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Neemrana's - La Maison Tamoule

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Old No. 36 Vysial Street, Pondicherry 605001, India (Formerly Calve Heritage Hotel)
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Ranked #18 of 61 Hotels in Pondicherry
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for three days during our recent trip to Puducherry. The hotel is located in the Tamil quarters, a five minute walk to the Promenade. The hotel is a beautifully restored nineteenth century property with Athanagudi tiles and beautiful woodwork typical of the lavish Chettinar interior style and period furniture. Many of the... More 

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

First let's start off about the place. Located at Vysial street, from the front it's a blink and you miss it appearance of Le Maison Tamoule. However, the small front belies the massive proportions inside. What i most loved were the high walls and the typical architecture that reminded me of my family home from the 80's. The rooms are... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property is well restored and the hotel has a great ambiance .the staff are very helpful and friendly especially Raman and selvaraj . The rooms are nice,clean and large with all the comforts.The food in the restaurant is amazing, absolutely delicious.I would definitely recommend this warm heritage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is lovely, with beautiful chettinad architecture - a real tamil house. The staff are friendly and the food is alright. The rooms are perhaps a little too narrow but that's alright, since the beautiful oxide floors take your breath away.

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable review about the La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel in Pondicherry. Your appreciation about the service and the food has been conveyed to service team and the Chef. We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon ! Warm Regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Pleasant,quaint street and peaceful!i had gone to Pondicherry in the Month of May. I would strongly recommend this place. Very centrally located. Part of Tamil colony,the staff were friendly, attentive and efficient. With a good sense of humour as well.Mr Ram - the front office at the hotel is truly a gentleman with a keen eye for the highest standards... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm words about Neemrana’s La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel in Pondicherry! In our endeavour to tailor a unique and memorable experience, it is always deeply rewarding when our guests can sense and appreciate the love and we are pleased that you enjoyed the location of the property, the proximity to the beach and the... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Honestly, ask yourselves ... does a place which is dated but restored make an authentic claim to being an heritage accommodation? As the name suggests, it is more of a confused French - Tamil combination of whitewashed walls and stone pillars. It is centrally located, though in one of Pondy's many stinking streets that begin and end with open drains.... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us! We are disappointed to learn that your visit did not turn out as expected and are writing to offer an explanation. As you are aware, the property is a 19th century Tamilian home, located in close proximity to the Aurobindo Ashram and the beach. To ensure an authentic... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited this place in July as a group of 4... Nice place, but the location wasn't great.. parking was a problem, on the road.. But the room was very nice.. it was big and clean.. Breakfast options could have been better though, nothing great..

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us! We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the property, located in close proximity to the Aurobindo Ashram and the beach as well as the ambience and the interiors of the rooms. We request you to please also write to us on the email address... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The heritage hotel is very good and in center position. The foods are good. Staff are very well mannered and helpful. They also provided us tea and cold drink free of cost at the time of check out. Rooms are also good with french style.

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are grateful to you for sharing your experience with us and glad to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Pondicherry and your stay at the 17th century French colonial mansion; Neemrana’s - Hotel de l’Orient! The Carte Blanche courtyard restaurant offers Creole and Continental cuisine, along with a few seafood dishes in order to suit a... More 

Bangalore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

(1) Great property, untapped potential but shabby. Toilets were uncomfortable as the fixtures and fittings are of a poor quality. Our toilet did not have a toilet paper holder, the tub was blue plaster and just looked/felt cheap. We were in a room on the 1st floor with a very peculiar layout - the bed was on the mezzanine floor,... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us. We have made a note of your observations and investigated the same with the team on-site. It is disappointing to learn of your experience and we are writing to offer an explanation. On the date of your check-in, we did not have rooms available at the property and... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Well located and good Decor's. Friendly staff make your day. The place is well within reach of the promenade, auto ashram, shopping streets and eateries. This is easy to reach and the rooms give a joy of living in ancient homes. Well maintained and decent for families. Food options for breakfast seem limited but is good to taste :-)

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - La Maison Tamoule, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm words about Neemrana’s La Maison Tamoule in the Tamil quarters of Pondicherry and we are delighted to learn of your stay and to know that you enjoyed the proximity to the beach and the Aurobindo Ashram. In our effort to offer an experience, we are pleased that you enjoyed your time and look... More 

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