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St. James Court Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kalapettai
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Stayed here for 2 days over the weekend. Excellent place to spent time with your family. Biggest attraction is the beach. No much crowd at the beach, its mostly the people staying at the resort. Resort is well kept with huge lawn and swimming pool. Liked the ambiance in the restaurant but food was not good. Complimentary breakfast was good with idli/dosa/vada/puri/pongal/bread/egg... Rooms are good with beach facing balcony. Room service was also good, just once i had to follow-up on my order. Only negative is the food, i ordered twice...both time didn't like it. Could not find any good eat-outs nearby. This place is nearly 16-18KM from the city(pondicherry) but well connected by ECR.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Having visited St. James court Beach Resort multiple times, We happen to like it very much. Right from the warm reception as soon as you enter the campus to the open sea from the french window of your room- it is a perfect place to spend your time. A bit far from the city but then this is where renting the bikes comes in handy. Food is not as good as you would have thought- but it is palatable. The serene and calm view is awesome especially if you want some time to spend your vacation lazily wondering at the floater in the blue sky!

Room Tip: See facing rooms are better!
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

+ve: Well maintained swimming pool. Nice breakfast. Huge green lawn.
-ve: No mini fridge in Deluxe room. A/c was leaking which made few parts of the room wet. Heater didnt work, so no hot water for shower. TV remote didnt work. Also the receptionist was very unfriendly.

Definitely not worth the price.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Guys, on 02nd May, sweating afternoon of Pondy, entered in St. James Beach court resort.

From previous reviews on parties from college people etc, called hotel manager and he assured a comfortable stay.
And, there was a corporate get-together organized on first night of our stay that lasted till 11:30 night. but that didn't cause any problem in our stay infact we enjoyed them by sitting with our drinks in balcony. Since gathering was in garden and rooms are far away from that we didn't hear any songs etc which were being played. Also, next day when i woke up i noticed the garden was neat and clean, chairs were at their respective places. :) i guess hotel staff is more organized now.

Check-in: A hassle free check-in. room was allotted in minutes and a helper came immediately to help us with our luggage.

Rooms: we had booked super-deluxe room and the room was spacious and clean enough. Bathroom was dry and clean and bath tub was shining white. The only thing I didn’t like was:- they had separated the cots apart with table in the center. I mean, c’mmon, when we came as couple, then why we need separate cots, that we joined together without complaining them :)
The AC was working perfectly cool in hot summer.

View: All rooms are sea- facing, but if you book super deluxe, then try to get 315, 316, 317 on 1st floor. These rooms also have pool view from balcony.

Room Service/Food: Room service was good. They have food with limited options during lunch, but dinner order was available almost all as per menu. Breakfast again was same on both mornings  but with good options like (idly/vada/sambhar/boiled egg/omelets /kara bath/poori-sagu/bread-butter-jam/tea-coffee…) I guess that is enough choice for breakfast. Food was tasty, but if you eat less spicy food, you need to explicitly mention while ordering food. (No spices means less spicy for them, if you say less spicy, it will same with tears floating in your eyes after a spoonful of gravy in your mouth) so order carefully in case of you are in category of less spicy food.
The super deluxe has mini fridge, you can bring drinks from outside, but allowed to enjoy in room only.

Ambience: Overall it is excellent in case of ambience. Resort has its door open to beach. (Of course it is not a private beach, but crowd will be very very less when compared to city beach.
The garden area and the grass are well maintained.
The pool was clean on both days of our stay. General restrictions apply on/in pool like (no drinks/smoke/eatables etc etc).

The heart of resort is: its open air restaurant. One can enjoy the sea beauty and pleasant air after 05:30 PM to 06:30PM (before it gets dark). Do not miss that, go to their sea beach at around 4PM and spend some time. But after 05:15PM you must visit that open air resto. It is a good experience.
Room service people understand only local language (Tamil), but Reception/room service (guy who picks up phone to receive your food order) understands English. Since I know little Tamil, so it was manageable.

Location: Easy to locate since it has a renowned landmark i.e “Opp. To Pondicherry Engineering college, on ECR.

Improvement Areas: there should be some number of children play games like sliders etc. Kids can’t be in pool for hours together.

Room Tip: if you book super deluxe, then try to get 315, 316, 317 on 1st floor. These rooms also have pool vie...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Me & my 6 friends went on 2 days trip to Pondicherry . We already booked the rooms in St.James Court Beach Resort. We came to Resort at around 1:00 pm and were welcomed. We took ground floor rooms. Rooms found Very Good,Very Spacious, Services was good.

They have a huge green lush lawn where we played badminton and cricket, then went to beach for bath.We enjoyed in Swimming pool . On one section of the lawn some function was happened that may be corporate getogether, they organized some dance programme, we were enjoyed that also. Food was Exellent.

Overall experience was very good and we spend nice time at Pondicherry St.James Court Beach Resort.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are very good.Deluxe rooms no balcony,Super Deluxe & Suite Rooms having balco...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank gunal7
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Excellent view, clean and spacious rooms. The staffs are friendly. The room service is great and food is delicious...Overall we had a pleasant stay....will certainly visit there on my next trip to Pondy...

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Smart G
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

It is a very good on the beach resort.Very good location,food was very exellent,Friendly staff.
Very good service.The new baby swimming pool & ladies swimming pool very neat & clean.
Our kids enjoy lot.They allowed for self cooking for child,it was very helpful for us.

We arrived St.James Court at late night around 12.00,we ask the food.They arrange the food with in twenty minutes.It was very great.They are taking individual attention for each and every guest

In St.James Court having 3 resturant.1.Exclusive family restaurant,2.Bar & Restaurant,3.Beach Front Open air Restaurant.

They are allowing decent guest only,any body making any thing wrong,they send them out.We stayed 3 days in weekends,very busy time.They conducted very big event.Live Orchestra,Manada Mayilada Dance group,We saw that programme,it was very enjoyable.

Very big neat and clean Lawn & Childrens Park.It is a best family resort.Go and enjoy your holiday

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Opp. Pondicherry Engineering College, Chinna Kalapet, Kalapettai 605014, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Kalapettai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kalapettai
Price Range: $62 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — St. James Court Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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