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Gratitude, a Heritage Home

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52 Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
Gratitude, a Heritage Home
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in the white town of Pondicherry, Gratitude mixes itself well but stands out among all the French buildings located on the Rue Rolland . The warm welcome included some drinks which were served to us along with some helpful information about the nearby hotspots by the extremely welcoming and cordial staff who made us feel at home . Planning... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed here for 3 months and enjoyed every single day. Gratitude is no doubt the most beautiful and atmospheric place to stay in Pondicherry - much more so than the more expensive hotels in town. Don't stay here if you want roomservice and your average hotel amenities, but come here to enjoy the lovely courtyard, the rooftop-terrace, and informal... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a 200 year old French villa restored into a beautiful homestay, with tastefully decorated, charming and large rooms with every comfort. If you want to unwind completely and rediscover yourself, this is THE place to be. The whole villa makes you relax - your quiet rooms, the library/lounge, the long corridors, the terrace massage rooms, the large dining... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have stayed at a variety of different places in Pondicherry in the past. I had already booked somewhere else but decided to stay a little longer and Gratitude was recommended to me. It was the perfect place for someone like me, travelling by myself. It was great to eat breakfast together with the other guests. The managers - Juliette... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights in room 6. Beautiful guest house with so much charm. Staff really helpful and welcoming. Only downside is the lack of hot water in the bath and shower. Lucky Pondi is hot so a hot shower wasn't really necessary. Very homely guest house and wonderful reading areas to experience. Check out the terrace on the... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We have installed hot showers in all the bathrooms now. Hope to have you back with us again soon... More 

Beijing Region, China
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We arrived here from Chennai having made one stop on the way, and were so pleased to find ourselves in a very pretty street within walking distance of everywhere we wanted to go. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The owner, a charming lady, came and talked to us at breakfast and we were pleased to hear how she... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. You came at a time when we Pondicherrians were fighting to save the architectural heritage of the city. Our efforts are still on and we sincerely hope that more Heritage houses like GRATITUDE will soon be available for visitors to Pondicherry. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband Scott and I thoroughly enjoyed our 11-day stay at Gratitude. Gratitude provided the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Pondicherry. It is located a few shorts blocks from the beach road where the regulars head each morning before the sun has risen. Small shops and many restaurants are also nearby, and auto rickshaws wait at the... More 

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

Thank you for such a well written review, specially appreciating our very valuable staff. We have already addressed the wifi issues and the facility for hot showers in all rooms so hopefully if and when you come to stay with us again, you will have an a relaxed stay. It would be nice if guests could be encouraged to disconnect... More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

No children, Phone on silent, footwear left at the entrance, a fulfilling Indian breakfast with croissants, tea and coffee, quiet rooms fitted with modern amenities and no TV! Peace and quiet for the soul. Gratitude is a really fabulous Home located in the French quarter, in which to enjoy the laid back experience that is Pondicherry. There is a wonderful... More 

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review and I really regret not being there to meet you personally. We hope to see you back at GRATITUDE again sometime soon. More 

Seattle, Washington
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A Beautiful place to stay in the heart of the french quarter. Very quiet, serene and peaceful. Choose Gratitude if you want to just unwind and relax in Pondicherry. It's walking distance to most of the shops and restaurants in the french quarter. The staff is wonderful. The rooms are nicely decorated. Below are the downsides: the water heater can... More 

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

We took your review very seriously and have now installed hot shower facility in all bathrooms so you don't have to take bucket baths any more. We sincerely try to make sure that breakfast is on the table at 8.30am sharp. I am sorry if it was delayed during your stay. Normally the hot dosas are served when the guests... More 

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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is my third stay at the Gratitude Hotel and we are already planning next years visit. It is a really great hotel with lovely rooms and a most beautiful, peaceful courtyard which houses a tree that rises up to the sky. Its a place of peace and serenity. And the breakfasts are fantastic - croissants, great coffee and fruit... More 

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

We are so delighted to have you back...it helps to know that our standards are not slipping. Thank you so much for the review. We also have our own swimming pool now at MANTRA for GRATITUDE guests so hopefully you can enjoy something new when your return. Needless to say, we are working hard at making Pondicherry a beautiful heritage... More 

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