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“Quiet resort for a relaxing vacation”
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Le Pondy
Ranked #8 of 77 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Quiet resort for a relaxing vacation”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

This is a grest resort to spend upto a werk.
Positives: excellent service. Friendly staff very helpful. Excellent food. The chef helps out in preparing a specisl menu. I needed to hsve some special preparstions which was very well done.
The first floor sea facing rooms are the best.
Large resort. Very good swimming pool with jacuzi.
Negatives: more attention towards upkerp of garden and the cleanliness of the pool.
Location indicators misding on the msin road. Takes time to locate the property.
Overall would strongly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We are simply humbled by your kind words. Our team has great pride in the service and experience they deliver for our guests and your recognition is meaningful.

We appreciate the feedback, both the positive and the constructive. As a team, we tend to obsess about how we can get better and we share all of our guest’s feedback to ensure that happens.

Once again we appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back to our resort soon.

Arun Raghavan
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09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Bangalore, India
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed in "Le Pondy" from Aug 20-22, had a wonderful time there! We had booked the "lake view room", the interiors was fantastic. The room was spacious, clean and bright. The room had a sit out with the view of the lake, nice place to sit and relax. The property also has a private beach, the staff will put up a chair and an umbrella upon request, nice place to relax and have fun. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good, with both Indian and American options.
We also tried out the spa, it was a very rejuvenating experience.
Overall we had a WOW experience!!
Will definitely visit Pondicherry again only for "Le Pondy" ..

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review on TripAdvisor.

We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and will return! Our mission is to help create memories, and by hearing that guests intend to return means the world to us.

Thank you again for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

It was a couple stay. We had pre-booked a Luxury Pool Villa for a Sunday to Monday on a long weekend. Just a one night stay and the most pleasant stay we had ever. Le Pondy is a very neatly maintained property. We were given whatever was promised on the website. The room was very clean and pool in the villa was well maintained. The best part is the filter running in the pool all through the day, turned off at nights. We ordered the drinks and dinner to the room and everything came in well packed including the ice cubes for the drinks. Absolute privacy in the room and the pool villas are safe enough(Pool not visible from anywhere outside). Villa comes with open bathroom, again is very private.

The common pool is large. Dining area is huge. There is a Beach View bar which we missed. They have a nice private beach.. but did not find it clean enough. Paradise beach is at 15 mins walk on the beach from here, hit the place before visitors come in(early mornings).. Got an Ayurvedic massage, Anandam was very neat and people were pleasant. Food was okay. But restaurant people were very pleasant to take any custom order.

All in all a very pleasant stay at Le Pondy.

Room Tip: Luxury Pool Villa .. I feel that is the uniqueness of Le Pondy..
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Guest

On behalf of Le Pondy team, I’d like to thank you for taking time to write about your positive experience. We are glad to hear that every aspect of the stay was to your liking including pool villa, plunge pool and the open air bathrooms.

We also appreciate you for posting beautiful pictures of our resort and for praising our staff. Our team is dedicated to providing service excellence, and we are delighted that you experienced this first hand during your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Le Pondy in the future.

Arun Raghavan
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09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed at Le Pondy between August 14 - 16, 2013. We chose a lake view room and luxury pool villa for our stay and it was by far, one of the best experiences we've had in a semi-luxury resort.

We shortlisted Le Pondy for the 2 out of 4 day stay in Pondy which not only helped us enjoy a relaxed holiday but also soak in the beautiful, pristine surroundings of the territory.

The approach road to Le Pondy is rocky and you start doubting the place if you haven't stayed there before but as soon as you enter,a beautiful white colosseum like structure welcomes you and as you enter the area leading to the reception you have just beautiful landscaping and well thought out layouts welcoming your eyes. The property is massive with well planned rooms & huge open areas making it ideal for large groups to plan an eventful holiday.

The rooms are beautiful with king size, ultra comfortable beds & state of the art facilities. Opt for the Lake View rooms on Level 1 for a gorgeous view of the lake during the day and a distant lighthouse sight at night. The luxury pool villas are ideal for those who like a relaxed, fun and uber lazy time in their own, personal area. Again, well built and absolutely gorgeous rooms which come with an open shower which is a different experience and also help you avoid dirty rooms post the dip in the pool.

Coming down to the food. There isn't much on offer for those who like to opt for in room dining (an area which needs attention) however, the restaurant has a decent spread. We opted for a Breakfast & Lunch Buffet which had a great spread too for both veg & non veg palates. Highly recommend the Cream of Mushroom Soup, Egg Chilly and Chicken Tikka.

The Ayurveda Spa is average however, a relaxing experience for the cost. The beach attached to the hotel is pristine, clean and calm so is the main pool (which we didn't use much since we had our own pvt. pool)

The 24 hr in room dining is a blessing and technicians are available round the clock incase of issues with amenities within the room. The staff is polite and welcoming. We particularly enjoyed conversing with Satya who welcomed us at the reception and gave us a tour of the property.

Caution: Once you step inside the resort, you might not want to visit any other place in Pondy because it is just so beautiful.

Room Tip: Luxury Pool Villa (Any) Lake View rooms 124 & 125 or any other in that line since they have an u...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Guest

It was a pleasure to have you staying with us and I would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review on your stay.

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our hospitality, food, private beach, swimming pool and facilities and liked the ambiance and location of the resort.Keeping up our service is very important to us and thank you for noticing the efforts put in to make it possible. I'll make sure to pass it on to Ms. Sathya and the entire team.

Thank you again for your review and we look forward to the pleasure of a return visit and to welcome you back to the Le Pondy soon.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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DELHI
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Staff is very helpful and friendly. All facilities in the resort are up-to date. One should definitely undergo the therapies at their spa. Its very much rejuvenating and relaxes the person immensely.

Home away from home !!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for staying at our resort and rewarding us with a five star rating.

We are very happy to hear that we could deliver you a 'home away from home' experience and you have enjoyed the facilities and service provided by us.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to our resort soon.

Arun Raghavan
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09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

In Le Pondy we had a pleasant stay. All the staff are very helpful. We enjoyed our stay. Le Pondy has private entrance to the beach which good. Food and pool was nice. We enjoyed the new ATV machine raid on the beach. Overall a nice place to stay with family

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Le Pondy Resort on TripAdvisor.

We are glad to hear that every aspect of the stay was to your liking including private beach, swimming pool, food, ATV and the friendly and attentive staff.

Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Jurong, Singapore
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

As soon as u step into this place,Ur in a totally diff world!my 3 young kids enjoyed the ample running around space n the private beach which was so clean!the rooms were v big,well furnished n the cleaning ladies did an awesome fancy towel deco on the bed! Staff v polite n the food n drinks were splendid! Worth every penny! Will def be back to this little piece if heaven..

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Gillian B
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for choosing Le Pondy as your destination of choice for your recent trip to Pondicherry.

I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and would like to thank you for sharing your delightful experience on TripAdvisor. I will, of course, share your positive feedback with our team members.

Thank you once again for your valued feedback and we look forward to your return in the very near future to Le Pondy.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Property: Le Pondy
Address: No.3,Lake View Road,Pudukuppam | Nallvadu Post, Pondicherry 605007, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pondicherry
#3 Luxury Hotel in Pondicherry
#6 Business Hotel in Pondicherry
#6 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Pondy 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Pondy, situated at Pondicherry is a premium leisure resort beautifully lounged at an estuary between Chunnambar River and the Bay of Bengal. Le Pondy celebrates Pondicherry in all its true sense - the spirit, the architecture and the revelry. Pondicherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. It is also known as The French Riviera of the East. ... more   less 
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