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Review of Dumas Guesthouse, Pondicherry

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  • Destination 6.4/7
  • Location 6.3/7
  • Appearance 6.3/7
  • Front Office 6.2/7
  • Service 6.2/7
  • Room 6.2/7
  • Food & Drink 5.1/7
  • Activities 4.8/7

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Rohal Sahu

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  • Rohal Sahu
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  49 readers
  • 6.5/7
  •  Posted Nov 19, 2015
I was there in the summers of 2015 with my friends. We stayed in Pondicherry for 2 days and 2 nights. We chose Dumas while we were looking out for a place near seaside which would makes us feel we were on a holiday and we found dumas to be a perfect fit for our preferences of leisure and relaxation in our budget. The place is walking distance away from the sea and offers comforting room with good bathrooms. The hospitality by the landlady made it a pleasant experience as were on pondy for the first time and she was helpful in suggesting some good eating and offbeat places to enjoy. I would definitely go there again and recommend it strongly.
Rohal Sahu's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 7/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 5/7
  • Activities 5/7
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Tanvi  Bedi

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  • Tanvi Bedi
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  669 readers
  • 6.6/7
  •  Posted Oct 17, 2015
Pondicherry is all about the French architecture. So if you go there and still stay in a 5 star hotel then you are not doing justice to the place as it has so many heritage properties and Dumas is one of the best! Nice big spacious rooms, pretty little garden, perfect location, lovely owners. You just can't ask for more. The hotel is just one lane away from the beach and it is situated right in the beginning of the French colony bang opposite to Alliance Francaise. The quaint little street makes you feel like you are really in France.

The staff is really friendly, the place is owned by a couple who are more than happy to help you out with your travel itinerary. Only breakfast is a part of the deal but as Pondi has so many amazing places to eat one should try a new place for each meal. A nice restaurant would be the one right next door. Must try is Cafe Des Arts for breakfast, Villa Shanti for a nice dinner to name a few.

Do get your bookings done in advance as the place is usually fully booked especially over the weekends.

Perfect place to go and just relax. Take early morning walks and late evening ones as well. Surf at the Auroville beach (they have quite a few surfing schools there). No wonder Ma and Aurobindo ji chose this place as their home!
Tanvi Bedi's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 7/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 6/7
  • Activities 5/7
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Namita Kulkarni

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  • Namita Kulkarni
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  298 readers
  • 6.3/7
  •  Posted Nov 25, 2014
Loved staying here and very helpful staff. Big rooms and lots of greenery. Great stay overall. The rooms are done up very simply and nicely. Lots of natural light gets in if you keep the windows open. The location is very conducive to anyone who wants to sample the best of Pondicherry’s cafes and restaurants.
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  • Destination 6/7
  • Location 6.5/7
  • Appearance 6.5/7
  • Front Office 6.5/7
  • Service 6.5/7
  • Room 6.5/7
  • Food & Drink 6.5/7
  • Activities 5.5/7
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Vikash Agarwal

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  • Vikash Agarwal
  • Lives in Cuttack
  • 9 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  5621 readers
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  • 6.3/7
  •  Posted Sep 16, 2013
It was one of the best and unique experience to stay at Dumas, I have ever had before..... The staffs along with the guest house owner, was very much co-operative. It is situated in the heart of Pondy, just in the location of French Quarter.
Connectivity is very good to all the main points of Pondicherry.
I have stayed in all the categories or Stars of hotels, but the different or homely feeling which I got here, is really incomparable.
If ever I go to Pondicherry again, I will prefer only Dumas guest house and will even suggest all to at least once taste the unique experience of this Guest house.
Vikash Agarwal's rating on...
  • Destination 5/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 7/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 5/7
  • Activities 5/7
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Arunachalam S

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  • Arunachalam S
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  • Lives in Chennai
  • 5 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  7025 readers
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  • 5.1/7
  •  Posted May 22, 2012
The room we had was very large, with plenty of room for an extra bed, a desk, and a huge bathroom. There is a beautiful gardens here. The location is great. ambience is just perfect, beautiful setting. The stay was extremely warm.

Best Experience: Thank you dumas for giving us a lovely vacation in pondicherry.
Arunachalam S's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 5/7
  • Appearance 5/7
  • Front Office 5/7
  • Service 5/7
  • Room 5/7
  • Food & Drink 5/7
  • Activities 4/7
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