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The Dune Eco Village & Spa

Pudhukuppam, Keelputhupet Village, via Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014 India
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#36 of 244 hotels in Pondicherry
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".
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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Subashini R wrote a review Oct 11
Chennai (Madras), India6 contributions
We were a family of 3 who stayed at the flex house during a weekend in Oct 2021. I should say that we had a very satisfying experience at the Dune. Rooms: Rooms are constructed with a great artistic touch with mild lighting and natural ventilation. I kept wondering to myself on the sense of taste the architects should have had to come up with such a concept based accommodation. I liked every bit of the room interiors from the washroom mirror to the long benches to the comfortable wooden chairs. A normal wooden chair was so comfortable due to the slight curvature on the shoulder & seat areas with extended arm rests. The bathroom was very clean & dry and the shower had enough pressure and temperature to get you that divine experience. :-) Food: We ordered lunch & dinner to our room and the food tasted yummy and may be its organic as well as they claim. The taste & freshness was good and I was impressed with their attention to details. They wrap every dish and provide good accompaniments like raita, cheese, pappad, pickle, etc. depending on the mains that we order. Water refill was unlimited and the house keeping guys kept bringing us water 24*7. Their chicken dum briyani, organic curd rice, phulka, pepper chicken gravy were some of the dishes which was out of the world :-) The restaurant during the evening looks so beautiful with candle lights and if you travel as a couple you should enjoy dining in the restaurant for one of the dinner sessions. The morning breakfast was a let down though with average dishes and way too crowded. Staff: The house keeping and restaurant guys were quick and prompt to all our needs. The reception guys could be more warm and cordial and explain about the property a bit in detail and collect feedback during checkout. Beach access and pool access was available and we did use the beach extensively for our long walks. Overall the property had a different theme and concept compared to the rest of the resorts around that place and they managed to keep up the standards. The one thing that irked me was that they were no covid checks at the entry, not even the basic temperature check and you don't see much of the mask culture with the staff nor residents. We could spot sanitizer only at the dine in area. May be that safety measure could be stepped up. Overall a breath taking stay experience with good staff and great food :-)
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Date of stay: October 2021
poonamlinhares wrote a review Oct 2
Mumbai, India29 contributions4 helpful votes
We were 3 women with a small puppy. Our stay experience with the resort was very unsatisfactory and disappointing. I had a stray dog standing outside my cottage My puppy was traumatized. TheA/c was not working. The drainage was clogged after bath. We were waiting for the transport vehicle for more than 40 minutes for check out. The rooms were very old and unkept. The transport vehicle was almost falling apart. The management really needs to work hard to bring the resort as per the photos they post.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Bajjister wrote a review Sep 2021
Lake Mary, Florida, USA3 contributions
It’s got a kind of a retro feel. If you like to pay 4 star prices and stay at a simple place without any luxuries. What railed me, two instances. A) The pool has been architected with nice steps and drops to almost 8 feet. The shallow 4 ft end is at the far end with no way to get there. B) breakfast service - we are swatting flies and chasing crows, when a polite person asks us what what we need. We requested coffee, he walked to the buffet station where the coffee and mugs were and spoke to someone and came back and advised us. “Sorry sir, coffee is self service” Yes, I’ll be returning to this property every time I go to Pondy to meet the person who runs the breakfast service.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Chennai mixologist wrote a review Mar 2021
Chennai (Madras), India10 contributions
Great place to visit, villas with theem were just amazing. Good hospitality, staff were very friendly and their spirit is just awesome, especially chef kalidass he took good care on our menu request, Rafi and murugaian who greets us in reception were very helpful. Neat and clean place defenatly great place to enjoy with family and friends..
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from sunil v, General Manager at The Dune Eco Village & Spa
Responded Apr 1, 2021
It was indeed our privilege to welcome you and we are delighted to learn that you did enjoy your stay with us May I take this opportunity to thank you for your kind words We do look forward to welcome you back soon Warm regards Dune Team
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Ramneek K wrote a review Feb 2021
Noida, India11 contributions23 helpful votes
Pro: very large spacious rooms. Cons: 1. Extremely untrained, mis managed staff. 2. Huge property but no way for access to disabled people or people with walking problem. There are no in property transit mechanism. 3. They charge 5 star money, but even basic amenities in room are missing. No in room coffee/tea. Drinking water was tap water not packaged, no bathtub, showers barely had water pressure, like it was barely dripping. Soap and shampoo refills were done in house in uncapped bottles, which seemed dirty. Had to ask for dental kit specifically. 4. Restaurant took almost 3 hours to give lunch while we were sitting in , not in room. I mean our people had to literally go themselves to check what was the delay. 5. Cook was using same utensil to cook veg and non veg dish. Huge deal breaker for pure vegetarians. 6. Serving staff did not know which dish they had brought in, they served non-veg item to our veg guests. 7. Portion of food on plate is extremely small, as compared to price they charge. 8. Unkept private beach, it was dirty, not like a private property. 9. Same category rooms had varied designs, e.g. we had 6 courtyard rooms, and each had a different bathroom design, 2 of them being so small, that you could barely stand. 10. View from the bedroom window of courtyard rooms, is almost like a dump yard, with all the plastic waste scattered and no view at all. 11. Resort approach from road has no indication to turn, not only you miss, even Google map takes you via wrong directions so beware. Stayed in january 2021
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dune Eco Village & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Dune Eco Village & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Auro Beach (4.3 miles), Svaram (5.0 miles), and Kalki Boutique (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dune Eco Village & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Dune Eco Village & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Dune Eco Village & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dune Eco Village & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dune Eco Village & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Auroville Bakery, Gelato Factory, and Mango Hill Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dune Eco Village & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Dune Eco Village & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Dune Eco Village & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dune Eco Village & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry (9.0 miles) and Church Of Our Lady Of Good Health (8.8 miles).