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32 Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #6 of 115 Pondicherry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am in love with this cute little "homely hotel" in White Town Pondicherry very close to the promenade. If you are looking for a hotel experience with a lavish breakfast and room service, this is not it. But a stay here will definitely leave you wanting to extend your trip. Annie (the owner) has designed this place with love... More

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Bangalore, India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very lucky to come across "La Closerie" while I was walking toward the Alliance Française. I fell in love with the place the minute I saw it; the garden was beautiful and the whole place was done up very very tastefully. I ended up coming back and staying a weekend at this place. There's only 7 rooms at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The decor and design of the hotel is so interesting. Each room is unique. For example, our bathroom door was a traditional Tamilian decorative main door that one would use in the main entrance. It was so grand. Our bed was a raised four poster bed that came with a little stool. My friend's room had two levels. The art... More

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New Delhi, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

While browsing for the hotels in Pondicherry online, La Closerie was the first one i stumbled upon simply because you could smoke and drink (not inside the room). We booked Rs 3000 per night for two people room. When we reached the destination, Annie was so sweet that she gave us better room which is Rs 4500 per night. Me... More

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Bangalore, India
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The boutique like place is on the beautiful Dumas Street located 600m from the promenade. The place is owned and maintained by Annie, who has very tastefully done the place. I thoroughly enjoyed even the smallest of things that was taken care of, at the place, for example, the soap that was provided to us came from the Aurobindo Ashram... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Through this post we would like to thank Annie and her local team for a wonderful and comfortable stay at La Closerie. What a beautiful home... starting from the abutting street with various french bungalows lined with chirping birds on canopying trees; Inviting entrance and beautiful carved door frames; comfortable furniture and contrasting furnishings...Cozy and modern rooms and wonderful informal... More

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Salies-de-Bearn, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Annie, the owner of La Closerie bought this house located rue Dumas a few years ago. The house was at the time nothing like it is today. It had not been maintained well. One can only admire Annie's work and today's result. Impressive ! At walking distance from the sea front, you will find here at La Closerie, a quiet... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The place at first seems really inviting and nice, but when you step in the rooms, the bed, bathroom with no proper door etc disappointed us. Also, the lady who owns the place can be moody and unpleasant at times. No railings on the stairs seemed like another blunder...Breakfast was good and the location was great.

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Llacloserie, Owner at La Closerie, responded to this review

It is not very easy to reply to someone whithout identity I will try to answer to your complaints The website photos are very clear about the absence of bathroom door in room 1 or 2 The absence of railings are shown in all the photos too The moody owner can only reply that for the benefits of all the... More

Chennai (Madras), India
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I along with my wife planned a two days trip to Pondicherry and booked room #2 in La Closerie (the only room with a bathtub). We found the place to be much more beautifully decorated than anticipated from the pictures on the website. Everything about this guest house is perfectly designed to provide you with a pleasant stay. First of... More

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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I was very excited to stay at this property after seeing the beautiful photos. I booked rooms for myself and three others including my elderly mother who I was travelling around India with. We were very pleased upon arriving at this lovely house but from then on it all went downhill. My gripes about this place included: watching the French/Indian... More

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Llacloserie, Owner at La Closerie, responded to this review

I normally don ' t reply to reviews but I do remember you Indiana the young man who was brought up in India and whose mother lives in Goa ( with whom I had good mutual understanding ) There are 3 fridges available at la closerie 2 fridges intended for guest and my personal fridge in my private kitchen and... More

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Address: 32 Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
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A special place to be in Pondicherry. In the French Quarters, our house La Closerie translation from French a house surrounded by trees and bushes and this is exactly what you will find if you come and stay with us Luxury bedrooms surrounding the swimming pool with plants and trees. Small Private areas to unwind and talk among friends and other guests. Just outside La Closerie you will find the famous Pondicherry promenade and many restaurants where you can choose French / Indian cuisine. ... more   less 
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