Pondicherry Ashok, Pondicherry

12, Goubert St, Kamaraj Nagar, Puducherry, 605011

Phone Number www.theashokgroup.com

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Ranked 73 of 500 hotels in Pondicherry

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Reviews (22)

1 Review

Staff's were well behaved

Posted 3 Nov, 2016

The hotel was located in the city. The staff's were well behaved in the hotel. The hotel was located in the city. The sightseeing was not arranged by the hotel. The appearance of the hotel was good. I would like to recommend this hotel to upcoming travellers. The garden was available at the hotel. There was no suggestion for this hotel.

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3 Reviews | 272 Readers

The overall experience was good

Posted 28 Oct, 2016

The destination of the hotel was nice. I had booked the room by online. It was a good hotel. The overall experience was good in the hotel. The room was good in the hotel. There was no difficult in check in and checkout. The service was provided on time. I had visited this hotel for business purpose.

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Room price is reasonable

Posted 15 Sep, 2016

The activity was not conducted by the hotel. The parking place was available at the hotel. The room price was reasonable. The hotel was located nearby the main road. The Wi-Fi connection was not available in the room. The best part of the hotel was location. I would suggest this hotel to improve food quality.

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1 Review | 2 Readers

Very Good

Posted 30 Jun, 2016

I had visited this hotel for official purpose. The check in and checkout was not delayed. All amenities were provided in the room. The behaviour of the staff's was co-operative. The room was spacious and clean. All amenities were working in good condition. The complimentary breakfast was provided in the hotel. There were no activities arranged by this hotel. I had visited this hotel for official purpose.

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10 Reviews | 947 Readers

A good stay

Posted 25 Aug, 2015

I can tell my stay was okay in this hotel because I had a quite bad impression in this hotel. The stay was good but service was not as expected. But food was excellent. Since I was single, I adjusted the stay in the hotel. If you are with family you can look for other hotel. If you are single you can stay here at good price than other hotel.

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1 Review | 188 Readers

Average hotel and not recommendable

Posted 21 Mar, 2015

No rooms were beach facing. In fact there was ocean about 200 meters from room which was meant for fisher men and not for a beach holiday. No valet parking. Strictly not recommended. Food was good but buffet breakfast was oily. Property is bang on east coast highway seems only advantage to me.

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1 Review | 208 Readers

Excellent location with good quality food

Posted 18 Mar, 2015

Room was excellent and location was good. Service was good and no restrictions on timings good for couples. Food was good and I would prefer people especially couples to have a stay in this hotel in Pondicherry. Go for it and enjoy your time it is a very good place to stay with the ambience.

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1 Review | 405 Readers

Overall excellent stay

Posted 19 Aug, 2014

This hotel is right at the entrance to Pondicherry if you drive in from Chennai. The beach views are simply amazing and it has been recently renovated so makes for an excellent stay. Do not expect the best of service here, but the place is so calm and beautiful that it is inevitable that you get addicted to this hotel.

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1 Review | 398 Readers

Aspirations ; need to be improved

Posted 11 Aug, 2014

Heard that there is going to be tent houses soon. Please provide more information, rooms need to be clean and room service need to be improved. We found even restaurant service has to be of better standard. Improvement in security is needed.

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3 Reviews | 512 Readers

Appearance was average, helpful staff

Posted 4 Aug, 2014

Stay at the hotel was very nice. I stayed there for two days. Location wise, it was good. Appearance of the hotel was fine. Booking was done directly and there was no problem that I have to wait to get the room there. I booked only one room there. Rooms were very clean and well maintained. I preferred my meal outside the hotel. Staff behavior was helpful and friendly. There was no outdoor activity available. I will recommend this hotel to my friends and other tourists. I am totally satisfied with the amount of money I have spent at the hotel. I visited there with my family in the month of January and it was a relaxing trip.

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2 Reviews | 2683 Readers

Nice experience

Posted 3 Apr, 2012

We (Me and Wife) reached the hotel in peak summer on a scorching sunny day. weary we headed to our room and were given the best treatment possible by the staff. Room was ready and took no time for checking in. Shows the front office staff as well as back office boys were prompt and upto mark. Resot has got its own private beach you can hang around , let yourself sit next to shores or just enjoy their beautiful garden. Private beach access is allowed till 6 in evening and they were very particular about it. Good to see guard enforcing that , that too very nicely. Very pleasant experience altogether.

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1 Review | 4915 Readers

We got our hotel Reservations done early in Hotel...

Posted 24 Oct, 2007

We got our hotel Reservations done early in Hotel Ashok Beach Resort and the agent very conveniently forgot to mention that the check in time of the Hotel is 12 noon, we reached Pondicherry by bus after a rather difficult overnight journey and we just wanted to take some sleep before we start with the sight seeing, we took a Auto rikshaw and went to the hotel ;the standard rate is Rs150 from the Bus stand to Hotel Ashok ; also take a note that there is bus service from the bus station to all the Hotels on ECR(East Coast Road) there is a bus in every 20 mins and it only costs Rs 3 also if you are adventure loving sort you can ask the Auto to take you to Mission street and from there you can hire a two wheeler (usally costs Rs 100/per day) and then drive to the hotel, its not very difficult since the there is just one main road and you have to drive straight down on it. When we reached the Hotel ..we were immediately taken in by the warmness of the place, the hotel is tucked away in a wilderness far from the maddening crowd of the city , the receptionist (a sweet lady called Miss Saundarya) told us that we are early and asked us to wait just another hour and we were checked in at 9 o clock (thanks to them) we got a nice room with a wonderful view of the sea. Also i would like to mention that this hotel sports one of the nicest beach in the city as Pondicherry beaches are pretty rough and rocky, this once also doesn’t allows you to swim ..but since its clean and secluded , there is less to crib. The staff is very friendly and accommodating (i always follow the philosophy that if you treat someone with respect that’s what you get back in return) over the period of two daysI was with them on there first name basis, the service is immaculate, the bar is open till 10:30 in the night and if you want to drink after that you can order room service to get you your poison and u can stack it in the refrigerator, the menu ..although is less in terms of varity..it more than makes up for it in quality ( pls do try out the chefs special Fish Steaks).. the ambience of the bar gives reminiscence of the old colonial times.. its a rather simple place , no frills and no string attached and thats why you end up feeling so right at home. The place still doesnt has a swimming pool although its in construction and will be ready by the peak season (Dec- Jan), i am uploadin a few pictures here but to know more about pondicherry the city itself you can try visiting my blog http://aroopsays.blogspot.com/2007/07/pondicherry-try-ityou-will-like-it.html for more pictures visit http://www.pwtw.blogspot.com/

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1 Review | 1750 Readers

Nice experience

Posted 16 Mar, 2012

Gud to stay in a pleasant and calm ambience. Hav a pleasant back lawn where you a good safe children play area

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1 Review | 1506 Readers

Great experience

Posted 19 Mar, 2012

If Puducherry is called the salad of south India then without bit of doubt Pondicherry Ashok Beach resort is perfect dressing for the salad..... Being a Govt hotel I had this presumption of 'ye tho sarkari hei yaar attitude' you know...The FIRST MISTAKE....You will start savoring the taste of hospitality from the main entrance of the resort....PERFECTO!!! Amble parking space, precisely speaking shut your eyes and park your TRUCK, LORRY HA HA...I mean your vehicle left right or center!!!! let me guarantee you that there wont be scratch....that is the kind of parking space they are having.... It is not my first visit to a beach resort...out of my experience with beach resorts till date i had my doubt of getting a sea view room....But at The Ashok they wont say that they will manage to get you sea facing room if we can wait for some time.....Absolute no!!!! Here you need not worry of getting a sea facing room because all the rooms they are having are absolutely sea facing...Zero Discrimination!!!! From the reception till the maintenance department you will never realize the fact that you are staying in a govt. resort..... in fact the staffs out there are so friendly and understanding that they will not let you feel that...GOOD Work guys.... View from the resort is absolutely fabulous in all the ways...it has got special charm during the mornings...a different one during the afternoons & and an outstanding gorgeous evening...And if you are lucky like me to stay in Ashok during full moon then i would simply say wOOOOWWW.....out of the world... people say that will happen only in dreamzzz.....Utopia is just imaginary.... Say no and a heavy no to those people who have got no idea that there is beauty on earth...not in their imagination...it surely exists... The Ashok Beach Resort.... The best part is about their flexibility...there you will here less no of 'NOs' unlike other so called reputed hotels...candle light dinner on the beach?? Yes...Romantic Escapade??? yes possible....Wanna enjoy the Bonfire sitting beside the beach on the greeny lawns with your friends and GIRL Friends??? Yes....A Big Yes....you say it they just do it for you... In the restaurant which is also a sea view has got its well designed and engineered menu..which will let you savor the French colonial food as well as various other cuisines fused....But the best part is that you will have to just tell the chef what taste you prefer,what is it that you want at that point of time... he will get you the best food for your taste buds...trust me... Much more to share.....my stay was 3 nights and 4 days...was kinda best time we had at The Ashok.... We will for sure go back next year...Thank you everyone out there who made our stay a memorable one....Cheers guys

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1 Review | 2070 Readers

Good food

Posted 4 May, 2012

Though qaulity of food is good but Cost is bit expensive. Front office staff too helful and guided us really good about the city. Sea view rooms are awesome, spacious, clean and gives u a relaxing view. Need more in house activities or some atleast some beach activities at the hotel.

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Pondicherry Ashok is ranked #73 among the 500 hotels in Pondicherry with an average rating of 4.9 out of 7. It is one of the 46, 3-star Resorts in Pondicherry. It is part of the "The Ashok Group" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 8 photos and 22 text reviews and is rated top for its Location, Appearance and Destination.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 5,000 to Rs 12,000 per night. The hotel offer 20 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Single (40%) and Family (30%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 40% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 30% have rated the ambience as colorful and traditional.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.

Pondicherry Ashok is located at Kalapet .

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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