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Gratitude, a Heritage Home

52 Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Gratitude, a Heritage Home
Ranked #4 of 113 Pondicherry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved to stay at Gratitude ! Rooms are so beautiful and decorated with refinated style; the athmosphere was quiete and magic ! The villa of Gratitude is enchanting and the staff is adorable and very helpfull! One of our best breakfast in India ever( high quality and clean food) . we felt like home . Go upstairs: the view... More

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New Delhi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were extremely happy with our flawless stay in Gratitude. Please check out our detailed blog on Pondicherry & Gratitude Hotel here: http://musafirhasina.blogspot.in/2014/03/pondicherry-holiday-inside-acolour.html We have travelled quite a bit (though will never claim a lot), and hands down Gratitude is the best hotel we have ever been to. Its hospitality, laidback charm, beautifully done interiors, the fact that it is... More

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Ayer's Cliff, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first reaction was a bit snippy, about the name, but when I looked inside the gates I was smitten. I needed one more night in Pondy and I was very lucky they had room for me here. Gratitude is totally perfect, great room, staff, breakfast, location, and vibe. I could have stayed a month. Don't miss feeling gratitude yourself,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is not a hotel. It is a home. One that you escape to when you want creative inspiration or even when you feel like you need some time to relax. Like in all homes, there are rules. Taking your footwear out ( they provide footwear to use inside the house) is one of them. Keeping your cell phone ring... More

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gratitudeheritage, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this review

Thank you. It the appreciation that we receive from guests like you that make it so worthwhile and then we want to share the house with others as well.... More

Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

There is no other way to describe Gratitude. When you step off the street into Gratitude you know you have come to the right place. All of the good things about this beautiful heritage house have been stated in many previous posts. My husband and I stayed here for a second time over Christmas and felt completely at home and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

It was perfect! Comfortable and very quiet and yet very close to the promenade and all the cafes and sites to see. We loved our room, nicely furnished and very functional. The whole place has a lot of character. In the middle there is a very nice courtyard for everyone to use with tea an coffee making facilities. They also... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

My best friend and I were traveling through South India studying permaculture. I've worked many years in Pondicherry and have never had such a pleasant hotel stay. I will probably never stay anywhere else. Staying at Gratitude is like having a place to call "home" in Pondy. The staff also stay at the hotel, providing a sense that this is... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This was our third visit to this amazing house and as before, we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The owners, Jyoti and Kakoli are warm and wonderful hosts and the staff which include Vijay and Anto, care as much for the house and the guests as the owners. We keep going back to Gratitude because it is the only... More

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Lausanne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Thank you so much for this second stay with Gratitude, led by a strong woman, Kakoli and associated Gyoti, but especially for its exceptional staff comprised of Vijay, manager, Anto, actress-singer and adorable hostess, Shiva the beautiful smile, and all the ladies of the kitchen, room and laundry with their beautiful smile in the morning! Of course, the room is... More

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gratitudeheritage, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this review

Thank you for your prompt review/feedback. It was a joy to have you back once again and we all enjoyed your performance so much. I apologise if we inadvertently played the same chants every morning. It is meant to be a different one every day. I will look into that for sure. Generally the specially compiled cd of morning chants... More

Vellore, India
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

A restored heritage hotel. First time in one of those. And, my wife and I decided, certainly not the last. It was another weekend trip to Pondy, and this place we had sighted on our last visit. Location: Excellent. Near the beach. Lovely streets with bistros and boutiques around. In fact there is aboutique within this hotel also which delas... More

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gratitudeheritage, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to write such a descriptive review. Surprisingly, Room 9, the one you stayed in, has become very popular with single occupancy, long stay guests (writers in particular) because of its secluded location and abundant light and ventilation....although small in size. There are many comments in your review which offers an answer as well...so I... More

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Additional Information about Gratitude, a Heritage Home

Address: 52 Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 113 B&Bs / Inns in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
‘Gratitude’ is a home and a place of retreat in Pondicherry, India. It has been restored lovingly over a period of three years maintaining the authenticity of the architectural style and method of construction that was prevalent when this house was built. What gives ‘Gratitude’ its true essence is the quiet joy and peace that gives this home a healing atmosphere which is rare to find in the world outside without compromising on comfort. ... more   less 

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