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“Decent option while on a budget” 4 of 5 stars
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Ginger Pondicherry Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Old Venus Theatre, Karuvadikuppam, Main Road | Saram Revenue Village, Oulgaret Municipality, Pondicherry, India   |  
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Ranked #36 of 60 Hotels in Pondicherry
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“Decent option while on a budget”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Ginger in Pondicherry, like most others of the chain, caters to those on a budget and who are looking for value for money.

Location: A bit away from most of the tourist sights and sounds, but considering that Pondicherry is not very big, that is a not a big deterrent. One can easily avail cabs and buses from near the hotel and being on the outskirts means that the location is quiet.

Service: The service is reasonable for the price. Room service can be slow and the idea is that you will help yourself - be it at the buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner or for stowing your luggage. That said, room cleaning service is prompt and timely.

Room: The rooms are quite basic. Bed, table, wardrobe, AC unit, and TV. The mini-fridge in the room does not stock alcohol. The bathrooms are clean and functional, although not very big. Dont expect bath tubs or superior ceramic or glass ware! Towels are provided, but no toiletries (such as shaving kit, toothbrush etc.)

Amenities: The bar is reasonably priced. And is quiet to boot! Hotel guests are entitled to free wi-fi during their stay, but I didnt carry my laptop, so cannot say how good the connectivity was. The hotel also has a bookshop, a travel desk, and a shop selling souvenir T-shirts.

Pricing: The pricing is very reasonable and does not vary significantly by season. Prices quoted are normally for room only. There is a separate breakfast / lunch / dinner service that is also reasonably priced, but to be paid for separately.

Room Tip: Ginger does not vary its prices much by season. So book early to get best rate.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

I stayed in this hotel for one day along with my family. It is an ok place to stay but it is worth for money that we spend. The rooms are good. The food is not so great. The food is not at all worth for money that we spend. The service offered there is good. Overall, it is not a great place but can try it if you are left with no other choice.

Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

I have been a regular at Ginger hotels for the last few years due to its economical rates and a standard service and room quality which can be expected. So frequently, that Ginger is almost synonymous with Pondy... However it was a pathetic experience when i stayed in April. No washed towels, had to be reminded some 20 times.. and no waste baskets in the room.... breakfast buffet quality has gotten worse although the price has gone up.. while from cleanliness point of view, it's still ok, there are other things that the hotel ought to do to keep customers happy. i am not sure now if I will stay in this hotel again, may be i will look out for other options too...

Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Stayed here for 3 days with friends. Hotel is in city and don't expect beach. Not clean enough, front desk was good. House keeping was worst. No towels, sheets were not clean, stains everywhere. Oh the rooms are very small. They said wifi is there, but didn't find signal at all, when enquired it was only available in reception area. Overall we took it thinking of past experience with Ginger but it is not worth.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

We as a family visited GINGER, however didnot find it LUXURIOUS.
It was just a place where you can stay and not expect great dining, swimming, room services, etc.
If you are planning a holiday with family, suggest select a better holiday. If you are on business trip and will need the accomodation only for stays at night then go ahead.
Staff is good and curtious.

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  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

I booked this hotel way ahead of time and got a very competitive rate for the room which was my main criteria.The idea of a budget hotel is truly experienced with all fantasies.
The beach front of the hotel is its beauty.The room was a little compact but good.The bed linen was dusty and should have been more clean.The restaurant and bar are also good with a wide choice of drinks.The service could have been more better.

Overall it is an average choice, which is at least worth your money.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

The rooms were dusty - the bed linen was dusty and had grey tinge to it from being washed in dirty water. The staff were very matter of fact - not friendly at all. Was traveling with a young family - definitely not suited for families or children.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Old Venus Theatre, Karuvadikuppam, Main Road | Saram Revenue Village, Oulgaret Municipality, Pondicherry, India
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Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 60 Hotels in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ginger Pondicherry Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 94
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