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La Closerie

Certificate of Excellence
32 Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #5 of 126 Pondicherry B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

TL;DR- She was incredibly inhospitable. When we tried to leave within 4 hours of reaching she locked us into her establishment because we refused to pay for staying longer than we did. We called the cops, because locking us in is against the law under the tort of false imprisonment. Read below for the details. Started off the stay very... More 

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Llacloserie, Owner at La Closerie, responded to this review

No Madam you did not call the police . I CALLED THE POLICE ........ At 03 h 50 in the morning ( not you because you left without paying ) your friends were drinking and jumping in the swimming pool with no respect My staff were shocked to see the scene and the state of la closerie in the morning... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is great - location, rooms, lounge area, cleanliness etc. Probably will not find a hotel like this in Pondicherry that looks as inviting. However, the hostess/owner of the place made us feel massively unwelcome. I am not one to be affected by bad service or rude waiters etc. I have a high tolerance for that. However, the owner... More 

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Llacloserie, Owner at La Closerie, responded to this review

I can only tell you that my home is La closerie All my guests know that i live in La closerie so from which HOME have i called you Pure lie about the money for the breakfast and the extra hours ...... It is just not me and you have open recently an tripadvisor account for this first comment !!!!!!... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
50 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow. An extremely beautiful oasis of a guesthouse with a lovely pool for cooling off in and plenty of relaxed seating areas in the shade. The contemporary building is split level and stylishly designed.There is attention to detail everywhere from the nice lighting to the fantastic paintings, photography and wall hangings that adorn all of the bedrooms and guest areas.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I has a very nice experience staying at the La Closerie. The rooms were neat and clean and the hotel by itself has a homely touch and the deco was also very nice. All of the staff at La Closerie were a pleasure to deal with. I will recommend Pondicherry and La Closerie to all my friends.

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Jaipur, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It was our first visit to Pondicherry and we were looking forward to our stay in the seemingly charming La Closerie. However we were appalled by the reception we received by the owner Annie herself. Even before we stepped into the hotel she rushed out and instead of welcoming us she very rudely told us that there was no place... More 

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Chandra M, Owner at La Closerie, responded to this review

Madam I do not accept any children because of safety reasons . I must have been surprised to see a child whom i was not expecting sorry you waited too long for this review and unfortunately i don t remember who you are but i usually make sure in my bookings that there is no children Sorry for the moment... More 

Phuket, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have enjoyed everything about my stay at La Closerie in Pondichery. Its relaxing stylish atmosphere, with the pool and the sitting areas, the deco and comfort of my bedroom, the location in the heart of the "white town" close to all the trendy restos and boutiques, but also at walking distance from the more popular and typical streets of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We came to Pondicherry so my wife could spend a month training at the Aravind Eye Hospital. Basic accommodation had been organised by the hospital, but we decided to forgo that and find our own. Easily the best decision we made. All of the staff at La Closerie were a pleasure to deal with and Anne, the owner/manager, constantly went... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

La Closerie is a paradise on earth, a marvelous souvenir ! thanks Annie, for the hearty welcome, and for this great taste for the design La Closerie in Pondichery is like an icing on the cake! I will come back, for sure!

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Fremantle, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I chose La Closerie as I wanted a hotel in the French Quarter with a colonial feel and a swimming pool. I found the perfect place. Through my research I found most hotels in the French Quarter with a colonial feel had no swimming pool, or were out of my budget. I booked a deluxe double and received room 6... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

La Closerie is a lovely hotel in the heart of the French Quarter in Pondicherry. We stayed there for 4 nights as a coastal break from the inland temple towns of Tamil Nadu. The hotel is a cleverly and stylishly designed oasis around a central courtyard with a small pool. There are lots of couches under shady trees making it... More 

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