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The Dune Eco Village & Spa

Keelputhupet | Via Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014, India
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Ranked #26 of 61 Hotels in Pondicherry
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Chennai (Madras), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked a single room for one night using an online portal and spent 4000 bucks on it. We are regular to Pondicherry and decided to check out this much hyped resort. When we entered the resort, we weren't welcome. There was a poor excuse of a Reception where a "Receptionist" with a courteousness and manners of Bane was there... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked 6 eco rooms for family G2G on 20th, 21st June 2015. We kept mobile phone in bag in locked room and went for Dinner. After 2 hours, The phone is missing and very poor response from Manager and ask us to report to Police. As well as, No security person was there when we check-in 20th June Saturday. After... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here during Aug 2012 with wife and daughter (then 4 years) and we stayed in Flex house. Though we had options to choose for as we visited there during rainy season, the Flex house was the best. I must say this particular room is meant for couples, though my daughter enjoyed roaming around the room and the box type... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my third visit to Dune, extended family gang of nearly 12 of us came here to stay for 3 nights. Started with service being very poor, leaky rooms as it was Raining(family cottage) so unable to use 2 bed rooms for 1 night, ended with a bad taste when the manager did not even acknowledge the leaky room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The beach next to the hotel is very nice and clean, property is off Pondicherry town. We had a suite which was good sized and 2 ac's kept the heat out. However the service and attitude of staff was very poor and there are only limited dishes on the menu. The food however was good. I had my pet Labrador... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Huge property but expensive for their amenities! They don't keep mandatory tea in rooms and want to charge for it! One isnlost inside as even reaching the pool one needs vehicle and not well manned! One doesn't know who 5onask for their way back to their room! ? We were out in non ac room which at 4k was expensive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Brilliant place as a getaway ...works after 3 days of touring pondicherry and remaining last day or 2 days here for unwinding.....huge property and pretty...however their non ac room sucjed with too much eco-friendly floor...susceptible to mosquitoes and too exoensive...their garden ac room is lovely tho a tad expensive. They are not manned enough and it is difficult to find... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Having a small dog (pug) who is unaccustomed to living without one of us, we were enticed by various lists out of the web that ranks Dune Eco Beach Hotel as one of the most pet-friendly hotels in India. However as we found, their attitude towards pets can only be described as nonchalance. We called them and received a discounted... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Pretty good place to relax and unwind as it is close to the beach and the resort theme is eco-friendly. The service is appalling, the staff hardly have a smile on their face. The food is pretty bad and they are neither good at continental or local cuisine. Pros: Location, rooms and Eco-friendly theme. Cons: Service, food and staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Stayed 8 nights in the Pool House and enjoyed every moment. We loved this place. From the food, to the pool, to the bikes, to the wave jumping on the beach, to the kids yoga, to the little farm, to the local temple / village on the doorstep and not forgetting the amazing smiles from the staff. The service was... More 

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