I decided to splurge in Pondi and literally spent 3 times the amount that I usually would for a place. In turn I was hoping for some decent air conditioning, functioning wi-fi, a nice atmosphere and maybe a TV.
What Les Hibiscus does offer is good AC, clean, beautifully decorated rooms set in a charming French villa in the heart of Pondi's French Quarter with friendly staff and a lavish breakfast. The wi-fi however only works on the ground floor, my TV didn't work at all and when the electricity went out (at least once every night for ca. 30-60 mins) they wouldn't switch the generator on, which made the AC pretty pointless.
Furthermore, the owner's nephew who happened to be staying there the same time I was made a very drunken and inappropriate pass at me, which as a female solo traveller made me feel very unsafe here and I probably would never return for this reason.