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Sun, 29 Jan – Mon, 30 Jan (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
First of all, the resort allowed online booking through Travel Guru. It was showing available then. I also got a booking confirmation from Travel Guru. When I called to confirm the booking with the resort, they said it was sold out. Later I got to know from Travel Guru that the resort had extended the stay of some guests and so they turned down the booking. The resort staff was not in a mood to accept their fault and help us out. One thing to appreciate was that Travel Guru took up the matter and found an alternative accomodation for us. They were humble enough to accept the mistake and gracefully resolved the issue. Thanks to Travel Guru.
Access: This resort is approx 9kms away from the railway station. Auto guys try to rip you off asking for 300rs for this short trip (I can go from one corner of Bangalore to another and come back in 300rs in Auto). Bargain and you will get there in Rs 150. Its on the ECR, opposite to Pondy university. But the approach road from ECR into the resort is VERY narrow.. barely a SUV can get in. Parking: Ample parking available inside the resort (its open parking though). It can take in approximately 10-12 cars without any issues. Reception: Guy at the reception was good and was able to check me in in less than 5 minutes. He knew English, which was good as my Tamil was patchy. Room: The deluxe a/c room was not bad, it was big enough for 2 people to stay. Had a pretty big bathroom and it was very clean. First thing my wife checks when she gets into a hotel room is its bathroom and she was satisfied (which in itself is an achievement). Restaurant: Now here is where trouble started. The guys in there taking orders were 3 chinese guys! Wonder what they were doing in Pondi... they had great difficulty understanding us and vice versa. It took me 5 minutes and 4 waiters to tell them I needed bread omlet with orange juice! huh! Even though there were only 3 tables being served, they took more than 15 mins to get our orders and the omlet was cold. Quality of food: We had breakfast and lunch in this place. Breakfast as I mentioned already was cold, but lunch was ok. The chapathis were hot and the prawns curry tasted good. Prawns were fresh and quantity good. Avoid Chicken, it tasted stale and half cooked. Luckily, waiter during lunch was able to speak and understand English. Beach: Beach was just 2 mins walk from the resort, through its back entrance. Beach was very clean and had no one else but us enjoying it (except few fisherman going around). The beach was steep, so we didnt dare going in a lot into it.. but had fun. Very scenic too. Checkout: Check in and checkout at 12noon, but guys were flexible. Allowed us to check in at 10am and check out at 2pm. Facilities: Has NO facilities.. you can do nothing in there, other than enjoying the beach. It had no games or sports (other than cricket gear, which is waste for 2 people with one fairer sex). It had internet connection though. Overall: Its value for money, if you go through travel guru, as it was almost 1000rs less than what it would have been had I went directly through Nalla resort. Just go there to be laid back and enjoy the beach without having to worry that ur clothes will get wet.
Access: The hotel is located on ECR right on the beach ,pretty close to the Pondicherry University and the famous Auro Beach. Rooms & the view: The rooms have a reasonably good view of the sea. The view looks good though the beach had local fishermen present almost all the time. Not a good sign if you wish to spend some quality time with your family on the beach. Food & Service: Not a good place to be in if you are looking to spend your time eating good quality cuisine for which the Pondicherry is famous for. The food is pretty ordinary and on couple of occasions, ants were seen crawling on the sugar cubes and in coffee as well. The serving staff seemed least concerned when it was pointed out to them. The service is pathetic. In the room that I stayed in, the trap below the sink in the bath was broken and in-spite of complaining thrice, it was not fixed till the end. The food service was even more horrible. On one occasion, even after taking the order twice the waiter came after some time & informed us that the food can not be served as the chef has left. On other occasions, waiters mixed up the order by serving tea when coffee was ordered or completely forgot to provide room service unless reminded 2-3 times. Price: At Rs. 3500 (approx), the sea-side view comes very costly considering the other things are below average or outright bad. If you would like to have a sea-side view in Pondicherry, you can find better options on ECR at a cheaper price & certainly better food & services.
I had a good experience in this hotel the rooms are well maintained and with nice furnitures. This hotel is located in beach and the best thing about this hotel is its staff they are very nice and helpful and the food was too good. The only thing which I did not like was that this hotel was under construction when I reached over there, hence I would think before recommending this hotel to anyone.
Price for the room I booked was too high as facilities provided were not at all up to the mark.
(based on 114 reviews)
Worst Hotel...Please Please dont go.Food is Pathetic, Stay is worst. Frequent Load shedding. i would rather suggest.. to go to Ashoka Beach Resort. It's location and the service they provide is really worst
I have been there for 31st new year party and it was my biggest mistake. Food was horrible .Very poor services. Totally waste of money and time. Very boring party . No professional DJ.No sitting arrangement.
We been their on 25th December 2016. Booked hotel through online booking portal. By mistake i got standard room . But except room resort is very good..If u going with family or friend or with kids..is a good resort to go..Bcoz they have open ground for kids to play . We are 4 adluts with 2 kids. Only disappointment is food taste. One time u can adjust with room quality. In the room they don't have electric kettle. I called for blanket on reception, they send again a thin bed cover .that was not sufficient for kids. Otherwise we enjoyed in the property ..in open terrace , ground. .and beach.. Beach is walkable. .u can reach on beach in 5 min.. clean and not crowded..looks like private beach. Kitchen staff is good.one person name Kartik in kitchen is good is service. Always ready to serve.
The location is little away from downtown. The beach is mere walking distance. It has a good swimming pool. The breakfast was ok. The service was very poor. Coffee at 7.30 am was charged even the booking had complementary breakfast.
It's one of the worst resort near pondy. Manager is one heck of a person. He didn't know what respect is, may be he should go to a school and learn about it . Not sure how he got that position he do not know what buffet is. If we take food it any chicken piece extra he said it's limited. Then why the hell they charged 800 for food. Moreover the food taste was horrible he must have known about it, thats why he was preventing us not to eat too much and get sick. Thank for that. Staff was good and they are well mannered. Overall worse resort please don't see ur stomach burn by spending your money.
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