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Purple Resorts
Ranked #19 of 21 Auroville B&B and Inns
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“horrific!! horrific!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

The hotel surely looks very appealing from the outside..but we were appalled first by the interiors...The hotel is completely under construction with breakfast served at whats apparently a restaurant which looks more like tables n chairs assembled in the middle of all the construction. TERRIBLE BREAKFAST. all they served was idli, toasted bread n omelette.

The room had no dustbin...a water jet in the loo that doesn't work...a tata sky connection with only regional channels....and yes the best part was the terrible terrible room service.

a complete waste of money!! i would suggest any other hotel in pondi over this place...

Room Tip: don't come here
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank f00die2014
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Masharath, Guest Relations Manager at Purple Resorts, responded to this review, April 17, 2015
Thanks for your review . Sorry for the inconvenience held . We will definitely improve our Food Quality & service standards. Please visit us again.
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

I stayed for two nights , the breakfast is good and swimming looks excellent with water falls , i enjoyed lot with my friend in swimming pool .. good value fr my money ,purple resorts located very near to matharmandir Global town so we visited that place also which is not trip plan

Room Tip: i stayed in Third Floor . great view from my room
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 39Harita
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Masharath, Guest Relations Manager at Purple Resorts, responded to this review, April 17, 2015
Thanks for your good review . . Please visit us again. !!!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

I got a call from their marketing team about a package offer during the month of Dec-2013 , since the offer looked attractive,me and a family of 6 friends wanted to visit this place during one of the weekend . I was engaged in multiple phone conversations and mail exchanges to finalize the deal. One fine day , they suddenly stopped responding to my communications , with great difficulty I spoke to their marketing team member and i came to know that the offer was valid only from Jan-2014 .

This information never came up during my initial negotiations/communications and I wasted my time talking to a incompetent bunch of people , Iam thoroughly disappointed by the way they manage and treat customer , please get everything in black and white before booking this property.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ManojKumarS
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Masharath, Public Relations Manager at Purple Resorts, responded to this review, April 17, 2015
Thanks for the review . Sorry for the inconvenience held . We took necessary actions on our marketing team to avoid such issues hereafter. Please Come & have a pleasant stay with us.!!!!
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Bangalore
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Lovely little place tucked away in Auroville. Surrounded by tress and very quiet & serine. Very "camping" feel to it. Bed was comfortable, toilet was clean. We drove from bangalore, so needed parking. They dont have a covered parking, just a patch of land in front of the hotel to park. It was raining when went too, so the parking space was mucky. Also, beware of insects through the day. keep the room doors shut and curtains drawn in the evening when light is on. Not a great place to eat, but you can find nice restaurant just down the road. Over all, good experience!

Room Tip: Ask for a room where water does not collect in the corridor (if your visiting during the rains)!!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank SowmyaChan
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Masharath, Guest Relations Manager at Purple Resorts, responded to this review, April 17, 2015
Thanks for your review . Sorry for the inconvenience held .We took necessary action to improve Car Parking , Food Quality & service standards. Please visit us again.
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Purple Resort is an Excellent place to chill out with your family.The place is noise free and pollution free. I love the greenery by which it is surrounded . It refreshes your mind and relaxes your eyes.The interior of the resort is very good and Service provided by the staff is also good. The food provided by them is fresh and at the same time its tasty too.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ayeshasahil10
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Masharath, Guest Relations Manager at Purple Resorts, responded to this review, April 17, 2015
Thanks for your good review . We will definitely improve our Food Quality & service standards. Please visit us again.
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Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

I really like the lush green surroundings and beautiful interior of purple resort. Well I found it worth of my money. My wife and I enjoyed the trip. It is very near to famous Matrimandir. We can easily reach from Chennai just hours drive on ECR. I ll definitely go there again.

Room Tip: The best room would be on 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sayed F
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Masharath, Guest Relations Manager at Purple Resorts, responded to this review, April 17, 2015
Thanks for your good review . We will definetely improve our service standards a lot more. Please visit us again.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for two nights.....it makes you fool on web but reality is far different.....this is under construction premise......Never thought of that luxury room can be so basic with cracks in wall. The staff is also very slow. You feel like cheated.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vishnu-Katara
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Masharath, General Manager at Purple Resorts, responded to this review, April 17, 2015
Thanks for your review . We will definetely improve our Food Quality & service standards. We renovated the property. Please visit us again.
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Additional Information about Purple Resorts

Property: Purple Resorts
Address: Auroville Main Road | Kuilapalayam, Auroville 605101, India (Formerly The Purple Hotel)
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Auroville
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Auroville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Purple Resorts 3.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Purple Resort offers Explore trends and get inspired to embark in 79 rooms including deluxe and luxury rooms and it’s equipped with air-condition, geyser, WI-FI, LCD TV, microwave oven, tea/coffee maker, direct dial, hair dryer, toiletries, around the clock room service & help desk. ... more   less 
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