This quaint little place isn't big on anything from the outside; but its the most peaceful place to stay in the city. Due to its amazing location, the atmosphere is absolutely calm and serene. I had the best sleep in a long time. I couldn't believe the silence around me when I woke up in the morning. It was so refreshing !! It is literally a hidden gem of a hotel. Did not try the terrace restaurant. However, will surely do it next time.
Booked this place through Air bnb. Though we gave a call before leaving to ensure they know of our arrival, the manager was totally surprised when we reached there due to some miscommunication between the owner and him. Since he wasn't expecting us, it took him sometime to arrange for a room. But thankfully, we got the room we had booked for. Book for the rooms on the ground floor, they are more spacious, bigger beds and closer to the WIFI router. Though they have a restaurant on the terrace, they don't serve breakfast, coffee/tea in the morning. We had to go fetch for ourselves close by. The reason why I still consider this property as "good" is because of its location. Its bang in the middle of the French town surrounded by greenery and amazing eateries. You don't have to walk far for anything. Even the promenade walkway is on the parallel road. This property is apt for people who want to spend most of their time outside the room/hotel. It's a no frills place, with good room service. Other than the restaurant on the terrace, it doesn't offer much in terms of facilities.…
We booked room for two nights directly on hotel 's website, confirmation email clearly says complementary breakfast but we were told they don't provide any breakfast. we didn't get wifi at first night, there is no water running from the tap in the bathroom faucet....very pathetic maintenance and service. only advantage is location but nothing more. I don't think we will repeat this hotel again.
The room at La Marina were really good. Unfortunately, that was all that was good. The service was not that great and the food at the restaurant was disappointing. Overall this is a ok place if you get a deal for 1500 as i did. It is in a good locality which is the center point of tourist attractions.
My first trip to Pondicherry , and La Marina was the first thing that we booked. The trip was right after the new years... so it wasn't crowded. We had a great stay here. This place is absolutely ideal, walk-able distance from the railway station , and right there in the heart of the French Town, thus extremely close to many attractions. I've already decided, if I visit Pondi - this is the place where I stay.