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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You know when you're in a bad hotel/resort when you enter the property with confused, disappointed and worried faces. Personally, I expected a lot after seeing their websites and other pictures I found online. I travelled with 3 other families and together we experienced alot of problems. There were cockroaches, millipedes and spiders in most of our rooms (If you...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place being marketed as a luxury resort is a scam. Cleaniness standards are very very questionable. Rooms are dingy , they have cobwebs, supposedly washed towels stink, bathrooms are filthy, staff very very unfriendly. The bathroom had cockroaches and the staff did not bother changing the room even after mentioning this. Food only served at one restaurant , because...

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1Thank deepakchhabria
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is at the outskirts of Pondicherry with a direct access to a less crowded beach. Not many amenities that one could use and the food is almost average. The concept of naturally cooled huts is new and interesting. It has an initial charm but when the mosquitos, reptiles and other 'things' creep in, being so close to nature...

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Bangalore, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this place for 2 nights stay. This place definitely gives taste of nature, calming freshness, right next to beach, peaceful and loaded with activities like swimming, running, beach volleyball etc. If you are looking to be away from crowded city, peaceful stay with great food then this is the place to be in. Overall, it was a good experience...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was worth driving down from Pondicherry to this place for lunch and this was too appropriate. The overall ambience was good and staff service is very good. The hotel also provides great eco accommodation, though a bit expensive some time of the year, worth exploring.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have come here for the New Years holiday and booked a suite assuming we will get a comfortable stay. The room has ants with the bathroom having ants all over the place. We complained the first assuming that the problem will be sorted. However, despite consistent follow up and the housekeeping staff incl Manager visiting the suite after reminding...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is slightly off Pondhicherry and nice place to relax, be you are on a official visit or vocation. Independently built cottages, and honeymoon tower are added attractions, Bar, swimming pool and beach will make your day.

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is really good with a great swimming pool, beach and a tranquil environment . There is a plenty of greenery, a wonderful spa, activities and friendly staff. Unfortunately and very frustratingly, what this place really lacks is the 'soul' and has a notoriously inefficient management. They are so bad that they can't even say 'thanks' and I left...

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Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

+ Natural ambience is really nice + for kids it would be good experience + Wooden hits & Garden view rooms are really nice + food is awesome with all organic ingredients + even not an issue with North Indian foods + nice & raw beach (not artificial) - with kids, could face irritating while seeing lizard & small insects...

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calcutta
Reviewed November 30, 2016

We spent five blissfully relaxed days at Dune, lapping up the eco-freindly ambience, the fabulous cuisine and the private stretch of beach. We were welcomed with a delicious hibiscus drink and upgraded to a garden suite, the elevation offering a picturesque view of the huge property. The cottages are delightfully varied, some naturally cooled and thatched, with beautiful south-Indian architecture...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our village is designed for travelers who are looking for a place for a long, leisurely stay surrounded by tranquility, peace, and comfort. This 25-acre eco-friendly beach village features uniquely designed bungalows and cottages, a swimming pool, a tennis court and 700m of pristine beach. The Dune welcomes guests all through the year. We aim to create an environment "to live in harmony with nature and men". ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Dune Eco Village & Spa

Address: | Pudhukuppam, Keelputhupet Village, via Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range: $82 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dune Eco Village & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
The Dune Beach Village
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Pondicherry
#10 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
#11 Business Hotel in Pondicherry
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“Ask the staff to provide the room and they know it best”
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“Our garden suite was excellent”
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“Please check ACs, faucets, and lights before you check in as the management does not take responsibility if anything is not working.”
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