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Also known as Puducherry, Pondicherry is tucked away along the coast of Bay of Bengal.
Pondicherry was a French Colonial Settlement in India until 1954 but till date it preserves the glorified French colony which is the star attraction of this French town.
There are a many options for 5 star hotels in Pondicherry and accommodation is not a problem.
When in Pondicherry, you must visit the White Town and the Rock Beach.
The white Town is a French Colony and is famous for its cafes and French architecture. The Rock Beach or the Promenade Beach is located at the end of White Town and is 1.5 km long and has statues of Jeanne d’Arc Dupleix and Mahatma Gandhi.
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Some of affordable 5 star hotels in Pondicherry are Ocean Spray Hotel, the Dune, Accord Puducherry and Ashok Beach Resort.
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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.
If you wanted to stay in a beautiful French villa with a spectacular sea-view then Villa Bayoud should be your first pick. From the small courtyard to the huge rooms, it certainly takes you back to the French era and did I mention that the place offers an extremely affordable price tag and really helpful staff. Of course, it had no swanky restaurant or a 24/7 man Friday, but do you really need them when you are looking for a relaxed weekend getaway. So if value for money with an awesome view, from room 4C, was your priority then I would definitely recommend.
I'd like to start off by saying how convenient the booking was. A simple conversation with the lady at the front desk, and no down payment required. This, after days of trying to talk to other hotels with no reliable response; Corbelli's location was what made our decision to stay there so easy. We'd walk for ten minutes through the French colony to the coast everyday when were there. On the morning when we checked into the Hotel, after being shown to our rooms almost immediately, we were looking for some decent South Indian breakfast which was surprisingly not available at Corbelli. However, a small restaurant and sweet shop right across the street served as the perfect economic breakfast place when we'd had enough of the Bread and Egg served at Corbelli. The roof-top Italian restaurant at Corbelli was quite expensive and, as students, we just could not afford to eat there. We'd just get some pizza from the Domino's Pizza two buildings away using our discount coupons and we were happy. When you're at Corbelli, you HAVE TO try out Cafe Xtasy down the road for some classic wood burned pizza. It's like any other city around Corbelli; an ATM, a chai shop, Nilgiris, a bar. You name it. The rooms at Corbelli were decent. I wouldn't expect any more when we were weren't really paying that much for them. There is a serious lack of natural ventilation in the rooms but it isn't uncomfortable. The rooms are fully equipped with an air conditioning system, a mini-refrigerator, a water heater and a TV. (However, we just weren't able to adjust the temperature on the AC. Guess the knob in this particular room was broken). Like I said, they give you what you pay for. I'm not complaining. The staff were absolutely warm and courteous, slightly confused at times, but sweet nonetheless. The swimming pool, Oh! The pools, if you can even call it that. It's a large tub of water on the Terrace. It's fine if you want to just splash around in some water, but we'd have liked to do a few laps; it's alright though, since there really is no other way of accommodating a swimming pool in such a commercial zone. At the end of the day, it was a wonderful trip and Corbelli was the right choice for us when we wanted to holiday on a budget. Will definitely go back there.
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.