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Reviewed February 3, 2015

Quaint little home. Very cosy. Difficult to say it is a hotel. Feels more at home. But it is a wonderful and well kept home. Very beautiful exteriors and wow interiors of the room. The rooms are large and spacious with nice antique look and feel of wooden furniture. A couch or a lazy arm chair is kept in some rooms. The lobby which is on the ground floor again is filled with cozy antique furniture. You get the feel of a typical old south Indian house here. Idols, flowers, etc all around. There are couple of rooms which gives you view of the adjacent perumal temple pond. Unfortunately, the gopuram was covered for repairs when we visited but otherwise it is a good view to see from outside the room.

The restaurant is a small open air space. cozy. They serve breakfast ( good spread for veg and non veg). Lunch and dinner has to be ordered in advance. Chef makes necessary portion. Food quality is very good and one should eat a meal at this lovely place.

The service is outstanding. We had a bad experience checking in, when two staff started debating whether they should accomodate our request for dinner , when we checked in late. But better sense prevailed and they asked us to go out and eat.

Location of the hotel is excellent. You can walk to to the attractions, the Aurbindo Ashram and teh promenade.

Not mentioning Federick the manager of this place will be making this review incomplete. Right from booking to billing, he was there . Manages the team and the place very well.

Would highly recommend this place and will definitely like to stay there once more.

Room tip: Take one of the two rooms overlooking the temple pond. Best view.
Date of stay: December 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank sanmallya
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FREDDYGOMEZ900396652, Manager at Anantha Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2015

Dear sir
Greeting from Anantha Heritage -Amrithra resort
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.
Your valuable feedback regarding your stay with us is highly appreciated and the time taken
to provide us with these details is of utmost importance to us.
We thank you for all the positives pointed out in the review and we will share these with our
team.
Our team is very glad to hear that you enjoyed the services provided by the hotel and would
like to thank you for your positive comments about your experience at Anantha Heritage
Hotel Pondicherry. These are certainly going to be very encouraging and motivating
especially for the Team. It is always reassuring to learn that our efforts are being noted by
those whom we count on the most, "Our Guests".
Guest satisfaction is a high priority for us, an area that we repeatedly train on and follow up,
in an effort to sustain a high level of service throughout the hotel .
Thank you once again for your feedback. we look forward to welcoming you back to Anantha
Heritage.Hotel
Thanks and Regards
Fredrick Gomez

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Reviewed January 30, 2015

Yes, that's what Anantha is - a home very beautifully converted into a hotel. In fact, it hardly feels like a hotel. It reminded me of my ancestral home.

Anantha is situated in the heart of the Tamil quarter and therefore is quite in the centre of the little town. The main market is a walking distance away and the property is surrounded by temples. The 'home' has 6 huge , warm rooms . The 2 at the ground level face a little garden and the rooms on top face the temple pond next door.

Anantha has a resident cook who whips up awesome South Indian dishes. We ate all our meals here for the 2 days we stayed. It's most authentic and the flavour will leave you wanting more than you can eat. The dining area is lovely too and is situated in the terrace of the property

It's hard to decide what's better in Anantha , the property or the staff - it's normally one of the two in most places that make or break your stay. In this case, full marks to both! The staff is warm , friendly and ever ready to help Frederick and his team are ever helpful and that too in a non- intrusive way

The rooms are huge, with king size beds, a wooden wardrobe, wooden table , a traditional wooden cane easy chair (again reminded me of my ancestral home). The attached bathroom is sparse and squeaky clean.

The property also has a bike that you can hire for nominal charges. It's probably the most convenient way to get around in Pondicherry. Frederick can also help arrange a car for you, if you want to visit places close to Pondicherry.

Anantha is one of the 'must stay' places in Pondicherry, it helps you understand the culture and the lives of the locals in this unique place of 2 diverse cultures.

Date of stay: December 2014
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3  Thank Sangeetha A
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FREDDYGOMEZ900396652, Manager at Anantha Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2015

Dear sir
Greeting from Anantha Heritage Amritara Resorts!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.
Your valuable feedback regarding your stay with us is highly appreciated and the time taken
to provide us with these details is of utmost importance to us.
We thank you for all the positives pointed out in the review and we will share these with our
team.
Our team is very glad to hear that you enjoyed the services provided by the hotel and would
like to thank you for your positive comments about your experience at Anantha Heritage
Hotel Pondicherry. These are certainly going to be very encouraging and motivating
especially for the Team. It is always reassuring to learn that our efforts are being noted by
those whom we count on the most, "Our Guests".
Guest satisfaction is a high priority for us, an area that we repeatedly train on and follow up,
in an effort to sustain a high level of service throughout the hotel .
Thank you once again for your feedback. we look forward to welcoming you back to Anantha
Heritage.Hotel
Thanks and Regards
Fredrick Gomez

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Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Even I'm still in this hotel I can vouch for all previous reviews! This is a very excellent hotel. Upon arriving I inquired for lunch since I was travelling without breakfast as from 6am, well mister Frederik just went in to the kitchen and within 20 minutes I had a small lunch with omelet!! Only of this I immediately felt welcomed!!

Good room, last on the ground floor, only tv a bit too small and wifi not really strong enough. If you dont want to, no need to turn on the airco, there are two ceiling fans. Don't forget to bring musquito repelent.

The old French quartier is about a 10-15 min stroll so not too far.
You'll be handout a city map upon arrivel, so nothing to worry.

Very friendly staff!!

Date of stay: January 2015
Trip type: Traveled solo
2  Thank RezaGu
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FREDDYGOMEZ900396652, Manager at Anantha Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2015

Dear sir
Greeting from Anantha Heritage Hotel pondicherry!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.
Your valuable feedback regarding your stay with us is highly appreciated and the time taken
to provide us with these details is of utmost importance to us.
We thank you for all the positives pointed out in the review and we will share these with our
team.
Our team is very glad to hear that you enjoyed the services provided by the hotel and would
like to thank you for your positive comments about your experience at Anantha Heritage
Hotel Pondicherry. These are certainly going to be very encouraging and motivating
especially for the Team. It is always reassuring to learn that our efforts are being noted by
those whom we count on the most, "Our Guests".
Guest satisfaction is a high priority for us, an area that we repeatedly train on and follow up,
in an effort to sustain a high level of service throughout the hotel .
Thank you once again for your feedback. we look forward to welcoming you back to Anantha
Heritage.Hotel
Thanks and Regards
Fredrick Gomez

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Reviewed January 23, 2015

We loved staying here, it is an old Tamil house and has been converted beautifully into a hotel. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable; the bathroom large with a great shower. The entrance way opens into a reception area with beautiful furniture that you are able to relax in - we spent time playing chess, a change from the hustle and bustle of the town. The staff couldn't have been friendlier, helpful and professional, especially the guy who serves breakfast (and does a lot of other jobs); sorry I can't remember his name but he was a delight and a big asset to the hotel. Breakfast was great, kept us going for most of the day. Unfortunately, the dinner wasn't as good, although tasty we did find better in the town, and cheaper. Location was great, we were able to get to any part of the town easily by foot. Would definitely return here if I came back to Pondicherry.

Date of stay: January 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
2  Thank BOOtsie5
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FREDDYGOMEZ900396652, Manager at Anantha Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2015

Dear sir.
Greeting from Anantha Heritage Hotel pondicherry!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.
Your valuable feedback regarding your stay with us is highly appreciated and the time taken
to provide us with these details is of utmost importance to us.
We thank you for all the positives pointed out in the review and we will share these with our
team.
Our team is very glad to hear that you enjoyed the services provided by the hotel and would
like to thank you for your positive comments about your experience at Anantha Heritage
Hotel Pondicherry. These are certainly going to be very encouraging and motivating
especially for the Team. It is always reassuring to learn that our efforts are being noted by
those whom we count on the most, "Our Guests".
Guest satisfaction is a high priority for us, an area that we repeatedly train on and follow up,
in an effort to sustain a high level of service throughout the hotel .
Thank you once again for your feedback. we look forward to welcoming you back to Anantha
Heritage.Hotel
Thanks and Regards
Fredrick Gomez

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Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights and it was perfect, excellent large room, lovely breakfast served on the balcony and within walking distance of the French quarter.
The manager was very welcoming and helpful and even provided me with an umbrella as we had unexpected rain!! All in all a lovely place to stay and we would certainly go back without hesitation

Date of stay: January 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank Pinkelephant2014
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FREDDYGOMEZ900396652, Manager at Anantha Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2015

Dear sir.
Greeting from Anantha Heritage Hotel pondicherry!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.
Your valuable feedback regarding your stay with us is highly appreciated and the time taken
to provide us with these details is of utmost importance to us.
We thank you for all the positives pointed out in the review and we will share these with our
team.
Our team is very glad to hear that you enjoyed the services provided by the hotel and would
like to thank you for your positive comments about your experience at Anantha Heritage
Hotel Pondicherry. These are certainly going to be very encouraging and motivating
especially for the Team. It is always reassuring to learn that our efforts are being noted by
those whom we count on the most, "Our Guests".
Guest satisfaction is a high priority for us, an area that we repeatedly train on and follow up,
in an effort to sustain a high level of service throughout the hotel .
Thank you once again for your feedback. we look forward to welcoming you back to Anantha
Heritage.Hotel
Thanks and Regards
Fredrick Gomez

Report response as inappropriate
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