We stayed there for 1 night on January 2012. It is a small heritage hotel in a charming colonial mansion, decorated with taste and located conveniently in walking distanse from Pondicherry's historical center. Our room was a small loft, with the bedroom upstairs and a small livingroom and bathroom downstairs. Furniture, windows, closet, all were made of wood, which was beautifuly carved. The room was clean and very quiet. Staff was friendly and breakfast was satisfying in a nicely decorated restaurant. Our overall impression was very good because apart from its practical amenities and advantages I have mentioned, for us it is very important that the hotel reminds us of the place we are visiting and makes us feel the special atmosphere and character of our destination. The hotel is a very essential part of our journey and we don't like to see that as just a place to sleep.