We stayed one night at this hotel, on 23 November. We arrived early morning on the bus from Madurai (at 5.00 am). We were allowed to wait in the lounge/breakfast area upstairs, as the check in time was not until 12 noon. In the end, we were kindly allowed to check in early, at 9.00 am, which was great. We had a spacious room on the first floor, with a little lounge right outside withe a sofa and fridge. Our room had a small balcony, a separate area for hanging your clothes and a nice bathroom. The room had no TV, but we didn't mind this. We got lovely lavender soaps to use, although unfortunately, the water from the shower was only ever lukewarm. We had the excellent breakfast on the roof terrace, although this was a little pricey at 250 Rupees each exc tax. The location of the hotel was excellent - it is in the French quarter and very close to the beach. It is also within easy distance of lots of nice restaurants. We recommend La Maison Rose, but don't recommend Le Club (which is on the same street as this hotel). The manager, Nicholas, was very helpful, and also helped us to organise another night's stay elsewhere in Pondicherry, as they were full on the Saturday (we understand a lot of places here get booked up quickly for Sat nights, because Indian families from Chennai often come here as a weekend getaway).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L'Escale boutique hotel / guest house is a refurbished building situated in the heart of the colonial French quarters. Stepping outside the L'Escale boutique hotel / guest house, you will be less than 100 m away from the beach promenade, making it ideal for a walk along the beach road during the evening. L'Escale boutique hotel / guest house compromises of 7 bedrooms with attached bathrooms and air conditioning. The guest house also comes with a terrace which has a magnificent view of the ocean and Pondicherry town. Breakfast is served in the terrace and the guests are welcome to utilize the terrace at any time during their stay. ... more less
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