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Nilla Guest House

18 Rue Labourdonnais, Pondicherry 605001 , India
Nilla Guest House
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Gilbert, the owner is very welcoming and helpful, his home stay is the perfect place to stay and relax in the French quarter in Pondicherry. It has a simple kitchen for people wishing to self-cater. Book in advance as he only has five rooms at present.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

We travelled in the month of oct'14 during the long weekend starting 2nd of oct. The place is nice, clean , rooms are nicely done. Gilbert the manager helped us in hiring bikes , guided us on must see places in Pondicherry , arranged breakfast for us on the day when it was strike in Pondicherry and all the shops... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were 4 of us and booked 2 rooms in advance and had a pleasant homely stay. The location is superb being in the midst of french quarters. Rooms are clean and furnished with some really pleasant stuff. Rooms on terrace are recommended. And, as mentioned by everyone else Mr. Gilbert is one gem of a person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We celebrated my Mother's 60th Birthday in Pondicherry and were looking for a nice warm place to stay other than a 5 star hotel. We chanced upon Nila Guest house and after reading positive reviews about it, booked two rooms well in advance. Mr. Gilbert our host was extremely warm and friendly. The rooms are basic and done up using... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had a very pleasant stay at Nila. Would like to thank Mr. Gilbert for his warm welcome and helpful advice all along. We stayed in Chambers 1 & 2. Very peaceful setup, personal touch has been given to each and every item in the house. Best features of the place: - Free Wi-Fi with awesome speed - Very friendly... More 

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Bandol
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

On my way back to France, I staid a couple of nights in this place. Location is totally very convenient: close to all the white town facilities. I got room No 1, with a small terrace. It was very quiet, bathroom is tiny but all is there: shower, hot water and French toilets. The good surprise was the internet connection... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We had a nice stay at Nilla Guest house. The room on the top floor is fantastic - lot of open air and the evening cool bridge in the open terrace is an enjoyable experience. The kitchen and the refridgerator came in very handy. Rates are reasonable. Mr. Gilbert is a nice host. I chose to stay here based on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I stayed here for 3 weeks in total while I needed a base in the South for research and I have been very happy with it. Gilbert is a very good host - friendly and welcoming (speaks fluent French and English) and is on hand with any help you need but not overbearing. There is a nice communal area with... More 

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munich
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Nilla guesthouse has very spacious, clean and well designed rooms in a quiet location in white town of Pondicherry. Most interesting places are in walking distance. The host is very helpful and gives a warm and welcome feeling. All his advices worked out very well. We had room No. 2 which was not the one with the most light, but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at Nilla and again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms are clean, spacious and tasteful. There is free wifi, hot water and cooking facilities. But what makes this place special for us is the extras, such as water refills, toothpaste in the bathroom and soap etc, although these things are small... More 

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