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L'Escale

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31, Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605 001, India
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

L'Escale guest house is located on a peaceful street in the heart of the French Quarters in Pondicherry. The rooms are clean, cozy and affordable and the staff very helpful. The owner Nicholas is very helpful, caring and friendly. He guided us at every point of our stay. With an extremely beautiful view of the sea from the roof top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This guest house is perfectly located close to the beach promenade and yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The staffs were really warm and friendly. The owner of the place, Nicholas was extremely helpful and made sure we were comfortable. He knows the place quite well and can recommend the right places for you to visit or hang... More 

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Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you need to spend quality time with your soulmate, this is the place to be. I wanted to take a break with my wife and this is the sweetest B&B I could find. Its worth every penny. Being a B&B only breakfast is available, but there are plenty of good restaurants around for the rest of the meals. Mr... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stay at L'Escale was pleasant and comfortable. Rooms were clean and the property itself is a cozy bungalow located in one of the premier streets of Pondicherry. Most sites were at walking distance and the sea front it just couple of minutes walk. The Caretaker Nicolas is a very friendly guy. He guided us getting around and arranged for... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

L'Escale is a pleasant, service-oriented, budget guest house. The hotel is located in the "French quarter" I stayed in the Romain Rolland room, which is on the Second floor. The room has excellent air-conditioning along with a small balcony that overlooks the street. The room is furnished with a comfortable bed, a cupboard, a writing desk and a side table.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Hotel L'Escale in Pondicherry is a pleasant, service-oriented, budget hotel. On arrival, you are given a useful list of things to do in the town, as well as a card bearing the cell numbers of the proprietor and the manager, so that you can call them for any assistance any time. The hotel is located in the "French quarter", on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It was not easy to find availability in the French quarter during the French school holiday period so we were very happy that L'Escale had a room free for the nights we wanted. The guest house is in a quiet street just one street back from the sea front. The English owner and local manager were both very pleasant and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A great place to stay in Pondicherry. The building is very quaint and gives you an old-world feeling. The staff is extremely friendly and courteous. They have a mind-blowing rooftop cafe which serves decent breakfast, but the sea-view from here is amazing. One can just go up and read a novel or chill all day in the cafe, though towards... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

To begin with, I had made an advance booking and Nicholas (owner from Britain) was very quick and helpful while responding to all my queries. We checked in around 2 hours earlier than the scheduled time and we were welcomed in the nice and cozy Subramaniam Bharthi room on the first floor. Overall stay was great! Things which were really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

L'Escale is well named as there is no lift, and stairs are rather narrow. However, this is tyhe only adverse comment that I can make. It is ideally situated in a relatively quiet street very close to the sea (and to a shop selling imported liquor!) It has a delightful Indo-Gallic ambience, and is run by a very helpful and... More 

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