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The latest Heritage hotel of Pondicherry. Located in the hearth of the old French town, near the business area, in front of State bank of India, close to the seaside and the Aurobindo Ashram, this old 19th-century house has been renovated and a new contemporary wing has been added. With its clean lined interiors, craftsmanship, woodwork, Villa Shanti brings you a new experience in town.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Villa Shanti is a small (15 room) hotel in the erstwhile French Quarter in Pondicherry. We stayed for one night on January 16, 2019. Built in an colonial styled building (which I guess they expanded by acquiring or building an adjacent building), the rooms feature high
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To be honest we were not very impressed with this old colonial French hotel when we arrived. It looked decidedly tired, in need to a makeover and our room smelt a bit damp. We also didn’t like the look of the additional charges which they show will be added to your restaurant
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Very nice "boutique" style hotel in a fully refurbished home. Was upgraded to room #7--huge and very comfortable. Very clean allround, friendly staff and very good a la carte dining.. Good location in the "French" part of the city-walking distance to most points of interest.
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Visited Villa Shanti for dinner. Pros 1. Good Ambience 2. Good food with good plating. Cons 1. Waiting time of 40 min 2. Food was pricey and in less quantities. Preplated dish cost around 450-750 each won't be enough for one adult. 3. 18% GST charge is illegal. 4. They take
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We booked through a travel agent. However, a late change of flight by the airline meant we could not arrive on the date planned. This was explained to the hotel, but no longer refund was forthcoming. If we had booked independently, then we would have just cancelled without
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Deluxe double (no extra bed)
Pondichéry Villa Shanti Patio
our adjoining kids room
stunning bathroom
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Hi Is this goodfor4 girls to stay safely n comfy??
Hi, yes it is relatively a safe place to stay for girls.
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Hi Is this goodfor4 girls to stay safely n comfy??
Yes UBUD it self is quiet safe . There are no security guard here but was a safe place to be at . You may need a flash light in the night to walk to your room . But the place is worth staying . You won't regret staying here
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Dear Sir/Madam You can park your car in the street as there is no public parking. What type of car are you having. You can call us at 04134200028 or send us your phone number. Regards Villa Shanti
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Does the hotel allow unmarried couples? is it safe?
It's absolutely safe! In one of the best parts of Pondicherry. Regarding unmarried couples, I don't think it should be a problem. Although we travelled as a married couple, we have different surnames and the management did not particularly confirm our marital status.
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"if stairs are a problem, ask for a ground floor room. No elevator."
"We did not live there"
"1st floor is better as otherwise you walk straight out into the courtyard restaurant"
"Visit if you like French food or want to try it out"
"Get Sea view Rooms"
US$117 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaUnion Territory of PondicherryPondicherry
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