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Ashram Guest House, Pondicherry, India
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great location, clean basic accomodation but reception needs to be more cordial

First of all, this is NOT a restaurant, but a guest house attached to the Ashram, Rooms are clean and spacious, providing all the basics. Beautiful garden, view and atmosphere. I went there with my parents for a short visit during this summer. But we too found that the people at the reception to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

First of all, this is NOT a restaurant, but a guest house attached to the Ashram, Rooms are clean and spacious, providing all the basics. Beautiful garden, view and atmosphere. I went there with my parents for a short visit during this summer. But we too found that the people at the reception to be very curt and impolite in... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I stayed there 3 times but the last 2 times was bad , and last once we checked out and went to Dumas Guest House (much better). The Place and Area is just amazing, and 20 Years ago it was a very great stay. It's still an amazing place, but the management sucks, would not even call it spiritual any... More 

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Tirunelveli, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I stayed in this GH with family during last week of sept 2014. The people in the reception are very hard mind people. They are said we are volunteers from Ashram but their behaviors are really very low class, even they don't know how to talk with the guests. They put every where proverbs, but they didn't follow even one... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is not a restaurant or a cafe, it is a safe, decent, clean and spiritual stay for every traveller to stay at this Park Guest House. I really enjoy staying at this place, the Sea view and the hospitality of the staff in the Park Guest House. #This_Is_Not_A_Restaurant.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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
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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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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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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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  • Address: Ashram Guest House, Pondicherry, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry

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  • Cuisine: Cafe

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