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Dumas Guest House

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No 36 Rue Dumas, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Dumas Guest House
Ranked #4 of 115 Pondicherry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us stayed here for 3 nights recently - two women in our mid 50s, two young people in their early 20s. We represented four different nationalities and substantially different levels of prior exposure to India in general and Pondicherry in particular. All of us loved Dumas Guest House. It really made our stay in hot, humid Pondicherry very... More

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Toronto, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After intense heat and equally intense spiritual contemplation and work elsewhere in India, the Dumas Guest House provided a special sanctuary in wonderful Pondicherry. The owners are kind, generous, warm and attuned, and could easily teach established Western innkeepers about hospitality. Behind the entrance is a special place overflowing with peace and nature. The ocean is just a block away,... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I am a frequent traveler, used to stay in backpackers, guesthouses, or hotels depending whether I'm on business-trip or holidays. In other words, I am used to different kind and prices regarding accommodation overall. Last April, I spent about 10 days at Dumas Guest House with a friend of mine and it was wonderful! We really had a great time... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Only stayed for one night. However great value for money.. It is nice to have a room near the garden where you can sit outside. Staff is friendly and helpful, and even thinks proactively, even when we had to leave early the next morning they arranged an early breakfast! Furthermore they have some good restaurant recommendations around town and probably... More

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
53 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

What a delightful place.... we were recommended here from another place that had no vacancy. After a telephone confirmation, we exchanged e mails and the replies were always prompt. We were also offered a taxi from Chennai airport , which was much cheaper than the quotes of other travel agencies. The Guest House was far better than what we expected.... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I cannot find any fault with the Dumas. Our room was comfortable, with a terrace with table and chairs. As it was all set back from the road it was very peaceful, and we slept really well. The hosts were attentive and charming. The included breakfast was great. The public areas were well maintained, with lots of interesting plants. It... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Beautiful place where you feel every detail is taken care: a hand towel, a shower separated, nice decoration, nice presentation of breakfast, wonderful staff! And the most important, you get plenty of information and help from Jacquie, the owner, from what to do, where to buy, where to eat, how to continue with your journey in India. Both Jacquie and... More

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Upland, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed for four days in January and I was sad when we left. This is definitely going to be my destination the next trip I take to Pondicherry. Jackie and Bala were the greatest - warm, funny, helpful, just all around great hosts. And the location, one street away from the Promenade, was wonderful. I will never stay in... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 1night longer than anticipated in January, a welcoming quiet place,very friendly and helpful owners, and so conveniently located for walking to the promenade, sight seeing etc.very comfortable room, hot shower. Would highly recommend for all travellers, but particularly for solo travellers

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Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Thanks so much to Jacqueline and staff for a perfect stay. We were treated like old friends and felt rested and at home. The location is really great - we were able to walk very easily to places we wanted to visit - looking forward to our next visit to Pondi.

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Address: No 36 Rue Dumas, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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