Le Pondy, Pondicherry
No.3, Lake View Road, Nallvadu Post, Pudukuppam, Puducherry 605007
Phone Number 0-413-2619888 www.lepondy.com
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Le Pondy, Stayed here for 4 days in September-2015 What I thought was great:- Private beach is the single biggest attraction. Clean, restricted, attended to by resort staff What I thought was good:- Good property & was maintained green & flowery patches, water body etc. Family friendly, large lawn, kids play area, clean and large pool with gazebos and pool bar. Food breakfast and lunch buffets had a decent spread but not out of the world from quality & variety perspective. Courteous staff services What I thought was Not so good & needs improvement:- A-la-carte food is severely overpriced for its quality & quantity as well as presentation. Several minor service issues keep the experience from being great overall A. Bed-sheet had some grey & blackish stains. Be. WiFi password not working. Front desk never bothered to call back despite promising. C. AC remote is wired. Every electricity cut would reset settings on the AC. Had to wake up several times in the night to keep tuning the AC to desired settings. The. Curtains, bed-post tops were quite dusty which triggered a dust allergy for both me and my wife. E. The beach umbrella and chairs were not offered to us even though we had a little child. Someone else asked for it and it was provided. Service can be improved. Of. Guest relationship aspect is somewhat missing. Other resorts is this prose bracket go the extra mile to make you feel wanted & comfortable. G. The bathrooms can do with some exhaust. H. The bed & divan in the balcony, sit-out was dusty & dirty. I. Fridge was disconnected and full of water (melted ice). J. There could be some sort of food & beverage service organized on the beach, even for a limited time What I found unacceptable:- The welcome-drink on arrival was not offered. My little girl asked it and it was then given. The drink (watermelon juice) seemed to be made from rotten watermelon. This is just not acceptable. I was tired from the long drive and did not want to start the trip on a bad note so did not make much of a fuss. Kitchen quality assurance needs to be tightened as even one piece of rotten fruit can spoil the drink Overall, I would recommend this resort simply for the beach experience and good property. Good beach experience but let several small service glitches a let down.
I checked out Le Pondy some time back, rented out a Luxury Pool Villa which came with its own swimming pool. I understand that the only difference between Luxury Pool Villa and Presidential Pool Villa is an extra hall/ lobby area within the property. Nevertheless Luxury Pool Villa was indeed excellent . . In the recent past, I have stayed at many of the resorts between Chennai and Pondy (Dune, Fishcove, Ocean Spray, great and a few smaller ones). When compared to these resorts, I found Le Pondy to be well ahead as a place I'd visit more often To begin with, getting to Le Pondy can be a bit tricky as it is an off-road from cuddalore road. My GPS on my iPhone, helped me out to get to the place with ease. The resort itself looked complete without any construction or work in progress activities. There is no covered parking, but does have round the clock security to watch over your car The design and the aesthetics of the property has been kept simple, subtle, and green. A lot of greenery, and plants welcome you through the long walk to the lobby. The staff is friendly and inviting. However I did encounter a problem when I arrived at the lobby. If you go through the online booking, you may end up shelling out a tad less on taxes which was levied from me at the lobby (some 200 rupees). I really did not see a point to make a fight out of this for 200 rupees so I did not make much of an issue The luxury villas and the presidential villas are situated at a more quieter area of the resort, so you end up getting a lot more privacy. With the villa itself, they have keep it as simple as possible without over doing on the design, you get a patio, a mini kitchen/fridge, swimming pool just outside the bedroom. The bedroom itself is fairly big, opening up to an open air bathroom. The pool was well maintained with crystal clear water and a water treatment unit What also stood out at Le pondy was the food. The resort also has a big common swimming pool with a bar in the middle. So you can have a drink or two sitting inside the pool. I also found the staff and the managers working extra hard to service their customers which was the first for me at a resort in India (other than Fish Cove which was also excellent on service). The resort has a jungle gym for kids, and a private beach with a life guard. So all in all, this is one place, I am sure to visit again and possibly make it my monthly get away place.
To begin with. The location is outskirts of pondy, hard to find unless you have Google maps to help you. The property is right next to the beach having said the road to the property isn't good. Upon arriving I had my luggage's tagged and moved to the reception. It could have been better if they transported every guest from the entrance to the reception in their battery operated car which they have given the hot and sunny climatic conditions At the reception check in was smooth just had to wait for 15mins for being accommodated which was okay and then in time we were taken to our luxury pool villa. It was beautiful and spacious. The rooms are quite big with a low comfy bed and linens. The bathrooms are open and outdoor which was perfect for the climate and the heat. The pool was apt but me and my partner had a bad experience, I am not sure if it was excess chlorine or some chemical treating the water but it burned our eyes and ended up with an eye infection after we headed back, would suggest to use goggles. The mini bar was stocked in the dining area which is near the private pool. The property is huge and has a huge garden lawn to walk around in the cozy breezy evenings and further down they have their own private beach but gates are shut by 6pm. The common is pool is big but needs attention to the sides and edges. They also have a lounge and well stocked but could have had a better ambience, I would prefer to stock your self up as ure already in pondy and want to avoid a huge beverage bill and since there is nothing nearby it would be better if you get all youressentials and munchies. The restaurant serves good breakfast spread and the service was good. The in room dining experience was okay but the food lacked flavor. Now coming to the checkout had a terrible experience. Upon checkout was asked if I had consumed from the mini bar and said yes just one breezer consumption then he sends the guy to check and calls up to add a list of things like cashews biscuits and chips and stuff. Well to avoid mini bar consumption and their charges, I always stock whatever I need so that I am not tempted to take any and besides there wasn't anything flattering to consume, just cause my partner didn't want to drink and just accompany me just had the breezer. And even though I made it clear like I am paying a huge money for the services rendered and I would not mind paying additionally if I had consumed, but lying and cheating and making a fuss around saying what was not true is not the way a luxury hotel should operate and after a great deal of talking and saying I would not pay a dime other than for the in-room dining and the one breezer consumed while the accommodation charges have been debited upon arrival and finally concluded after a wastage of 30mins. And luggage's were taken by my self to the main porch and the only thing was theyr brought the car to me, was glad actually at least for that Overall the property is good and nice to unwind. If they could work on their hospitality skills I'm sure the guests would leave happily. Anyways 'm not heading back ever. So if your spending cautiously, I would say opt for a better place for the given price and if you're a lavish spender with no bounds to a fine class hospitality, it shouldn't matter.
We visited last week and it was really a great place. Few areas of improvement. Gorgeous property. Lush green and huge lawns. Excellent access to the beach. I think that's the highlight of the property. The beach is truly private, pristine and excellent at sunset. My son enjoyed playing there. Room size is big and excellent quality. Huge and comfy bed. Bathroom is good. Prompt and helpful staff. Everything about the resort just made us feel so happy. The overall outlook of the resort, Restaurant, Food, Blue swimming pool with a bar attached to the swimming pool was just outstanding. The Hut shaped accommodation provided was just so marvellous and well fitted & furnished with all you can desire. The beach here is so flat and felt really safe to get wet in the sea. Any body would fall in love with this resort. The Swimming Pool for adults extend towards the Bar. There are chairs inside the pool where you can sit and have drinks. This is really practical and looks awesome. The food pricing was quite high. The resort is little far from the city. So it would be little logical to make the pricing bit low so the guests staying there can have food there. They are very very strict about the swimming costume. Instead of giving normal juice as a welcome drink, they can give coconut water.
The service at the hotel was good. I had visited this hotel with my family. The staff's behaviour was very nice and helpful. The hotel was well maintained. I face any problem to reach the hotel. The exterior and interior of the hotel was very good. The parking facility was provided in the hotel. The garden was not available at the hotel. The internet connection was provided in the room. The complimentary breakfast was provided at the hotel. The provided room and bathroom was neat and clean. The indoor and outdoor games were not arranged at the hotel. The restaurant was available at the hotel. The varieties of food were provided at the hotel. I would recommend this hotel for upcoming travellers.
Le Pondy is ranked #4 among the 639 hotels in Pondicherry with an average rating of 5.9 out of 7. It is one of the 10, 4-star Resorts in Pondicherry. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 211 photos, 496 text reviews and 1 video reviews. it is rated top for its Appearance, Room and Destination. 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 10,100 to Rs 10,600 per night. The hotel offer 25 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 (48%) and Couple (34%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 57% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 17% have rated the ambience as hypnotic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.
Le Pondy is located at Pudukuppam . paradise island (1 Km), Paradise Beach (1 Km), Iyanar Temple (2 Kms), Chunnambar Boat House (3 Kms) and Muthumariamal Temple (3 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and AC. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting 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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