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The Dune Eco Village & Spa

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice, calm and beautiful location, but unfortunately very poor customer service. Staff is mainly unfriendly and makes no special efforts to be at least polite. No information at the time of booking, which was one day prior to arrival, that the swimming pool is under maintenance. Woodhouses are avoidable, because these are like caves (not much light inside). Would not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The eco Resort is a really really beautiful place to relax and enjoy the nature. It's a fully self sustained village in itself. All the rooms are different and quite unique in its design and architecture. The infinity pool is probably the most amazing part of the resort. Is really lovely and is beside the beach. The bar next to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is extremely poor and the management is rude. We ordered lunch at 14:00 but the last dish was served only at 15:50, plus they forgot to serve 2 dishes which was nevertheless tacked on to the bill. When we went to enquire about the delay, the manager was rude to the point of not even acknowledging the delay.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is the only problem, considering you are tied to the in-house restaurant, but otherwise the Buffet Breakfast is impressive. Location: Perfect, facilities: Very good. Works well for a family getaway.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a total of 2 days at the Dune. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. Large bath rooms. We had dinner at the Fun Restaurant, which was really good. Slightly over-priced, but good. The spa is also very good, great pool. The service was decent. Very friendly and open-minded staff, Absolutely fantastic and recommendable in any respect.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

After an unexisting welcome when we arrived, especially that I was a returning customer, we have been coldly allocated a room which absolutely didn' t correspond to the category we've booked as far as characteristics, nor to the photos on the website. The house was directly on the ground and not lifted, which made it totally impossible for us to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

So I was in Pondichery for 2 nights for Sunburn. My friends (4 of them) had already made a booking at Dune Ecovillage and Spa for Rs 2000 per person per night. I had made a decision very late so when I decided this place was full. I had to settle for some other place near Auroville beach with one... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

When you pay 13-14K per night you expect a level of service. We never felt that. I liked the way they have not tarred the internal roads. They have bicycles but couldn't find two for my kids. All were in repair or they couldn't find the keys. I was in garden suite and starting first evening there was cold water... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The reviews of this place seem very mixed and it is easy to see why. The cottages seem to vary greatly in quality and service quality is uneven. At its best Dune is a secluded oasis perfect for relaxation with all your needs seen to. At its worst it is an isolated and somewhat confused tourist trap. We stayed two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Excellent local indian and international food, very deep and good swimming size pool, beautiful and huge area for walking, two restaurants and a spa, for toddler a nice pool around the playground, great access to the beach

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free Internet
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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: Keelputhupet | Via Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range: $63 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dune Eco Village & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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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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