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11 La Villa Rue Surcouf Street, Pondicherry 605001 India
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#3 of 240 hotels in Pondicherry
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Luxury and Sobriety in PondicherryLA VILLA is located in the heart of the old quarter of Pondicherry called ‘the white town’, at walking distance from the main attractions.Respecting the heritage of its colonial architecture, inspired by its Pondicherien past, the original walls of the ground floor converse with the immaculate white walls, teak wood, and glass and metal of the new extension. A second birth has been given to ancient materials and techniques like centuries-year-old bricks, lime plaster, colour cement flooring, and hand made tiles from the villages of Tamil Nadu as well as local granite. Old wood from levelled houses has been reused to create elegant contemporary furniture and local handicrafts are combined with the most luxurious and sophisticated western design. Avoiding the false interpretation of the city’s heritage and the mistakes of the modern developed world, the local environment has been treated as an ally, not as an enemy.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Rooftop terrace
Car park
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Taxi service
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Salon
Solarium
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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Residential Neighbourhood
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Hindi, Tamil
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amimatt wrote a review 23 Sep
Mumbai, India35 contributions39 helpful votes
The hotel is essentially a gorgeous old restored French Mansion, located in White Town of Pondicherry. 1. Rooms: We stayed at the North Side Story, which is by far one of the best suites of the property. It faces the beautiful and green Surcouf Street and being on the first floor, it gives you easy access to the pool. The interiors are absolutely stunning, very minimal, super clean, comfortable and chic! Bedroom and bathroom was extremely spacious, fitted with the best modern amenities. The private courtyard, beautifully proportioned and positioned in the middle of the suite, with its creepers and giant potted plants - cements and anchors the entire space. The other suites of - Escale a Pondicherry and India Song are located on the ground floor; North Side Story, South Side Story and Timeless suites are located on the first floor; and the entire top floor consists of the Bridge to Heaven Suite. We did get a chance to see the South Side Story room and I would definitely advise to NOT stay in that particular suite. Even though the layout is similar to the North Side Story Suite, the view from the courtyard in the South Side Story is horrible! It overlooks the roofs and terraces of a few homes and with no plants/shrubs or any greenery, there is absolutely no privacy offered in the courtyard. 2. Food: Food can be served to you anywhere in the property, usually though we always ended up eating in the courtyard on the ground floor. The ambience of eating while being surrounded by trees and plants, is beautiful and particularly relaxing and peaceful. Breakfast was excellent! Usually consists of a selection of fruits, eggs made to order (masala omlette / fried eggs etc) with a bread basket and a selection of cheeses, accompanied with fresh fruit juices and a pot of tea or coffee. Lunch and Dinner is equally delicious! The moringa soup, corn coated crispy fried prawns and vegetable coconut curry served with herb flavoured rice were all delightful and appetizing! However, the food selection is fairly limited and once you add the drinks up - it ended up being quite an expensive meal. 3. Service: The staff is exceptionally polite and prompt. Sita, the receptionist, was extremely warm and friendly and paid attention to all of our requests. Because the hotel essentially consists of only 6 suites and therefore limited number of guests; the staff was particularly sharp and constantly on their toes, being most helpful throughout our stay. 4. Parking: We had our own car and unfortunately the hotel doesn't specifically offer any separate parking for guests. The only spots available are the ones in front of the hotel entrance (a grand total of 3-4 cars can fit in parallel parking). So everyday was essentially a game of luck in seeing whether we would get the coveted spot of being able to park right in front of the hotel on Surcouf Street, or would have to park much further. The good thing though is that, with the number of tourists, other hotels and neighbouring Lycée Français - the area is relatively quite safe. 5. Free Bicycles: The hotel does offer free bicycles for you to use as per your convenience! These were super convenient to use and helped moving around White Town. Overall, I would definitely recommend staying in this beautiful and luxurious property. The landscape and architecture, along with the exceptional service make it a relaxing, peaceful and worthwhile stay!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: North side story is one of the best suites in the property.
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Sumit Singh Gandhi wrote a review Jul 2021
Mumbai, India32 contributions7 helpful votes
It is one of the best villas I’ve ever been privileged enough to stay at. Gorgeous buildings and it only gets more breathtaking when you walk in. Clean and cozy rooms, and hospitable staff. Definitely, a must-try if in Pondicherry.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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tdurnnian wrote a review Apr 2021
New Delhi, India5 contributions1 helpful vote
First holiday in India after 2 years. La Villa was perfection - location, service and food. From the organized pick up at the Chennai airport to our returned trip - it was a relaxing, pleasurable place in the heart of the White Town. It was easy to spend long mornings walking the colonial streets of the town and relax in our room in the afternoon. Enjoyed the food here and at their sister location Villa Shanti! Amazing food! - good mix Indian and French. The staff were always helpful and professional making our stay. A big thanks to the staff!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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John McCanoro wrote a review Mar 2021
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Food is not up to the mark. They offer very limited items in breakfast which are scarce in quantity. Very very expensive without any facilities. WORST HOTEL EVER VISITED. CHEATERS... Pondicherry govt requested to thoroughly check why such cheating
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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harrietcampbell2017 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dorset, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
This was our last stop on a two week trip from the west to the east coast of India and we spent 3 nights here and wished we could have stayed more. The hotel is small just 6 rooms and beautifully appointed. The beds are fabulously comfortable. Every meal we had there was more delicious than the one before. There is a lovely rooftop pool - perfect for cooling after after a mornings shopping. Would absolutely love to go back
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Date of stay: March 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$130 - US$239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUnion Territory of PondicherryPondicherry
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Villa
Which popular attractions are close to La Villa?
Nearby attractions include Seaside Promenade (0.5 km), Rock Beach (0.3 km), and Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Villa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Villa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at La Villa?
Yes, free public parking nearby and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include LA VILLA, Zuka Choco-la, and Coromandel Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Villa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does La Villa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Villa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at La Villa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Villa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to La Villa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry (0.6 km), Church Of Our Lady Of Good Health (3.9 km), and Arikamedu Archaeological Site (3.5 km).