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Villa Shanti

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14 Rue Suffren, Pondicherry 605001, India
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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Based on reviews on TripAdvisor, we took down a road trip from Bangalore to Pondicherry and selected this boutique hotel as our abode during the stay at the town. The location is almost perfect, with all the landmarks of Pondy town at walk-able distance. Specifically on the hotel, what impressed me the most is the Classic touch to interiors. Large,... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The layout of this place is very similar to that of these royal Moroccan riads, with rooms all around and a beautiful indoor courtyard garden. Our stay was very relaxing. Nice rooms, very friendly staff and well kept amenities. The best part was the location. Beautiful cobbled streets for morning walks along the French quarter. And we loved the evening... More 

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Delhi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slow and laid back ambience. The courtyard was pleasant airy with a palm tree in the centet and a wall overhanging with leafy plants of all types! Pretty. The waiter took his time coming but then served with a nice smile. The four drinks for four of us came separately. Food , tawa fried fish and lemon rice, chicken and... More 

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Paris, France
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently completed a two-week stay at Villa Shanti and have only the best things to say about our experience. We had both been to India several decades ago and were excited to return. We found a very comfortable hotel with excellent food, topped off with extremely helpful and accommodating front office staff, eager to fulfill all of our specific... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading the reviews in trip advisor we decided to stay in the hotel . The hotel has a nice decor and a french courtyard with a eatery. The front desk person was confused and could not explain us the room tariff and the plans clearly. Finally we booked ourself in a suit . The suit was decent sized and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay in Villa Shanti earlier this month during our short visit to Pondicherry! It's a heritage bungalow renovated into a small hotel with 10-12 rooms. Check-in was quick and room was neatly done up! The biggest plus of this hotel is the restaurant which serves delicious fare, both Indian and Continental. In fact, finding a table for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stylish, lovely rooms with those little touches that make it special; wooden hangers, l'occitane bath products, good quality linens and a calm palette of colours. From the moment you arrive the efficient and fabulous staff care for you. Add to that some of the best food I have eaten here in India, anywhere, and for half the price of Mumbai!... More 

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London
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Villa Shanti is delightful. The friendly staff take care of their visitors and nothing is too difficult for them Rooms are beautiful with a/c and fans, a safe, lovely toiletries, fridge and snacks. The food in the open-air restaurant is a subtle mix of French and Indian cuisines and is carefully and beautifully presented. The bar area is cool and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked into a perfect corner of French Town in Pondicherry, Villa Shanti is the perfect example of mixing contemporary style with traditional Indian textures and handiwork. The rooms are beautiful, airy and spacious with careful attention to detail, such as the custom locally crafted custom notepad on the desk and the nod to its historical location with luxurious L'Occitane shower... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Villa Shanti checked all my boxes!! I stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed every minute. The rooms were nicely appointed, the bed was incredibly comfortable and the shower had great pressure. The food was delicious. I had a steak and salad, two things which are hard to find in India! The courtyard and bar are the heart of the hotel... More 

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