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Hotel de l'Orient

17, Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangalore, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having stayed in other Neemrana group hotels, I had high expectations of the De L'Orient, and I wasn't disappointed. Took my 72 year old mother for her birthday, and experienced excellent service and stay overall. Here's our summary and a few tips for future guests to that hotel: 1) Rooms: Your in-room experience will be truly defined by which room... More 

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Pune, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unlike the West, we have still not learnt how to accommodate persons with handicaps. But here at the De L'Orient the manager Mr. Ranjit Kumar and the staff really went the extra mile. It is a heritage hotel set in the French Quarters and reeks of old world charm and beautiful old antique furniture and artifacts. However the bathrooms though... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just returned from a stay at The Hotel de l'Orient and were very impressed. We stayed in the Karikel Room which was spacious and had it's own veranda! It was very quiet and decorated with beautiful antiques. Check out the four poster bed on their website!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

But the rooms do need a little attention , and the staff were indeed helpful , but were always hovering , waiting for a tip, and should be careful in the early morning to speak quietly as at 5.30 am , they managed to wake all my friends ! The wifi was somewhat erratic , but that was probably true... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel de l'Orient, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us! We are disappointed to know that your visit did not turn out exactly as expected, and are writing to apologise and to offer an explanation. As we endeavour to strike a balance between the old world charm and modern amenities, common hospitality practices such as room service are... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed in this lovely hotel several times in the last few years. It was among the first heritage properties in Pondicherry and the restoration was sensitive and tastefully done. However this time around, the place appeared to be a bit tired and in need of a face lift. We stayed for three nights and for the first two... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel de l'Orient, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us! We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your time at Hotel de l’Orient in Pondicherry and your appreciation of the restoration effort reinforces the Neemrana philosophy of infusing life into a ruined and unused structure. Your compliments about the same have been conveyed to the Chairman and... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a lovely quaint property with the right blend of French and Indian architecture. The most amazing part was the hospitality of the manager - Mr. Ranjit and the restaurant manager - Ranjita. Superbe! They were sweet, helpful, pleasant and never said "no" Excellent attitude!

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel de l'Orient, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are pleased to receive your feedback about Neemrana’s - Hotel de l’Orient and the Carte Blanche courtyard restaurant, in Pondicherry! As we strive to strike a balance between the old world charm and modern hospitality and offer an experience unique in essence, it is rewarding to learn that you enjoyed the experience as well as the meals... More 

New Delhi, Delhi, India
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this has been one of the most comfortable stays I've had at any hotels, out of all my travels around the world (there have been many). The staff was amazing....right from the manager Ranjit, who was simply delightful and so considerate for the smallest of things .... to the Restaurant manager Ganesh...whose pleasant smile made all the difference... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel de l'Orient, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to receive your feedback about Neemrana’s - Hotel de l’Orient, in Pondicherry and pleased to learn that you enjoyed your experience as well as the proximity to the beach and the promenade. Your warm words about the architecture, the interiors and the décor reinforce our philosophy of infusing life and restoring charm into a ruined... More 

Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time in Pondichery warmly welcomed by a very helpful staff and were given elegant personalized rooms.. Despite leaving very very early in the morning we were kindly fed a fresh breakfast it was like being welcomed in a friend's house..

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel de l'Orient, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback! We are grateful for your warm words about Neemrana’s - Hotel de l’Orient, in Pondicherry and pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate our effort to offer an experience. Your compliments about the hospitality have been conveyed to the staff and to the team on-site and will act as a... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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101 reviews 101 reviews
19 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of the best renovation and restoration of told place to a new paradise. The rooms are nice spacious with high roof and period furniture good quality and clean linen. the staff is well mannered and helpful to every one . the location of the place is really good. one can walk to the sea front and have walk in... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel de l'Orient, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to receive your feedback about Neemrana’s - Hotel de l’Orient, in Pondicherry and pleased to learn that you enjoyed the experience as well as the proximity to the beach and the promenade! In our effort to tailor an experience for the guests, it is always rewarding when someone at the receiving end can sense and... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful room, attentive service and the most luxurious curry I've had in India (mutton with coconut). It's a 5 star place at affordable prices. Staff were attentive and the room was lovely, spacious with high ceilings. An oasis. Recommended.

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel de l'Orient, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Oreint, in Pondicherry! We are delighted to receive your feedback and pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay as well as your meals at the Carte Blanche courtyard restaurant. You appreciation of the hospitality and the ambience has been conveyed to the staff and to the restoration... More 

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Address: 17, Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Hotel De l Orient
De l Orient Hotel
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Pondicherry
#6 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry

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