We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gratitude, a Heritage Home

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
52 Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
Gratitude, a Heritage Home
Write a Review

122 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    99
    20
    1
    0
    2
See reviews for
17
46
26
3
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (47)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (122)
  • Mar-May only
    (33)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (18)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (34)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (37)
All months
Gothenburg, Sweden
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Beijing Region, China
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
gurgaon
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have been travelling every year to Pondicherry and Auroville for over a decade and a half, preferring to stay in the latter. We opted to stay in Pondy this time and settled on Gratitude, which we had chanced upon on our last visit in May 2014. Gratitude is a charming heritage property with the rooms ranged around a beautiful,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is my third time at Gratitude and I will be going back again next year. Everything about it is wonderful, the building with the tranquil courtyard and roof terrace, the rooms which are beautifully furnished and spotless, the breakfasts which are the best we had on this last trip to India and the staff who are warm and welcoming.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Gratitude Heritage lies in the heart of old Pondicherry, surrounded by French style avenues, churches and some good dining options. The home stay is quiet, extremely clean and does a lovely breakfast where guests from all the rooms get to meet each other, chat and discuss their experiences. The rooms themselves are comfortable and somehow encourage you to slow down... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
gratitudeheritage, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this review

Hi, Apologies for the delayed response and thank you so much for the review. It was wonderful having you and your family stay with us. It was indeed fortunate that the bag was found promptly...it did help make the holiday memorable I am sure. I do hope that you all come and stay with us again. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

121 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (106)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (29)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (53)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (14)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question