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“Fabulous is the word.........” 5 of 5 stars
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Le Pondy
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   No.3,Lake View Road,Pudukuppam | Nallvadu Post, Pondicherry 605007, India   |  
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Ranked #11 of 57 Hotels in Pondicherry
Nagpur, India
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous is the word.........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Well the title says everything about this resort in Pondycherry. Well , it is not a very huge property but it goes in its favor. The reception in the resort was good and was provided with all the necessary information of the resort. When we entered the pool villa it was amazing and better than how it looks on its website. A large villa with a private pool with all necessary things like an outdoor sit out for food . All fittings were contemporary. A total relaxing experience. The only thing missing was a mini bar, where they had a fridge but was not working. Food was not great but was good. Stayed there for 3 nights but hoped the stay could be longer. It has kids play area where my kid enjoyed thoroughly. They have a private beach where an employee assists you. Only thing against the resort was taxi they provide for sight seeing which I think is on the higher side. Staff was very courteous and helping. Spa is very good and relaxing. The services offered are very good and is not very expensive.
Will definitely visit Le pondy again for a relaxed holiday. Hats off to the management of such a well planned resort.

Room Tip: Go for the pool villa where you can unwind from all types of stress.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The hotel deluxe villas are great, well-equipped and the private pool is a perfect place to relax after sight-seeing or going out. The staff were friendly and helpful. Food in the restaurant was ok for breakfast and lunch but considerably better for dinner. Housekeeping was efficient and effective and the whole resort was very peaceful. We spent quite a bit of time at the ayurveda spa enjoying the various very authentic ayurvedic massages from the very capable staff from Kerala under the guidance of an ayurvedic doctor. It is about 30mins into town but we took the relatively expensive hotel car into town and auto-rickshaws back so it wasn't too expensive and dinner in town was a good option.

Room Tip: Splurge on the pool villas!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

One of the best properties that i have ever stayed in. Fabulous rooms, very tastefully done. the rooms with a sea view are worth very rupee spent. And surprise surprise - great food at the buffets. The Bar on the first floor in worth spending a few hours in. Wonderful sprawling lawns for the kids to play in. It would be nice if some activities be added. Very warm staff.

Keep up the good work guys!

Praveen Sane

Room Tip: Go for the sea view on the first floor - but only limited such rooms available.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This was a fabulous, luxurious, and spacious place to stay. The grounds, lobby, and pool area were clean, beautiful and well-maintained. Our room was very clean, elegant and fantastic. The staff is really attentive and so professional. The spa staff, manager Dr. Jenson and Daisy (masseuse) were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The only recommendations we would have is to add hammocks to be enjoyed near the pool or on the grounds and to add a little more variety or options ot the breakfast buffett and menu. Several items we asked for were not aailable.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Le Pondy is a classic place to be in for a relaxing holiday. Rooms are good, neat and impressive. We really liked our stay here with very courteous staff. Quality of food is good, the ingredients put in the food are very top class.

Room Tip: Choose any room, all have the same facilities. Villas are definitely more class.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear Guest,
Greetings from Le Pondy!!

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Happy to know that you had a very pleasant stay & also you have relished our food. Will share your feedback on the food with our Chef & sincerely feel that this kind of appreciation is a great source of energy & motivation for us.

Thanking you once again for spending your valuable time to review us.

warm regards

Remesh Kumar
General Manager
Le Pondy
09585551301
gm@lepondy.com
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

My friend and I decided to stay at the Le Pondy resort at my favourite weekend getaway, Pondicherry. The property was stunning, inspired by both Kerala and French architecture. Customer service right from the time we alighted at the gate leading up to check-in and check out was hassle free.

My only gripe was the buffet and housekeeping. The food was good, though I felt more thought could have been given to the visual display and choice of menu which could have reflected the Kerala and French inspiration. Housekeeping could have paid more attention to details. Nevertheless, the property manager promptly followed up with my feedback which I really appreciated.

The beach has been well maintained and I absolutely loved spending my evening by the shore clicking away beautiful photographs.

We took up the Lake View suite which was a cool 7 grand, which is pretty steep; however, the room does not open into the lake like the way we see it in Kerala. That was the only disappointment for the price charged for that view. I guess once in a while, it does not hurt to pamper yourself.

Make sure you enjoy the lovely sunset!

Room Tip: You can take up the first floor for a better view of the surroundings.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Le Pondy!!

Thank you for your feedback, as per our email correspondence I have taken all the measures to ensure the high standard of our House Keeping & also initiated improvement in the Buffet spread & menu designing. As suggested by you we are giving more importance now for the perfect & balanced blend of Indo-French cuisine in our Menu. We thank you for your keen observation & true feedback.

Looking forward to host you all again here at our resort.

warm regards

Remesh Kumar
General Manager
Le Pondy
gm@lepondy.com
9585551301
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Visited this for 2 hrs only..ordered a coffe and tea and enjoyed the poolside with sea view..if u dont have money to stay there, just spend some for the coffee..its worth it..
also, u can go to paradise beach without taking a boat from this hotel..hotel personal can arrange it..or its just a few min walk..dont have to pay 100Rs for a boat ride from the main road.

Room Tip: Any villa is a better option
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Le Pondy!!

Thank you & delighted to know that we could impress you with our ambiance & facilities in a short time of 2 hours... We understood that you were here at our resort just for a coffee & you carried away some good memories. Its really a big motivation for all of us. Please try to come & stay with us with your family.

Looking forward to meet you soon here at our resort.

Thanking you once again for your kind gesture.

warm regards

Remesh Kumar
General Manager
Le Pondy
09585551301
gm@lepondy.com
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Address: No.3,Lake View Road,Pudukuppam | Nallvadu Post, Pondicherry 605007, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Pondicherry
#3 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pondicherry
#7 Business Hotel in Pondicherry
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Pondy 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Pondy, situated at Pondicherry is a premium leisure resort beautifully lounged at an estuary between Chunnambar River and the Bay of Bengal. Le Pondy celebrates Pondicherry in all its true sense - the spirit, the architecture and the revelry. Pondicherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. It is also known as The French Riviera of the East. ... more   less 
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