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The Richmond, Puducherry
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12 Labourdonnais Street | Near old Law college, Pondicherry 605001, India   |  
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Ranked #22 of 60 Hotels in Pondicherry
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“nice stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

A really cozy place to stay in.... loved the service and the staff was very helpful.... The place was really clean... i also liked the food and the location was alright was able to get around without a problem.... Only wish it had car parking...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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THERICHMOND09, Manager at The Richmond, Puducherry, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
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I am truly delighted to learn that you had a pleasant stay with us.

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We spent 2 nights here in Dec 2012. We were checked into a delux room, which did not have a window to allow the natural. We were then given an option to move into a slightly smaller room on the 2nd floor, which had a window that overlooked the street. It was nice to see that the management did accommodate our request.

The room and the bathroom was very clean. The staff was courteous and welcoming. The best part is the 24 hr check in and check out system.

The restaurant is smallish. We did not have any meals there, except for the breakfast. There was ample to eat at the breakfast table. I tried the South Indian dishes, which were quite delightful.

The location is good, just 2 min walking distance from the promenade.

The hotel is more like a budget place, which is slightly over priced. However, it met all standards of hygiene, cleanliness and locations.

Room Tip: Not all rooms have a window that allows natural light.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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THERICHMOND09, Manager at The Richmond, Puducherry, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Valued Guest

Greetings from "The Richmond" Puducherry.

I am glad that you had a pleasant stay with us.

We look forward to welcome you back at "The Richmond" Puducherry.
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Wellington Town, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

This is a really good little hotel right in the heart of Pondy. The rooms are quite big enough and very clean. Includes a little bar fridge and a lounge. The food is only average but the hotel is within walking distance ( 2 or 3 blocks) to some great eating spots so not a problem at all. Really nicely done up and pretty good service from all the staff. There is no parking (apart from on the street out front), the security/door staff very conscientious about keeping an eye on your car. Overall, an ideal spot to explore Pondy from.

Room Tip: Any room is pretty good.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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THERICHMOND09, Manager at The Richmond, Puducherry, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Valued Guest

Greetings from "The Richmond" Puducherry.

Thank you for your feedback in Trip Advisor.

We are truly delighted to learn that you had a pleasant stay with us.

We look forward to welcome you back at "The Richmond" Puducherry
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed there for 2 nights here. The stay was what was told and expected. The rooms were nice..with all basic amenities of good hotel.
Good points....
1. Nice courteous staff.
2. Security
3. Food was good.
4. Economical with proximity to good places with in the city.
5. Quite hassle free check in and check out

Negative points
1. The food or other service takes a lot of time but food is good
2. The property is small so rooms and corridor is small.
3. Hot Water in bathroom has to be asked for every time as solar heating is inadequate so ask for the same 15 min prior to taking bath
4. Don't get fooled by welcome drink or Bon voyage gift....they don't exist.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Very nice hotel & very friendly staff. Quick check in with no fuss. We stayed for a week during October 2012. The first night we ate in the restaurant. Food was very good & service also good. The waiters really did look after us.
The breakfast had quite a small choice but was saved by the fresh croissants which were very tasty indeed.
Some rooms had adjoining doors & you could hear all that was going on in that adjoining room!!
Early in the morning (around 5.30am) you could hear the staff moving tables & preparing breakfast. Not good if you go there for a peaceful vacation.
On 2 mornings we had to leave the hotel at 6am. The staff very kindly prepared a packed breakfast for us to take with us. It was superb!!
All in all a very pleasant stay at The Richmond.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is my first visit to Pondichery. The hotel is in French quarters Rue de labourdinas. Small Hotel to call it a 3star hotel. I had booked a deluxe room, but they had upgraded me to Family room. This room was very spacious, but I had got a room without windows, hence was damp smell anytime you enter the room. Once you are inside room and Ac is on, you don't have the smell.

Breaskfast had both French items like Croissant, Cakes, Oats porridge, French toast, Sausages, boiled egg, Fruit juice, Corn flakes and south indian items like Pongal, Idli, Dosa, omlette, Coffee. Kids loved it. The restaurant was quite nice.

Room had 2 AC's, 2 Sofas, 1 King sized bed, Safety locker, Stocked Minibar and a spacious neat and tidy bathroom.

Cost was nominal 5000/- per night.

Staff are courteous and were able to provide assistance in booking hotel in chennai at a cheaper rate, as well with local sightseeing and transport arrangements.

Wifi was free, but was not working or very slow, so don't rely on this.
No swimming pool or fitness centre.

Small hotel, less crowded, Neat rooms, cheap price and good location

Beach Road is just 100 mts away from Hotel. We did not try the food at hotel as we wanted to taste outside food.

There is a Bar lounge just next to Hotel, there are other multi-cuisine eateries. Try the Vietnamese restaurant on the way to Beach Rd from Hotel.
In Pondi most of the eateries close by 10 p.m. We tried lots of places like - Ponnuswamy, Appachhi, Vietanmese/French restaurants, Le-cafe.

Walk along the beach road in the early morning and evenings are excellent.

Room Tip: ASk for a room with windows
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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THERICHMOND09, Manager at The Richmond, Puducherry, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Dear Valued Guest

Greetings from "The Richmond" Puducherry.

Thank you for your feedback in Trip Advisor

I am glad you had a pleasant stay with us.

We look forward to welcome you back at "The Richmond" Puducherry
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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This is a nice place to stay at. I had booked this place last minute, and i got a good rate without any hassle. It is located next to the famous restaurants of pondicherry. I had visited Satsanga restaurant which is walking distance from there. The rooms of this hotel are clean and tidy. The staff is friendly and warm. I did not face any hastle what so ever. It is also not very far from the Auro ashram. It is located in the french district of Pondicherry. It is also not very far from the market place. I would suggest it to my friends and family.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12 Labourdonnais Street | Near old Law college, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Richmond, Puducherry 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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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