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No 36 Rue Dumas, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Dumas Guest House
Ranked #3 of 116 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place, tastefully decorated, comfortable for a short stay with affable owners and staff. But since this really is a guest house and not a hotel don't expect hotel-like service. It's colonial in a kitschy way, quiet and seems geared to cater to foreign tourists, but definitely isn't one of those places (like many in North India - several in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like other guests I was immensely impressed with this hotel, particularly by the owner and her ability to find you the best of what ever you wanted in this hot and intense town. Our room was comfortable and clean with a colonial air that made the experience even more special. It had been 40 years since our last visit to... More

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New Delhi, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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Mumbai
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134 reviews 134 reviews
53 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Address: No 36 Rue Dumas, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7

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