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31, Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #10 of 125 Pondicherry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars NEW

I've visited Pondicherry more times than I can count and L'escale comes on the top of my list for "Places to Stay in." The rooms are clean; we stayed at the Romain Rolland room which has a bedroom, small changing room and a tiny balcony overlooking the road. The beach is a minute's walk away and some of the best... More 

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Annan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small hotel in french quarter close to the promenade. Each room unique and individually decorated. Roof terrace and breakfast cafe with views out to sea. Great European breakfast. Staff friendly and helpful.Very reasonably priced. Only draw back would be steep stairs if you have mobility problems. Great stay. Thanks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful little hotel, located in the best, quietest part of town, you are just a few feet away for the sea and the Promenade, which is a great place to walk around at night - lots of fun on the week-ends too, where all the couples and family gather. So location is awesome, breakfast is to die... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were lucky to get the last available room in L'escale after walking around a bit in Pondy while looking for both an affordable and cosy place to stay for the last days of our holiday. L'Escale has it! Since it was the last room available, it was a bit hidden behind the staff's room and unfortunately no view or... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited this with family. What impressed us was the hotel location and french styled rooms and amenities. This nice hotel is located at a next lane from the Gandhi Beach. Tt also has a rooftop Cafe. Clean rooms, all that. The rooms are always in a high demand and it is furnished by elegant furniture.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Initially, we were thoroughly impressed by this tiny hotel. Excellent view of the Gandhi Beach from its rooftop Cafe. Clean rooms, all that. But our stay had an unhappy ending when we were suddenly told to check out on our way back from Pichavaram. Even after we had clearly told the staff when we will be checking out. They were... More 

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

Check in & Check out of the rooms is noon until noon. late check out can be arranged if asked before your arrival at the guest house and only we will accept a late check out if there is no new guest arriving New Guests arriving expect to be able to check in on time especially if they have had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Le parfait est ce qui n’est plus à refaire is best suited for the place. Prime location, neat and clean room, a picturesque terrace and above all humble host. This one of the hotel always in high demand so better book well in advance. The room was done up with basic but elegant furniture. we were put up in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Good French style hotel with cozy and clean rooms. Good location – in the heart of White town, close to Promenade and nearby several restaurants. Staff guy was unobtrusive but kind, he gave us lot of useful information. He arranged a taxi from Pondi to Chennai airport for a good price (2900 rupees) which was much cheaper than we got... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Patricia and Nick were both knowledgeable and friendly. The room we were in was well done out and nice. However, it was NOT in l'escale, and NOT even in the same area. Without telling us (just confirming a room in 'l'escale homestay') we were put in a different part of town. When we noted our disappointment about not having even... More 

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lescale, Manager at L'Escale, responded to this review

I have read your comments and first of all sorry for the misunderstanding between us I made it very clear in my e mail that the Homestay was not L escale Guest house L escale homestay is 10 min walk by foot from l escale guest house in a nice area 500M from the center of town and in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A beautiful little retreat. Not far from the Promenade. Very clean and comfortable rooms. Stayed in room no. 7 on the 3rd floor. Beautiful view from the sit out on the terrace. A very good stay. Very hospitable and friendly staff. A very good value for money accommodation.

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Address: 31, Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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