Sharnga Guest House, Pondicherry
Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu 605101
Phone Number 0413-2622338 www.sharngaguesthouse.in
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The guest house was located close enough to the centre of Auroville, however, the single room was lacking basic facilities. The bathroom for the single room was away from the room and it was smelling and dirty. Not a place I'd recommend as the food was also not good. The guests kept waiting for half an hour for the food to come. I was informed that there will be some vegetarian dishes but I was appalled to see the veg preparations. The dining area is full of mosquitos at night and flies in the morning. The only redeeming factor here is the owner who was kind enough to show me the recreation room and talk to me about the history of the guest house.
It's a nice place to relax. It's very silent peaceful to ears. I love the ambience with full of trees. I love the place. But the way they serve food for was not good. Food service is alone was not upto the mark. My over all experience was good for this place
overall experience was good.Location is bit difficult to track if the visitors are new to the place.Food was so delicious.All the amenities are good.But swimming pool is not so big to play there. Overall its a nice place to relax and enjoy nature.Its a good place for travellers who like to stay away from the city.
I traveled to Pondicherry in the month of May 2017 on a friends holiday trip. One of my friend booked my stay at this hotel in online. The hotel location was very good as it was very convenient to reach the hotel. The ambiance was very attractive like a homely feel. It was a calm and pleasant place. We traveled by travels van. Parking facility was there and it was free of cost. The appearance was excellent with a hut view. It had an Indian traditional look. It was very simple and I personally liked it. The front desk was very good as they were courteous. The welcomed us with a good smile. They treated us very well. They guided us to the new places. They were on time and responding to us in a respected manner. They had a positive attitude. Rooms were very good. Actually there was no more provision of fans because it was very hot as it was summer season. It was very difficult to manage with the heat. It was a general room which had a double bed and a single cot. I was like a home. Cleanliness was well maintained. The restrooms were very neat and dry. The room service staff was cordial and they were friendly. We took food facility in that hotel. It was good in taste and the quality was well maintained. We took both veg and non-veg food items. It was a restaurant service. There was no room service in that hotel. It had good taste and the quality was very good. But they have delayed the food service sometimes. There were fun activities like swimming pool. It was good to take part in it and it was cleanly maintained. No lift facilities as there was no first floor there was all like cottages. No kids play area. The overall service was very good and they were well behaved. I suggest the hotel management to provide water bottles and some coffee/tea facilities in the room service.
It was a holiday trip to in the month of May 2017 along with my friends. I booked the cottage room through online. The location was situated interior to the city. The location was like greenery and have eco friendly nature. It was not easy to reach. We traveled to the location by a traveler vehicle and they provide free parking facility. The appearance of the hotel great. The front office cordially welcome us and they did check-in and check-out on time. The room was kept clean and tidy. The room was compact and ventilation problem. Poor basic amenities provided even they did not provide a ceiling fan. They provide good hospitality. The food was favorable. There were no nearby restaurants. Overall service favorable. I suggest the hotelier that need improvements in their infrastructure.
I went to Pondicherry it was a family holiday trip in the month of June 2017. I booked it online. The location of the hotel was easy to reach. The appearance of the hotel was decent. The front office staff was friendly and the service was on time. We have booked the deluxe room and the room was comfortable. We had the food in this hotel and the food was tasty. There was a kid swimming pool and it was totally greenery. overall it was a comfortable stay.
I had been to Pondicherry it was a family holiday trip in the month of June 2017. I booked it online. The location of the hotel was tough to find out. The appearance of the hotel decent. The front office staff was polite and the service of the hotel was up to the mark. The breakfast and the dinner were complimentary They do have yoga room and the swimming pool. The food was quite tasty and the activities were up to the mark.
We had been to Pondicherry in the month of June 2017. It was a holiday trip along with my family. We booked this hotel through online process. The destination was a very nice place. The hotel was located at an inside road so it was not easy to reach. The ambiance of the hotel was attractive to see. The best way to reach this hotel by own vehicle. The room booked was clean and tidy. The bathroom was well maintained. The basic amenities were provided in the room. The service staffs were provided all requirements on time. The booking staff was cordial and responded well. They did check in and check out properly. We had tasty food from the hotel. The swimming facility and Jim facility were available in the hotel it was very nice.
It was a relax trip. I visited the hotel in the month of march. I booked the room online. Destination was good. Location was quite good, it was not easy to reached. Appearance of the hotel was nice. Front office stuffs were good. Room was clean and beautiful, food was also good and tasty.
The overall experience at the hotel was good. We visited this hotel in the month of December. I was disappointed by the checkout. It was a relaxation trip with family. The city was fine. The location of the hotel was good. The sight of the hotel was very good. The front office and reception at the hotel were good and the staff was friendly and cooperative. There was a delay in check in and checkout. The rooms given were good. The food and drink provided were good and there were complementary foods given to us. The service at the hotel was very excellent. The rooms were very good.
About the Place: The place has been there since the magnificent Auroville's inception. Shranga is all about how small minor details comes together to form a piece of Art itself, from how the every rooms looks elegant, well thought, and at the same time is infused with art and vibrant colors. Definitely worth your time and money. About Our Stay: We had reserved the rooms in advance, one family (room for 5) and another room for 2. The breakfast is part of the package, catering both continental and southern flavors. Do note they provide both breakfast and dinner. The rooms they provided was unlike any we have ever been too, simply because it had an influence of southern India at its exterior and contemporary minimalist room inside. Do remember the rooms are very well thought. The management head took the effort to tell us about them, the place, also the brilliant Auroville. Brilliant place for a holiday. A definite for creative heads.
It was a belated holiday weekend plan, and a few of us decided to head out to Auroville for a short escape from our clockwork lives. Ms. C was tasked with the responsibility of figuring out a place to stay & amongst the 50 odd guest-houses she glanced upon in the Auroville guesthouses. Org page, Sharanga was her first choice. And that is how we landed up there, after getting slightly lost in Auroville. If you are looking for materialistic luxury, then I'd advise you to stop reading this review now. But if the kind of luxury you seek is a wholistic, spiritual one- then this is exactly where you must head. And I will give you 5 reasons why: 1. The guest house is housed on what used to be a farm, so the many acres of land are now covered with lush green vegetation, and gives an impression of a wild, yet welcoming forest. I recommend a small walk around to make some interesting discoveries about your habitat. 2. The people are grounded, happy and courteous. They have this quality about them, they smile easily and even though they are professional, there is a warmth about their approach, that warms you up to them. 3. The furniture & decor is an eclectic pot-pourri. Nothing is similar anywhere. You may find Attangudi tiles, 4 poster beds, antique mirrors, open wooden shelves, mud seats, white curtains, cane & bamboo furniture lending your room an amazing character. Comfortable & convenient. There was no TV or AC in the room we stayed in & we were happy about that. 4. The food. Home-style French & Indian food prepared a la minute by the lady of the house & her helpers- all Tamilians from the neighbouring town of Tiruvannamalai. Hearty & delicious. At the same time, it is quite gourmet if you think about it! Our dinner was mixed salad with dressing, vegetable ratatouille, squid fritters, sambhar & rice. 5. The character of the place & its owner. Both are very colourful and they go hand in hand. The main portico & reception area have been beautifully done up with quaint wooden furniture and artefacts collected from across the world. Bernard was once an enthusiastic collector & he has a knack of putting things in unexpected places, which may surprise you, but then you would not have it anywhere else- like the Buddha heads lodged in between the tree barks or the small egg shaped cave temple, or the courtroom style wooden railings flagging a beautiful stone deity alongside the petite pool, which is further flagged by massive wooden pillars, the intricately carved doors, marble top tables, the charming setting- it is an extension of Bernard's persona. Luckily enough he is a great talker & listener and it is as easy to get lost in his adventures and stories as it is to look around & truly appreciate what he has created. Go there to lose yourself and live an exceptional lives for a few days! It doesn't cost much and you may end up wanting to come back very soon.
A wonderful, little altar for annoyed bodies and minds. Sharnga Guest House is absolutely a blooming heaven. Towering trees, ambrosial blossoms, and aerial creepers apartment the tiny cottages in a blooming canopy. The songs of the birds and insects are your connected assembly as you absorb in the amore and animation of this little bit of paradise. Dinner time is absolutely an apotheosis of the back-slapping atmosphere of a home, only you barter affable badinage with added guests like your own ancestors in a home abroad from your own. The admirable agents complemented our break actuality with their hospitality, thoughtfulness, and concern. A appropriate acknowledgement to Janani for allowance us with every baby appeal and Kokila for abracadabra up some alluringly ambrosial and adorable blooming tea from the kitchen garden. The ambient makes up for a lot. The WiFi is a bit capricious and I could not get it in my allowance and is best accessible in the alfresco dining breadth which is a admirable atom to plan from. The baby basin is lovely. Despite the shortcomings, it is a adorable peaceful admirable abode for a few days. Thank you for authoritative our break acutely memorable!
Good Place to visit. Enjoyed my stay with Sharnga. Wi-Fi was available always. Food was as per your request. Very Relaxed Environment With lots of nice and interesting people to chat with over dinner from all over the world. The setting is fantastic, imagine a jungle with peacocks, birds, lizards, all sorts of strange jungle sounds, and so many beautiful trees. If you need a getaway from a stressful city life, go to Sharnga.
I visited this hotel in the month of August 2016 for relaxation with team members. Location of the hotel was far from the city. I had taken my own vehicle. Appearance of the hotel was excellent from interior and exterior. Garden facility available in the hotel. Parking facility available in the hotel. Check in check out was on time. Staff were cooperative and friendly. Service was on time. Room and toilet was neat and clean. All amenities were available with working condition. TV was not there in the room. Wi-Fi facility available in the hotel. No complimentary breakfast was given from the hotel. Food was excellent in taste and quality, variety dishes available. Activities were held at the hotel but I did not participate. Value for money. I would recommend this hotel to other travellers. Good to stay with family.
Sharnga Guest House is ranked #65 among the 499 hotels in Pondicherry with an average rating of 5.7 out of 7. It is one of the 71, 2-star Guest Houses in Pondicherry. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 8 photos and 80 text reviews and is rated top for its Appearance, Service and Front Office. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 2,400 to Rs 2,700 per night. The hotel offer 13 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. Family (39%) and Group (35%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 74% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 9% have rated the ambience as offbeat.
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.
Sharnga Guest House is located at Auroville which is approximately 2 Kms from Puducherry railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Durga Mata Mandir (1 Km), Tks Temple Tower (1 Km), Laxmi Temple (1 Km), 514 Annai Velaaganni Orphanage (1 Km) and Jagadeshwar Temple (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
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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