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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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Neemrana's - La Maison Tamoule
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Ranked #16 of 61 Hotels in Pondicherry
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
drsamyu1988 Chennai (Madras), India
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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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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(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 3 weeks ago

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 

Pune, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Pondicherry and while we were rudely shocked after seeing the hotel we booked through Makemytrip.com. We had no option but to look out for some other place to stay .. and we landed here at Neemrana's -La maision Tamoule. This is truly a marvel located in the Tamil quarters of the French town. It... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us about your visit to Neemrana’s La Maison Tamoule, in Pondicherry! We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay, the proximity of the property to the Aurobindo Ashram, the beach, as well as the services and facilities offered. As you may be aware, at Neemrana, we strive hard to... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I booked Neemrana without any references by friends or relatives, but after doing that, i was told by more than a couple of friends that I can expect a beautiful stay. And true to the experiences, it turned out to be a pleasant and satisfying stay. First come first, our main attraction was to experience a heritage ambience, and Neemrana... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing to us! We are pleased to receive your feedback about Neemrana’s La Maison Tamoule in Pondicherry and to learn that you enjoyed your stay, the services and facilities offered as well as the proximity to the beach, the Aurobindo Ashram and the city center. As we strive to tailor experiences for our guests, and... More 

Plymouth, UK
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is an old building tastefully restored with many antique features of wood pillars, wood ceiling, doors and flooring. Rooms are large, with Louvre windows of French style. Good, firm, clean bed and clean bathroom. Staff is very helpful, with excellent Tamil Nadu and European breakfast on a buffet table. It is rather unimpressive from outside but as you enter... 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 feedback about Neemrana’s - La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel, in Pondicherry! As we strive to strike a balance between the old world charm and modern hospitality practices, we are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the ambience at the 19th century Tamil home as well as the services and facilities offered. Your compliments about... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Loved the mansion and were sorry we weren't staying longer at this hotel. Lots of character and charm and homely calm feel. Old furniture, some antique and lots of wooden shutters etc. Very well located for walks in the french quarter which was charming. We would have liked to have stayed longer. Loved opening the shutters to our cute little... 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 about your experience at Neemrana’s - La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel, in Pondicherry! As we try and restore charm and infuse life into a ruined and unused structure, your appreciation of the ambience and the interiors reinforces the Neemrana philosophy and validates our efforts. We are also grateful... More 

Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We spent 2 days in this little and very nice heritage hotel on the part of the indian town. Very central and at 5 minutes from the ashram and the colonial french town. Staff very friendly and professional . we recommended it

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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 and appreciative feedback about Neemrana’s - La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel! Located at just five minutes from the Aurobindo Ashram and also in close proximity to the beach and the promenade, it does offer a convenient location from which to explore the culturally rich town of Pondicherry and we are glad that you... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This Neemrana "non-hotel" is in the quaint Vysial Street, in the Tamil Quarter of Pondicherry. This puts you in walking distance to most of the attractions in the city, and about 15 minutes drive to Auroville. The hotel itself is a beautifully restored mansion with quaint old-school room decor and a very homely feel to everything. There is no room... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are pleased to receive your feedback about Neemrana’s - La Maison Tamoule heritage hotel, in Pondicherry! Your words reinforce our philosophy of infusing life and restoring charm to a ruined and unused structure and it is extremely rewarding when someone at the receiving end can sense and appreciate our effort to offer an experience, unique and memorable.... More 

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