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Hotel de l'Orient

17, Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #12 of 57 hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most memorable vacations i have ever had! A wonderful property with phenomenal staff. Right from the Manager Mr. Ranjit, and Suthakar and the team, to the housekeeping and restaurant staff, we had a fabulous time. The food was probably the best in the hotel (not too much choice outside especially if you step out post 8.30) from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A charming colonial house, Nemrana hotel 100%. Our room was spacefull, clean, with ancient furniture, the position in the city is in the middle of French discrit of Pondicherry. A good choiche for couples or family

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback about Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient heritage hotel, in Pondicherry! It is deeply rewarding to know that you enjoyed your stay at the property. In our effort to try and maintain a balance between the old world charm and modern amenities, such appreciation is always welcome and encouraging. We look forward to welcoming you... More

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A curated mansion in Pondicherry's beautiful White Town, the De L'Orient wears its old world charm an understated manner. We stayed at the hotel over the independence day weekend and were taken in by the beautiful renovated wood furniture, the creole cuisine, the greenery in the courtyard and the friendly and attentive staff

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm feedback! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your experience at Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient and got time to relax and unwind. Your compliments reinforce our philosophy of infusing new life into a ruined and unused structure and will act as a source of great encouragement for the team. Your appreciation has... More

Mumbai
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, this review is only of the Hotel not Pondicherry as a tourist destination. Del Orient is an old French villa restored and converted to a beautiful hotel. The rooms are spacious and decor-ed with antiques and maps. All electronics like TV, AC, Fridge are well hidden behind wooden cabinets keeping the rooms truly gadget free! The courtyard is the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your appreciative feedback about Neemrana’s - Hotel de l’Orient, in Pondicherry. We at Neemrana strive to provide an experience, unique and memorable in essence, and it is always rewarding when our guests sense the effort behind the same and appreciate the restoration of this old colonial villa. In our endeavour to strike a balance between... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superbly restored building with a well-fitted out and clean room. Food was excellent. Perfect location. Would definitely stay again. It seems this review needs to be 200 characters minimum so well yes it was great, really great. Is that enough?

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm feedback about Neemrana’s - Hotel de l’Orient. Your encouraging words reinforce our philosophy of infusing new life into a ruined and unused building and we are extremely pleased to learn that you enjoyed your experience. Your compliments about the room and the ambience have been conveyed to the restoration team. We thank you... More

Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Renovated mansion with unique rooms. We stayed at Karikal; excellent room with a terrace for sitting out during early mornings and evenings. Staff went out of their way to make us comfortable - room service is not provided, but they were more than happy to bring up drinks to our room when requested. Furniture is a little faded around the... 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 stay at Hotel de l’Orient, in Pondicherry. As you may know, at Neemrana we try and maintain a balance between the old world charm and modern amenities, so that the past is not completely obliterated and it is always... More

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

We stayed one night at hotel l'orient and were blown away by the service. We travel a lot for work and have never experienced such good service. Nothing was too much trouble and they solved all our hassles and answered all our questions - including arranging onward transport after explaining all the different options and prices. The room was beautiful... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm feedback about Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient, in Pondicherry. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay and your observations would help us in our effort to improve and cater more closely to your requirements in future. Your compliments about the staff and the service have been conveyed to the team and... More

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel de l'Orient for 2 nights. Its a charming hotel at a great location. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating - service is good. Quality of food is good - the setting is peaceful and nice. We had booked the Madurai room - its nice , open the windows and very airy. (must remember that its... 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! We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay in the Madurai room, at the Hotel de l’Orient heritage hotel, in Pondicherry. At Neemrana, we try and maintain a balance between the old world charm and modern amenities and it is always encouraging when our guests appreciate the effort behind the... More

Palakkad, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my 5th trip to Pondy and this time i wanted to stay near the beach and the heritage town. I looked through the options and finalised to stay in De Lorient. they had rooms named after different places and i choose the room named "Nellore" and it was a wonderful stay. The rooms were great and actually you... More

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient and your overall experience of the town of Pondicherry, rich in culture and heritage. At Neemrana, we try and offer an experience, tailored to our guest’s requirements and have thus, designed our website to reflect details and pictures of each individual room to... More

Paris, France
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent hotel with a marvellous localisation inside the historical Town. Concept of "Hotel-non hotel" : each room has a specific and traditional furniture. Very nice service. Very good restaurant with different types of food (indian,creole).

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your appreciation of Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient, in Pondicherry! Feedback such as yours reinforces our philosophy of infusing new life into a ruined and unused structure and we are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the property; and appreciate the effort behind its restoration to its former charm and glory. Your compliments... 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
#4 Business Hotel in Pondicherry #6 Family Hotel in Pondicherry #12 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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