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“A VERY NICE TINY HOTEL”
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Hotel du Parc
Ranked #14 of 85 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 9, 2011

A very nice tiny hotel in the French area of Pondicherry - Adorable manager and staff, always at the disposal of the customer. Do not miss this beautiful and peaceful place!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2011

I travel quite often to India for many years and stayed at endless hotels and guest houses of all sorts and levels. This hotel was one of the best, something significantly unique in terms of beauty and cleanness of the room, and anyone who ever been to India knows how hard it is to get such athing in India :-)

These were 2 days of pure pleasure. Their restaurant though a bit expensive is a great one. Service is perfect and very very friendly and helpful.

Plus, they gave me a special discount price for a double room in the price of a single room (2,500 Rs).

It is just over the corner from Sri Aurobindo Ashram and on the end of the main shopping st.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 31, 2011

Coming towards the end of hectic two week tour with mostly one night stands this hotel was an oasis of calm and relaxation.The staff were helpful and courteous and room and amenities good. My only minor criticism was my room (10) had a balcony which overlooked the open air restaurant - bit noisy at times. The location of the hotel in the airy colonial quarter was convenient for pretty well everything. A very nice place to stay at reasonable cost.

  • Stayed: January 2011
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Reviewed January 2, 2011

We had very high expectations of the place, even though it was not a complete disappointment, we cannot claim that we were overwhelmed with the place.

Pros:
1, Too good a location, its in the heart of the town, closer to the beach, ashram, major cafe's, shopping places, railway station.
2. Service is very good. People are very cheerful, and try their best to make you feel comfortable and happy.
3. Food is pretty decent, and the idea of using a fake canopy gels pretty well for breakfasts

Cons:
1. Cleanliness. The bathroom floor, shower curtains were stained. Most importantly the towels had yellow stains on them.
2. Hot Water supply. I don't know whats wrong with their water heater, if you forget to take bath before 9:30 am, say goodbye to a hot bath
3. Checkin/checkout. They have a strict 12am checkin/checkout time. Its highly inconvenient as all buses/trains mainly reach pondicherry at around 6am, and leave by only 10pm.
4. Pricing: at 3200Rs per night, their standard room is not really value for money. It does not have elegance of what a heritage villa should have, instead its a pretty normal room. Even the villa itself does not look even a bit fancy. Considering the other three cons, we thought the place was overpriced.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2010

Its a kind of french boutique hotel which offers great bargains.
Its located in the main hub of Pondicherry
The beach is about a 3-4 minute walk.
All nice eating joints are at a walking distance.
The rooms are basic but clean and spacious.
The open air restaurant is beautiful and offers some nice sea food.
You can rent a bike from close by and explore the neighbourhood all day.
Friendly locals will enure you never get lost.
Excellent place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 28, 2010

Fantastic Hotel, Fantastic Service, Only dreams are made of a place like this! This spectacular hotel is so unique that words dont describe it. rooms are Excellent i need to tell about the interior are perfect with a hertiage look.. Awesome.. We enjoyed our stay .. I need to tell to everyone they find my DOB in my booking record and they arranged a surpise B'Day party we will never forget that..

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2010

My husband and I spend two nights at Du Parc , a heritage style , cute and beautiful Hotel , located at the Heart of the city.I cant stop myself from writing this review , as Du Parc played a vital role in making my trip a cherishable memory.
To start with the location , its very close to all the visiting spots. We enjoyed a lovely walk to Ganesh temple , Beach etc.The environment is green , adding beauty to Du Parc and off course we enjoyed fresh air. The room is comfortable ,tidy , properly furnished with all amenities .The bedspreads , towels provided were very neat and didnt get any uneasy feel (which we got from certain hotels). The restaurants are pleasant , the dishes are mouth watering!!! Enjoyed a stomach full lunch and dinner , as it pleased our taste buds!!!
The added advantage of Du Parc is its courteous and friendly staffs . Serving the guests , knowing the meaning of HOSPITALITY!!!Keep up the good work friends!!!
Du Parc, prompt us to take a decision of spending our NEWYEAR EVE AND NEWYEAR CELEBRATION 2011 WITH THIS CHARMING GROUP!!!!
Eagerly waiting to be back at this Hidden Gem!!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 5 Jawaharlal Nehru Street, Pondicherry 605 001, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 85 Hotels in Pondicherry
Price Range: $52 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel du Parc 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heritage Villa Selvom - restored as Hotel du Parc with close proximity to the beach and the Auroindo ashram, was built in the early 17th century and was a part of Villa Aurome. It has served in the past as the residence of many French Governors including Dupleix. The Villa has been remodeled as a reflection of the colonial times. Nestled ingeniously between the mango and coconut trees, the hotel offers two exquisite multi-cuisine restaurants. ... more   less 
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