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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Mukeshc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Birmingham, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A very wonderfully created property on the beach. All rooms look different from each other. I stayed in the Garden suite, which is very near to the restaurant. It has a good view of the beach. Great place for the kids. The cow milking, pot making and the kids pool are all awesome. Going around the property on bicycles was... More 

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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We have stayed in other resorts based on eco themes..my review is based on my experience in Dune vs other resorts... What I liked:- 1. The theme is good 2. The cycle, huts etc are good idea 3.The food is good 4. The resort has a private beach What I didn’t like:- 1. Swimming pool: This resort has the worst... More 

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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I am forced to write a review here because of the unpleasant experience we had at this place..We were 2 families travelling from Chennai to Pondicherry..This place is around 15-16 kms away from Pondicherry.We reached the 'resort' at around 2.30 in the afternoon from Chennai..As we were travelling with an infant we had called the reception and requested to keep... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Globe Trotters in search of enlightenment : this is the place ! The Dune Eco Village Resort in the outskirts of Pondicherry, is a tropical haven. We stayed in Baywatch, a series of eco-cooled rooms, the creative design of which, will enchant you. At Dune, each and every boulder, timber, or recycled element has been assembled with love, somewhat resuscitated,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, fresh and lipsmacking butter, paneer. Limesoda and limewater is a must try. Ayurveda spa was indeed rejuvenating. Pool was superb. Best thing about the place next to food is the uniqueness of every room, so aesthetic. We were slightly unfortunate to face air conditioning issues during our visit and staff were bit adamant and hesitant to change our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We stayed at the Dune Resort for 1 week as a family in September 2014 and we all loved it: the village is full of character with different style accommodations, all built on eco concepts and recycled materials; the yoga classes and well being center; the passion of the owners to work with and provide the local community; the activities... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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: $71 - $113 (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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