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Hotel de l'Orient

17, Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #11 of 57 hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ajit D Chennai (Madras), India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a quaint appeal that brings the flavor of Indo-French Architecture in its simplest form and yet functional. The property has been painstakingly restored over a period of two years and they have done a marvelous job. The Staff are friendly and helpful. The sore point was the food. It was neither French or Indian nor Indo-French! Very... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your overall experience at Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient, heritage hotel in Pondicherry. Your compliments about the architecture and the ambience have been conveyed to the restoration team; and reinforce our philosophy to infusing new life into ruined and unused structures. Your kind words about... More

New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate outside on their terrace. It was a business dinner. They serve a wonderful mixture of French-Indian fusion and have a number of Creole-Curry dishes. I had the Chicken creole-Curry. Service and Ambience were great, food very tasty. Definitely worth a night out in Pondy.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback about the Carte Blanche courtyard restaurant, in Pondicherry. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your dinner and had a good time. Your encouraging compliments about the cuisine and the ambience have been conveyed to the chef and his team on-site and we look forward to welcoming you back soon again.... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the time we checked in it was a great experience the staff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed at room called CANNANORE nice colonial style furniture. The breakfast is very good. Over all great place to stay will recommend the viewer to try it.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about the Hotel de l’Orient heritage hotel in Pondicherry. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the Cannanore room and liked the ambience and detailing of the room. This is exactly what we strive to achieve and it is always rewarding when someone at the receiving end can... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far amongst the best hotels in Pondicherry & Neemrana has done a fantastic job restoring this bungalow into a hotel. We were here for 2 nights & the staff was kind enough to upgrade us to one of their largest rooms which also had an attached terrace. The rooms are massive & the furniture exquisite. Every piece... More

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Dear Guest, We are delighted to receive your kind feedback about the Hotel de l’Orient heritage hotel in Pondicherry. Your compliments about the ambience and the interiors have been conveyed to the Chairman and the interiors team. As you are aware, every effort has been made to retain the old world charm of the 18th C. property. It is guests... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A great heritage hotel with a lot of atmosphere; each room has different names with stylish colonial furniture. the staff is very friendly everywhere: at the reception, the restaurant, the cleaning ladies, the watchmen. You feal that you are a welcome guest. The breakfast is wonderful with french croissants, sweet bread, joghurt, eggs, home made marmelade and fresh fruit juices.... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback about Neemrana’s - Hotel de l’Orient, heritage hotel in Pondicherry. Feedback such as yours reinforces our philosophy of infusing new life into a ruined and unused building. We at Neemrana, strive to create experiences for the guests and it is always rewarding when someone at the receiving end can sense and appreciate... More

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Right from check in to check out it was memorable, the staff here have a lot to teach to the so called high end five star establishment. An excellent place to unwind, walk about and just do nothing. We stayed in Surat in the ground floor which was surprisingly very well maintained and they still have maintained the old world... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your appreciative words about Neemrana’s - Hotel de l’Orient, in Pondicherry. As you may know, at Neemrana, we try and maintain a balance between old world charm and modern amenities, so that the past is not completely obliterated. It is our constant endeavour to create and enhance the experience for our guests and we are... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A beautiful heritage boutique hotel a minute from the beach and with friendly helpful staff the experience is unforgettable. Great food, awesome environment, and friendly and helpful staff.I didn't use a fitness center or the pool since I don't think this hotel has this available but the beautiful French boutique style rooms mixed with the beauty of south India certainly... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback about Neemrana’s - Hotel de l’Orient, in Pondicherry. It is heartening to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the ambience during your stay. Your compliments about the staff and the cuisine have been conveyed to the on-site staff and are a source of great encouragement for the team. We look forward to welcoming... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Built in 1768, I am told the hotel is located in one of the first few structures built after the Britih razed Pondicherry town to retaliate against the French (who were occupying Pondicherry then) in an ongoing struggle between the two colonial powers. This 250 yr old structure feels very much 'heritage'. Built in the colonial style and redone recently... More

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Dear Guest, We are delighted to receive your positive and valuable review about the Hotel de l’Orient heritage hotel in Pondicherry. At Neemrana we try and keep a balance between old-world charm and modern amenities so that the past is not completely obliterated. We are pleased to receive your compliments about the same. The feedback has been shared with the... More

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in the Chandinagar Suite. The room was amazing with colonial period furniture and high ceilings. The suite was large and very peaceful. Overall the hotel is a must do as it is a step back in time. The staff very all courteous and helpful, especially Mousumi. She took a personal interest in getting everything... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and appreciative feedback about Hotel de l’Orient. This is exactly what we strive to achieve and your encouraging words reinforce our philosophy of putting new life into an unused and ruined building. Your compliments about the cuisine and the staff have been conveyed to the Chef and the team at the property and... More

Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Our recent trip to Pondy was a family get together with my In law’s and my sister in law and family ( total 9 of us ) Since this is a Heritage Hotel, each room is different in size, the beds size, shape & height and this is more so with the details of the Bathrooms. Before booking I had... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review about the Hotel de l’Orient heritage hotel in Pondicherry. We are pleased to learn that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the experience. Your compliments about the food and the warm service have been conveyed to the Chef, the Manager and the hotel team respectively. However, we apologise for the minor lapse... More

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Address: 17, Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Business Hotel in Pondicherry #10 Family Hotel in Pondicherry #13 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The magic of the whole Orient in one name: Pondicherry, where the French set up a new coastal lifestyle. Only a French flirtation with India’s bewildering diversity could have produced the refined and elusive magic of Pondicherry. Now, this French 18th century in India is brought alive again in a virtual art gallery with etchings and hand written postcards.Recreated in high-raftered ceilings with savonnerie rugs and easy chairs to lounge away the afternoons. Four poster beds – one accessed by three stairs! To help you recreate your past with dreams. Savour a French mansion full of Indian warmth.Enjoy fine Creole eating where Tamil spices mix with subtle French under-statement to titillate the palates of gourmets. ... more   less 
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