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Gratitude, a Heritage Home

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52 Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
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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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Guwahati, India
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got exactly the type of break I wanted in Pondicherry. My short trip to Pondy was made memorable by many times because of my stay in Gratitude. Right from the entrance, where we took off our slippers, I knew it was going to be a place I would love. Walking barefooted around the property, meeting friendly and always smiling... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kakoli: My time in Pondicherry and at Gratitude has been absolutely incredible and life-changing -- I've had the chance to read, reflect, meditate and achieve some of the personal goals that I had set for myself. None of this would have been possible without the touching hospitality and warmth of Gratitude, and for this and more, I will be eternally... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gratitude is located in the heart of the French part of town. It's in walking distance of the beach, cafes, and shopping places. The property itself is very well maintained, and with very welcoming staff. It would seem like the best place to relax, given the calm surroundings (there was some construction noise when we stayed there, but that was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This boutique, heritage hotel is a renovated art piece with tasteful period furniture and great attention to architectural detail. You will find rich, stained wood and a quiet courtyard that extends the living area for the guests. This facility is more of a bed and breakfast than a hotel. You will get a simple, yet nicely prepared breakfast and may... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would go back to Pondicherry just to have one more stay in this beautiful heritage home. Every inch of this place breathes of care and passion. The architects have done a remarkable job in reviving the property and for that, a special thanks to INTACH. Right from the doors to the chairs, almirahs, beds, paint, linen... Everything creates a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 

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