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31, Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #11 of 115 Pondicherry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We decided to visit Pondicherry on my birthday and it was awesome. Took a drive from Chennai via the East Coast Road and checked in L'escale. Was eager to stay in a French guesthouse as Pondi (as it in fondly called) is really famous for French architecture. L'escale was offering reasonable rates and the name positioned it as French :).... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

“ THE STAIRS !!!! ” Neither a hotel nor a guest house.... just like home!!!! A lovely spotlessly clean hotel . Buuuut there is no lift !!!! So it is the stairs you take everytime you want to go out or come back home !!!! Stairs which were narrow and barely allowed my carcass through, high, winding... BUT me a... More

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23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

With a day or two left for the weekend, we wanted to do a drive and Pondi was ideal. Gotta a place to stay and tripadvisor tells me L'escale is a good option. Good reviews and I book it in less than 20 mins. The place was just what is typed out by the fellow travellers in their reviews. No... More

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

L'escale is neither a boutique nor a hotel, but a guest house. Though, its located in the heritage area of Pondicherry (Ville Blanche) and the decor will certainly give you a feel of one. It has well appointed, well furnished rooms with antique design furniture and classic decor. The staff is courteous and efficient and serves generous helpings of hygienically... More

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Only for the second time ever in over 20 years of travel, I changed accommodation in the same location. It wasn’t that my first hotel on the other side of Dumas Street was bad. It was because the L’escale Guest House was so much better. It was clean, the room was much more spacious, the provided towel was not ‘marginal’,... More

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Bangalore, India
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We reached pondicherry in the evening without any room booking and were looking to stay near the main beach. we checked 5 hotels but couldn't find anything great so settled for an okay place to stay. While looking for a parking for our car we spotted this place and decided to check it out. The room was very clean and... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful place to stay! The rooms are lovely and tastefully decorated, bathrooms are clean with soap, everything you need. Breakfast was 250rs each but absolutely worth it; fruit salad freshly prepared for you when you sit down (watermelon, pineapple pomegranate etc- yum!) as well as croissants, toast, coffee, tea and cereals...the breakfast area overlooks the sea and is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stayed at "Gandhi" room for the 1st night follow by another room below on 2nd nite...friendly staff & good location. Loved the design of the whole building with the spiral staircase to every floor & unique room & hall to catch some reading. Nice, cozy & value for money breakfast set right at the top floor.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

What a wonderful B & B. Where to start. It's such a fabulous place. The owners are SO helpful. Nicholas does all he can to make you comfortable and answer all questions. Giving tips and suggestions including everything from sightseeing, touring and transportation. The breakfast is fantastic. The service was excellent. Definitely THE place to stay in Pondy. It is... More

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Address: 31, Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy the romance of Pondicherry from the serenity of your trendy, comfortable and spacious room overlooking the heart of Heritage Town. With its red doors and windows, this old French-Vietnamese merchant house is a landmark on Pondicherry’s Nehru Street. ... more   less 
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