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Villa Shanti

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   14 Rue Suffren, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #4 of 54 hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very pleasant surprise. It was funky, with a nice restaurant. Rooms were large and bathrooms modern. You walked in and were surrounded by high ceilings and restrained contemporary elegance. The French influence was apparent, without being too French !

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Indore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful ambience, great food! Totally loved the experience @ Villa Shanti! We had a nice evening dinner at Villa Shanti. The place had such a french feel to itself. Food was great, normally priced and the service was good too!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is perfect place when you are in Pondi , great location , great food and great rooms. The breakfast in this place is to die for ... worth getting up early to eat :).They make good LITs as well. Will def. visit again !!!!

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Oregon City, Oregon
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here just one night. There is no parking lot and street parking is usually full. Small but cozy place. Shower had no curtains or door so floor got really wet. Resturant staff are slow. Dinner menu was pretty good however breakfast was poor.

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Chennai (Madras), India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with my family for the weekend and found the hotel very comfortable. There is a nice continental breakfast which is served in the lovely internal courtyard. The only small downside is that there was no door to the bathroom so the morning light disturbed our sleep a little, we stayed in a delux double room. We would be... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a long weekend with friends. We booked the suite, it was lovely and had a private garden/terrace. The bed was comfortable and the shower hot and powerful. Staff at the restaurant were a fraction slow delivering drinks, food, etc but the quality of the food was excellent. Housekeeping didn't come to our room until 5pm, which... More

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Saitama, Japan
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

restaurant was so great food!! this is No.1 around this area!! don't miss it!! price are not cheap...

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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Very coperative staff.. brilliant rooms with wonderful furnitures and amneties. Awsesome restaurant. And the best part.. complimentary breakfast was just out of the world.. so fresh and rejuvenating.. a definite place to stay from now on.

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Bangalore, India
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a very wonderful property. Just Minutes away from the beach. The rooms are good, pretty old fashioned with huge doors and windows. The food is just amazing over there. I loved everything i ate. The staff is very friendly.. we always look back to go to this hotel and would definetly visit again.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

They are coming up with a new place in Pondy LA villa pondicherry . looking forward for that . food is amazing and the ambience. No need to mention about the location its in the better part of Pondy the French side, so has lots of things which are unique.

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Address: 14 Rue Suffren, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 54 hotels in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa Shanti 3.5*
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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