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Sri Aurobindo Park Guest House

Ashram Guest House, Pondicherry, India
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Ranked #89 of 198 restaurants in Pondicherry
Cuisines: Café
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  • English first
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English first
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This guest house dies not take reservations over phone. Understandable as is the case with most guest houses attached to the Ashram. But the people @ the front desk definitely need to greet tired travellers with a smile & some warmth. Their booking & payment rules are quite confusing. If u pay for only one day u are not sure... More

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Mumbai
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is not a resturant ,it is worse than a canteen.Unless you are staying here avoid the place like the plague.Incase you are staying here only have the coffee or tea in the morning that too instant from the machine for all other meals go out.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Beautiful view. Spartan but clean accommodations. My partner had been here before and loved it. When we went together we hit a very curt person checking us in. We were there in September, which was HOT and mosquito-filled, so while I would recommend in the winter, I would not recommend in warmer weather. We were on the top floor which... More

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Lonavala, India
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This place is supposed to be listed under guesthouses, at the very least. Not a restaurant. The place is an auxiliary of the Shri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry and has rules that are to be followed to the letter. The guest house is not for people touring for fun. They have a whole set of instructions et al. The blaring thing... More

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Pondicherry, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The rooms are spacious and the rent does not make a hole in the pocket. The food is quite delicious and the menu is very well priced. The experience of staying in a room overlooking the bay is remarkable.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Just in case you see this on TripAdvisor as a café, and really want a café experience, be forewarned - really don't know why these reviews are under the restaurant-café section rather than the accommodation section. The most dreadful coffee I've ever tasted :) basic but extremely well-priced food like papaya & curd was fine but it's just simple. There... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This should be definitely in the guest house category, not restaurant as someone already mentioned. We stayed 4 nights in lovely room (each has its name, not just number). There is very nice meditation garden and basic but good canteen for breakfast. Yes, you need to follow some rules and get back to the room not later than 10:30 pm... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Very good guest house. Rooms were very clean and spacious. But the staff are a bit strict but apart from that the best guest house in Pondicherrry!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I love this guesthouse, I stayed here 3 times and found it great each time. The rooms are large, clean and bright and many have a balcony overlooking the beach and sea and their beautiful gardens. They are quite strict though, as expected for an ashram; no alcohol, 10pm curfew and when a friend was staying here and I came... More

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Hyderabad, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Slow response, curt replies, good rooms, curfew in place after 10 pm ( they won't let you in after 10 ) and the best of the sea view available. It's very cheap & generally oversubscribed .

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