votes
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My family and I spent two months in India celebrating my parents 55th wedding anniversary. The entire staff treated us like royalty, and like family we could not have asked for a better experience. My father, who is handicapped and has health issues was taken care of by staff on a daily basis. Our trip could not have been possible without the support help and love of the entire Hotel family. It is our home away from home in India, and we will always go back.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Aniruddha Hom wrote a review Dec 2022
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1046 contributions104 helpful votes
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Before we entered into the lobby, we’d no clue about the exquisite architecture, design and décor of the inside of the hotel. And before we enter into the room we’d no clue about cleanliness and comfort of the room with white marble floor. This is perhaps one of the best hotels that we’ve stayed in. Rooms are spacious with all the furniture and amenities that one need to stay in a hotel room. Bed and pillows are very comfortable. They provide drinking water and tea/coffee sachets with electric cattle. We needed laundry service badly and the polite and courteous staff provided that promptly with utmost satisfaction. Front desk staff and other staff are also very polite and professional. The best thing about the hotel is sound proof window glasses. It’s a roadside establishment, but double layer sealed soundproof glass panels gave us absolutely noiseless experience which we value most. Puducherry was our second stop of the 14 days Tamilnadu trip and generally we spent the whole day moving from temples to temples, beaches to beaches, and other such places. So, at night we badly needed quiet environment which we got at this establishment. If we go back to Puducherry we’ll definitely stay at the Annmalai hotel again.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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DT wrote a review Dec 2022
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Pleasant stay. Rooms are nice and spacious, hotel is appealing and clean. All facilities given and breakfast food was great too. Only down point were the staff. Some did not understand English very well and were very slow at delivering. Overall a good experience - definitely more of a 4 star experience than a 3! :)
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Meit wrote a review Oct 2022
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Staying in this hotel since 24th October 2022. The hotel has a real good decor, the buffet breakfast spread is good. Housekeeping department is helpful and always attentive. After checking in, wifi password was not shared for more than 2 hours. Even on the second day, the wifi password was not shared for more than an hour. The frontdesk staff was rude and when I asked for the hotel Manager, one Rajkumar who called himself the manager started creating a scene. He was rude and started shouting at my senior citizen parents. My mother had to then tell him to leave our room. Also despite of booking for a premium room, I was given a standard room. A stay that would have been perfect was ruined by the attitude of Rajkumar who has no regards whatsoever for customers and is spoiling the name of this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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₹3,481 - ₹3,896 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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Frequently Asked Questions about Annamalai International Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Annamalai International Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Paradise Beach (0.5 km), Varadaraja Perumal Temple (0.8 km), and Barathiyar Meseum at Pondicherry (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Annamalai International Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Annamalai International Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Annamalai International Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Annamalai International Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Annamalai International Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Finz, Hotel Jayaram - Akshaya, and Hotel Karai Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Annamalai International Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Annamalai International Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Pondicherry.
Are any cleaning services offered at Annamalai International Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Annamalai International Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Annamalai International Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry (2.1 km), Arikamedu Archaeological Site (4.4 km), and Church Of Our Lady Of Good Health (1.5 km).