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Can't Make It To France? Visit These 7 French Boutique Hotels In Pondicherry

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Quiet, clean, shady cobbled streets, lined with bougainvillea-draped colonial-era townhouses. Yes, it’s Pondicherry. Going there soon? Here’s our pick of the most charming hotels here.

Can't Make It To France? Visit These 7 French Boutique Hotels In Pondicherry:

  1. Palaise de Mahe, Pondicherry
  2. Le Dupleix, Pondicherry
  3. Du Parc Hotel, Pondicherry
  4. La Villa Shanti Hotel, Pondicherry
  5. La Maison Tamoule Hotel, Pondicherry
  6. Maison Perumal Hotel, Pondicherry
  7. Mango Hill, Pondicherry

1. Palais de Mahe


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A high-roofed building that echoes French colonial architecture, Palais de Mahe has 18 luxury suites. Spend a lazy day reading a good book in the colonial style long arched verandahs. HIQ Reviewer Ameya Joshi shares: “The quaint property of CGH earth property in Pondi located a stone's throw away from the beach in the french quarters is the only property which is boutique, heritage and has a swimming pool in pondy. About 15-18 rooms, fantastic restaurant on the top floor and a great cafe on the ground floor near the swimming pool makes the food experience top notch.We were welcomed by Mr. Fevin, the front office manager who took good care of us and all other guests.”

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9 Ratings | 9 Reviews | 133 Sightseeings | 8 Photos

2. Le Dupleix


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Relive the french-era! This 14-room designer heritage hotel is an 18th-century French villa converted into a hotel. Reviewer Paluk from Kolkata shares: “Stay if you want to relive the French era! Located at a prime location with easy accessibility to all the important areas of Pondicherry. The rooms are clean and well-maintained and the staff are jovial and very helpful. White town is a prime area to stay in Pondy and the hotel is not far off from there. One can talk a walk in promenade beach in the evening.”

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114 Ratings | 115 Reviews | 133 Sightseeings | 23 Photos

3. Du Parc Hotel


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HolidayIQ traveller Janhavi Kulkarni shares: “Converted from a french building the hotel gives a royal feeling with its huge doors and antique furniture. The staff was very helpful polite and friendly.” Adds HIQ traveller Vishal Kumar: “The buffet breakfast selection was wonderful with a great egg and waffle station. The prices were ridiculously cheap and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend giving it a go.”

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31 Ratings | 31 Reviews | 133 Sightseeings | 10 Photos

4. Villa Shanti


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A blend of tradition and modern aesthetics, Villa Shanti is a 19th century house located in the old French town. Foodie Sreelatha shares: “ An amazing ambience in the courtyard of the hotel.We had gone for lunch. All the dishes we had were great. Food presentation was good. The menu seemed to have a good fare for European travellers though there were many Indian delicacies too. Indian Vegetarians may have limited options. Price seems to be reasonable for the boutique hotel and the standards maintained.”

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12 Ratings | 12 Reviews | 133 Sightseeings | 9 Photos

5. La Maison Tamoule


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Believe in Indian mythology? Check into one of the ten rooms at La Maison that are named after the Navaratna. Traveller Shashi Sarma shares: “The heritage experience is very good. Its an old 100 year old Chettiar house converted into a hotel.”

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2 Ratings | 2 Reviews | 133 Sightseeings | 12 Photos

6. Maison Perumal


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This beautiful property holds all the old-world charm of a traditional Franco–Tamil home. HIQ Traveller Vicky Arora shares: “Fantastic boutique hotel. Small and quiet and the best surprise was the meals. We had been travelling in Southern India for three weeks and we had the best food here, hands down. To top off the food quality, the staff were first class with a friendly family style welcome. Can not rate this hotel any higher, if you are looking for comfort, cleanliness, service and great food.” Explore the hidden heritage of Pondy on quaint rickshaw rides or cycles.

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13 Ratings | 13 Reviews | 133 Sightseeings | 6 Photos

7. Mango Hill


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A French-run 25-room hotel on a hill located between Pondicherry and Auroville that’s planted with mango and cashew trees. And let me give you a reason to say cheese! Do try the different types of cheese produced within the hotel premises! more.Reviewer Priyanka Naidu shares: “Surrounded by lush greenery and tropical flowers, the elegant perimeter overflow pool has a shaded child basin, perfect for a refreshing dip at any time of the day, year-round. Beside the pool is an ayurvedic spa, to restore harmony and balance to mind and body. Discover mango hill where, from the first rays of sun to the last sparkle in the starry Indian sky, you luxuriate in an atmosphere of total relaxation, caressed by a gentle sea breeze.”

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68 Ratings | 68 Reviews | 133 Sightseeings | 15 Photos

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