Everything about this resort screams comfort. The driveway, the lobby, the pool near the lobby, the view of the sea on the way to the rooms and the spacious rooms themselves were designed keeping comfort in mind. The delux room (with a sit-out) was simply awesome. The bathroom had a separate toilet area, a separate shower area and ample space to store luggage, with closets and racks for storage. In addition, there was a lovely out door shower. The resort is a few kilometeres from the city centre. The pool is huge and the cafe looks out to the pool. The beach is a few minutes walk from the rooms. It is accessible only to the inhabitants of the resort and feels like a private beach. The water was clear and beach was clean. Though we went in the last week of Jan, the beach area was not humid. In fact, it was very windy and pleasant. There is a games room with a broken foozball table, table tennis, a few carom boards and a snooker table. The room is on the 1st floor and the view of the ocean from here is simply spectacular.
The only complaint I have about the resort was the food. The food was average (not as bad as Taj vivanta- Kumarakoum, and not as great as Windflower Bandipur). The cook didn't seem to realize that eggs need to be cooked properly and they were served quite raw. I ordered a waffle at the live counter and then went to my seat, having been told that they would serve it to me when it was ready. Well, the chef at the counter burnt it and when I asked for it a long time later, they said that they thought that they had already served it to me. I knew for a fact that it was burnt because my husband, who was still at the counter, saw them throw the burnt waffle into the bin. I undersatnd that there were a lot of people and the chef was juggling between making eggs and waffles. But it would have been basic courtesy to atleast make the waffle all over again, or atleast own up to the truth. It's a small issue but I feel that WF Pondicherry needs to take a few pointers from Windflower Bandipur (whose hospitality and service was just perfect). All in all, I recommend this resort to anybody who wants value for their money, stay at a great resort and in general have a great time. I would definitely stay here if I ever go to Pondi again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in picturesque ChinnaVeerampattinam, the Windflower Pondicherry is perched between backwaters and bright blue ocean. Stroll along the beach, if the mood strikes you. Race the gulls to the horizon. Step around seashells, and spider crabs. Watch the sun set into the Indian Ocean. Or, take a romantic little cruise along the backwaters. Have a quiet picnic lunch on the banks of a stream. Walk about shooting the birds on film. Come, take advantage. ... more less
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