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Door Number 26, Chanda Sahib Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Highly recommend staying at Swades in Pondicherry. The guesthouse is very close to most of the major points of interest in the city--surrounded by restaurants, bakeries, the beach, etc. Ilyas was an unbelievable host and the rest of his family was lovely as well. He arranged cheap taxi and rickshaw rides, helped us find movie information, checked up on us... More

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Gurgaon, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed with Iliyas few years back and our experience was excellent. Loved the way he explained about places we could visit and how to go about them. Iliyas is an excellent host who takes care of their guests and also ensures the guests staying in the guest house meet each other and share their experiences and travels...beautiful way for... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I just spend four nights in Pondicherry, all at Swades Guest House. Ilyas and Arifa (the owners) along with their children and the rest of the staff were extremely hospitable, welcoming, gracious and helpful. It was my first time in Pondicherry (and India for that matter) and it was important for me to find a place with a good location... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The helpful proprieter advised me by Email where to go in Pondycherry to sit safely with a coffee and breakfast until I could check in with them as I was arriving in Pondycherry from a 15 hour coach ride at 5.00am, (Le Cafe, 24 hour opening on the promenade). He then emailed me as soon as he knew what time... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Fantastic little hotel, nice rooftop seating area to chill out in the evenings. The way the whole place is decorated fills it with character. For this price it was outstanding. All the basic stuff was spot on, clean sheets/rooms, fast wifi internet in the room and included in the price, excellent hot showers. It is located next to the french... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Ilyas had no room in his place, but arranged a budget self catering apartment for us nearby. When we arrived he sat down with us for an hour and told us all about Pondycherry and nearby places to visit. Where the best restaurants are, which ones are not to be trusted, and special sights to see, like the priests blessing... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A lovely place to stay, quiet, clean, our room with a balcony was lovely. Ilyas was very helpful and knowledgeable; his assistance was invaluable. I would recommend this place if you are in Puducherry.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I stayed at Swades 8 days and was a real pleasure :) Ilyas and his wife are excellent hosts, and their tips were precious! Rooms are not that big, but really clean, and the terrace is a peaceful place to rest! I suggest people who don't want to spend a lot to take this option in consideration!!

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We used Swades as our base for 5 or so days in Pondy in June 2013. It had everything we look for in a budget guest house - friendly hosts with great english & french, good price, well located, great common area, wifi, private rooms, and even a kitchen for our use. The place is colourful and welcoming, and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

great rooftop areas with wonderful location and nice rooms. I stayed there on two separate trips. The hosts are also wonderful people who will help navigate the city. I definitely recommend this place for anyone.

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Address: Door Number 26, Chanda Sahib Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5

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