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52 Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Gratitude, a Heritage Home
Ranked #3 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
    5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quiet courtyard, leaves swaying in the breeze, game of scrabble and 2 cups of green tea...it was a perfect evening...some drops of green tea fell on the table...my wife quietly got up and wiped it off with a cloth...well in any other hotel we wouldn't have bothered much about it...after all there is room cleaning!!! But then this is... More

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

Wow! Thank you. That definitely comes from the heart. You came as strangers and left as friends...I am so glad GRATITUDE has touched your lives as you have ours. Guests like you make it all so very worthwhile. Hope to see you both back some day soon... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gratitude is a gem. Located in the French quarter only blocks from the Promenade and close to some of the best restaurants and shopping in town, this is a great refuge from a day trekking through S. India. A charming old manor house renovated as a heritage hote, the staff here is great and ready to help you arrange anything... More

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

Thank you for a candid well written review and we feel humbled that GRATITUDE has really been a good experience for you. It will be a pleasure to have you back with us again. A swimming pool would not have been in character with this house but we do plan to build one in our other property MANTRA soon where... More

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gratitude is the nicest place we found in India. The house and rooms are beautiful, decorated with taste and super clean. The staff is polite, nice and welcoming. The massage and breakfast are both perfect and confirm this place is paradise. You will definitely feel at home!

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Thank you for such wonderful compliments. We do hope that GRATITUDE will always continue to be special for discerning guests like you. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A top notch heritage guesthouse smack in the heart of the French Quarter. Perfect in all respects. French speaking deputy manager Jean-Luc and his Indian colleague V.J. are running a fairly tight operation for the pleasure of their guests. We had to leave Gratitude after three nights but promised ourselves we would be back.

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

Thank you for staying with us and I am so glad we lived up to your expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again in future. More

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Located in the French Quarters and walking distance from the Pondy beach. The first thing to know is that Gratitude does not accommodate families with kids. This filter is to maintain the peace and quiet for all the guests staying in the house. So this makes it a great option for people like me who would like their privacy and... More

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

Thank you so much. You were also a great guest to have and you were so gracefully understanding when I explained our discount policy to you. Unfortunately, I was not around to meet you personally so I do hope you come back to stay with us again. More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I spent a heavenly few days at Gratitude last summer, and have been meaning to write a review since the day I left... what a wonderful, relaxing and special space, full of tranquility and charm. I arrived at Gratitude tired after a month of travelling around India - it was the first place I really felt at home and in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were enchanted by Gratitude from the moment we arrived in front of its front doors. My flight was delayed and after a long commute from chennai, ended up arriving around 9pm in pondicherry. The young lady who welcomed us was very understanding that we were tired and immediately took us to the room to rest instead of rushing to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

we loved every minute of it :) . the staff were very helpful and didnt make a fuss to help out in any way even though we arrived at 6am in the morning they were ready to greet us. The ambience of the place takes you back to the french era. The fact that the paid so much attention to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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

Thank you for taking time out to write the review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you back again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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

I am overwhelmed by your kind words. Unfortunately, I did not get to meet you personally but am so glad Anto looked after you well. Thank you for writing the review. More

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Address: 52 Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
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‘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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