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“France away from France”
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Le Dupleix
Ranked #12 of 85 Hotels in Pondicherry
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Wham in the middle of colonial side of Pondicherry, Le dupleix charmed us with its architecture. We drove down from Chennai hoping to find a place to stay and Le dupleix warmly welcomed us by offering us a quaint little room. We were told that each room has a different design and no two rooms have the same layout. Ours happened to be a duplex, a sitting area, a bedroom on top and bath in the bottom. Having not seen such rooms anywhere, my husband and I couldn't help falling for it immediately.
It is very close to the shore, a short 2 minute walk away - cafes and restaurants dotting around the place, we never felt the need for to take the car/rent a bike.
The staff are very courteous and helpful, you'll receive a warm welcome every time you enter the hotel.
If you want to stay here, book in advance because there are only 14 rooms in all! Now's the time to go to Pondicherry and book your place at Le Dupleix now!!

Happy Staying..!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for being our guest during your recent trip to Pondicherry, it was a pleasure having you with us and thank you for reviewing us on Tripadvisor.
I am happy that we have been able to exceed your expectations and that the Le Dupleix team has made your stay a comfortable and memorable one.

I do hope to be able to welcome you to Le Dupleix again upon your next visit to Pondicherry.

Warmest regards,
Danielle W.

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

This was my second trip to Pondicherry and definitely staying in this delightful little hotel, made my trip more enjoyable.
A beautiful juxtapose of modern and old world charm.
The rooms were tastefully decorated with a lot of wooden work.
Although the food was good, the surrounding lanes had restaurants that served excellent food.
The location is incredible.
The only complaint is of the maintenance.
A light was not working in the room.
The beds were very high in some rooms, and since one of our friends who was a senior citizen was allotted that room, there was no stool, to help her climb the bed.
If they take care of these little issues, it will be one of the most comfortable hotels in Pondicherry.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed staying there. I would definitely choose to stay here even in my next visit.

Room Tip: The room in the upper floors have a nice sit out. We used it to have our drinks in some private spac...
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Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us during your recent trip to Pondicherry. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. I am happy that the entire Le Dupleix team has been able to make your stay with us comfortable and enjoyable.
I understand and share your concern for senior citizens staying with us and I am glad we were able to provide you with a different type of room on the ground floor. Your comment about maintenance has been noted and appropriate action has been taken.

Once again, thank you for staying with us and I do hope be able to welcome you again at Le Dupleix in the future.

Warm regards,
Danielle W.

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

A very nice place to stay if you want a touch of French heritage and stay close to the beach. The rooms are very beautiful with a lot of wooden work and are very clean. The food served here is very good and service is great. A place where we want to go back again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us recently and thank you for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and I am happy that our services have met your expectations. Your appreciation has been conveyed to the entire team and motivates us in our constant efforts to assure that every guest has a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us.

I am very much looking forward to welcoming you again upon your next visit to Pondicherry.

Warm regards,
Danielle W.

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

A hertage gem that is well located was what we were looking for and this hotel hit the nail on the head. Beautiful furniture, a tastefully decorated room, great service and fabulous food all contributed to a memorable stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Thank IFCS
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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for being our guest recently and thank you for taking out the time to review us on Tripadvisor. It gives us great pleasure to know that we have been able to meet your expectations and that your stay with us was a comfortable and memorable one. Your appreciation of the service and cuisine offered by us has been conveyed to the entire team and we do hope you will stay with us again, should you visit Pondicherry in the future.

Once again, thank you for being our guest.

Warm regards,
Danielle W.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

went for a lunch on monday with my wife and kids,we had red snapper,chicken tikka three way and poulet saute chassuer all were on my excedded expectation and enjoyed it thourghly.servie was nice too.kudos to chef and his team for such a nice food.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for being our guest and thank you for taking out your time to review us on Tripadvisor. Your appreciation of our cuisine has been conveyed to Chef Lokendra and his team and we are glad to have met your expectations.

I do hope to be able to welcome you as our guest again, should you visit Pondicherry in the future.

Warm regards,
Danielle W.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed at this place last month for 2 nights......we were a group of 8 people.......the hotel is excellent and one that we would love to go again. Some of the positives are
1. they upgraded us to penthouses (essentially larger and newly renovated rooms)
2. hotel service was good......stocked up alcohol when we informed them that we will be reaching late
3. location - 5 min walking to the sea
4. food was excellent

the only place i felt they can improve is on the service of the restaurant which was extremely slow

Though all in all, a very good place to stay

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for being our guest recently, it was a pleasure having you with us. I am happy that the Le Dupleix team has been able to make your stay with us comfortable and memorable. Your compliments about our cuisine has been conveyed to Chef Lokendra and his team and is much appreciated.
As we take all our feedback seriously, I understand your sentiments about the service and is being looked into.

Once again, thank you for being our guest and I hope to be able to welcome you again at Le Dupleix in the future.

Warm regards,
Danielle W.

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We visited Pondicherry last week and stayed at Le Dupleix for five days. The hotel is a heritage property. We stayed in the penthouse room on second floor. What we enjoyed most here is the sit out in the veranda. There are some chairs and sofas in the veranda. We sat there for long hours enjoying the excellent sea breeze, reading books,watching the 200 year old mango tree in the courtyard and sipping coffee. Since the hotel has limited rooms there is adequate privacy. We loved our walks to the rock beach ( 2 minutes away). The rock beach has no vehicular traffic from 6 PM to 07:30 Am next morning. That is great for people who want to enjoy their walk, exercise or have coffee and snacks at Le Cafe on the beach.
The hotel staff is very helpful and friendly. Their restaurant has good food. We had fish and chicken preparations for lunch and dinner on tow occasions. We look f forward to visiting Pondicherry again and will certainly stay here in the future.

Room Tip: Penthouse rooms (No. 10,11,12 and 13 on second floor) having a view are good.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Danielle S, Manager at Le Dupleix, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for being our guest and thank you for taking your time to review us on Tripadvisor. I am happy that we have been able to make your stay with us comfortable and memorable and that the Le Dupleix team has been able to meet your expectations. It is our constant aim to provide the best of our services, as intended by the management.
Thank you for your compliments to the staff, this has been conveyed to them and is much appreciated.

Thank you for being our guest and I hope you will visit us again in the future.

Warm regards,
Danielle W.

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Additional Information about Le Dupleix

Address: 5 Rue Dela Caserne Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Pondicherry
#3 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
#5 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
#6 Spa Hotel in Pondicherry
Price Range: $92 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Le Dupleix 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Dupleix offers a fusion between the rich, colonial heritage and a contemporary flavor. The hotel beautifully complements Pondicherry. It is a 14-room luxury heritage hotel, nestling in an 18th century French colonial villa, originally built for the Maire Mayor of Pondicherry. Now restored and modernized the hotel is an architectural masterpiece showcasing the life of the 18th century French Governor Marquis Joseph-Francois Dupleix. The 14 suites are all distinct in style and furnishings and each provides a unique experience. ... more   less 
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