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Restored antique rosewood pillars
Time to catch up on those books with some coffee
A lerge terrace, lay out the mattresses and stargaze
The central skylight and courtyard
Guest room 1
Guest room 2
Guest room 3
Guest room 4. The Big room.
The living room has a big LCD with satellite tv.
A time to bond over some yummy food.
A fully equipped kitchen.
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

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LCWChelte...
Cheltenham, UK
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“oasis of calm in a wonderfully interesting part of the world”
Reviewed April 9, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Shiv's villa Sharanya and would have stayed longer if we had more time on our hands. We stayed with our two daughters aged nearly 13 and 15.
Shiv was an excellent host (on the phone and by email and WhatsApp) throughout our stay and nothing was too much trouble.
The villa was large, clean and prettily decorated although not plush. Its setting was magnificent.
Transport to and from the villa from the airport and Pondicherry was excellent but it was a little difficult to 'pop out' for anything unless you had booked a taxi or auto rickshaw with notice.
We had some wonderful typical breakfasts, lunches and dinners cooked by the welcoming staff. The neighbouring swimming pool was gorgeous (large and picturesque) but you can't be too wild and raucous in the pool as it is set in a tranquil space and bring a swimming cap to wear to comply with regs!

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 10, 2016
Hi Lucy,
It was great having you stay with us, hope you come back for a longer break next time.
Warm regards
Shiv
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RonlinFor...
1 review
“Peaceful Paradise in Puducherry.”
Reviewed February 13, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Highly recommend this place. Came to visit Adishakti (which was only a stones throw down a very beautiful path. It's in a prime location for seeing this very wonderful arts community outside of Puducherry.
The house was peaceful, beautiful, very clean and we had wonderful conversations with staff and owners about the area, the house and just life.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 10, 2016
Hey Ronilin,
It was great to meet you and Ryan. Here's to seeing you back in Pondicherry soon.
Shiv
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Dagha D
Mumbai, India
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely place to sat, WIth friendly owner and helping Staff.”
Reviewed February 4, 2016 for a stay in September 2015

A spacious Villa, jst as the name suggests. One can go with family or a bunch of Friends, we were 12 people all together (including Kids).
Space in no Problem there. one might at 1st get confused as the way to the villa is a little inside. but once ur in. Welcome to Peace.
the owner Shiv is very Friendly, even if he is not Personally Present there, every think was already taken care of from his side. Shiv"s Father (Uncle) were very welcoming. showed us in and around the house. We went for a garden walk i the morning. all the veggies cooked in the house are grown Out side the Land of the Villa.
There are books one can read, Play some games, watch Television, go ride the Cycle, or jst Chill.
The Auro Bindo Asharam is near by.
While It is a Little away from the Pondi City.

breakfast, lunch & dinner, all are available. you jst hav to pre-inform them earlier so they have time to prepare. and also tell them the menu you want to eat.
They will do the best possible.The kitchen is free for you to venture, you can cook too. :P

All i will say....It just feels like a Home!

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Liked best: Space...Lots of Space.
Liked least: Some times the Language can be a gr8 barrier
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Feb 4, 2016
Dear Dagaji,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It's our endeavour to make Sharanya a home away from home. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
Thanks again
Warm regards
Shiv.
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Poorvi N
Mumbai, India
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed January 10, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We were a group of 5 and we went to sharanya in the last week of December. The villa is beautiful and it is huge could easily accomadate 8-10 people. There is so much peace there . Perfect for a peaceful vacation what most of us look for. Would recommend this place to all my friends

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Management Response
Jan 12, 2016
Thank you Poorvi for your lovely review. Hope to see you back soon for a relaxing break.
Warm regards
Shiv
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wornoutsh...
Ghaziabad, India
2 reviews
“The villa added great value to our trip to Pondicherry”
Reviewed December 25, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Pondicherry has Auroville and the Aurobindo Ashram, but for us, my sister, niece and I, the villa Sharanya was a beautiful surprise too. Built in South Indian style with a massive terrace, a quaint pool with goldfish, it also has fabulous green surroundings. You're woken up by the chirping of birds and can enjoy a great cup of tea and watch the sunrise from the terrace. Anyone taking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life will find the place a relaxing getaway. Getting to Auroville or the Aurobindo Ashram is easy too, from here you have to just ask Ishwarji, who looks after the property, to give you numbers of autorickshaw drivers. A bus (the stand is five minutes away) can also be a quick way to get to town. The staff is very friendly and helpful - there are bowls of flowers on tables, freshly picked from the gardens, and if asked nicely Saraswathy can make you a fabulous south Indian breakfast. We're taking back wonderful memories from this trip and would like to come back again.

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Liked best: The huge rooms, the cleanliness, the architecture, green quotient
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 25, 2015
Thank you Ayesha! Come back soon. :)
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purvi_nov...
Bengaluru, India
1 review
“Dream holiday home”
Reviewed November 22, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

we had very pleasant and peaceful stay at sharanya, The traditional construction of villa is the really beauty, Spacious terrace is perfect. Garden which surrounds Villa is amazing.
It is perfect place to plan family holiday.
Breakfast is good, very homely feeling. Kids were all very happy to find space to run around.
All over we had great time and lovely memories of our stay at Sharanya.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 23, 2015
Hi Purvi,
I am glad you had a good getaway at our villa. Thank you for the kind words and I do look forward to your next visit.
Thanks and regards
Shiv
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Durgha M
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Old world charm with new age comforts”
Reviewed November 1, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

This place was an absolute delight... Spacious, cool and comfortable conveniently located in the heart of Auroville. The house is the typical Indian homes out of the 1950s..with a central open courtyard, antique furniture and beams carved out of solid wood... modernised and upgraded with the today's conveniences (read free wifi, TV, geysers, and a fully equipped kitchen). For a group of over 10 ppl, the place still felt large and was really clean. Would definitely be coming back here..

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Management Response
Nov 1, 2015
Hi Durgha,
Thank you for your lovely review. I am happy you had a comfortable stay and do look forward to your next visit.
Regards
Shiv
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