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New Guest House

64, Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The negatives first. You have to get back before 10.30 PM and maintain an acceptable level of silence after 9 PM. Hot water has to be fetched in buckets, no impromptu lunch or dinner order in the canteen, they have to be booked in advance. The canteen is slow. But then, these are all declared upfront and it is your... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Strongly advise against this guesthouse. Staff were, as others have said, so uniformly rude that it almost seemed a joke. Insisted that I paid before securing my booking and then 10 minutes after taking my cash and passport told us about the 10pm curfew. While this may be 'common knowledge' it was not written anywhere nor mentioned by staff before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Rooms were very good according to price.. But they are very particular about there rules as it is of ashram.. We have to be back by 10:30pm..Tough for night out lovers.. Very good location.. But the staff is impatient n rude.. Food in the canteen is nice homely, tasty n clean... But it also have timing..

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Guwahati, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Located in the historic French Quarters, this hotel is very clean, and quiet. We got a room on the 2nd floor. Room is very basic, but spotlessly clean. Food is very good too. Rates are reasonable. No TV and hot water. Main door closes at 10 pm. Beach is 2 minutes walk, and there are restaurants everywhere.

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Coimbatore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The room was clean and tidy. The rooms are very basic. Only one plug point is available in the room. so you have to wait for your turn to charge your mobile if it is a double occupancy. You have a balcony in all rooms (I hope balcony is not available in ground floor rooms). You have decent room with... More 

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1 Thank YasInai
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Safe for Family and woman travellers ------------------------------------------ 1)Location: This is very close to Promenade ,Pondicherry Tourism Department ,Churches ,The entire pondicherry town is in the radius of 5 km 2)Payment for room -we need to pay the advance by money order ;NO Bank transfers is allowed we could pay by DD /MO ,AC ROOM :RS825 &Non Ac -Rs 400 All... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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7 Thank Arunk45
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

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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