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“Charming And old fashioned hotel but well overpriced” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel de Pondicherry

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Hotel de Pondicherry
Ranked #58 of 72 Hotels in Pondicherry
Lausanne
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72 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Charming And old fashioned hotel but well overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

It is a charming boutique hôtel in the french quartier with a nice green garden. The only drawback ( And a big one as we moved out for it!) is the price. The room was 3200 rupee which already is expensive but when they charged us an extra 700 for an extrabed for our kids, all of this not including breakfast (around 500 for 3) And asking 100 for use of wifi, I call it a rip off!
We moved To Hôtel de l'Orient which was upmarket And cheaper by far.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nelson D
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

We reserved a room here based on Lonely Planets review of a heritage hotel.
Although staff was friendly, the room was overpriced (at 2500 rupees it was the most expensive on our trip). The garden level room was dirty..sheets not clean, mold in drinking glass. There was a strong smell of mold and despite using the fan and AC, the smell never left. There was mold visible on the walls and ceiling. We had the impression that the hotel was seldom used and only saw one other person enter and leave the premises.
When we asked if there was another room upstairs we were told there was not. However when we informed the manager that we could not stay in the room, he showed us a room upstairs. that although cleaner, still smelled stongly of mold.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank jennifer m
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Bengaluru, India
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

It was Bachelors party @ Pondicherry! Two of our friends were getting married soon and they were bidding adios to Bachelorhood. It was long extended weekend party at Pondicherry.

We logged inn to hotel de on early hours of saturday. Its great and centrally located @ puduchery. The structure reminds of french connections. The food was great, though we expected more authentic french food. The ambiance, lounge and rooms are neat and clean. Good place to be Inn.

The beaches, aurobindo ashram are main attractions. U feel as if u r in france wen u visit the central part off pondicherry! Thats the History of french connection!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Narendra B
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Dxb
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2010

We did a big mistake by booking our selves at Nallas beach resort , outskirts of Pondichery a net influence... within few hours realized that it was a big mistake, lunch served in a place infested with flies,, probs thats why they call it Eco Resort

We checked out and searched for place to stay, and found Hotel de Pondicherry. Was pleased by the way Raj, who owns the place, should say he knows his business well

Nice and clean rooms and the ambiance that will make you feel so eco friendly
Nice bar good food

but i would also recommend Alliance Francaise - right opposite to Hotel de Pondicherry for a good breakfast and ofcourse Hotel Promenade for a wood burn thin crust pizza and excellent service and good food

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank malini55
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pune
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2010

Its an heritage hotel and with wooden work and good interiors with bungalow look.
service was excellent and was available 24*7 .
It was very close to main market.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank navy_dhariwal
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Additional Information about Hotel de Pondicherry

Property: Hotel de Pondicherry
Address: 38 Dumas Street, Beach Road (South End), Pondicherry 605 001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 72 Hotels in Pondicherry
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,308 - ₹ 3,734
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de Pondicherry 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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