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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Slightly more than a year after our first stay at Villa Shanti, and we went back again. And if anything, we had an even lovelier stay, five days this time. It’s still, as I said in an earlier review, stylish and welcoming and cosy and imposing all at the same time, it still has an excellent bar (it's a great... More

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47 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at villa Shanti and the room was perfect: it was well decorated and furnished and quite clean. It was a big room with a lot of charm. However, we did not really appreciate the ambiance in the hotel; The restaurant was quite expensive and the food was good, but in limited quantity (especially the breakfast). the... More

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5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there in January this year. The place has a lovely old world charm about. Even the food is very good. We tried a few eateries in Pondicherry, but honestly we got the best food in this hotel itself. The location is also perfect to experience the French area of Pondicherry. Great to go walks in the area. The... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By recieving sugestions from tripadviser we gone blindfolded to villa shanthi as a two day weekend bash with friends both the rooms and the food served was excelent and fabulous. for the first day in breakfast we had sallads and bread, in lunch we had chicken platters and more, in dinner we had excellent cocktails me & my friends enjoyed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant ambiance, subtle interiors, good food, awesome cocktails ! Nothing to complain about. Staff was very efficient and active. They dint keep us waiting for too long. Overall was a good experience !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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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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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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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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