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La Closerie

Certificate of Excellence
32 Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a truly stunning hotel, really nice and well done. the staff are nice, the location is good, the food and ambience is lovely. unfortunately it doesn't have a host to match - as all negative views attest. I would still suggest visiting here because the experience of having such a rude host was in some ways hilarious/enjoyable/memorable. Below... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a charming little property centrally located in the heart of the French quarter and walking distance to a number of restaurants, cafes and other attractions in the French Quarter. There are only a handful of rooms and each one has been tastefully decorated. We thought Annie - who owns and runs the hotel - was very helpful and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I fell in love with La Closerie the moment I walked in. The decor is fantastic, the atmosphere is cozy and peaceful, and the rooms are simple yet tasteful. Annie was amicable and friendly, and personally ensures that her guests have a good time. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the pool - albeit small - is perfectly located in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Even though I am posting this almost an year after I visited La closerie, memories from a fine trip led me to write this review. I had visited Pondy with my girlfriend around August. After a tiring journey from Delhi to Pondy, we were greeted by Annie, who from the very onset had been generous to allot us accommodation even... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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mumbai
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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