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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Macau, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This has a great ambiance and the rooms and the hotel in general have many historic items and four-poster beds. A really nice thing is that it has a central patio where you have breakfast; in the evening for dinner it's very atmospheric. The food is good and reasonably priced - and a large Kingfisher beer costs just INR 200.... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the ambience and the food. We experienced some problem with the water and the layout of the room(had no choice since this was the ony category available with an open bathroom) They shifted us the next day to the en suite Chandernagore and this was a fabulous experience. Courteous and helpful staff , despite having a number of Foreign... 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 writing to us about your experience at Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient in Pondicherry! Although it is rewarding to learn that you enjoyed your stay and the ambience in the Chandernagore room, we nevertheless encourage our guests to get in touch with our sales team to ensure that the room reserved caters to their specific requirements... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pondicherry is well worth the visit and this stylish boutique hotel is an ideal place to stay. Clean and quiet, antique rooms, friendly service and a good restaurant in the courtyard. Travelling in India, you need a quiet haven to retreat to from time to time.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing to us! We are pleased to receive your warm feedback about Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient in Pondicherry, and delighted to learn that your enjoyed your stay as well as the ambience and the restaurant. As we try and restore charm to a ruined and unused structure, your compliments validate our efforts and reinforce our... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my dinner here this evening. The fish soup is a real delicacy, the garlic bread with it enhanced the taste pleasing my palate! Commendable service unlike the staring goons in most Indian restaurants. The live music wasn't too great but was soothing. Kudos to this hotel for its excellent service! Delighted customer, indeed! :)

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing to us about your stay at Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient and your visit to the Carte Blanche courtyard restaurant in Pondicherry! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your meals as well as the ambience at the restaurant and your compliments about the staff and the hospitality have been conveyed to the team... More 

Palm Springs, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 nights at the hotel. My Balassore room was roomy & I loved having the tall windows looking out on the courtyard. It felt so homey by the way it's been furnished. Appreciate the tea, the serenity, & the in room safe . Out of 4 hotels on this trip, this has been the 1st to... 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 feedback about Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient, Pondicherry! We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay in the Balassore room as well as the ambience and the services and facilities offered. Every effort has been made to retain the original structure of the 17th century French colonial mansion and your kind words... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Nice place to stay, with beautiful French colonial decoration, accessible price for all you get. The rooms are spacious, nice bed and very pretty. Wifi didn't reach the rooms, though, but there was at the lobby. Nice oasis to hide after a walk in the bustling city. Very clean and nice people. Excellent service. Excellent breakfast!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing to us about your experience at Hotel de l’Orient heritage hotel, in Pondicherry! As we strive to strike a balance with the old world charm and encourage our guests to soak in the ambience and explore the history associated with the property and the town, modern hospitality practices such as television in the rooms,... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

fell in love with the annexe suite seringapatanam, with its moroccan blue bathroom walls, ravi verma mounted prints, antique furniture and decor, proximity to the beach as well as to the best restaurants, and finally, the privacy it offers! the staff is warm and friendly. spent some time savouring the early 20th century postcards, hinged on the walls in the... 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 warm feedback about Neemrana’s - Hotel de l’Orient in the French quarters of Pondicherry, and delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay in the Seringapatam room! The proximity of the property to the city center, the beach and the promenade does offer it a convenient location from which to explore the town.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I have just returned from a stay at the hotel de l'orient. It was incredible! I recommend this hotel in Pondicherry, it really has such a genuine charm to it and is such a wonderful place to return to in the evening. Each room is different and feels like a beautiful home left as it was and not something fake... 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 grateful for your patronizing feedback about Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Orient in Pondicherry and pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay as well as the services and facilities offered at the 17th century French colonial mansion. Your words of encouragement about the staff and the hospitality... More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Having stayed in Neemrana hotels when they first started I was pleased I could actually afford this one . The others in Rajasthan being well out of my price bracket ! The hotel is a lovely old building with beautiful open courtyard space in the centre with rooms around it . My room was Arcot , small but ok for... 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 feedback about Neemrana’s Hotel de l’Oreint in the French quarters of Pondicherry! As we at Neemrana strive to tailor an experience for the guests, unique and memorable in essence, it is always rewarding when the same is recognised and appreciated. Your compliments about the architecture and the décor have been conveyed to the... More 

Bangalore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

awesome location, walking from the beach, and god eating places. The room was comfortable, staff was helpful. The place has a very different heritage feel, which cannot be compared with five starts. I am so glad that we stayed there. Parking is a bit of a problem, and all rooms are of different types.

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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 feedback! We are glad you enjoyed the Neemrana experience and to know that we exceeded your expectations. As you may know, at Neemrana, we try and strike a balance between the old world charm and modern hospitality practices, in our endeavour to tailor an authentic and memorable experience for the guests. Your recognition of... More 

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