One of the nightmares I have ever faced. Nobody was there to answer my call and there were no staffs to attend. The room condition is very pathetic. There is Ants in bed. and it was not at all a standard room. I suggest every traveller not to go will this room, if you did you will surely regret
Nice and Friendly staff.Nice location away from crowd and near to beaches at Affordable price.Parking and driver room also available.Room service is fine.Convenient for Short stays.First timers can try
My experienced was not good as the service provided by the hotel was not up to the class. You have to ask for everything, soap, water, towel. We requested for cleaning the room before leaving and when came back rooms were as it is messed up.. Nothing changed.. We were 7 people in 2 rooms, as they agreed on 2 and we didn't had any problem for 3 rooms but their later excuse for not providing service was that you are more people in room.. This was my experience..
I never feel the need to write a review unless a place is brilliant or miserable, this was the later unfortunately.
We booked through Agoda online, we asked for early booking and arrived in the morning after a night bus from Kerela, there was no staff to be seen and the front shutters and doors were all locked.. We picked this place as it's cheap and had a 24 hour front desk (apparently).
Anyway we were tired so decide to stick it out, wait on the front step for a little over an hour and finally a man who was sleeping on the floor inside lets us in, spoke not a single word of English, said to give him the money for the night now on the doorstep, completely unprofessional. We tried to get across we'd payed online but I think he got tired of talking and just showed us to our room.
We've stayed in some bad places, as a couple of 18 year olds we're not fussy but this room was BAD, definitely wasn't cleaned before, empty alcohol bottles under the bed, ants all in the bathroom sink, the sheets were stained, smell of the bathroom took your eyebrows off.
I think we payed around 800rupees for this place, should be worth 200 if that.
We chose to just leave and find somewhere else, even though we'd payed for the night it wasn't worth it, we were feeling rough and that place would've made us so much worse, not to mention it's so far from anything worth seeing in Pondicherry...
As we left we said look don't worry about the money we'd just rather stay somewhere else but they demanded we payed them cash, calling their manager and handing us the phone and him calling us liars that we've payed (whilst showing him the booking confirmation on our phones)
We read a review about this place that another woman was denied that she had payed and they rang Agoda and then after Agoda confirmed it after their phone call they still said she hadn't and had to pay again.
So yeah do yourself a favour and don't stay here we found a lovely place in the city centre called Mother Residency for only a few hundred rupees more. Only upside to RM was they had a TV with the discovery channel in English (a rarity for us on our travels)
Stayed here for 2 nights, was good.
Location : Close to Auroville, just on the ECR walking distance from Auro Beach.
Service : Its a lodge, but the staff arranges for food and tea from adjoining outlets. Some near by restaurants also offer free delivery to the hotel room.
Amenities : Basic with a bed, AC and TV. Perfect for a budget traveller.
Cost : I paid Rs 800 for a night ( after a bit of negotiation )
Over all it was good and I would recommend it for budget and price sensitive travellers, who wants to stay close to Auroville and out side Pondy City.