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Rue de Suffren, Pondicherry 605001 India
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#8 of 229 hotels in Pondicherry
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Le Dupleix offers a fusion between the rich, colonial heritage and a contemporary flavor. The hotel beautifully complements Pondicherry. It is a 14-room luxury heritage hotel, nestling in an 18th century French colonial villa, originally built for the Maire Mayor of Pondicherry. Now restored and modernized the hotel is an architectural masterpiece showcasing the life of the 18th century French Governor Marquis Joseph-Francois Dupleix. The 14 suites are all distinct in style and furnishings and each provides a unique experience. Its restaurant is renowned for its fine food and excellent wines.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Taxi service
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Hindi, Nepali and 1 more
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Shyam M wrote a review Jul 2021
Bengaluru, India10 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a memorable stay at le dupleix. The best French styled boutique hotel in Pondicherry. The manager Pradeep and his staff Ameer Paneer Jancy Shifa made our stay as comfortable as possible. They were proactive and hospitable. Chef Muthu cooked up exotic delicacies which are a must to try! I strongly recommend Dupleix for your stay in Pondicherry for the complete French experience!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Lugano wrote a review Jul 2021
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Nice Boutique Hotel stay. A good restaurant downstairs in the Hotel. During our stay there was some renovation work ongoing and certain fixtures were still under repair. Initially we were offered a room on the ground floor the entrance of which was directly in front of the restaurant seating area. On request we were upgraded to a room on the 2nd floor which we liked. Slightly expensive as there aren't much amenities except the heritage home feel and its location in French quarters. Overall a nice stay.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Priya Johnson wrote a review Apr 2021
Kumbakonam, India5 contributions1 helpful vote
Myself and my husband stayed at Le Dupleix for 4 nights in the Penthouse. Wow what a weekend to stay at the french heritage. Calming and relaxing atmosphere with such a friendly staff especially staff Mr. Pradeep made our stay the most comfortable. The staff are pleasant and very helpful especially Mr. Nizam at the restaurant and Ms. Padmini at the House keeping was too good. Such a friendly staff right from the reception to the restaurant are excellent. We enjoyed our dinner with live light music in the evening. This old French heritage of Pondicherry was very well maintained and overall this trip was a memorable and super comfortable one for us.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Deepa P wrote a review Apr 2021
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I stayed at Le Dupliex for a night and two days and found my experience to the best in class. The staff right from reception to the Restaurent were so polite abs friendly. Their service is amazing and the food is excellent. Enjoyed my short stay thoroughly. Special mention to Shifa who serviced us at the Restaurent, Nizam who went out of the way to get me mangoes, Prabhu the courteous person at the reception and the Restaurent manager Pradeep who even convinced me to settle down at Pondy. It didn’t feel like I am staying at a hotel but a home with family and friends. That how special they all made me feel. Not to forget Padmini who double hatted as a photographer and captured such good photos of me. Thank you team Dupliex for this amazing experience!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
RajneeshMithra wrote a review Apr 2021
Chennai (Madras), India210 contributions7 helpful votes
The long Easter weekend was the perfect time for a quick short break. We shortlisted 10 properties and finally zeroed in on Le Dupleix. The property has that heritage look and feel with vintage furniture all over, and is well maintained. We had booked a deluxe room and was upgraded to a suite with balcony at no extra cost. The staff are pleasant and very helpful. The restaurant offers good indian and continental cuisine, and the bar is decently stocked. There is a live band playing on weekends. The ala-carte breakfast options were quite sumptuous. The property is quite close to the beach , cafes and eateries. Proper social distancing and Covid precautions were followed. Overall, I was very satisfied with the experience and looking forward to visit again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Property does not have parking and vehicles are to be parked on the road.
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US$66 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Dupleix
Which popular attractions are close to Le Dupleix?
Nearby attractions include Seaside Promenade (0.3 km), Rock Beach (0.3 km), and Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Dupleix?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Le Dupleix?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Le Dupleix?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Dupleix?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Dupleix?
Conveniently located restaurants include LA VILLA, Zuka Choco-la, and Coromandel Cafe.
Does Le Dupleix have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Le Dupleix offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Le Dupleix?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Le Dupleix?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Hindi, Tamil, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to Le Dupleix?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry (0.8 km), Church Of Our Lady Of Good Health (4.0 km), and Arikamedu Archaeological Site (3.6 km).