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“Oasis of calm at a busy city”

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Gratitude, a Heritage Home
Ranked #3 of 164 Pondicherry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at this antique furnished place with a quite patio and enjoyed it very much. A rich and very tasteful breakfast is served at a big table. Easy communication with other guests is guaranteed; the hotel manager joint us and helped with recommendations and experiences.
Please note: We had a canopy bed (length 1.9m !) with mosquito net. Very nice but much to short for tall guests.
The staff was attentive but could be more friendly.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
Thank JoPa-on-Tour
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Jyoti-and-Kakoli, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Our beds are original antiques that follow with the style and decor of the thuse, as such some of them are not regular hotel sized beds. We try to be as informative as possible with our bed measurements listed on our Room descriptions/pics.

Regarding the staff, we will work with them to implement your valuable feedback. We try to strike a balance between a homely and attentive staff which is not intrusive at the same time.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Gratitude is an exceptional heritage venue in a lovely town. Beautiful house, great breakfasts in a restful, historical environment that makes a big change from "organized chaos" of travel in most Indian cities. A great place for a quiet break and rest time.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Jyoti-and-Kakoli, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Glad you enjoyed your stay Mary, we definitely enjoyed your company at the breakfast table. All the best in your travels.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Gratitude is centrally located in White Town, allowing you to walk to most of the touristic destinations.

It's a beautiful and peaceful home and each room has its own character. Even though it was a short stay, we loved everything about the stay and it felt like we were transported to another era because of the ambience, furniture and style.

The staff is helpful and lovely. They are not in your face like it is when you stay in a hotel.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Jyoti-and-Kakoli, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We were wondering if there was any area we were lacking in due to the 4 star rating, please do let us know as we are always striving to improve all areas and your feedback is always helpful and appreciated.

Best wishes from all of us at Gratitude.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Had a wonderful stay at Gratitude in Pondicherry during September end 2017. It is a very carefully restored heritage house. And it is being maintained very well by Siddarth and his team. The staff is very courteous, always ready to help and go out of their way to help everyone - all the while being non-intrusive. The place has very relaxing vibes and the rooms are quiet. One of the best room is room no. 6 on second floor which has its own amazing bath with a tub. The breakfast each day is completely home made - delicious and satisfying.

Surely, one of the very best hotels in the city. It is very well situated in the French quarters. Overall, this stay rates as one of the highest for my family. Thanks.

Room Tip: Room number 6 on first floor is very good - suitable for family with kid.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Jyoti-and-Kakoli, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for the review Akshaya, it was a pleasure hosting you and your wonderful family.

Best wished from all of us at Gratitude.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Stayed at Gratitude for the second time, this time with my husband. I wanted him to experience the heritage home and the serenity of this place. The place is so homely and calm, one doesn't need to think of any other place when in Pondicherry. Stayed in Room No. 5 which is on the first floor.

The room was cosy with comfortable bed and adequate space to chill around. They provide filter water in the room (in an earthern vessel) - if the water gets over, just inform the front desk and they will get it replenished. The washroom had ayurvedic body scrub / ubtan which was really good.

Your footwear needs to be kept near the gate (in shoe rack). Rubber slippers are provided in rooms to roam around the house in the same. This is to avoid bringing the dust and dirt inside the house.

Breakfast here is just being at home - served on community table where you can talk with strangers and discuss life and your travels (love the concept of community table). Breakfast included freshly baked croissant to hot dishes (one day it was sabudana poha and other day idli with 2 types of chutneys); museli with hot/ cold milk/ freshly brewed coffee/ curd/ fresh cut fruits/ breads along with marmalade/ strawberry jam/ honey. One can also request for eggs of any kinds- I had masala omelette on both the days and enjoyed the local dishes too. Ms. Shanti (the cook) really cooks delicious food.

All eating joints/ rock beach / aurobindo ashram are in walking distance from Gratitude. The front desk is always smiling and happy to help you in case of any questions.

The courtyard is very spacious and green and one can enjoy reading a book with a cup of coffee - the bright yellow walls adds beauty to the heritage home. A swing adds fun to the courtyard. The place is filled with pretty corners and rooms to take amazing pictures (insta worthy totally!)

They have a sun terrace too. So enjoy roaming around and explore the place.

We booked the taxi to go to Auroville from Gratitude only. We paid Rs 850 for 3 hours (driver waits for you at Auroville) and for an additional hour Rs. 100. We also booked taxi from them to go to Chennai Airport.

Highly recommended to solo travellers/ couples/ girls gang to stay here and experience wonderful hospitality and feel like being at home :)

Room Tip: Take rooms on first floor - room no. 6 which is most spacious and has a bath tub
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Jyoti-and-Kakoli, Owner at Gratitude, a Heritage Home, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Hi Divya,

Thank you very much for the kind words and highly detailed review. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again on your next trip to Pondicherry.

Best wishes from all of us at Gratitude Heritage.

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Additional Information about Gratitude, a Heritage Home

Address: 52 Rue Romain Rolland Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 164 B&Bs / Inns in Pondicherry
Price Range: $53 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
‘Gratitude’ is a home and a place of retreat in Pondicherry, India. It has been restored lovingly over a period of three years maintaining the authenticity of the architectural style and method of construction that was prevalent when this house was built. What gives ‘Gratitude’ its true essence is the quiet joy and peace that gives this home a healing atmosphere which is rare to find in the world outside without compromising on comfort. ... more   less 

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