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Gratitude, a Heritage Home
Ranked #3 of 162 Pondicherry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 June 2012

If you appreciate the fine details of colonial heritage architecture - this is the place to stay. Restored with impeccable taste and bus-loads of love.
Each room has its personal touch.
The feeling is more like staying at a home than a hotel - as there is a very personal care for the guests and the place.
Extremely calm ... felt like a relief to arrive back in the calmness of the green courtyard after walking the streets of Pondicherry.
Neighbourhood is great with really good food places close by.

And breakfast (both continental and south indian) is served each morning and shared with other guests at a long wooden table over looking the courtyard.

The Gratitude Heritage Home is a labour of love and beauty.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

My wife and I stayed 4 nights at this lovely place in middle of the french quarter in Pondicherry. The house is breathtaking, beautifully renovated and all rooms are spacious and decorated with a lot of charm. After spending the days in some more busy streets of Pondicherry it was always great coming home to this relaxed, quiet and peaceful place. Virginia is a great host and fulfilled all our wishes, starting with an extraordinary breakfast in the morning, ending with some nice chats about culture and life in India. We can highly recommend this place, it is an oasis in Pondicherry.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

The house is beautifully restored. The rooms are comfortable and the communal areas in the courtyard are welcoming and relaxing. There is an air of calm in the house that is not always easy to find in India! The owners clearly aim to offer a quality experience and this is what you get. The fact that they do not allow small children to stay was one of the reasons we chose Gratitude, having had our stays in many other places disturbed. We were extremely happy with our choice.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

I am lucky enough to come to Pondicherry twice a year for business. I have stayed at Gratitude every time and every time I am treated to a home away from home (I wish my home looked like this!).

The staff are friendly and helpful - attentive but not enough to be irritating. I think this is something that many Indian hotels and guesthouses lack. The breakfast is great, especially if you have been travelling around India for a bit - real bread and croissants! The rooms are airy and very charmingly styled, everything from the bathroom welcome flowers to the beautiful bedspreads have been thought of.

I look forward to this leg of my trip, and I am rewarded without fail. I cannot recommend Gratitude enough.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

This was the first hotel we arrived at in india, and was the perfect welcome to the country. We were very jet-lagged so slept really late on the first morning, but virginia kept breakfast for us so we could eat late. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, and courtyard is lovely relaxing. It is located in a very peaceful street close to the sea, although the beach has been completely swept away and it is not so much of a swimming place at all any more. Pondicherry is a good base to explore the local sights.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gratitude, a Heritage Home

Address: 52 Rue Romain Rolland Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 162 B&Bs / Inns in Pondicherry
Price Range: ₹ 2,500 - ₹ 4,500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
‘Gratitude’ is a home and a place of retreat in Pondicherry, India. It has been restored lovingly over a period of three years maintaining the authenticity of the architectural style and method of construction that was prevalent when this house was built. What gives ‘Gratitude’ its true essence is the quiet joy and peace that gives this home a healing atmosphere which is rare to find in the world outside without compromising on comfort. ... more   less 

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