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“EXCELLENT PLACE” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Club Mahindra Puducherry

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Club Mahindra Puducherry
Ranked #12 of 72 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai, India
Level Contributor
79 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT PLACE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

I have visited this place atleast a half a dozen times but still find it worth visiting. The property was almost completely destroyed during the thane Cyclone but its back on its feet. However you can see the destruction around. Only about half the rooms are operational but they are perfect and the stay was enjoyable. The children will love this place. The food is very good but the prices have been hiked sharply. You can enjoy the swimming pool and there is also a cricket pitch. All in all its a lovely place.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Chennai, India
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

A nice getaway vacation place, Everything right from the reception till we check out was smooth and friendly. Warm and courteous staff. Coming to the main part of the resort the facility was very clean, the rooms are spacious and clean, beds were comfortable, additional couch in the room is nice to have. The patios were clean and with the view of the ocean and coffee it was very relaxing. I liked the concept of glass walls, they give you a feeling of both indoor and outdoor added with the view of ocean it was nice. Bathrooms were clean and comfortable to use. The grounds were clean and well-kept with well mowed lawns, and lots of place to relax and walk around. They have lot of activities for the kids and adults as well swimming, jungle gym, horse coach ride, activity room for kids, carom, shuttle, volley ball, cricket, ATV, small golf hole etc. most of them were functional and well maintained. A walk to the beach in the morning during sun rise and in the is priceless, you can enter the beach from the facility and its short walk. They serve snacks and coffee/ tea during evening on the lawns and bar is open till late night. Food buffet was good for dinner but a bit over priced and greasy. Morning breakfast was included in the room cost and was good had a nice mix of continental and Indian. All in all a nice resort to stay and would definitely go back.

Room Tip: Chose upper level rooms facing the central ground, you micgh be lucky to get slight ocean view
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mitram
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Mumbai, India.
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76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

This resort is perfectly placed off the hustle & bustle of the city. Its got a nice streach of beach. The staff is great and the rooms are very spacious and comfortable. The food is nice though the food is a little bland for my liking. They have lots of activities for kids. They have a nice pool. Though the weather is warm through the day, there is a nice breezr that keeps the sweat away. They also have a well stocked bar and the drinks are very resonably priced.

Its an ideal family getaway. If your not the types who wants to use up every second of a holiday to squeez in as much sightseeing as possible, this is the place for you. You can spend quality time with your friends and family and laze around all day.

They have a small gift shop and also an activity rooms with a small library, indoor games like TT and also virtual game (extra charge).

All in all its a good experience though the tariff is a bit expensive for non-members.

Room Tip: The rooms on the ground level are good for older people who cant climb steep stairs but the rooms on...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank shashi__sarma
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Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
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34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

Very nice property located near the beach. the rooms are very good completely modern look, The food is also very good. the staff is very cooperative. Been there 3 times it has been a very good experience. but still has room for improvement on the few points like the swimming pool needed repairs ( the tiles were coming out, hope rectified now), they should have more activities for the kids.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank gauravbhandari
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
71 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

If you want a nice spot to chill out for a couple of days , Zest Big Beach is a good choice. Nothing much to do around except eating , sleeping and going to the beach. It is far from Pondicherry's other attractions especially Auroville which is an hour's drive away. Rooms are air conditioned , spacious and cute with floor to ceiling glass walls on three sides , the beach is just a two minute walk away and the restaurant serves decent food.

The negatives: The swimming pool is too small and gets too crowded , it has no deck chairs. The beach is public and outside the resort and the few boatmen hanging around will bug you to take a catamaran ride.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SridharCanada
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Additional Information about Club Mahindra Puducherry

Property: Club Mahindra Puducherry
Address: 200/201, Valluvar Medu, Village Manapattu | Villupuram district, Bahour Commune Panchayat, Pondicherry 607402, India (Formerly Zest Big Beach)
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Pondicherry
#7 Business Hotel in Pondicherry
#12 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,484 - ₹ 8,842
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Club Mahindra Puducherry 3.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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Also Known As:
Zest Big Beach Hotel Pondicherry
Zest Big Beach Pondicherry

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