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Villa Shanti

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14 Rue Suffren, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Cardiff
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to a Pondicherry for the cultural Experience, there are many hotels but the town is divided I to two sections the South side ( looking from the promenade) is Tamil and separated by a canal, the northern part white town is French and element with typical French villa type hotels and buildings, lovely shops selling cashmere scarfs hand... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, beautiful, well maintained, spacious rooms, right in the middle of french quarter, perfect to explore the area on foot / bike, near to promenade, decent breakfast option b/w Indian / Continental. Over all a lovely experience. Stayed for 2 nights. Traveled as couple.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent restaurant in the French Quarter of Pondicherry. It is walking distance from the beach. Make reservations if you're planning to go there during weekends at mealtimes. The restaurant is in a beautiful old house. The drinks menu is quite extensive. The orange and almond cake with chocolate mousse is delicious.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled to Pondicherry in the hot summer weather of September for a long weekend. having made no bookings in advance & staying one night in another place we finally found ourselves at Villa Shanti in their Garden suite which was the only room available. The suite was nicely done up with 2 AC s. it was a sweltering 40+ C... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant must be visited if in Pondicherry as it makes a memorable experience. Situated in the elite neighbourhood of the French Quarters the restaurant has indoor and alfresco seating. The food is delicious and wholesome. The bar menu is extensive and the service is warm. It is advisable to take time to review the menu and order and not... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here based on Tripadvisor reviews, Good advice! Great service, great food, lovely ambience. This a short review, but that is because it was all excellent! Try out this place if you are in Pondicherry.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place with an authentic feel of the colonial era . Eager to please staff and very lively through out the day . Only felt that even though the staff is on their toes the service is a little laid back . Can improve upon that

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Villa Shanti is a classy and hip restaurant that I would rate as a must do in Pondi. Set in what looks like an old mansion, it offers up a variety of Indian and international dishes. We took pains to order different dishes for the table so that we could get a wide sample of their fare...and none disappointed. The... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Our stay for 3 nights-4 days was the most relaxing holiday. Our check in was smooth and handled very well by Maitree. Partha was always around to help us and answer all our queries and give his suggestions. The staff was extremely courteous and always willing to help with a smile. The dinner was awesome and so were the desserts.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is a Villa that has been converted to a hotel. The high ceiling and all white paint is what you notice when you enter first. This is a place to unwind, the open bar was lovely to look at. Next time will try the bar also. We were 8 of us. The starters are a bit pricey for the... More 

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