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“Wonderful resort - Must stay for at least two days” 4 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
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful resort - Must stay for at least two days”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stayed there for one night, wish we had spent two nights at least. A beautiful, clean resort
I have never experienced such a good stay anywhere. Food served were fresh and tasty. Breakfast too good. All the staff, very polite.
Would defeitely recommend this place to anyone, front office was bit slow , but they were nice.
Please ensure that you reach by afternoon as the way to the resort bit too long and tiring.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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, September 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for the review of your stay at Le Pondy. We are delighted to know that we were able to make an impression in spite of your stay being a short one.

We are glad to hear that every aspect of the stay was to your liking including food served in ‘SMAAK’ restaurant and the friendly and attentive staff.

Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

First things first, it's an extremely beautiful property! The rooms could have been better maintained, the bed's comfy, views are nice, the private access to the clean beach makes the place worth every penny spent and ah, the lotus pond walkway is a killer. The breakfast buffet was also quite good, but things ordered ala carte were not that great. The spa and ayurveda centre are excellent and the Balinese spa is a must try. Also, do have a look at the silver jewellery in the shop inside the hotel, quite nice and not very expensive.Overall, a weekend well spent.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, September 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for choosing Le Pondy for your recent holiday.

On behalf of all at Le Pondy, I wish to thank you immensely for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor and to convey such gracious comments.

We are extremely happy to note that we were able to meet your expectation of a memorable holiday and you were able to take home wonderful memories. Your comments are a valuable tool for us to continue to improve our services for future guests.

We look forward to welcoming you to Le Pondy again on your next holiday.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were there for 4 nights this September. I had made reservations through makemytrip which were confirmed booking. When we reached the hotel, we were shocked to know that the hotel has goofed up coz a marrige party had booked the entire resort for the day and so they did not have any spare rooms for us and also offered us a pool villa for a night (which we refused).

After waiting for an hour and creating a small scene at the reception, they arranged accommodation for us for a night at another hotel.

Apart from this goof up, everything else went well for the reaming 3 days. We had booked a sea view room on the first floor, The sea view was amazing. The beach next to the hotel is beautiful and my daughter really enjoyed her 1st outing to a beach.

The only negative point was the dinner. Maybe it didn't suite to my taste pallet. But we ended up having very little in dinner and resorted to the snacks we had with us.

Apart fro the dinner, there is nothing else to complain about.

Perfect location, very neat an clean, very well maintained, lovely beach, excellent swimming pool.

There is nothing else you would want in a vacation.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at Le Pondy. We are pleased to know that you were satisfied with the product and services.

Sincere apologies for not providing Sea view room in our resort on the first night and for shifting you to another hotel. We have made a note of the same to ensure it does not happen in future.

The team and I, look forward to welcoming you back to Le Pondy.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Hyderabad, India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We travelled in second week of Sep 2013 and stayed for 2 nights.We opted for Luxury Pool Villa and must say that our private pool was very clean ,big and well maintained.Even pH level was checked to ensure water quality.As we went on weekdays,there were only few other guests.Resort have exclusive entry to Paradise beach which is far from the area where outside people arrive on beach.Beach is very clean,waves were strong but resort have a lifeguard on duty whole time.Food was excellent and we also had a complimentry candle light dinner at main pool side ,which was very well organised by restaurant team.They also arranged for a birthday cake at 12 midnight.Front desk team helped me in planning my wife's birthday surprise and ensured timely delivery of cake.Ayurveda center is also good.Resort also have gym and a spa.
Everything was so well maintaned ,specially the lilly pond and that glass bridge over it.
Entire staff was very helpful and cooperative.
We booked through makemytrip and got 1 night complimentary as a weekday offer.

Thanks a lot for excellent time and we will definitely go back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for choosing Le Pondy for your recent stay at Pondicherry.

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience at our resort and liked the pool villa, private beach, food, ayurvedic treatments and most importantly service. It is our endeavor to provide impeccable service to all our guests and I am glad we were able to achieve the same.

Thank you again for your review and we look forward to the pleasure of a return visit and to welcome you back to the Le Pondy soon.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We traveled with family during the first week of September and stayed for a single night at Le Pondy. We regret not planning at least another day there. Unfortunately all the rooms were booked for the long weekend and we could not extend our stay.

The resort is simply fantastic, the service is really good, location great - they have a very clean private beach and kids had fun playing on the beach and also swimming pool where they had a lot of stuff to play with provided by the resort. They also have a really good play area as well for kids. Given our short stay we didn't get to explore the spa and other facilities. The food is good as well but they could do with some local cuisine - we were especially hoping for some french dishes as well given puducherry is known for it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for the review of your stay at Le Pondy. We are thrilled to know that we were able to make an impression in spite of your stay being a short one.

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the resort ambiance, the beach, swimming pool, kids play area, food and service. We have also noted your suggestion regarding French cuisine and we have incorporated the same in our new SMAAK menu.

We would be pleased to welcome you back at Le Pondy in not too distant future.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Hyderabad, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights with my family. Must say an excellent stay with clean Swimming pool, Kids loved the pool well. quality food all times, excellent cooperation from the entire crew. Thanks for the good time. Will come back for sure.

  • 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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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for staying with us and for reviewing your stay at Le Pondy.

I am very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed Le Pondy experience and that my team was able to exceed your expectations.

The entire team and I look forward to welcoming you back to Le Pondy.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Saw le pondy in rrip adviser.stayes there for 4 nights in lake dacing room.very very good rooms.very good food.restaurenr is by side of swimming pool..good gym.overall best hotel ro relax and planning a stay rhere again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to learn that you liked the ambiance of the resort, layout of the room, food served in our SMAAK restaurant, Olympic pool and the gym.

We look forward to the pleasure of a return visit and to welcome you back to Le Pondy soon.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
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 On the Beach Hotel in Pondicherry
#3 Family 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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