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“The Most Beautiful Property By The Sea”
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Le Pondy
Ranked #9 of 81 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Level 6 Contributor
44 reviews
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“The Most Beautiful Property By The Sea”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is one of the most beautifully architect-ed hotels by the beach in Pondicherry. The staff provides an excellent service, you get great food and huge cozy sea facing rooms. Excellent for couples and family to enjoy.

5/5 - Fantastic!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time to write this review on your recent stay at Le Pondy and for posting beautiful pictures of our resort.

As pointed out by you, we are indeed located right on the beach and our Resort is a perfect place for couples and families. We are also happy to note that you liked the architecture of the resort, huge and cozy sea facing rooms and the service provided by our team.

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

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

As visiting Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville is a yearly ritual now with us so we try exploring different staying options at Pondicherry. We stayed at Le Pondy for one night only and our experience of staying their has been the best so far. The sea side location is their high point. Rooms are very nice and spacious. Bathrooms are luxurious. Food spread is vast but taste wise we found it average. The only minus about this property is the traveling time from the main city and through the rough roads. Staff is courteous. Would love to stay with them again.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Dear Guest

First and foremost we would like to convey our thanks that you have taken the time to make a comment of your stay at Le Pondy.

We are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us and are glad to receive your appreciative review concerning the sea side location of the resort, lay out of room and bathroom. Thank you also for your kind words about our staff which is a real source of motivation for us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Le Pondy is around 20mins drive away from Pondicherry city center and we picked this place based on reviews in Tripadvisor. We booked a sea facing room on first floor and stayed there for three nights. Hotel staff were courteous, check in was efficient, rooms were clean, bathroom was amazingly spacious, view from balcony was excellent and overall experience was pleasant. Pool was well maintained but unfortunately the pool bar was not functional. Beach was just 5 mins walk from the hotel and since our room was east facing, we managed to get breathtaking view of sunrise every morning from our balcony.

Breakfast buffet had lavish spread and like every buffet, we started getting bored on third day. Restaurants inside the resorts are pretty decent but nothing to rave about. We were exploring French restaurants in the city and ended up having dinner outside the resort on all days.

Resort was very well maintained with lush green lawn, flower landscape & a big play area for kids. Resort also featured a glass bridge over a mini pond with lotus flower on either side and kids will absolutely love it. It was pretty hot during daytime and we ended up spending most of our time playing in the pool.

Le Pondy is nicely secluded and has the charm of an old palace. It's very easy to fall in love with this place, people and it's surrounding. It certainly tops our list of beach resorts!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time to share your comments about your stay at Le Pondy.

We are delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the ambiance of the resort and enjoyed the amenities and services provided by us. . Our team is dedicated to providing service excellence, and we are delighted that you experienced this first hand during your stay with us. Your feedback is much appreciated and has been shared with the team.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stayed at Le Pondy for 4 days with my family. Enjoyed our stay immensely. We stayed in a Villa with private pool. It was truly a great experience. The room and pool were clean and well maintained. The bath and toilet is open with only curtains for privacy. Good experience though you have to be careful. The food was good. Eat at the restaurants. Room service has very limited options and is highly priced. The service was good and staff take good care of you. We had the Ayurvedic massage which was excellent. Overall an excellent property!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for staying with us and we are pleased to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed the facilities and services offered by us.

The entire Le Pondy team is happy to note that you liked the pool villa, open air bathroom, ayurveda therapies, food and services offered to you.

We thank you for posting this valuable comment in TripAdvisor and we look forward to welcome you again at Le Pondy.

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

I had booked for our family re union at le Pondy - 42 guests - all the guests were very happy with the resort. The rooms( lake view) were very well maintained, the entire resort was spic and span,
the food ( buffet BF,lunch and dinner) was awesome, the pool was clean and well maintained and the service was very courteous and obliging. Will strongly recommend for a get a away. Will advise to book direct with the resort and bargain for a good rate with all meals included otherwise, you may end up paying a high price. Great Place ! I do not have pics to add but it looks exactly as posted in their website. In fact, in order to be very sure, I visited the resort to ensure how it is before paying.

Room Tip: a lake view room is good enough as it has a nice balcony with a cot and a bed with a cozy chair if y...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for choosing Le Pondy for your family reunion and 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 general ambiance of the resort, lake view room and the Olympic size swimming pool. Thank you for appreciating the hospitality, efficiency of our staff and cuisine served in our restaurant. Your feedback will go a long way in motivating us to continue to exceed the expectations of our guests.

Thank you once again for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Arun Raghavan
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09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for our anniversary. Splendid rooms and awesome surroundings, very tastefully designed and built. Clean private beach and pool. Friendly staff. Buffet breakfast was just average and they need to do something about the flies in the restaurant area.

Location is a major compromise since its far from main town and for couples you need your own car or taxi to get to this place since its located well inside a deviation from the main road.

I chose the ayurveda massage very neatly done but facial service was a disappointment believe they have time limits on service so my lady attender took long time in the massage and cut short on facial.

  • Stayed August 2013
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Guest

On behalf of Le Pondy team, I’d like to thank you for choosing our resort for your wedding anniversary and for taking time to write about your experience.

We are happy to read that you liked the ambiance of the resort, lay out of rooms, private beach and the friendly and attentive staff. We have also noted your points and forwarded the same to the concerned departments for taking strong and positive steps to assure greater satisfaction for our guests in the future.

Thank you for staying with us and I look forward to having you back at Le Pondy

Arun Raghavan
Resort Manager
09585551301 | gm@lepondy.com
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Le pondy has a great location away from the main town , near the beach and a large sprawling property with a pool Rooms are decent without being grand . However, the food service is very poor and the poor quality of the food is matched only by the lack of variety . The hotel recognized it's shortcomings and apparently measures are being implemented in late January ( a bit late for us though!!)

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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LePondypondicherry, General Manager at Le Pondy, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for choosing Le Pondy for your recent stay at Pondicherry. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are delighted to note that you liked the location of our resort.Le Pondy is lounged at an estuary between Chunnambar River and the Bay of Bengal, landscaped with beautiful lawns and garden. We have noted your suggestion and we assure you that we would work on it and delight you with a gourmet fare on your next visit.

Again, we thank you for opting to stay with us. We look forward to serving you and pamper you with our services.

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
#4 Luxury Hotel in Pondicherry
#6 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
#6 Business 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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