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New Guest House

64, Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Staid here for 3 nights. Paid overprice for an AC-room and the AC barerly worked. The staff was very rude, unhelpful and ignorant! Didn't want to help us with anything we asked for. When we checked out, they literally threw us out when we nicely asked if we could leave our bags on our responsibility by the door. This did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very odd place but if you know what you're getting into and are travelling on a budget it is worth a visit. It is very clean, basic amenities, good size room and bathroom but cold water and no toiletries of any kind or towel. Cheap price compared to everywhere else in Pondicherry. Staff are very suspicious of you and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As most people say about this guest house, one does not get a friendly welcome. As an ashram guest house it does have rules. The one that affected us the most was to be in by 10.30. Also they are very strict about not letting outsiders visiting in the rooms. It is not meant to be a hotel, but a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place was weird. The staff are so disinterested in your experience here that it is rather confronting to begin with. It is part of the Aurobindo Ashram (cult) so if you're looking for a friendly and welcoming experience, stay somewhere else. The rooms are spotless. There is 24 hour hot water available by the bucket. The laundry service is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited the place with our 2 year old for a week while I was taking eye treatment at ashram. The place was clean, rooms are big and well ventilated and staff was very friendly. Its walking distance from the beach though a decent walk from the ashram! They have strict rules but that's made the place so clean, homely... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had prebooked 4 nights in this guesthouse thinking it would be as nice as the ashram's Park Guest House where we have stayed during previous visits to Pondy (unfortunately they were fully booked this time) From the minute we stepped through the door we were welcomed with rude reception staff who didn't offer a single smile and who talked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

+ : Nice and clean rooms with balcony, quite cheap !!! (400 rps). You can get hot water in the corridor. Restaurant downstairs. Book in advance they are always full!!!! - : Most unsmiling and unfriendly staff I've seen in India......................

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you're looking for somewhere clean and cheap and wont need to actually attain any information form reception then this is a decent place. The price is great and the rooms are spacious and clean with a balcony. The problems only arrive when you need to communicate with the reception staff. If you have any issues you'll be greeted as... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My friends satayed here for 3 days with family. Foods are good. You have to inform early.Very near to beach. Services are normal. Every thing is properly managed by guest house staff. It is a guest house with Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This guest house is one of the best options in Pondy, you need to make your booking 1 or 2 months prior travelling. it offers both Ac and non Ac rooms, the cost is really low, but they will provide you all the basic amenities. It is a very peaceful place. the location of this guest house is superb, it... More 

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