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L'Escale

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31, Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605 001, India
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Lynden, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was be an excellent choice for my Pondi visit. Location half a block from Ocean Promenade. Rooftop lounge and breakfast area with Ocean view. Air conditioned with instant on hot water in the very large room #7. House cleaning was efficient and staff were all friendly. Nic, one of the owners, gave spot on recommendations for places to go... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location:Excellent, Rooms:Tiny(no doors in bathrooms), maintenance: Average, Hospitality:Zero, Service:Bad(Breakfast only has oats, oily eggs and some fruits, nothing French or English about it, nothing else is available throughout the day or night.Price:Affordable but not worth, you get much better places to stay in same area at same prices.Choice for my next visit:NO

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful little building in the heart of the French Quarter. Very helpful ex pat Brit owner who spent time explaining where to go in and around Pondicherry. Comfortable and large room with very good air con. Stayed in room on ground floor just behind reception which was at times a little noisy. Fantastic huge breakfasts served on the top floor... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pondicherry last December after Christmas with my 70+ parents my husband and my 5 year old son. As this was my parents 1st trip to Pondy we wanted the stay to be really nice and comfortable. But I realized that we chose a wrong timing by selecting December for traveling at it is the pick season for places... More 

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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was excellent. Property maintained well. Will be very good for young guys or new married couples. Try for rooms on with balcony. Breakfast was good.Special mention for the tea and the coffee.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has loads of character from the intricate design, spiral stairwell, the casual demeanour and the resident dog, violet. The room was clean and spacious with good air conditioning. Breakfast on the rooftop level overlooking the ocean was a treat. The location was ideal, just around the corner from the beach and restaurants. Nicholas was knowledgable and gave advice... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at L'Escale for 3 nights in mid November. As two single travellers we took advantage of their two rooms that opened up onto our own private sitting room. The rooms themselves were beautifully decorated with good sized ensuite facilities. Breakfast was delicious. Most important of all were the welcoming owner and staff. Lead by Nicolas who made the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 2 nights in this charming guest house in the French part of pondicherry. The location was perfect - tucked away on a quiet street but close to everything, simple but well equipped rooms and a wonderful breezy roof terrace with sea views and delicious, inexpensive breakfasts. The staff were all lovely and helped us with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the place is run well and is clean and efficient. I think he tried his best to give some character to the rooms. The building is built on a extremely narrow and small plot and hence you are not really going to get a chance to get scenic windows in most of the rooms. Since we booked late and we... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located a street away from the sea-facing promenade in the french quarter, the hotel is not much to appreciate from the outside. But as they say don't judge a book by its cover, L'Escale has some very charming and warm rooms to offer its guests. We stayed in room number 2 on the ground floor, which by any hotel standards... More 

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