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Le Dupleix

Certificate of Excellence
5, Rue De La Caserne, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #9 of 60 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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New Delhi, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and property is lovely. The staff are also very friendly and helpful with getting autos or giving directions to nearby places. While the room was cool and comfortable, the beds need to be a larger size as my husband and I could just about fit head to toe, which was bit uncomfortable to sleep in! The view from... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel location was good service was good also. The breakfast layout was not good at all n the food we ordered for breakfast was very bad n very late service. The beds very small n sleeping at night was difficult due to length of the bed. I stayed with my wife . Also it was very noisy early morning as... More 

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Munich, Germany
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27 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The charming Boutique Hotel has a quiet prime location in the french quarter of pondicherry. upon arrival from chennai airport after 3 hours drive, we gladly recieved our comfortable room in the basement to rejuvenate and got rid of jetlag. the room had a high-bed, fridge, air condition and clean bathroom, just anything to feel comfortable. also bottles of water... 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. I am glad we have been able to make your stay with us comfortable and memorable and your special mention of the friendliness of the staff is much appreciated and has been shared with the entire team. I am pleased that our central location... More 

Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for being our guest and thank you for taking out the time to review us on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that the entire team has been able to make your stay comfortable and memorable and your appreciation of our hospitality has been noted and shared with all. It is comments like these that motivate us in... More 

Gurgaon, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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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 being our guest during your recent trip to Pondicherry. I would like to offer my sincerest apologies for the disappointment you experienced while dining with us, the matter has been discussed with the Chef and his team and I assure you that... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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316 reviews 316 reviews
56 hotel reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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 March 15, 2015

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 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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 

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