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Neemrana's Hotel de l'Orient

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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning heritage non-hotel (they like to call it so) and it truly deserves to be. The staffs were remarkably very friendly and extra courteous. The location is perfectly right next to the beach and very centrally located in the French town. The included breakfast was sufficient with a good variety - made to order eggs, toast, cereals, yogurts and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome service, exceptional service and fantastic ambiance. The location was extremely central and parking convenient. Very tastefully made in an old heritage building, located inside the White Town area of Pondicherry.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and restaurant and thoughtfulness in every detail of the clients needs and wants. Perfect stay. Staff is really kind and helpful and was very efficient in helping with arrangements for our solo travels and for exploring sites in Tamil Nadu such as Mamallapuram and Chidambaram. Neemrana is an excellent base for day trips and an attraction is itself,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive but excellent! Very tastefully made in an old heritage building, located inside the White Town area of Puducherry, this place is also very close to the Puducherry beach Road. This is the place, if you can afford it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pondicherry has some lovely heritage accommodation in the French Quarter that includes Neemarema's Hotel L'Orient, built by the French in 1700's as their Department of Education for $70- $160 ($130 in low season). Hotel L'Orient like other heritage options is well located near restaurants, boutiques and the Promenade and has helpful, friendly staff. It is also full of antique and... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are grateful for your feedback about Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient and delighted that you enjoyed the proximity to the beach, the promenade and the city centre. As we strive to restore charm and historical significance to ruined and unused structures, feedback such as yours reinforces the Neemrana philosophy while acting as a source of encouragement, and we... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is "out of time", exactly what you're searching for when you come to Pondichéry. The building is surprising, the furniture is so rich and so chic, so beautiful and it respects the special ambiance of this little town. The food is various and the menus are excellent. The staff is so friendly and so nice with the guests... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm words about Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient, in the French quarters of the charming town of Pondicherry! As we strive to tailor an experience unique and memorable, we are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay as well as the ambience at the 17th century French colonial mansion. Your appreciation will go a long... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is bang in the middle of Pondycherry, walking distance from the beach and all good eating places. You cant ask for a better location! However, The hotel I feel is over rated. There are too many staircases! Anyone with disabilities or knee pain or older people will find it very difficult to get to their rooms! In fact... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank your for writing to us about your visit to Pondicherry! It is rewarding to know that you enjoyed the location as well as the proximity of the property to the beach, the promenade and the city centre. In our effort to tailor individual experiences, we encourage our guests to please call up our sales office in case... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Room was cozy, small and functional. It is located in the heart of the French quarters and is very central. The physical infrastructure was fairly impressive. It was a very quiet place. We were delighted by the warmth of the staff but were disappointed about their lack of training on basics (management issue not staff) - front desk did not... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us! We are pleased that you enjoyed the location of the 17th century French colonial mansion as well as the work done by the team to restore a ruin and make it hospitable for guests. However, we are disappointed to learn of your experience and encourage you to please... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Hotel de L'Orient reminded me of a small hotel in New Orleans. It was charming, well appointed, and understated. My cozy, quiet room was named the "Gingy", under the eaves, and reached by a ladder-like wooden stair. The room had rich wood floors and furniture, coffee and tea (with a scissors provided to open the packets), and a bathroom... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us during your visit to Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient, in Pondicherry! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your time in the French quarters of the charming town, your stay in the Gingy room as well as the proximity to the beach and the promenade. We have also made a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's a brilliant choice for neone looking to stay in a heritage hotel in the french colony area of Pondicherry, just 100 metres from rock beach , lots of restaurants/cafes nearby,brilliant service, courteous staff, all in all they didnt give us any reason for disappointment.. the breakfast had limited options but the staff was more than willing to go out... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are pleased to receive your kind feedback about Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient heritage hotel as well as the Carte Blanche courtyard restaurant located in the French quarters of Pondicherry! It is rewarding to know that you enjoyed the proximity to the beach and the promenade and got a chance to relax, unwind and explore the history associated... More 

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