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St. James Court Beach Resort
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

u want to catch the beach at the morning without the hassle of going any where far from hotel? then stay here. But do not expect decent food, the free breakfast buffet is a joke!. Room service is pathetic. House Keeping is decent but the room amneties like cable TV or a/c do not work at times.

If u get a cheaper or better deal & the beach is not on ur priority list, then this place is best avoided.

Pls note that the beach can be a bit dirty & after a 500m walk u can approach the fishermen & watch them at work. They even gave us plenty of conch shells but the whole effort of bringing them to home was waste coz they started rotting & become maggot infested & I had to throw them away ;-(

I dunno if it was this ebach only or if it is with all the ebaches in India but I just can't get rid of the smell of rotten fishes from my nose.

Room Tip: top room facing the beach in the middle block
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Monika A
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

The beach Resort is well situated on the ECR Road. Rooms are decent. If you get a chance try to get the Rooms near the Beach

In the evenings you can sit out of your room and enjoy the Sea Breeze. you should have your dinner at the resturant which is next to the beach to enjoy the sea and the breeze

Just at the Gate you also have a Temple which you can visit if you wish

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sanjeev_Sharma
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

I stayed there in the last week for 2 nights with my family. The resort have a nice view of sea, well maintained garden, & pool. Check-in was smooth , staff is polite & helpful.Rooms are clean, decent decor but doesnt look hygienic as found the lizard & had to manage myself to throw it out of the room, they didnt provide HK service though i was least interested to ask the reason. A/C was good, bed is comfortable, has a specious balcony from where one can have a beautiful look of bay of bengal.
On a 1st day i went to have my dinner in their family restaurant which has a luxurious look, sea view, well functioning A/C but these are the only advantages. Food is tasteless, guest service associates can't speak Hindi even, service is too slow, we asked for water 10 times (later we had to serve it ourselves). Well they have a quick room service but communication is again an issue with them as they may place a wrong order. Breakfast provided by them was complementary , has only Indian(south Indian) choice but yeah it was much better than dinner.
Swimming pool is good, safe, around 4 1/2 ft deep, had a really good time there as Beach is not clean & even not safe for swimming, & was truly disappointed at that moment.
Accommodation, food, & transportation are the three primary constituents of tourism. If you have your own vehicle go & enjoy yourself at such a reasonable price & relaxing atmosphere as you can go to have your food in the city which is not too far. Gourmets may think twice before landing there.

Room Tip: There are 3 types of rooms. 1) Deluxe, 2)Super deluxe, 3)Suite. Deluxe rooms have better sea view (#201,202,301,302).If you are choosing super deluxe rooms, try to be on a 1st floor as ground floor has only pool view.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank at_glance
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Stayed at the resort for republic day weekend. Place is well located not too far from the city on the ECR. Rooms are simple, nice, clean and well maintained. Balcony offered a lovely view of the huge well maintained garden, pool and the beach and sea beyond that boundary wall. Beach view and proximity was the key selling point for me and my wife. Food was avg. We only had bfast there and rest was always in the city which has amazing cafes and options to eat. The resort also has good proximity to Auroville. Overall a recommended place to stay as long as you dont expect a luxury resort.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Taninder
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

We visit James court beach resort everytime we travel to Pondicherry.. This place is safe for girls.. the crowd is decent.. the staff is really good.. Housekeeping is prompt and helpful.. The best thing about this place is the VIEW... you can sit in your room and have great view of huge ground that they have and the sea beyond.. just gives a great feeling specially early in the morning.. after being here you dont wish to stay in any other resort in Pondicherry.. the place is clean.. the rooms are good.. Food can be better... do try this once!!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank aarthirao9
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