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“not so modern but comfortable”
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Hotel Du Parc
Ranked #13 of 82 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 April 2017

it is a French town,and this hotel is just in the heart of the town,clearness of the city is amazing,hotel is very good in respect to food and service,the have some exclucive dish that is really nice,roos are not modern but quite comfortable.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

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.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The rooms are beautiful and the whole experience of living in a heritage villa is great. the room service and hygiene is good. The restaurant in the hotel is average and the staff in the restaurant is very laid back. I'd go back again just for the rooms in the heritage villa hotel! the location of the hotel is great as well since it's in the middle of white twon and everything you want to see is at walking distance.

Room Tip: Every room is unique and beautifully done up so it can get a little difficult to choose which one yo...
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank NavmiKamath
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

A wonderful surprise of warmth and great hospitality this was.
Hotel Du Parc is located at one of the most prime spots of the city with a close proximity to the main attractions that Pondicherry has to offer.
Apart from the obvious, the hotel is made with remarkable skill incorporating bits of pieces of the French colonial structures, its strikingly painted yellow, with gorgeous rooms, many of which have two floors, pretty staircases leaded atop, and these guys have made wonderful use of space in every corner of the property.

The staff is extremely warm, helpful and very kind. They will arrange everything for you from the transportation, to transit or any other little favour that you need of them. They are very forthcoming and efficient too.

The rooms are beautiful and well maintained, clean and always smelling pleasant. Breakfast isn't as bad as I had read in a few reviews on TripAdvisor. It's basic and if you want something special, these guys are happy to prepare it.
I was very happy with my order of eggs and South Indian dishes which was included in the Breakfast of course.

Overall I had a wonderful experience at this property and the rates are pretty decent for the kind of hospitality these guys offer.

If I visit Pondicherry again, this will definitely be on the top of my list for the kind of positivity and friendly vibe they have going on in their tiny space of French heaven.

Highly recommended.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 days in February 2017. The location of the hotel is perfect. Within 10mins of all tourist attractions and popular restaurants. The staff is really courteous, helped us with renting a scooty an hire of a car for our ride pack to crocodile Park and airport for a reasonable price. The wooden deck of their restaurant was our favourite chilling spot. It was under the mango tree and we sat there for hours sipping bear, reading, listening to music. The food, specially fish and steak were incredible. The room was extremely cute, clean and spacious.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Du Parc

Address: 5 Jawaharlal Nehru Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 82 Hotels in Pondicherry
Price Range: ₹ 2,726 - ₹ 6,361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Du Parc 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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