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The Promenade
Ranked #8 of 74 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai
1 review
“Great service Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

he hotel has a great ambiance for a business trip..the front desk staff is very friendly....the hotel tariff is on the hight scale but it delivers up to its expectations....its location in the city is really good....quite close to the French consulate.. the service and food in the restaurant very good and also very close to the beach we really enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Auroville, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

The Hotel at a great location on the promeade right in the Old City of Pondicherry. The rooms are fairly standard but more than good enough. The highlight in the decor is the use of leather as the owners also own one of the countries leading leather goods manufacturers; HiDesign. There is a ground level restaurant and a rooftop bar/restaurant serving a range of foods; adequate if not inspriing. Services is above average by Indian standards which are generally poor.

Room Tip: Roons overlooking the sea view.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

We are at present staying at the Promenade. The hotel is ideally situated right on the sea face. The staff is courteous, restaurant serves good food with a great choice between Indian & Continental/ Chinese cuisines.
Get to the room & on first look it looks nice with lovely windows facing the sea. Look at the bed linen it's all tired looking & not really white. But what puts one off is the wierdly designed toilet. Not only is it cramped, but the tub area is so high it could be dangerous getting in or out. Added to that is the dirty blackened base of the bath tub & grimy mirrored wall of the bath area. The bath towels are definitely past their use by date & we're a real put off. For a hotel with such high rates one expects clean linen. We are there for 2 nights & will be happy to be onward into our next destination.

  • Stayed April 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

The name is well-chosen. The hotel is right on the oceanfront promenade, which is closed to cars evenings and nights. Thousands of people stroll up and down the promenade during the cooler hours of the day. It was very enjoyable to join them, and to see happy families, mostly Indian, hanging out together.
The hotel itself was comfortable, but our room was small and somewhat crowded. We did enjoy our ocean view. The buffet restaurant on the first floor was excellent and a good value. The rooftop restaurant was very pleasant, with slow service. We had excellent prawn and fish dishes there.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Rooms and food were very good. Unfortunately, not much to do in Pondicherry!

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Additional Information about The Promenade

Property: The Promenade
Address: 23 Goubert Avenue | opp. Gandhi Statue on Beach Road, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Pondicherry
#3 Luxury Hotel in Pondicherry
#11 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
#11 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,626 - ₹ 8,159
Hotel Class:4 star — The Promenade 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Promenade is a luxury boutique hotel on the ocean front of one of India's most beautiful and romantic towns. Most of the rooms overlook the shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal. Stylishly designed rooms with wooden flooring, specially designed luxury bedding, LCD TV, work desk, Wi-Fi, tea-coffee maker, fully loaded mini bar & electronic safe. DVD player and movies on demand service. All rooms are accented with exquisitely crafted pure leather accessories & an inspiring leather head board. All baths come with a hand dryer, bath tub, magnifying mirror and international 'Bodyshop' toiletries. ... more   less 
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