Along with my wife I drove to Pondicherry hoping for a nice weekend. I didn't get rooms at the Promenade and Calve Heritage Inn because of the weekend rush. Neither I couldn't find a room at the budget guuest house (Dumas Guesthouse). However, this pathetic property (Ajantha Seaview) overlooking the Bay of Bengal offered me one standard double room @ Rs.3000 a night. Though I never gone through their reviews on Tripadvisor or any other travel forums I blindly opted for it as I couldn't find a place anywhere else. I was so amazed that the room is overlooking the sea soon I realized it's only the views and the service is pathetic or no sevice at all. Curtains were not washed, stains everywhere. Balcony was not cleaned for several weeks it seems. Hand rails were so dirty and so are the table and chairs in the balcony. No words for flooring - it was dusty and could see paints scattered all across! All this at 3000 a night! We saw 2 cocroaches running all across the room. And by late night running water stopped in bathroom and upon enquiring they were told me its because of weekend rush. What a pathetic response from the management! And a dirty fellow came up with a bucket of water in case of emergency. Seeing the dirt on his clothes we rather used bottled water for emergency! And when we woke up in the morning, there was no power and A/C was off - no lights in rooms and bathrooms. They took almost 3 hours to fix it! The complimentary breakfast offered was a shocker. They said as there's power failure they cannot toast a bread or can't make french fries. We were offered a piece of bread with butter and jam! Literally there is nothing called room service. I called up reception twice the day I checked in to clear the plates and the fellow at the reception told he will send the person soon - though noone bothered to come and collect the plates. Finally I had to dump it outside my room. We couldn't even sit on the balcony as it was dirty and stinking. And when I wanted to complain the next day morning noone was at the reception and only some cleaning staffs were present who speaks only tamil and they were helpless. If you don't want to ruin to holidays never ever think of this place - it's the worst place in the best location.