The rooms are of average standards. We had the most terrifying experience when we got 2 calls from the reception at the middle of night asking how many people were in the room. Firstly we were thoroughly shocked at the timing of the call, making matters worse there is no latch to the rooms from inside.(there is only a single lock, the duplicate key of which obviously resides with the management). We were so scared that we that we decided to immediately move to a New hotel (Jayaram, situated nearby) at the middle of night. Since I had already paid for 2 days at Pondicherry INN and I again had to buy a room at Jayaram, I had to spend twice the amount. Believe me I have traveled a lot (in India & abroad), but this was first incident of it's kind, pretty terrifying not to mention the loss of money. Definitely won't recommend it to single female travelers. The service was not that good either. We had to ask for the towels, soaps & drinking water ourselves.