This hotel matched our expectations based on it's photos we saw and the location as well.
Staff at reception was very courteous. We had to shift to this hotel from just our hotel on opposite side, and the staff was really ready to help in early hours around 8. They agreed to keep our luggage safely as we decided to visit other places pending in Pondi, and they readied our room when we were back.
Hotel looks huge from outside, and pretty decent from inside. Thankfully it was completely air conditioned, and we got two adjacent room as we had another couple friends.
Rooms were pretty good. My mistake as I did not noticed that I had booked a standard room with two single beds. Beds were comfortable. Rooms were spacious with all the facilities needed for a small trip to Pondi - mini fridge, sexy mini bar, good cupboard and nice bathroom. Room had a pool view.
The Hotel is located near to Heritage Town which in turn is near the famous Rock beach. So everything was in reach. It has near by bike rentals, market and everything else you need. Almost perfect location.
The complementary breakfast was buffet, with a good spread and exactly what someone would need for a breakfast, serving almost everyone's need - South Indian, english breakfast with breads and butter, coffee and tea. Loved it. Restaurant was little compactly designed but was decent.
What I even loved was the pool they had. Timings - Morning 6 to evening 7, which covers good duration of the day. They also have massage center and a gym as well. Pool was large enough with cold water. Loved it.
We got it as 3+ K per night per room, which was justified with the kind of room, pool and buffet breakfast they offered.
If you are not looking for all this, run your eyes around and you will find cheaper hotels with all you need (hint: zoom in into google maps)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anandha Inn Convention Centre and Suites is a four star classified hotel located at the heart of the city. 10 min walk to beach and Sri Aurobindo Ashram, French Consulate and govt. public service offices. And walkable distance to the city's shopping centres and downtown. 7 km to Auroville - the international township. 3 km to railway station, 4 km to bus terminal. 140 km to International Airport (Chennai-MAS), 1 hour drive to Mahabalipuram, Chidambaram and many historical places. Well appointed 145 rooms with the option of single or double occupancy. These moderately priced accommodations are ideal for corporate, leisure and budget travelers. This centrally air-conditioned rooms are furnished with all modern facilities like guest supplies, minibar, coffee kettle, electronic key card lock, safe lock, LCD TV, one touch telephone, free Wi-Fi internet, soft comfort pillows, health club, Ayurvedic SPA, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, florist, cosmetic/bookstore, beauty parlour and boutique shop and travel desk. Convention centre with this hotel property has 50,000 Sq Ft banqueting spaces for MICE and social gatherings including pre function areas which can cater up to 1000 PAX each in the 2 large banquet halls and 400 Pax in the small banquet hall, 2 board rooms, 3 business chambers, net browsing area, meeting lounge, 24 hr coffee shop, 59 premium rooms with king size/twin bedded/executive suite/club suite/presidential suite, club lounge with all the facilities adhering 4-5 star standards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anandha Hotel Pondicherry