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Thane, India
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I and my sister stayed at this guest house during a short 3 day trip to Pondicherry. Here is my review of the stay...... Location is a big positive, it is right next to the promenade located in the French quarter, so you can cover all the touristy spots on foot. Rooms are spacious and clean. The décor of the...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful guest house, rooms are beautifully done with colour coordination and giving it a classic and chic look. Stayed on second floor which had 2 rooms and also had a private sitting area with books and magazines. It has a perfect location near the beach and all famous eating joints and cafe's are at a walking distance. Good value...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We three British guys had not been able to book ahead as we would have liked. We had researched but thought we'd find an Internet cafe in the white town and get an impression from knocking on doors direct. We arrived in Pondy after a scary local bus trip (do those middle aged boy racers realise they have passengers, some...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a day with Family. The rooms are tastefully done and the place is located on a pretty french street right across the promenade. However, it is by no means a full fledged hotel/resort. No inverter during power cuts (went during heavy rains and hence no power), breakfast ain't complementary and wasn't particularly happy with the bathrooms....

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lescale, Owner at L'Escale, responded to this review

Hello Sapna and Family Yes we are not a Fully fledged hotel resort .We are a 7 bedroom Bed & Breakfast with french continental flavors,If you are looking for a hotel resort L escale is not the place . We have many Nationals/ Foreigners coming to l esclae as Familys who enjoy the experiences at l escale and we do...

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing (MOST IMPORTANT) never book through agoda website or other online site for this place. Call them directly and u get the best price and avoids a lot of confusion. We spent a weekend there and took two rooms (one deluxe and one budget room). The budget room bathroom had no door (They claim it is french style) but...

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lescale, Owner at L'Escale, responded to this review

Hello to you all Yes i do agree booking direct with us is a better option and i am sorry you had paid more than what you should have as you booked with agoda but i realy did try and arrange your bill the best i could but this is irritating i know WE do have rooms that have a...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so peaceful, very simple and homely. Being only a 10 minute walk from the closest beach, it was convenient too. The terrace was perfect for sunrise photography with an open view of the eastward facing beach. The charges for the room were really affordable too but food was on the higher side (the only reason this didn't...

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USA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

sweet little bed and breakfast, centrally located near the sea and walking distance to good restaurants. Some rooms are bigger but there is construction going on that I think might block view and light of the bedrooms on the sea side. The bedrooms on the street side are a little smaller but have a balcony. We had 2 rooms on...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When inquired, we were told by the staff that our bathroom (1st floor room) had no door since it is French styled! Whom are you fooling Sir? I have stayed in Paris and Nice and did not find any such features. We have NOT been informed about this, otherwise we won't have booked. However, we did not want to ruin...

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nicholas7777, Owner at L'Escale, responded to this review

Hello Avick First of all i am sorry if your stay at l escale was not what you where expecting As the owner of l esclae is it important for me that guests have a good holiday and it makes me sad when they are not happy I agree staff saying this is a French style seems a bit strange...

Reviewed September 25, 2016

Its a very small hotel but very conveniently located near the bay area and lots of good dining places. this place only serves breakfast which is sumptuous and the marmalade and jams are homemade and they are to die for. They serve this local blend of coffee which is just perfect for breakfast.

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Reviewed September 5, 2016

After reading many reviews on TRIP ADVISOR , we finally decided to have our visit at L'Escale which is being taken care by UK CITIZEN and is very well maintained. Rooms are decent with attached washrooms. Guest house is in the heart of PONDICHERRY, White town, french colony all in walking distance. Terrace restaurant is what attracts many tourists here....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
L'Escale boutique hotel / guest house is a refurbished building situated in the heart of the colonial French quarters. Stepping outside the L'Escale boutique hotel / guest house, you will be less than 100 m away from the beach promenade, making it ideal for a walk along the beach road during the evening. L'Escale boutique hotel / guest house compromises of 7 bedrooms with attached bathrooms and air conditioning. The guest house also comes with a terrace which has a magnificent view of the ocean and Pondicherry town. Breakfast is served in the terrace and the guests are welcome to utilize the terrace at any time during their stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about L'Escale

Address: 31 Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range: $35 - $3,235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“rooms with balcony on 1st and 2nd floor can be chosen”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 days ago | Read review
“No elevators in this hotel and only one room at ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles , Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“Balcony rooms still better”
 of 5 bubbles 248aayushs, Sep 5, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the first & second floors.”
 of 5 bubbles Anusha_Singh, Jun 23, 2016 | Read review
“The room on the top floor is excellent :) as it opens out into the breakfast area and the lounge above it.We loved the rooms with balcony”
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  • The Lounge on the terrace has a lovely view
  • The room on the top floor
 of 5 bubbles mihikachaudhuri, Jun 22, 2016 | Read review
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