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31, Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #9 of 119 Pondicherry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing location and service... The breakfast was good and the dinning place overlooked the beach... It is situated in the French quarters near le club.... Walking distance to the pondicherry beach...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed a week at L'Escale in the Bharathi room and greatly enjoyed our stay . It was very relaxing. The rooms are nice - we had a cute balcony. The rooftop has a great view of the ocean. During the day, the rooftop is generally empty and you have the place to yourself. This part of Pondicherry is very... More

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Hello From L escale Thank you for your review & i can assure you if i find your little Mascot i will send it to you all the best Nick More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Although initially booked for 2 nights, I stayed for 4 nights. Located on the quiet flower filled Dumas Street in the White Town/French Quarter of Pondicherry, the guest house is quiet, peaceful and taste fully done. The location was just perfect, with the promenade right behind the guest house and lots of dining options around. The were plenty of pretty... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were two families and stayed for a day in this guest house in two different rooms. This guest house was exceptionally good. Few things I like about it: 1. Nice view of Promenade beach from cafe on third floor along with cool breeze. 2. Rooms were neat and clean. Also had a nice collection of books. Good antique collection.... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This guest house is on the dumas street, heart of french quarter in Pondicherry. The rooms are basic and comfortable with a home like feel to it. We stayed in in the 1st floor in the room subramanyam bharathi which comes with a balcony overlooking dumas street. The location is wonderfully peaceful just what we wanted. You have to pay... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A delightful experience. 1. A minute's walk from the beach. 2. Absolutely amazing terrace (where breakfast is also served). 3. Got to have the breakfast once at least. 4. Super clean place. 5. Cute, little balcony. 6. Adequate facilities. 7. Easy on the purse. 8. Great location. No TV though. For us, it was better that way. Oh! But they... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Good --> Nice location - just 2 min from the main pondy beach --> Clean rooms - we stayed in 2 different rooms on different dates --> Breakfast was yummy - slightly not included in package but it is nice and the dinning are is amazing - top floor airy cosz comfy Bad --> Bathroom taps non functional - not... More

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SaarLouis, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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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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