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“"The best hotel i have ever visited"”
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Le Pondy
Ranked #8 of 77 Hotels in Pondicherry
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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“"The best hotel i have ever visited"”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

So it was our first anniversary and at the last minute did the booking online through make my trip for this hotel as all other four-five star properties were fully booked. Hence after lot of reservations and by just going with the gut opted for "Le Pondy" and once we reached there god it was a complete heaven, i had chosen the "Luxury Pool" villa assuming there would be a very small 4/4 pool but god there was a lap pool and beach chairs in our room, it was beyond expectations and beyond any comments! Just perfect and extremely tastefully made! Just loved the experience, our packaged included all the 3 meals and food was reallllly good! Guys if you want a luxurious experience don't go by the name of any other fancy hotels as they are like box hotels. Agreed that it is a bit far away i.e. around 25 minutes furthur ahead of market, but we booked a 3 day cab with us to help us manage it and it was great, anyways we used the cab to go to auroville etc, with the room, the scenic beauty of the hotel (one side lake and one side beach) there is nothing else that can beat this one!!! Dont even think twice! The staff is fantastic and call for Shibu (one of the best hotel key managers) that we have met!!! He made us feel like family!!!!!! Loved this one!! Dont miss this if you ever go to Pondicherry!

Room Tip: If you can spend only go for "Luxury Villa with Pool" and you would freak out on this one...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Le Pondy is a travelers delight. We were there for two nights, on 13th and 14th June 2012. We had booked the sea facing room. If you want some quiet solitude, leaving all your metro horn's away, this is the place. The beach is quite awesome and we enjoyed the sunrise each day. I shot lovely photographs of the sunrise. They have lake facing rooms, sea facing rooms and pool villa's, all of which are quite spaced out nicely to enjoy privacy. The cottages are surrounded by well trimmed grass and lovely lotus flowers. The food is quite okay but the choice needs for improvement. The staff were quite friendly and helpful. The cottages are quite close to the sea, so you needn't walk for long. It is advisable to venture inside the beach between 6am to 6pm. The most important omission is a covered car park. Be ready to get inside a roasted car, bathing in the sun all through the day. I am sure these guys will soon provide one. On the whole we enjoyed our stay in this resort, and we are planning for a second visit.

Room Tip: Sea facing rooms and luxury villas would be an ideal choice.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Le Pondy is a very beautiful resort with excellent staff and a feel good factor to it. However it is about 7 Kms from the main city, which means you would be required to hire a full day cab in case you wish to travel to the city. We had booked a sea facing room here, but it was under maintainance. So we got upgraded to the presedential villa with a private swimming pool and what an experience it was!! The pool is heated, so you can get into it at any time you wish!! There is a nice sun deck and a kitchen in the pool area. The resort has a big common pool, which was a big attraction for children. Food layout was fantastic!! Would love to go back to this place!!

Room Tip: The Presidential villa is very cozy.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

Le Pondy - A beautiful resort with nice landscaping surrounded by beach and the lake. The rooms are quite spacious and well maintained. The staffs are quite friendly and responsive. Quality food with more options, especially the south indian food items are very tasty. The swimming pool (with Jacuzzi) is awesome, my 3 yr old daughter had a great time in the pool. The private beach is neat and clean, there is always a lifeguard to take care of you and your kids. Kids play area is very good to keep kids busy. If you happen to visit during summer, yoiu will end up staying only in the room the whole day or you can chill out in the pool. Will strongly recommed this place. Planning to visit again (but only during Nov-Jan).

Room Tip: Choose the one on the first floor to have a better view
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Pondicherry, India
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

we had a great experience revisiting this resort after our last visit to it,just a few days after the Thane cyclone last year 30 Dec 2011. the resort looks totally fresh,renovated....it was a May evening that we decided to go for a dinner outing in Le Pondy.
The resort was fully booked with an event,but we were welcomed like kings and took a seat by the wonderful swimming pool and the live orchestra,in front of the restaurant.
White indian wine was our choice for our drink before ordering our food. The Chef himself came to our table to suggest the Prawns Kerala Style....as we had some doutes regrding their preparation. The lady waiters were outgoing english speaking north indian girls,very welcoming and charming. The restaurant in charge was very polite and professional and we did enjoyed our meal by the pool side. We do recommend this place as an evening choice for dinner for Pondy firends and expats....excellent service and reasonable priced.!

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Additional Information about Le Pondy

Property: Le Pondy
Address: No.3,Lake View Road,Pudukuppam | Nallvadu Post, Pondicherry 605007, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Pondicherry
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pondicherry
#3 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
#6 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
#6 Business Hotel in Pondicherry
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,812 - ₹ 25,107
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Pondy 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Pondy, situated at Pondicherry is a premium leisure resort beautifully lounged at an estuary between Chunnambar River and the Bay of Bengal. Le Pondy celebrates Pondicherry in all its true sense - the spirit, the architecture and the revelry. Pondicherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. It is also known as The French Riviera of the East. ... more   less 
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