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Swades Guest House

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Not in the French Quarter, but in a calm street just over the (polluted) canal. The owner is a nice guy, and so is his son. They will try to help you out even if all their rooms are occupied. Rooftop breakfast not included.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Rooms are wonderfully decorated and comfortable.. Enough space for your needs and ensuite bathroom. Very helpful, and willing to go the extra mile with whatever you need help with :) thank you so much for an awesome stay!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We felt at home. Very well located. Warm welcome, comfortable, true that rooms are small but fine for us. We could have our breakfasts and light dinners when needed. Fridge at disposal. The maid is helpful. The guest house's owner made our stay easy and enjoyable, that's the great point. Thanks.

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ilyaszamil, Owner at Swades Guest House, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Nous vous remercions pour votre commentaire. Nous continuerons à recevoir nos clients avec toujours la volonté de leur apporter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Discovering "Swades- We The People" was truly wonderful, and it's not an easy place to leave. My new travel companion and I made the journey from Cochin and were delighted to be allocated a colourful, quirky room on the rooftop with a terrace area where we could relax. There are tea/coffee making facilities, a microwave and toaster, books and magazines... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Swades guest house is something that you rarely come across. First of all, it is of extremely good quality of a guest house. I had a beautiful room, a exceptionally cool terrace, a kitchen. It just felt like home. Secondly, there are Ilyas and Arifa. These owners are generous, hospitable and humourous. They made us feel like good friends who've... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are visiting or travelling in south India, which is a truly wonderful place, if you have flown in, and want to aclimatise, Pondicherry is a wonderful town to start off with. If you go to Pondicherry, the place to stay is Swades. Ilyas the host will help you with every requirement, including those you have not thought of,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We booked a different hotel which said it was in the old town but ended up being 8km out of town. We were hot, exhausted and seriously burnt out when we showed up here, mostly because it was near to the cafe we ended up at. Ilyas was incredibly welcoming and gracious. The main house was booked but he gave... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and could definitely recommend it! Beautiful house, friendly people, small but very cosy and clean room (no 1), great rooftop terrace, nice French-style breakfast and good advise on where to go (note: the biryani and samosa-stand nearby is definitely a good option, though more so for dinner than for lunch, as it is much... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend staying at Swades in Pondicherry. The guesthouse is very close to most of the major points of interest in the city--surrounded by restaurants, bakeries, the beach, etc. Ilyas was an unbelievable host and the rest of his family was lovely as well. He arranged cheap taxi and rickshaw rides, helped us find movie information, checked up on us... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed with Iliyas few years back and our experience was excellent. Loved the way he explained about places we could visit and how to go about them. Iliyas is an excellent host who takes care of their guests and also ensures the guests staying in the guest house meet each other and share their experiences and travels...beautiful way for... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Homestay Guest House located in a residential area, near to seashore and all restaurants and shops.We only have 5 rooms with attached bathroom, 2 rooftops, easychairs...We provide breakfast. Free WIFI connection. Taxi arrangements for Gingee-Tiruvanamalai, Mamallapuram, Cholas tempes road, Tanjore, Tranquebar, Chettinad, and tour around Kerala.We also arrange massage and whatever you need.Ilyas and Arifa ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swades Guest House

Address: Swades Guest House Thippu Sahib Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range: $12 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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