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31, Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #9 of 116 Pondicherry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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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SaarLouis, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located in the picturesque French quarter of Pondicherry. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated, the breakfast at the rooftop restaurant with a view of the beach is great! Nice staff, nice owner and overall very good value for money!

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Paris, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

White beautiful building in lovely Dumas street, rooms very nice and confortable, staff adorable and helpful, lovely roof terrasse for your breakfast with sea view. Nicolas, the owner, british who lived 20 years in France, will help you for anything.

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Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at L'escale. We had the best room in the top floor near the cafe with mind blowing sea facing serene views. Great breakfast and service.At night you can sit at the cafe till late night quitely enjoying the breeze and watching sea waves of Promenade beach. Its very close to all the famous cafes and... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Address: 31, Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
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