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Villa Shanti

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   14 Rue Suffren, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #4 of 57 hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for dinner and the place was quite good with great tasting food either Indian (Dal Makhni & Paneer Bhurji) or Continental. We enjoyed the salads and the Keema Paranthas were great. The Bar is well stocked and the cocktails were simply awesome. Only sour part is the service which is slightly lax. Otherwise our experience was great and... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highest level of service will not cost you too many rupees. We showed up early, without reservations, and were seated in the atrium. Unbelievable ambiance, quiet and picturesque. When it started to rain the staff quickly whisked us to another table with smiles on their faces. Our meal was delightful. Garlic naan and fluffy rice to go along with... More

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london
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Villa Shanthi was recommended to us by a friend and we were so glad we booked! I had read reviews about the food and in fact the Indian food that we had was more exquisite than I had hoped for! What was nice was that the waiters told us the portions were big and not to order too much -... More

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Bangalore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dining here is great -- the selection, the food, the SERVICE. I've visited 3 times over 2 trips and it's still a fave. Fans keep the air circulating outdoors even on hot days, although there is air con indoor seating (with less ambiance). MAKE RESERVATIONS.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Villa Shanti is strategically located right on the shore. Comfortable Rooms and very beautiful exteriors make it just the right place to be. The food was delicious. Not a very extensive menu but whatever is there is surely great.

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Francescas, France
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

the hotel is very elegantly decorated, wonderful atmosphere with delicious food and also the staff were really helpful to us :-) We had a great evening with our friends thereover.. The hotle is located at heart of city so it is very easy for us to spend our precious time over there. And the staffs were very helpful especially the... More

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Le Tampon, Reunion Island
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Villa Shanti is the best place to be in Pondicherry ! Best mojitos ever and delightful food (especially prawn wrap fish). The staff is very polite, curtious and always smiling. I'm staying here for one month and like almost everyday to go Villa Shanti. Plus, you can relax, read a book, have dinner or a drink in the beautiful patio.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I booked this hotel for a colleague and me when we were on a business trip to Chennai. The staff were super helpful about our reservation (I couldn't quite work out how to pay a deposit so they kept my reservation without one) and organised a car to pick us up from Chennai. The hotel is really beautiful - lovely... More

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Heaven
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The title says it all, Villa Shanti is a historic hotel, recently modernised, very elegantly decorated, great food in the open courtyard, huge rooms, excellent bar, and helpful staff. I would definitely stay there again

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Pasig City
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had dinner at the restaurant, and the interiors were elegant and well-appointed, reminiscent of the French-inspired architecture of Pondy's past. The food was good too. I would recommend that anyone visiting Pondy should visit this place, if only to really get a feel of the territory's past and foreign influence.

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Address: 14 Rue Suffren, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa Shanti 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry #3 Family Hotel in Pondicherry #5 Business Hotel in Pondicherry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The latest Heritage hotel of Pondicherry. Located in the hearth of the old French town, near the business area, in front of State bank of India, close to the seaside and the Aurobindo Ashram, this old 19th-century house has been renovated and a new contemporary wing has been added. With its clean lined interiors, craftsmanship, woodwork, Villa Shanti brings you a new experience in town. ... more   less 
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