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31, Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #10 of 113 Pondicherry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangalore, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at this lovely place. The location is superb, as are the rooms. We were lucky to get one of the bigger rooms, and it was beautiful, clean and full of character. The hot water was hot, sheets were clean, and breakfast on the roof was great! We would definitley stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Just had a brilliant 2 night stay. Nicholas was a charming relaxed host, who has a great A3 guide for guests with 2 maps about Pondicherry which proved very useful.The beautiful room was an oasis of calm and had a spacious feel with the bathroom being up around the corner. breakfast on the roof terrace was lovely and a good... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stayed here for 3 days and it was definitely a good find. Situated just a few meters away from Le'Club, the location is simply perfect. With a view of the sea and almost all the good restaurants located just a stone's throw away, this ought to be the ideal place to stay. Talking about the place itself; its simple, clean,... More

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nicholas7777, Owner at L'Escale, responded to this review

Thank you for your review W e appreciate you mentioning the ventilation problem in your room we will look into the problem of the toilet and get something done immediately More

Navi Mumbai, India
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

As everyone has mentioned in their review, the location is the first and foremost reason for us to choose L'Escale. The breakfast is served on the terrace, which has a spectacular view of the sea. Breakfast served is continental, which was a little different for us but a very good experience; a little expensive though. Located in the French colony,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I loved everything about L'escale. Fabulous location in the French Quarter just a block from the beach, gorgeously renovated, freshly painted, attractively decorated, sea views from the terrace and breakfast area, and the uplifting aroma of essential oils from a vaporizer at the entrance. I wouldn't stay anywhere else on a budget in Pondicherry. This is a delightful, characterful guesthouse.... More

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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The best thing about the place is definitely its LOCATION. Sipping morning coffee at the rooftop restaurant, you will be greeted with excellent and pacifieng view of the sea!! Priceless !! In addition, the rooms are clean, well designed and well maintained. The food is mostly french, so if you are not accustomed to it, may be you will be... More

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Address: 31, Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #10 of 113 B&Bs / Inns in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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