Stayed here for only one night.. I wish I could have stayed longer..
I had driven to Pondy from Chennai. Before booking the room, I was concerned that they don''t have their own parking lot.
I called them up to inquire about it and they assured me that they will take up full responsibility for my car while I stay there. This kind of commitment itself was very impressive so I went ahead with the booking.
As promised, they did take up full responsibility to find a spot for me to park my car right near their entrance. While it was still only a road side parking, they had a security to keep watch of the parked cars.
Coming to the room.. I had just booked a standard room, but that was more than enough for the two of us. Room was very spacious and clean and the bed was super comfortable. Bathroom was simple and adequate.
The TV in the room was too small but then again, it wasn't used much by us.
The hotel restaurant was quite expensive. Rs. 120 + taxes for a glass of orange juice !!
But there are so many restaurants within walking distance, so I really don't think there is any reason to visit their restaurant, unless you are too lazy to go out and feel like getting room service.
I read many reviews complaining about the breakfast choices, but I found the spread more than adequate.
They served bread (toaster available), butter, jam, eggs, chicken sausages, fruits, cereals, milk, milkshake and fruit juice. Also 2 Indian dishes along with coffee or tea.
Sri Aurobindho Ashram and the beach are within walking distance. The market area is just at the street's end. Really a prime location for the hotel, but not noisy either.
Overall, the stay was a really enjoyable and a relaxing one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Heritage Villa Selvom - restored as Hotel du Parc with close proximity to the beach and the Auroindo ashram, was built in the early 17th Century and was a part of Villa Aurome. It has served in the past as the residence of many French Governors including Dupleix. The Villa has been remodeled as a reflection of the colonial times. Nestled ingeniously between the mango and coconut trees, the hotel offers two exquisite Multi-cuisine restaurants. ... more less
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