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Le Dupleix

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5, Rue De La Caserne, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #8 of 54 hotels in Pondicherry
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Salem, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

hai, very well maintained property with all facilities we had drink with grilled chicken sandwich all were awesome enjoyed my evening with drinks&snacks palanisamy.D front office manager salem castle hotel

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long unwinding weekend at Pondicherry brought us to Le Dupleix - one reason restored Mayors residence- a heritage structure. On the quiet rue on the corner is this beautiful white structure with a large courtyard with rooms on three levels. The hotel exudes charm and peace- the rooms are colonial and large. Although I was hoping for a first... More

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Danielle S, 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 the time to review us on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure meeting you and having you as our guests. I am happy that our services exceeded your expectations, your special mention of Vasan has been conveyed to him as... More

Gurgaon, India
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
35 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for authentic french food we chanced upon Le Dupleix. It is one of the oldest buildings in the heart of old French town of Pondicherry and is believed to be 200 years old. It has been restored and converted in one of the two design oriented hotels by the Kapurs of Hidesign family. It is run by Sarovar Hotels.... More

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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us during your recent visit to Pondicherry, it was a pleasure having you as our guest and thank you for taking out your valuable time to review us on Tripadvisor. I'm happy that you appreciate the meticulous renovation and the harmony between the traditional and modern that exists at Le Dupleix. I am... More

alicante, spain
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
44 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is excellent. As another reviewer has said, the rooms have just the right mix of Tamil and colonial charm, and are great places just to be- the sign of a really good hotel. The courtyard escapes the madness that can be intrusive in India, and the food is wonderful- French cuisine with Indian touches which add interest and... More

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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank your for reviewing us on Tripadvisor, it was a pleasure having you with us during recent stay in Pondicherry. Your appreciation of the cuisine offered by us and your special mention of the staff has been conveyed to the entire team and motivates us in our constant efforts to exceed the expectations of... More

Encinitas, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adequate, clean room and bath. Beautifully crafted wooden furniture, and architectural details on pillars and ceilings. The breakfast was tasty, South Indian fare. The beach was in walking distance and an evening walk along the beach was great. The building is 3 stories, but does not have an elevator. A talented violinist played in the courtyard during the evening--Fantastic.

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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for being our guest during your recent visit to Pondicherry and thank you for taking out your valuable time to review us on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that the we have been able to make your stay with us a comfortable and memorable one. I do hope to be able to welcome you as our guest... More

Bangalore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Stayed there for 2 days, faultless place with state of the art french architecture. Best part was food, and hospitality of the staff. You should take the first floor rooms for better experience The location is just perfect. Would love to go back there.

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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Pondicherry and thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that the entire team has been able to exceed your expectations and that we have been able to make your stay with us a comfortable and memorable one. Your appreciation of... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We visited this place on Valentine's evening. When we walked in after having a look at the set menu displayed outside (which was of course nothing to write home about - just 2 main course options and a glass of wine - not affordable by any standards), we spoke with one lady at the reception. She spoke with us in... More

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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you for choosing us to write your first ever review on Tripadvisor. On Valentine's day Le Dupleix, traditionally, offers its guests a special 4 course menu accompanied by a complimentary glass of wine. Since the restaurant was fully booked for the evening, we do believe the menu to be appreciated by all our guests. The violinist has... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great conservation work done. A beautiful blend f french and tamil and modern architecture. Food Though limited veg choice excellent quality. Staff. Highly courtious and efficient- specially Robert, Gladdis and ofcourse the Manager Daina Overall beautiful time. would certainly be going again for room no. 5

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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for being our guest recently. It was lovely meeting you and having you with us. I am happy that the entire team has been able to make your stay a comfortable and memorable one. Your appreciation of the front office staff has been noted and serves as a great motivator to all of us. Should you... More

Brussels, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

(As TripAdvisor doesn't allow only the restaurant to be reviewed, I've sneaked in through the hotel entrance! ;) I came across the restaurant by accident and it was a wonderful surprise - I had the 4-course menu - a bargain at 450Rs! The food was fresh and beautifully presented, and the dal makhani was the best I've ever had. Service... More

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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for having lunch with us during your recent visit to Pondicherry and thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. I am happy that you enjoyed the "menu of the day" with us and that the service provided exceeded your expectations. Your appreciation has been conveyed to the entire F&B team and is... More

Bangalore, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Beautifully landscaped, the restaurant in the property offers delightful French cuisine and great service. Having reached there for lunch in between work, the serenity of the place really helps you relax. The Poulet Roti or the Roasted Chicken was one of the best Ive ever had. Also the French Onion and Herb soup and the Home made Rum and Raisin... More

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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for having lunch with us recently and thank you for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. I am happy that you enjoyed a relaxed time in our courtyard and your appreciation of the cuisine offered by us has been conveyed to our Chef and his team, it does serve as a great motivator for the entire team. Please... More

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Additional Information about Le Dupleix

Also Known As:
Le Dupleix Hotel
Le Dupleix Pondicherry
Le Dupleix Hotel Pondicherry
Address: 5, Rue De La Caserne, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
#9 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Le Dupleix 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Dupleix offers a fusion between the rich, colonial heritage and a contemporary flavor. The hotel beautifully complements Pondicherry. It is a 14-room luxury heritage hotel, nestling in an 18th century French colonial villa, originally built for the Maire Mayor of Pondicherry. Now restored and modernized the hotel is an architectural masterpiece showcasing the life of the 18th century French Governor Marquis Joseph-Francois Dupleix. The 14 suites are all distinct in style and furnishings and each provides a unique experience. ... more   less 
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