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Thu, 26 Jan – Fri, 27 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.
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We searched for beach view resorts in Pondicherry. We looked in for top 10 beach resort and we found nalla eco beach resort is one of them.Our main motto was to view the beach from our room, we called upon the hotel and told our requirements (especially beach view). The lady told us to book superior rooms saying this has only beach view. We booked in for 3 days and 2 nights.Since its online we need to pay half of the amount which is 5312.60.We went there around 11 AM and only mistake I did was paid the remaining amount without seeing the superior room.Here we are highlighting you the points to consider we faced during our stay: 1.The superior rooms doesn't have beach view (none of the rooms have beach view, the only view you can see is lawn and the reception and restaurant). 2.The superior room looks local doesn't worth the money. 3.Toilet - too smelly. 4.Room service- very delayed response (we ordered lunch to room and almost waited for 3 hrs) 5.No welcome drink provided. 6.Room cleaning - didn't happen for any of the 3 days. 7.Swimming pool- always crowded. 8.Bar menu has beers available- budweiser, carlsberg, kingfisher, fosters but they have only the kingfisher, fosters. 9.Way to the beach from the hotel has no light in the evening, don't stay after 6 PM. 10.Final settlement(ex: food, beer) we did while checking out from room (paid the amount told by them with the bills) and started from hotel, but after 1 hr got call from the receptionist asking for extra 450 amount to pay. We were in a position to pay because we went by the cab booked by them which is very cheap behavior. Tip: There is no need to pay to the driver.(because you are leaving from the place). Note: This room only suits for Bachelors who only come to drink, chat and swim in the pools because they don't necessarily look for comfort and view rooms.
Stay only if you do not find any other Location: nice but no taxi service Service and facilities: very poor management, untrained staff Food: flies on the buffet, eat at your own risk Cleanliness: very dirty, even they give laundry which is used and provide after drying.
The provided room was very good at the hotel. The staff were well behaved in the hotel. The complimentary food was available at the hotel. The overall service of the hotel was good. Everything was good at the hotel. The location of the hotel was good. The garden was available at the hotel. The overall experience of the hotel was very good.
Average beach resort. Visited with family. Close to beach and the only advantage. Beach was clean and nice experience. Swimming pool is good however difficult for ladies to enter due to its location. Stay was ok. Not happy considering the cost involved. Restaurant is ok. Not excellent.
We went to Pondicherry with a big group of friends for a weekend. We were about 18 of us including kids. We got five rooms facing the entrance and four facing the other side. They were all in decent shape. I had read reviews of the bathroom not being in good condition, but it was in decent condition. The swimming pool area was also very decent. We really like the outdoor showers, as it was an easygoing way to clean off all the sand before entering the rooms. The access to the beach was easy and we had a very good time. Buffet breakfast that was served was very average. After running out of toast and eggs the first time, the hotel staff refused to re-fill. They also served idli sambhar , vada and upma. Vada also they didn't make extra. The room that me and my husband stayed in was in working condition. The AC didn't work at first but after calling housekeeping they were able to get it to work. Some of our friends couldn't make the AC work in their rooms and some of them didn't have hot water. Dinner once again was a let down. The chicken kababs were good. The rotis were inedible. The curry was too spicy. It was a decent stay except for food. If you can get out of the resort you should try to get some outside food.
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