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Le Dupleix

Certificate of Excellence
5, Rue De La Caserne, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #9 of 59 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
saurabhsood18 Gurgaon, 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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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked the place for three nights. amazing ambience, was completely floored by the hospitality. The room was spacious and with ample amenities. Bathtub, Centrally AC, etc. Cleaning, Room service was impeccable, rivalling that of a 5 star. Restaurant is a must. Try the creme caramel in dessert.

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a rocky beginning to our stay, when, after a 3-hour drive from Chennai airport, the hotel desk said they don't have our reservation. Having booked directly through the hotel's website, this was a surprise we hadn't bargained for. I recommend that fellow travellers call them up a few days in advance to reconfirm. Fortunately, they did have a... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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312 reviews 312 reviews
55 hotel reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience at Le Dupleix was patchy -- hence the " average" score. Check in was very fast , unfortunately the room we were given - No. 1, -- was not quite ready but there we were, discovering the fact that the room was not ready and having to call reception every time we made a discovery. We arrived from... More 

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WijlaarsDA, General Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for being our guest during your recent trip to Pondicherry and thank you for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that you appreciate Le Dupleix as a true heritage property as well as the antique furnishings in the room. As mentioned in my earlier communication to you, I do apologize for the inconvenience you may... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first Valentines' day weekend after marriage, and we were in between two work-trips, so we wanted to make the most of the weekend--Le Dupleix was the best option that happened to us :) The Customer service is excellent. From the moment we stepped in, we were tended to with great warmth and eagerness. The location is central... More 

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WijlaarsDA, General Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you as our guests during your first visit ever to Pondicherry and thank you for taking out the time to review us on Tripadvisor. I am very happy that our services rendered have made your stay an enjoyable and memorable one and that the team has been able to add to the way... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here about 10 years ago and just had to go back there again. It was so fabulous to see how they've maintained the place. Staff is the sweetest! What comfy beds too. I only wish they'd vastly expand their playlist in their otherwise almost perfect courtyard restaurant. Say hello to James when you're there, he's the warmest host I've... More 

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WijlaarsDA, General Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking out the time to review us on Tripadvisor and thank you for returning as our guest after so many years! I am glad that after so many years the memories that you have of Le Dupleix have remained intact and that once again we have been able to meet and exceed your expectations. James... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip to Pondicherry and Auroville was made even more memorable by our stay in Le Dupleix. I booked here on strong recommendation of a dear friend.We were upgraded as soon as we arrived. The suite was gorgeous with period furniture and a spacious loft but we seem to be spending all our time on the balcony in front with... More 

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WijlaarsDA, General Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for being our guest during your recent trip to Pondicherry and thank you for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. I am glad that you enjoyed the calm and quiet of Le Dupleix and that the courteousness and helpfulness of the entire team has been able to make your stay a comfortable and memorable one and that we... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Le Dupleix for two nights and three days. The Staff were all equally pleasant, accommodating and they went out of their way to get things done. We arrived early, and they ensured that an early check-in was made possible. We arrived quite late for dinner, but they ensured that we got the table we prefered. We asked... More 

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WijlaarsDA, General Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing us on Tripadvisor and thank you for being our guest recently, it was a pleasure having you with us. I am glad you appreciate the charm and quiet of Le Dupleix, which is indeed a heritage hotel, beautifully renovated in co-operation with the commendable organization INTACH. I am pleased that the entire team has... More 

Hyderabad, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Le Dupleix for 3 days and had a great time. The hotel is well maintained with all the modern amenities and yet it maintains it's charm of being a heritage property. The service was excellent and we never received a no for anything we requested. I was there for my Birthday and the entire staff was very courteous... More 

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WijlaarsDA, General Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent trip to Pondicherry and thank you for taking out the time to review us on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that we have been able to make your stay a comfortable and memorable one and that you had an enjoyable birthday with us, bringing you the best wishes... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dupleix could be a great property. It is located in the heart of the city close to the tourist area... However, we arrived in the middle of the night and as soon as we were asleep we got a phone call at 6 am to get some papers... The bathroom was totally substandard. The toilet and shower were broken,... More 

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WijlaarsDA, General Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for being our guest during your recent trip to Pondicherry and thank you for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. On behalf of the entire team I would like to apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during your stay with us. Our efforts in maintaining the standards set by the management as well as the owners... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is in a good location just a five minute walk from the sea front. We stayed in what is called the penthouse. This is an addition to the original building and sits well. However the construction standard is poor particularly the bathroom, which was shabby. It had just one towel on arrival (had to ask twice for more)... More 

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WijlaarsDA, General Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for being our guest during your recent trip to Pondicherry and thank you for taking out the time to review us on Tripadvisor, it has been a pleasure meeting you. I have taken note of your concerns regarding the absence of towels as well as hot water and would like to offer my sincerest apologies for... More 

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