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“A welcome break”
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Le Pondy
Ranked #9 of 82 Hotels in Pondicherry
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A welcome break”
Reviewed 20 July 2012

I first visted le pondy in Dec-10, I've gone back there a couple of times, the most recent being in Augest-12. The place never ceses to surprise u n u never seem to get enough !
Firstly the location is brilliant, the property is in a quiet corner and had both the sea n backwaters next to it.
Secondly the layout of all catagories of rooms is really good, every room has a excellent view of either the sea or lake. All amenites that modern traveLler would expect are there aswell.
Thirdly n probably the most important feature is that the entire team at le pondy is excellent, they takecare of all your needs to ensure that your stay is good. Service is quick, efficent at all times.
I would like to make a speacil mention about Mr Shibu, the front desk Manager.
Le pondy is a excellent option if ur visiting pondy, either with family or friends, it is the kind of place that you would wanna come back to.

  • Stayed August 2011
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, 24 July 2012
Dear Mr.Vishnu,

Greetings from Le Pondy!!

Thank you for your feedback ,great support & patronage. We know that it was your 4th visit to Le Pondy in the past 6 months & its such a pleasure to see people like you. Its our privilege to have you with us & we the entire Team at Le Pondy thank you from the core of our heart for the continued support & well wish.

Please do recommend us among your friend circle & looking forward to see you soon again.

warm regards

Remesh Kumar
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Le Pondy
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

I went for a 1N stay at the pool villa, Le pondy on the 7th July 2012 with my wife and two kids ( naughty boys aged 4 and 9 yrs respectively). The drive on ECR was smooth and within 2.5 hrs we were in the resort. A warm welcome was accorded to us by the staff with a drink.

We were shown a couple of rooms before we opted for the one we liked. I don’t think many of the resorts would take the pain to make you this comfortable.The rooms were big and clean, I should not miss mentioning the King size bed which could accommodate all four of us comfortably. The open bathroom/ rest room were one of a kind, really a different experience.

We hit the private beach in the evening. The beach was super clean and kids enjoyed the maximum. The kids collected as many cone shaped shells as possible before it became dark. All this time, the kids were monitored by a guard which made us to relax (stress free).

The kids straight away got into the pool once we came back from the beach. It’s a huge private pool. There were clear markings that the pool is 4.5 feet deep. Water was very clean and we were in the pool till 9.30 pm.

Got up a little late the next day, spent some time in the pool as well as the children’s play area and then checked out by 12 noon, even though we were provided time till 4 pm by Mr Shibu, manager of the resort. Awesome relaxation from the hustle and bustle of our daily life in the city but we really felt that it should be a minimum 2N stay at Le pondy.

Positives: Great Place, Excellent Ambience, Spacious rooms, One of a kind Bath/ rest room, super clean private pool, Excellent Staff – made the whole stay a wonderful experience, Manager Mr Shibu, who shared his experiences during cyclone “Thane”, very helpful.

Improvements: Approach road to resort, Sign Boards, Open car parking ( it was like sitting in an oven when we started from the resort), kids pool, provision for a barbeque within the pool villa.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, 19 July 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Le Pondy!!

It was such a pleasure reading your wonderful feedback. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us & we have noted you suggestions for a covered parking area, quality approach Road, sign boards etc..we assure you that your comments will be shared with our Management & will try our best to sort out this issues as early as possible.

Looking forward to see you again very soon at our resort & kindly recommend us among your friends & relatives.

Warm regards

Remesh Kumar
General Manager
Le Pondy - The only Beach & Lake Resort.
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Chennai, India
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

The entire property was huge and there is quite a bit of effort to get there. The hotel could issue a route map to locate the resort in their website.

The entire experience was great at the resort. there was privacy, the room was beautiful with an open bathroom. it was truly an experience. The private pool was very huge.

The central swimming pool was to die for and the breakfast spread was scrumptious. An ideal place to relax over the weekend.

The rooms with the private pool are adjoined so there was an instance where we could hear conversations with the room next door.

There is only one mess up with the head office being at Kerala and the bookings have to be made there gets a person really confused and there is always a mess up that could happen (which happened to us) in event of any miscommunication between the corporate office and the hotel.

Room Tip: the private pool suites are not ideal for families as the entire unit is a little open so might be a...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, 19 July 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Le Pondy!!

Thank you so much for posting your valuable comment. We have noted your feedback on the Reservation procedure & assure you that in future there will be more clarity in the same from Corporate Reservation office.

Looking forward to see you again soon at our resort.

Warm regards

Remesh Kumar
General Manager
Le Pondy- The Only Beach & Lake Resort in Pondicherry
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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2012

I'm Rathna varma from mysore visited pondicherry on june 29th,Here i can share my experience about our stay in Le Pondy. I must say the resort is too good, the management, hospitality, service, food, ambience, everything is just excellent..the private beach is excellent where we can spend time without disturbance. The only place to get relaxed is "Lepondy". i suggest people who visit pondicherry, do stay in Le pondy.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, 7 July 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Le Pondy!!

Thank you so much for your valuable Feedback. Delighted to know that you had a comfortable stay with us.

Please do visit us whenever time permits & Hope you will spread you experience with us among your family & friends too.

Looking forward to see you again.

warm regards

Remesh Kumar
General Manager
Le Pondy
0958555301
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2012

We stayed for 2N during the 1st week of July. Luckily the day was cloudy and the weather not very hot. Overall a huge property next to a clean beach. We stayed at the pool villa. Rooms are clean with a big bed (had enough space for our kids too). The pool is with an open terrace, but there is enough of privacy. No internet access in the rooms, but they have a free access in the lobby area. Luckily the reliance data cards worked well from the rooms. We had to walk a bit from the room to the beach and they close the beach entry after 6pm. There is a small kids play area too. Food was good and maybe the spread was a bit limited. But really liked the effort of the Chef to come down and check with us & he even got my kids fries of their choice. We were there on a weekday and hence the place was not very crowded. The drive from Chennai on ECR was smooth, except we had to fumble for directions once we hit Pondicherry. Overall a very good property and enjoyed our vacation

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, 7 July 2012
Dear Mr.Suresh,

Greetings from Le Pondy!!

Thank you so much for your valuable Feedback. Glad to know that you & family had a memorable stay with us. We also noted your few suggestions regarding the food spread, Wifi in the rooms ( already implemented ) & more road directions. We assure you that all your suggestion will be shared with our Management & will take necessary action .

Once again thanking you for selecting Le Pondy for your holiday & we wish to see you again at our resort in the near future.

warm regards

Remesh Kumar
General Manager
Le Pondy
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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 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pondicherry
#4 Luxury Hotel in Pondicherry
#6 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
#6 Business Hotel in Pondicherry
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,535 - ₹ 32,538
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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