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Review of Club Mahindra Puducherry

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Club Mahindra Puducherry
Ranked #14 of 73 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“zest the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We booked Big beach for our Daughter Birthday and being a member, i had stay there once before . I’m sure we will still fondly remember the vacation we had there.
It is the perceptive and friendly service that makes it worthwhile staying in this hotel. The staff are social and they go to great length to make you feel at home.
For the occasion they had a cake for my daughter ,thanks to the manger at the desk, the Dance session were good i burnt some calories there.
The room we had was spacious and pretty, the breakfast is good , the pool was good
. Big beach is is a place we would definitely come back to and recommend to our friends. Thank you very much for making our stay so pleasant!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HotelBaywatch
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Puducherry, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Hi,

Thank you for your feedback and we are absolutely delighted to know that you vacationed at the Club Mahindra Pondicherry resort. Our staff at the resort will be thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the dining experience but also the ambience and the activities our resort offered. Additionally, our resort staff will be extremely delighted to receive your compliments. Please continue to provide us such feedback as it helps us gain insights as to what our customers really value. Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you again at our other resorts soon. Please do share your experience with us and other members on our “Share The Love” tab on our Facebook page.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Coimbatore, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

If you are looking for a relaxing family trip, then The Big Beach is one of the best. Its better to come by a car since we had some difficulty in finding the loation as we came by train. We got down in Pondicherry station and found the resort is a little far from there. My advice to the travellers come by train is that you have to get down in Cuddalore Port Junction as the resort is near Cuddalore than Pondicherry main. Apart from this difficulty we had a very good time there. Good place and very good hospitality. And no taxes for checking in and out adds a positive comment for Zest Big Beach.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 GayathriDevi
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Puducherry, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Hi,

Thank you for your positive feedback and we are absolutely delighted to know that you vacationed at the Club Mahindra Pondicherry resort. Our resort staff will delighted to know that you had a wonderful time at our resort. Please continue to provide us such feedback as it helps us gain insights as to what our customers really value. Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you again at our other resorts soon. Please do share your experience with us and other members on our “Share The Love” tab on our Facebook page.
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Mysore
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

The property is well maintained and has a beach. It is not a private beach, but since it is away from the city it is not crowded. The property can stand some rain proofing. Some of the areas tend to leak with the rains - extending the roof near the lobby, and the open dining area should be done.
Tends to be crowded over long weekends. The buffet needs better management, we had to wait for more than 10 mins. for refills both breakfast and dinner. Food is ok - 6 out of 10. There is no room service. Service is excellent. House keeping staff was stretched. Overall a good resort with lot of activities for families.

Room Tip: Select rooms on ground floor and closer to the lobby, if you are with kids/senior citizens. If you w...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MulberryBayM
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Puducherry, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Hi,

Thank you for your appreciation and the points that you have brought to our notice which will be shared with the resort management on a priority basis. We work hard to ensure that all our members have a pleasant experience. Thank you once again and please continue to provide us your feedback as it helps us serve our members better and ensure a wonderful Club Mahindra experience. In case you wish to provide us with any further information please visit our Facebook page and click on the “Listening Post” tab.
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Bangalore
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Big beach is very nice, cool,relaxable place with natural beach..this is my first visit enjoyed in pool.evening events best food in restaurant,bar-b-q.. etc...... HOSPITALITY IS VERY VERY GOOD.... over all best for relaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bangalore11111
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Puducherry, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Hi,

Thank you for your feedback and we are absolutely delighted to know that you vacationed at the Club Mahindra Pondicherry resort. Please continue to provide us such feedback as it helps us gain insights as to what our customers really value. Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you again at our other resorts soon. Please do share your experience with us and other members on our “Share The Love” tab on our Facebook page.
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Salem, India
Level Contributor
186 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Nice resort. Very clean and a huge property. Staffs are very friendly. Lot of in house activities. Beach resort. No room service though. It has a housekeeping. Food is good. The buffet menu is wide. Tatto artist inside the resort.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank yatinbshah
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Puducherry, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Hi Yatin,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay at Club Mahindra Pondicherry. We work hard to ensure that your holiday experience is truly memorable. We are glad you liked our accommodation and hope you enjoyed the various activities at the resort and our staff will be delighted to receive your appreciation. Please continue to provide us such feedback as it helps us gain insights as to what our customers really value. Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you again at our other resorts soon. Please do share your experience with us and other members on our “Share The Love” tab on our Facebook page.
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singapore
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Good property for a short family holiday.
Friendly staff.
Private beach is clean and good.
Activities planned well every day.
Food is good and tasty...
Swimming pool tends to be crowded....could have been a bit bigger.

Room Tip: 1st floor rooms are good sea facing
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank knp53
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Puducherry, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay at Club Mahindra Pondicherry. We work hard to ensure that your holiday experience is truly memorable. We are glad you liked our ambience and enjoyed the various activities at the resort. Our staff will be delighted to receive your appreciation. Please continue to provide us such feedback as it helps us gain insights as to what our customers really value. Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you again at our other resorts soon. Please do share your experience with us and other members on our “Share The Love” tab on our Facebook page.
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Bangalore, India
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This was my first trip as a Club Mahindra member and we chose to drive down to Pondicherry. Zest Big Beach really made me feel welcomed and I think I have made a good decision to take up the membership.

Zest is on the outskirts of Pondy, away from the hustle bustle. This place is best suited for people who want a break from the city life and want to chill & enjoy the beach. If you are the kind of person that wants to do a lot of shopping, sight seeing etc in Pondy, this may not be the ideal place.

We travelled with 2 kids and this place is absolutely a pleasure - they have activities all day & evening. They have a kids' activity room where my kids spent some time drawing/coloring. The DJ night kept them entertained and they had a good time dancing. The carnival games were interesting as well. There is not a moment where you get bored.

The rooms are well designed glass rooms with thick curtains so you don't feel the sun rays bothering you. The view from the rooms are good and house keeping is prompt and helpful.
The pool is really awesome, clean & big. My kids enjoyed the pool - i really like their health cautiousness and expect everyone to shower before they enter the pool. The lawns are neatly maintained and the beach is worth spending some time at.

A special mention has to be made of the staff - right from the front office staff, to the staff in the restaurant and the house keeping - everyone is smiling and greeting ! They make you feel special.

Overall, I am elated with the experience I had at Zest Big Beach. I would only suggest that the management looks at introducing Room Service considering the fact that some families might just want to have a nibble for dinner and those with kids might find it inconvenient to go up to the restaurant for each meal.

I used GPS to get to this place so it was not difficult - otherwise, it can be quite a task to find this place with few boards on the ECR.

Thank you Zest !

Room Tip: I stayed on the first floor room and it was perfect !
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Vinod110979
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Puducherry, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Hi Vinod,

Thank you for your feedback and we are absolutely delighted to know that you vacationed at the Club Mahindra Pondicherry resort. Our staff at the resort will be thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the dining experience but also the ambience and the sports activities our resort offered. Additionally, our resort staff will be extremely delighted to receive your compliments. Please continue to provide us such feedback as it helps us gain insights as to what our customers really value. Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you again at our other resorts soon. Please do share your experience with us and other members on our “Share The Love” tab on our Facebook page.
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Additional Information about Club Mahindra Puducherry

Property: Club Mahindra Puducherry
Address: 200/201, Valluvar Medu, Village Manapattu | Villupuram district, Bahour Commune Panchayat, Pondicherry 607402, India (Formerly Zest Big Beach)
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Pondicherry
#7 Business Hotel in Pondicherry
#12 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Club Mahindra Puducherry 3.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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Also Known As:
Zest Big Beach Hotel Pondicherry
Zest Big Beach Pondicherry

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