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Center Guesthouse

Auroville, Pondicherry, India
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say that center guesthouse is not the guesthouse to expect as a tourist. It is a place to visit and experience auroville, and one of the tenets of auroville is to be free from the burden of possessions. So their rooms are very simple, the breakfast is simple, the bikes work but aren't pretty, and the people are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stayed for about a week. Positives: Quite neat and tidy, very simple rooms but maintained well. Bathrooms are very clean The location is the biggest plus....everything of interest is pretty close. The price is really cheap considering they do your laundry and provide cycles and all 3 meals. It helps to have dinner options where you stay coz it maybe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Nice place with some cheap and nice small houses as rooms. The installations are pretty good and the food too. The only bad thing is some of the staff, that are not as friendly as you would expect. For the rest, it is a very nice and comfortable place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I stayed 4 nights here.Comfortable room and bed.Food was more than adequate.Quiet peaceful surroundings.Very good value for the price I paid.I read a previous review that rubbishes the place,but reading between the lines it says to me more about the inadequacies of the writer than the guesthouse.The number of interesting,friendly, guests,some of whom had come back to stay numerous times(which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I spent an entire week in Auroville staying at the Center Guest House. Its a nice place with clean rooms and good food for lunch and dinner. Breakfast was just okay with bread, jam, curd and fruits. They have a generator system in place which keeps a light n fan in your room ON at all times even though there... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

My experience of Auroville was very disappointing due to the very poor standard of hospitality at the Centre Guesthouse. The managers were the most unhelpful, unfriendly, grumpy people I've ever come across in my travels. The other Indian staff didn't care about the guests at all. The meals are supposed to be included in the cost of accomodation, but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

Auroville is a man made forest and the whole place belongs to the Aurobindo Ashram. Central guesthouse is well located in Auroville, very close to Matrimandir. Central Guesthouse provides with all meals and rooms are clean and artist. It is a guesthouse. Food was not quite good.

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