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La Maison Tamoule

Old No. 36 Vysial Street, Pondicherry 605001, India (Formerly Calve Heritage Hotel)
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Ranked #24 of 54 hotels in Pondicherry
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Frankfurt, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I would give this place perhaps five stars but we only stayed a weekend and that was perhaps a little too short. Nice restaurant and spacious rooms and centrally located with about 10-minute walk to the beach/promenade. Helpful staff and child friendly. Staff did their best to accommodate the 2-yr-old travelling with us in terms of providing warm milk and... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback about the La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel in Pondicherry. It is rewarding to learn that you had an enjoyable stay at the property. Your appreciation about the warm and personalised hospitality has been conveyed to the Manager and the team. We assure you that we shall add supplementary routers to boost the... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were in Pondicherry for the Auroville marathon over a weekend and it turned out be an amazing weekend getaway. We were a little apprehensive about the place, given the hustle bustle of the Nehru Street. But once we turned the corner, the old tamil mansions lined up in the street transported us to another century. This is a mansion... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable review about the La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel in Pondicherry. We are pleased to know that you had a comfortable stay at the property. Your appreciation about the breakfast spread has been conveyed to the Chef. Your observations have been noted and we shall certainly consider the same. We thank you for your... More

Hyderabad, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Our stay in La Maison Tamoule, situated in Tamil quarter was comfortable and service was very good. This Chettinad style mansion has 10 rooms and retains the old world charm and traditional decor with Athangudi tiles, central court yard with soild, carved wooden pillars and old style wooden furniture. Some of the rooms have mezzanine floor bedrooms with a sitting... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read about your experience at the La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel in Pondicherry. It is great to know that you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay at the property. We always encourage our guests to inform the Sales team about their requirements so that they can assist in finding a suitable room. Alternatively you... More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

If you want to make a change from impersonal hotels try this place. It's a lovely building and our room was comfortable and spacious . The restaurant food is delicious ,although not many people seem to eat here. The tandoori chicken is fantastic and the salads make a change from curry . Also the Creole style fish soup is full... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable review about the La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel in Pondicherry. We are delighted to know that you had a comfortable stay. Your appreciation about the cuisine has been conveyed to the Chef. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon ! Warm regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

La Maison Tamoule (a.k.a. LMT) sits in the Tamil quarter of Pondicherry, so don’t expect the fanciness of the French quarter here. But if you like the old world charm, the traditional antique houses surrounding LMT and the bustling marketplace on the street that leads you to the hotel will completely win you over. The smell of fresh flowers, incense,... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is with joy and gratitude that we at Neemrana received your positive feedback about the La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel in Pondicherry. We are delighted to learn that you had a comfortable stay in the Blue Sapphire room. Your appreciation about the warm hospitality has been conveyed to the Manager and the team. The Chef is pleased... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had booked all of La Maison Tamoule for a wedding in the family because the property provided the perfect setting for the occasion, as it turned out this was one of the best decisions (with respect to the choice of location) we could've made. The hotel staff and the manager Anbu were phenomenal. They, along with the staff of... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to commemorate your family wedding at the La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel in Pondicherry. You will be pleased to learn that majority of the team is from the local are and has been empowered by Neemrana to run their local heritage with pride. Your compliments about the warm hospitality have been conveyed to them.... More

Pune
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Being a week day, there was not much activity in the resort. We stayed at the Cat's Eye and yes, the room was quite small but we expected that due to its budget price. What I didn't expect was an unclean bathroom with a sloppy shower curtain and a leaky shower. Definitely didn't expect that from a 'Neemrana' run property!... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is with gratitude that we receive your honest feedback about the La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel in Pondy. Your appreciation about the breakfast and the service has been conveyed to the Chef, the Manager and the service team. We have noted your concern about the bathroom and have already taken the necessary corrective action. Please accept our... More

Bangalore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Things to note: 1. Polite, helpful staff: I reached at 8:00 am and checked out at 10 a.m. the next day - no issues. My room was upgraded from a 3K one to a 4K one - the duplex one. Also, I left some things in the room which were promptly returned on cleaning. 2. Breakfast Being a la carte,... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm and appreciative feedback about the La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel in Pondicherry. Your compliments about the efficient service has been conveyed to the Front office and the housekeeping teams. We have also conveyed your appreciation about the cuisine to the Chef. The 29 Neemrana 'non- hotel' Hotels across India are instrumental in and... More

Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Beautiful building, serene, calm and peaceful. We had a wonderful duplex room, thoughtful touches were hairdryer, tea and coffee. Great food, French/Indian breakfast and the availability of good wine made this a real treat for me. The staff even went out to get my husband a bottle of Kingfisher when their stock had run out. Wi-fi access in reception was... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm and appreciative review about the La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel in Pondicherry. We are pleased to learn that you had a comfortable stay at the property. Your appreciation about the cuisine and the wine selection has been conveyed to the Chef and the F&B team. We thank you for your visit and look... More

Pune
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We found the hotel to be in a quiet street that has been preserved and partly even reconstructed to evoke the charm of the old Tamil street, with pillared verandas and cool courtyards. The hotel itself is a refurbished old Tamil house, decorated well, with the fake antiques blending nicely, and all modern conveniences, good air conditioning which is a... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable review about the La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel in Pondicherry. We are pleased to learn that you had a comfortable stay at the property. Your appreciation about the warm hospitality has been conveyed to the team. We hope that as you continue to travel with Neemrana, you’ll find more to tell us about... More

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Additional Information about La Maison Tamoule

Also Known As:
Welcomheritage Calve Hotel
Welcomheritage Calve Hotel Pondicherry
Address: Old No. 36 Vysial Street, Pondicherry 605001, India (Formerly Calve Heritage Hotel)
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On a distinctive Tamil street of Pondicherry with red-tiled verandahs and seating platforms, lies La Maison Tamoule. This street was restored under the Asia Urbs Programme. Polished red-tile Attangadi floors surround a pillared courtyard over two floors. The verandahs lead to the rooms with Burmese teak doors and furniture. Light filters through a translucent roof above and the windows in the rooms tint the sunlight with their stained glass panes. This Baroque, Franco-Tamil architecture represents the same fusion as the colonial furniture and Creole food of Pondicherry. ... more   less 
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