Stayed at Ram International Hotel at Pondy for 3 nights during Christmas 2016 week as family of 4 members. Due to peak season, had to book different category rooms for the stay. The 2 Star property of 50+ rooms is conveniently located in Anna Salai, ( Next to Pothy's - most popular landmark of Pondy) at a distance of 1 Km from Railway Station & the Bus Station as well & can be reached in 12-15 minutes walk. In spite of being an old property, it has been maintained fairly well & is probably the most Value for money preposition in Pondy for a Budget traveller. All rooms are AC with 24 Hrs Hot & Cold water, Fan, , Intercom, Coffee Table with Chairs & are very spacious e.g. Std Dbl room is almost 300 sq Feet & Executive Triple Room ( On Travel :Portals, it is referred as Executive Double room - but actually is 3 bedded & charged for 3 Persons ) is 400 Sq Feet, with extra Sofa bed for addi person, at nominal extra charges of Rs 250. & is ideal for 4 member family. Mayura Restaurent on Ground floor offers lovely South Indian cuisine at reasonable rates. Pothy's, just nextto the hotel, offers the best Silk Sarees shopping option. We managed to get best deal from ClearTrip. Other Veg - Non Veg Restaurents are nearby. Tourist spots like the Beach, Promenade, Vinayagar Temple, Perumal temple, Aurobindo Ashram, Bharathi Park, Botanical gardens, Sacred Heart Basilica etc are within 1 Km radius. Lots of Shopping & International Cuisine Food Options are available on Mission Street, M G Road, J Nehru Street, within 1 Km distance. Overall strongly recommended.
I visited Pondicherry on Christmas with my friends. We booked 2 rooms in this hotel for 2 days stay.
The hotel staff, from receptionists to room service, everyone is too rude.
Keeping a smile on face should be basic for anyone in a hospitality business..but hardly did I see them smiling.
Every time you call reception/room service....they sound too unwilling to do anything.
1. Location. Right in the heart of the city, very convenient to visit all the places in Pondicherry from here.
2. Service was decent.
3. Food. We had breakfast here thrice. Awesome south indian veg food.
4. Value for money. Decent tidy room and washroom. AC, wifi and TV work fine :)
5. Smooth check-in and check-out (24-hr checkin policy, which is good for travellers arriving early morning).
1. I heard my door being knocked at late night atleast twice.
2. Sheets are not changed even if you stay for multiple days.
3. Wifi password gets changed every 3 hours.
I traveled to Pondicherry with my cousins and needed a place to stay for a night. We were offered a double sharing room with 1 extra bedding for just 1500!
the room was clean, had a working air conditioner, clean western styled toilet and working shower!!! What else do you look in a room!!
The restaurant was OK, we just used it to have our breakfast. The staff was helpful and polite.
Over all a good stay at this price!
We visited in August for stay. Hotel Ram International is really good and is at the heart of the city, Anna Salai. The hotel staff was very helpful and it is a good hotel to stay in Pondicherry. We enjoyed the food at Restaurant there as we're vegetarians and there were lots of options to choose from. Overall I would recommend this to my Friends and Family and will visit again.