Just completed three days at The Richmond and loved it. Rooms are small but very nicely appointed, clean and stylish, bed very comfortable, excellent water temperature and pressure. Free WiFi in the room is a definite plus. Restaurant is good, not great but perfectly fine if you don't feel like going out -- actually has better croissant than most hotels in the US, perhaps expected considering Pondy's French colonial past. Location is great, a 5 minute walk from the water, with other French Quarter sites within a short stroll (by my definition of short stroll, coming from a confirmed walking New Yorker). Auto rickshaws are abundant should the heat or distance be too much for you.
Some reviews have mentioned the noise from the kitchen coming up through hotel. In my experience with a second floor room, while I could hear some kitchen noise it was in no way objectionable or did it disturb my sleep or stay in any way (again though, I'm used to a lot of street noise inside at all times, from living in lower Manhattan).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Richmond, Puducherry is the fifth property of The Residency Group of Hotels. The Richmond has 14 well appointed rooms with the following in-room facilities: 1.Tea/Coffee station. 2.Digital safe. 3.Well stocked Mini-bar. 4.Hair dryer. Location: Immediate proximity of the promenade beach. In the quiet French colonial quarter, Pondicherry is completely accessible from here. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Richmond Puducherry Pondicherry