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Hotel Atithi
Ranked #15 of 82 Hotels in Pondicherry
Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is one of the best places to stay inside Pondicherry town. Its very centrally located and the rooms are clean and neat. The food also is great. The staff is friendly and helpful no problems at all. Definitely amongst the better places to stay in Pondy.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Atithi-Pondicherry, General Manager at Hotel Atithi, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2013

Dear Guest,

We are delighted to know that you have liked your stay and the food here. Please do refer us to your friends and colleagues.

Thank you
Amitava Roy
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

It was just a weekend getaway for us...2hrs drive for the first time to Pondi. The hotel stay was amazing...the room, the amenities and the complementary breakfast was awesome. The roof top restaurant needs more attention though...they should play some good music and provide better customer service. Needles to say, it was close to the beach at a walkable distance. We are satisfied with Athithi and will also recommend it to our friends and family :)

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atithi-Pondicherry, General Manager at Hotel Atithi, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Dear Guest,

We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay thoroughly with us and found our Breakfast to be awesome.

Regarding the Roof Top Restaurant your observation is noted and we shall take necessary action

Thank you for recommending us to your friends and relatives

Regards
Amitava Roy
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you are in Pondy for a holiday I think its best to stay in the old French quarter for atmosphere. However if you want a modern hotel which is reasonably proced with excellent service Athithi is it. I would say this hotel gives you good value for money. But in terms of location it is a bit far from the action which is not the best thing if you are on your own and not part of a tour group being bused around.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Atithi-Pondicherry, General Manager at Hotel Atithi, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Dear Guest,

Its was good to hear that you had a comfortable stay with us and found us modern and value for money.
Regarding location we are centrally located and 500 metres from Ashram, Beach, Manakular Temple and Main Market Place.

We shall look forward to welcome you again at Hotel Atithi

Thank you

Amitava Roy
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I had heard rave reviews about this hotel, maybe my expectations were to high. I found it too loud (inside and from the outside), not clean, very impersonal and the staff at reception not too helpful. Big plus: the opulent breakfast and the infinitely kind waiters. Litttle plus: the view from the roof terrace (the pool's a joke though ;-)

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Atithi-Pondicherry, General Manager at Hotel Atithi, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Dear Meleone

Thank you for reviewing us at Tripadvisor. This was nice to hear that you have liked the Breakfast and the service of of our Stewards.

However it was unfortunate that we did not meet your expectation. Your criticism has been taken positively and we will surely work upon it

Thank you

Amitava Roy
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Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

So overall the hotel was good. Not particularly cheap by indian standards but luxurious enough to back the tag. The only issues - and i stress that these are very minor "first world" issues - were the fitness club and the WiFi. There were also little bugs in the shower but the hotel sprayed immediately when we told them and bugs never returned. Also there were 2 opened Bacardi bottles at the mini bar which is kind of strange and even after notifyong them they didnt change it, but they never charged us, which is all i care about. The WiFi never really worked despite numerous calls to the front desk. The fitness center was useless and also not open at random times. I only cite these things because of the price tag. In terms of the basics they were excellent and i would say, at times, beyond expectation.
Clean, good service, decent breakfast, safe in room. But for similar price it seemed promenade or villa Ashanti could have been better location options.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Atithi-Pondicherry, General Manager at Hotel Atithi, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Dear Guest,

I thank you for reviewing us at Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you have liked your stay with us and enjoyed our Complimentary Breakfast and Service.

We have noted your "First World " Hicups. We will surely look into it and take necessary action

Please do visit us again.
Thank you

Amitava Roy
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I stayed in Atithi last year in January, it took me one full year to write a review but had to coz the experience was so good. We were travelling with our 2 year old, it was a child friendly hotel. We felt safe. The location was also good, we could explore the local markets and walk here and there to get the feel of the place. We stayed in Atithi for 6 nights and totally loved it. Their pool was also good. Service good, people friendly,seriously what more do you expect from a hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Atithi-Pondicherry, General Manager at Hotel Atithi, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your good memories with us. We are delighted.
Please do recommend us to your friends and relatives and do visit us again.

Thank you
Amitava Roy
Area General Manager
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights 4 days in the month of July 2012 and my memory is still so fresh. The best thing about the hotel is the rooftop pool. Although I think it could be wider, but the view from the top is brilliant. Even in the evenings its amazing at the rooftop. The next best thing is the hotel services and their staff. I can't remember anything which went wrong. Since it was our first trip to Pondi, the staff helped us with the Map, and the places which are a must visit and how to easily go . The laundry service was one of the best. It did not take long for us to feel that we are at the most easily locatable, luxurious, extremely comfortable place in Pondi. Coming to the food, although we ate out most of the times, we did have the breakfast and occasional dinner. Each time we were asked if we needed anything else , and were so ready and willing to prepare what we ordered.

All in all, its 10 on 10 place. And of course, each time I will visit Pondi, I will stay at Atithi.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Atithi-Pondicherry, General Manager at Hotel Atithi, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time and reviewing us at Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us.
Please do recommend us to your friends and relatives

We shall look forward to welcome you again at Hotel Atithi

Thank you
Amitava Roy
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Area General Manager

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Additional Information about Hotel Atithi

Address: 126 S V Patel Salai, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access 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 #15 of 82 Hotels in Pondicherry
Price Range: $52 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Atithi 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Atithi is set amidst the flower lined avenues of Pondicherry, a quaint town situated on the stunning shore lines of the eastern seaboard of India. Situated in close proximity to the commercial district and tourist attractions, Atithi is the perfect choice for both the corporate client and the discerning traveler. A blend of old world charm and unmistaken southern hospitality will welcome you at this charming hotel situated in a corner of the world where Mother Nature continues to hold her own. ... more   less 
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