Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs

Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs

No 05 Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs Jn Street, Pondicherry 605001 India
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#22 of 181 hotels in Pondicherry
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Heritage Villa Selvom - restored as Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs with close proximity to the beach and the Auroindo ashram, was built in the early 17th century and was a part of Villa Aurome. It has served in the past as the residence of many French Governors including Dupleix. The Villa has been remodeled as a reflection of the colonial times. Nestled ingeniously between the mango and coconut trees, the hotel offers two exquisite multi-cuisine restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Bottled water
Iron
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil

Location

No 05 Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs Jn Street, Pondicherry 605001 India
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 94 out of 100
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Pondicherry Airport
Chennai Airport
123.6 km
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Shreyaa wrote a review May 2020
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is unbelievably advantageous, given that driving around in Puducherry is a headache. Most amenities are in proximal walking distances. Most of the hotel staff are welcoming. I'm very unhappy with their miserly breakfast service. The complimentary breakfast buffet is a scam as there isn't a buffet at all. Rooms are comfortable but not maintained well. Requesting toiletries and ordering in food from outside are frowned upon.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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buthup wrote a review Feb 2020
New Delhi, India78 contributions85 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A no frills hotel with friendly people. A small hotel with about 9-10 rooms.
Location : Very centrally located. Few minute walk from major attractions like beach, Aurobindo Ashram , Shopping area, Museum.

Lobby : Lobby is more of a courtyard surrounded by rooms on all sides. It has a big mango tree right in middle giving a peaceful and soothing ambience. You can as well have your cup of coffee on the benches. There is even a deck attached to restaurant , where you can have breakfast .
Property : Old colonial house converted into a hotel. Effort to keep its original character is having giving a quaint experience. The property does need a bit of upkeep , looks like it was painted few seasons back , and plumbing needs an upgrade.
Staff : Pleasant experience. This is where small properties win with personalised attention.
Restaurant : Had only Breakfast. Basic no frills food ,but fresh and tasty. Specially Dosas.
Rooms : Large rooms , The one I had was split level, with bed on the loft. Liked the ambience.
Generally clean and well furnished. Wished they had a coffee kettle as well.
TV: Yes. Had all the normally expected channels.
Wifi : Available
Furniture in the Room : Good functional furniture. With some period furniture , keeping up with the theme of heritage property.
Toiletries : Rudimentary , soap and a sachet of shampoo.

Summary: Overall satisfied and was as expected. A recommendable place to stay if you are looking for a heritage touch , comfortable, easy on pocket stay and friendly people for your next weekend trip to Pondy.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Few rooms offer split level, might want to try as a novelty
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Orco wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India29 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is located at the French colony and close to all the places. It is just 300 mtrs from the rock beach. Rooms are very clean and spacious. Food They serve both French and the Indian food and the cost is also affordable. Staff were very supportive & courteous. The French style doors and windows, high ceiling and antique furniture was good added to the charm. Really enjoyed my stay over here.
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Date of stay: March 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Martijn v wrote a review Dec 2022
Lesigny, France159 contributions22 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Boutique style hotel with only 10 rooms in a beautiful original building dating from more than 250 years back in a peaceful surrounding - coming in from the busy streets it is like a haven of peace. I had a room on two levels, spacious, with AC, a coffee machine and a double bed. Staff is very friendly, Indian-style laid back and everything is done with a smile - don't be in a hurry, they will get there in the end. The hotel serves breakfast only but that is no issue in view of the number of restaurants in Pondecheri. Breakfast is simple, eggs however you want them on demand, scrambled eggs, sausages, juice.and coffee. The French owner (who has had the original building longtimes in his family and has turned it in a hotel) offered background on the hotel and explained how and where to go. Enjoyable stay in this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Moushumi P wrote a review Jan 2023
Singapore, Singapore285 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a night during the peak tourist season end December.

Loved our stay at this little boutique hotel with its open courtyard to sit and chat & have cups of tea/ coffee, it’s antique furniture and its history. At the same time the comforts of modern day living are seamlessly combined with its olde worlde charm & heritage.

The hotel is also walking distance from the Ashram, the promenade & some really good restaurants including one right opposite the hotel.

The staff is helpful and friendly. There is a complimentary breakfast which we didn't have as we had breakfast at the restaurant opposite. The hotel offers parking as well.

On the whole highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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tipsiegipsie wrote a review Feb 2021
New Delhi, India56 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you love heritage properties, this is the one to head to. This beautiful property was built in the 1700s as the residence of the then governor. They have done a brilliant job maintaining the property.
The pastel colors and the high ceilings take you back to the era gone by.
The staff is super helpful and nice. Leo the manager is one of the best managers I have come across in my years of traveling. He went above n beyond to make sure we had a grand time. He made such amazing recommendations for food and each place exceeded our expectations. I will always wish him and the property the very best.❤️
Can't wait to come back and show more friends this gem I discovered.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Villa des Gouverneurs, General Manager at Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs
Responded 22 Feb 2021
Dear Tipsie, Thank you for taking the time out to share your feedback about your recent stay. I am pleased to know that you had a wonderful experience at our hotel. Your kind words of appreciation have been shared with Mr.Leo. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Stay safe and take care. Regards, Sangeetha, Front Office Executive.
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Anu Singh wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is very decent with beautiful architecture , antique style furnitures and plenty of greenery. I loved the sitting area which is kind of unique. Location of hotel is also very prime..in the Middle French style colony. It was just 5 min walk from promenade beach, and 5 meter from Vinayagar temple. I really had very pleasant stay there. My 5 year old daughter enjoyed the place. And top of that the staff were awesome and most humble. After a week I realised that I left my box of earrings there. I enquired at hotel and not just they couriered the box at my home…they never charged for that. Thanks you so much.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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aayushi b wrote a review Aug 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A comfortable and lovely stay. We booked the balcony suite with 2 rooms. The rooms were cozy and clean. The staff was amazing, you can always find someone on the reception, you can ping them on whatsapp or just call and you will get reply. They even helped us with restaurant recommendations and other things. Loved our stay here and will recommend others to visit the villa too.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Swagatika P wrote a review Oct 2023
Bengaluru, India44 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Strategically located just next to the beach front road in white town. All major attractions are close by. Most of the restaurants are at stone throw distance. It sits on Jawahar road, which has major road side shopping options.
Stay was very comfortable with the helping staff, even to the extent of helping in booking an auto to take to tourist places. They don’t have their own parking as most of the other heritage homes in white town. But this particular villa has an adjacent not-so-busy lane, where we could park our car comfortably, but definitely at owners’ risk.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you are taking own vehicle, once parked, try not to take out, until you checkout as parking in...
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Priya wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friends and I had a great time at the hotel. The stay was pleasant and the ambience was great!
I must mention that we were a group of 4 girls and we felt safe during the stay at the hotel.
The hotel being in White Town made it easier for us to commute to tourist attractions in less time.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Villa des Gouverneurs, General Manager at Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs
Responded 16 Aug 2021
Dear Ms.Priya, "Greetings from Villa Des Gouverneurs, It's indeed a Great Pleasure to have your comments & feedback, Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your feedback about your recent stay with your friends. We are delighted that you were happy to note that you were safe & felt at home with your friends during your overall stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Villa Des Gouverneurs awaits your Presence . Thanks & Regards Soorya. F.O
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PRICE RANGE
₹5,012 - ₹6,766 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel du Parc
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs?
Nearby attractions include Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple (0.08 km), Seaside Promenade (0.4 km), and Rock Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coromandel Cafe, Surguru, and Cafe Xtasi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry (1.1 km), Church Of Our Lady Of Good Health (3.8 km), and Arikamedu Archaeological Site (4.0 km).
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