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The Dune Eco Village & Spa

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Pudhukuppam, Keelputhupet Village, via Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014 India
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#36 of 197 hotels in Pondicherry
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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
Internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Spa
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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Amit Kumar wrote a review Dec 2020
23 contributions13 helpful votes
We were looking for a place exactly like this and which is pet friendly too. Overall good experience - highlights: Sprawling 30+ acres area with lot of trees and plants, excellent staff(polite, helpful) and proximity to the beach. Due to Covid times, lot of good things were not accessible - swimming pool, pottery, Yoga center etc..). We enjoyed the morning walks and time spent on beach. Experience could've been better, given the price we payed (higher side !)...there were quite a few issues as well-....may be because of lack of staff during covid, for example electric switches in cottages, lock at the door, taps not working properly...and bit disappointing was beach area was not cleaned, even though we were told its a private beach. It appeared that maintenance not being done properly. Food at restaurant was ok, if not great , staff was very courteous. We liked the 'no wastage' philosophy at the restaurant - a message from Pope displayed in teh restaurant area on food wastage. That was good. However, we observed staff on one of the days, at live counter during breakfast not wearing masks..which was little worrisome...optically it gives satisfaction to guests if precautions are taken...guests have taken risk to come out and stay at these places, in such pandemic times. Overall it was nice...particularly option to have pets.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Senthil PS wrote a review Feb 2020
Bengaluru, India4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here in August 2019. We are four families with 6 kids [8 to 2 years]. The resort has a nice private beach and that was good. The service staff are very attentive. But the food here is pathetic. We stayed for 2 nights and we did not like even a single meal. We started taking food outside from the second day. People travelling with kids do note this.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Amit S wrote a review Feb 2020
Perungudi, India33 contributions15 helpful votes
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We keep coming to this place again and again. This resort has a concept of village environment with modern stay facility with air conditioning. Positives: 1. Rooms are quite big surrounded by nature. Every room has a different theme. 2. One can have a walk in this huge property in a safe and secured environment even at late nights. 3. Clean Beach right next to it. 4. They grow crops in-house and have a nice cow shed. 5. Peaceful with birds chirping all the time. 6. They provide bi cycles inside the property. 7. Have a nice play area for kids. Not so positive: 1. Though in our room the bathroom was big with bathtub, the flush was leaking all the time. 2. Variety of food can be improved. 3. We took two rooms, one was good but the other one didn’t had the bathtub 🛁 and not so good even though we paid same tariff for both.. Overall a good experience and it’s a concept of the place and nature due to which we keep coming here !!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Gowri S wrote a review Jan 2020
Chennai14 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed with my friend - in two different bay watch huts. It is grave mistake we booked it since other resorts were not vacant. The reception was unfriendly and the road to the huts were full of humps and downs. The pathway lights to huts did not work and the staff did not have torch. We used mobile phone lights. Power went off in the midnight but came soon. No privacy. The Vans are not fit to run on roads but are operated to pick and drop the guests inside. The buffet breakfast is very poor and the tea was reheated to loose it's flavor.only satisfaction - the beach is very near to walk along. But it is a very expensive walk. Poor maintenance. Sorry..no recommendations. We wasted our money and time there. Dr S Gowri Chennai
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Raj K wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is spread across 40acres or so, and have several types of accommodations to choose from. They charge like 5-star properties but are not even 3-star. Pros: Easy access to beach Cons: Smelly age old furnishing and is of no use. Big spiders, worms, lizards, mosquitoes....its all there in the rooms, literally you can't sit in the room to relax. Our bag torn/bitten by rats looking for eatables while we were out for dinner(which was below avg) Most ridiculous is the "eco" walls made of bamboo sticks, you wont even know if someone is peeking through the opening. There is a lot more but then it will look like i m ranting...please just don't fall for the nice pictures on web, the property is way different. Spend your money on something else.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Avoid the huts close to beach, they are too shabby and have no privacy at all.
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PRICE RANGE
$74 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the dune beach village
LOCATION
IndiaUnion Territory of PondicherryPondicherry
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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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).