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The Richmond, Puducherry
Ranked #37 of 82 Hotels in Pondicherry
Bengaluru, India
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“small boutique hotel in french town”
Reviewed 3 August 2012

alternative to the top french guest houses in the area.good,clean hotel stay for the price in french town,short walk to beach side. rooms are not so big in deluxe, aircon needs upgrade for the usually hot weather of pondy.had only breakfast, was fine.if you are in pondy to enjoy the french culture no point staying in the other side of town.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2012

This is a small hotel, located in the French areas in Pondicherry. i was fortunate to get an accommodation there, considering that i dint have prior booking. it is property by Residency group of Chennai and it is a bit different than their rest of their hotels in TN. This is much quiter and smaller hotel, but neat and clean. Rooms are spacious and overall it provides a good value for money. The staff is friendly and they really helped in taking a few important print-outs as the business center was not functional at that time. Good place to stay but there are better places in the vicnity which can be booked in advance and which serve better food.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Mumbai
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2012

I came to know about this property from The Residency Chennai. The hotel is located in erstwhile French White Town (Ville Blanche) in G+2 facility. The exterior and interior and rooms are designed in french style and windows, ceilings and paintings. It's never crowded as the size of property limits to small number of rooms. The promenade beach and monuments are at walking distance. Food is custom made and good and staff is courteous.

Room Tip: Room away from the lift are quieter
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Manhattan, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Just completed three days at The Richmond and loved it. Rooms are small but very nicely appointed, clean and stylish, bed very comfortable, excellent water temperature and pressure. Free WiFi in the room is a definite plus. Restaurant is good, not great but perfectly fine if you don't feel like going out -- actually has better croissant than most hotels in the US, perhaps expected considering Pondy's French colonial past. Location is great, a 5 minute walk from the water, with other French Quarter sites within a short stroll (by my definition of short stroll, coming from a confirmed walking New Yorker). Auto rickshaws are abundant should the heat or distance be too much for you.

Some reviews have mentioned the noise from the kitchen coming up through hotel. In my experience with a second floor room, while I could hear some kitchen noise it was in no way objectionable or did it disturb my sleep or stay in any way (again though, I'm used to a lot of street noise inside at all times, from living in lower Manhattan).

Room Tip: Higher floors probably have less noise from kitchen/restaurant/bar than the first floor.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Benidoleig, Spain
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

Very nice building. Very nice staff. Bedroom not really what i expected.I think i will stick to purpose built in the future.

Room Tip: Not my first choice but good value
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Richmond, Puducherry

Property: The Richmond, Puducherry
Address: 12 Rue Labourdonnais Street | Near old Law college, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,599 - ₹ 6,298
Hotel Class:3 star — The Richmond, Puducherry 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Richmond, Puducherry is the fifth property of The Residency Group of Hotels. The Richmond has 14 well appointed rooms with the following in-room facilities: 1.Tea/Coffee station. 2.Digital safe. 3.Well stocked Mini-bar. 4.Hair dryer. Location: Immediate proximity of the promenade beach. In the quiet French colonial quarter, Pondicherry is completely accessible from here. ... more   less 
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