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Dune De L'orient
Dune De L'orient
Dune De L'orient
Dune De L'orient
Dune De L'orient
Dune De L'orient
Dune De L'orient

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7.9

Very good

187 reviews

187 reviews

Food & Dining2
Breakfast2
Beach2
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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Janaki

130 m

Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

140 m

Cluny Embroidery Centre

140 m

Pondicherry Beach

150 m

Alliance Francaise Pondicherry

200 m

Popular landmarks
French War Memorial

530 m

Seaside Promenade

590 m

Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

640 m

Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

920 m

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

990 m

Closest landmarks
Kalinka Art Gallery

40 m

Nirmal Salon de Beauté et Spa

90 m

Sify i-way, Lal Bahabhur St

180 m

Puducherry Tourist Office

230 m

Dupleix Park

240 m

Dune De L'orient

No 17 Rue Romain Rolland, White Town / French Colony, Pondicherry, India, 605001 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in White Town / French Colony, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Seaside Promenade. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

690 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

140 meters to Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Pondicherry every 5 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.8
Distance to city center0.5 Km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportPuducherry Airport (PNY)
Distance to airport4.7 km

Rooms available at Dune De L'orient

Standard Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Suite Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed
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Romance
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Frequently asked questions

      How much does it cost to stay at Dune De L'orient?

      Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

      What time is check-in and check-out at Dune De L'orient?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Dune De L'orient?

      Dune De L'orient is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Dune De L'orient also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Dune De L'orient has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Pondicherry with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

      Is breakfast offered at Dune De L'orient?

      Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Dune De L'orient.

      What are my dining options at Dune De L'orient?

      Dune De L'orient features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

      What restaurants are nearby Dune De L'orient?

      Dune De L'orient’s neighborhood is White Town / French Colony which includes popular restaurants such as Umami Kitchen, Celine's Kitchen and Spice Route.

      What popular shopping places are close to Dune De L'orient?

      Located in the White Town / French Colony area, Dune De L'orient is close to great shopping choices like Anokhi, Janaki and Cluny Embroidery Centre.

      What are popular attractions near Dune De L'orient?

      Dune De L'orient’s location in the White Town / French Colony neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges.

      What popular beaches are close to Dune De L'orient?

      Dune De L'orient’s White Town / French Colony neighborhood also includes Rock Beach and Pondicherry Beach.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Dune De L'orient?

      Dune De L'orient is located within White Town / French Colony, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Banyan Tree Benches.

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      What people love about Dune De L'orient

      • 9.2

        Exceptional

        "We were really satisfied with our stay."

        Babal

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        May 29, 2022

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "Awesome stay in Dune."

        ASHOKKUMAR

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        March 10, 2022

      • 8.4

        Excellent

        "Food was all home made and fresh."

        Shambhavi

        |

        January 27, 2021

      Property ranking|Compared to 534 Pondicherry properties
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      Location score
      9.3/10
      Service score
      8.5/10
      Cleanliness score
      8.2/10
      Couples review score
      8.5/10
      Better than
      98
      %
      of Pondicherry properties
      Better than
      92
      %
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      Better than
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      Overall rating:

      7.9

      Very good
      187 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.2
      Facilities
      7.0
      Location
      9.3
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      More about Dune De L'orient

      More about Dune De L'orient

      Dune De L'orient

      For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Pondicherry, Dune De L'orient is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Pondicherry has to offer.
      Enjoy all that Dune De L'orient has to offer! Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Car hire and shuttle services provided by the hotel make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Pondicherry.
      Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage can assist with your needs. Packing light is possible at Dune De L'orient thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
      Forgot to pack something? All your last-minute needs can be fulfilled by the convenience stores, saving you time and hassle.
      Enjoy the services offered at Dune De L'orient from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. In some select rooms, you can find a coffee or tea maker at your disposal. Dune De L'orient also provides toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Every morning you can wake up to a delicious free breakfast at Dune De L'orient. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar.


      Around the property

      Don't miss out on all that Pondicherry has to offer during your stay at Dune De L'orient. Enjoy the simple pleasures of an oceanside getaway, with Paradise Beach located 6.1 km away, where you can turn a good day into a great one with a sea view. Don't forget to stop by Chunnambar Boat House located 5.7 km away, where everyone who visits Pondicherry wants to have their photo taken.


      Reasons to stay here

      Ranking higher than 97% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.
      Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.
      Staff and service here are considered high quality by past guests whose ratings put it above 92% of the city's options.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Good
      Facilities

      7

      Most talked about facilities

      Food & Dining

      2 mentions

      Breakfast

      1 mention

      Beach

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Tamil

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Garden

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Anti-viral cleaning products
      • Body thermometer
      • Breakfast takeaway service
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Doctor/nurse on call
      • First aid kit
      • Free face masks
      • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hotel room service app
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Individually-wrapped food options
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Professional-grade sanitizing services
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Room sanitization opt-out available
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Safe dining setup
      • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
      • Shared stationery removed
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Bar
      • Breakfast [free]
      • Restaurants
      • Room service

      Services and conveniences

      • Air conditioning in public area
      • Concierge
      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Convenience store
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Doorman
      • Dry cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Facilities for disabled guests
      • Food delivery
      • Invoice provided
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoking area

      For the kids

      • Family room

      Access

      • CCTV in common areas
      • CCTV outside property
      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Check-in/out [private]
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer
      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Car park [on-site]
      • Rental car
      • Shuttle service

      Available in all rooms

      • Adapter
      • Additional toilet
      • Air conditioning
      • Alarm clock
      • Closet
      • Desk
      • Fan
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Free bottled water
      • In-room safe box
      • Linens
      • Locker
      • Mirror
      • Non-smoking
      • Private bathroom
      • Safety/security feature
      • Shower
      • Socket near the bed
      • Toiletries
      • Towels
      • Trash cans
      • Wake-up service
      Food and dining
      Breakfast options
      • Continental
      • Buffet
      Restaurants on site

      Restaurant

      • Menu: Buffet
      Location
      No 17 Rue Romain Rolland, White Town / French Colony, Pondicherry, India, 605001
      Exceptional
      Location

      9.3

      Airports

      • Puducherry Airport (PNY)
        4.7 km
      • Chennai International Airport (MAA)
        124.1 km

      Public transportation

      • Puducherry Railway Station
        700 m
      • Marapalam Bus Stop
        2.8 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • Hôpital Saint-Joseph
        270 m

      Shopping

      • Anokhi
        370 m

      Convenience store

      • On-site

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        460 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
        140 m
      • Rock Beach
        430 m
      • French War Memorial
        530 m
      • Seaside Promenade
        590 m
      • Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
        640 m
      • Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
        920 m
      • Sri Aurobindo Ashram
        990 m
      • Serenity Beach
        4.7 km
      • Chunnambar Boat House
        5.8 km
      • Paradise Beach
        5.9 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Kalinka Art Gallery
        40 m
      • Nirmal Salon de Beauté et Spa
        90 m
      • Janaki
        130 m
      • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
        140 m
      • Cluny Embroidery Centre
        140 m
      • Pondicherry Beach
        150 m
      • Sify i-way, Lal Bahabhur St
        180 m
      • Alliance Francaise Pondicherry
        200 m
      • French Bookshop
        220 m
      • Alliance Française
        230 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-4 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out from11:00
      • Check-out until12:00

      Getting around

      • Distance from city center0.5 Km

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
      • Number of floors1
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 16
      • Room voltage220
      Property announcements

      Please note that any changes in tax structure due to government policies will result in revised taxes, which will be applicable to all reservations and will be charged additionally during check out.

      Reviews of Dune De L'orient from real guests

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      7.9
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      10
      Cleanliness8.2
      Facilities7.0
      Location9.3
      Service8.5
      Value for money6.8
      High score for Pondicherry
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (11)
      8-9 Excellent (3)
      7-8 Very Good (1)
      6-7 Good (1)
      <6 Below Expectation (6)
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      Mar - May (2)
      Jun - Aug (3)
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      Dec - Feb (16)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Brooks from United States
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2021

      Dune de l'Orient remains our favorite”

      Destpite the serious challenges posed by the pandemic, Dune de l'Orient retains its charm, magically transporting guests to an earlier era. Mr. Suresh, Mr. Shakti and the rest of the staff provide warm hospitality and attention. The breakfast was delicious and abundant. We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing and refreshing stay at Dune de l'Orient, and we look forward to visiting again.

      Reviewed January 10, 2021

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Nicole from India
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

      Great experience”

      Second visit to Dune de l'Orient. Love the heritage feel and the beautiful courtyard breakfast. Staff is kind, courteous and helpful. A great place to stay.

      Reviewed July 15, 2018

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Stephen from Australia
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

      Well renovated Heritage property in great location in Pondicherry”

      Pleasant stay, comfortable room, unique property in central location in Pondicherry. Very helpful & pleasant staff, would have no hesitation recommending.

      Reviewed January 17, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Saayantan from India
      Family with young children
      Suite Room
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      Quaint bungalow with colonial charm”

      L/Orient is a colonial bungalow converted to a hotel. The rooms are spacious and give you that rustic and royal feel. Its very close to the rocky beach (few meters) and has great dining options as well.

      Reviewed June 11, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Adrian from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

      A beautiful hotel with calm environment and friendly staff”

      Good food, very attentive and friendly staff. Beautiful room with a colonial feel.

      Reviewed February 05, 2018

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      5.2
      Mitranjan from India
      Group
      Standard Room
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

      The disappointing change from Neemrana to Dune”

      I've stayed at this property twice - once in April 2017 when it was run by the Neemrana group and recently, in December 2017, over the Christmas long weekend when it has been taken over by the Dune group. The first stay was one of the most memorable stays I've had, and barring a few issues with the WiFi, was exceptional by all means. Here's everything that went wrong during our stay under the Dune management: There is no WiFi in the property, the water in the bathrooms stinks and is also frothy, the water heating is defective, the AC keeps switching off intermittently and they struggle to find the root cause of the problem, they change the linen and towels only after repeated reminders, the breakfast spread is abysmally poor. Mr Suresh, the manager, blamed the Dune management for all of this but when asked to facilitate a call with management, pulled a cheap stunt by patching us through to his reportee. The few old staff from Neemrana days were still great and constantly apologetic.

      Reviewed December 30, 2017

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      6.4
      Good
      Geoffrey from Singapore
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 5 nights in December 2019

      If you want an old heritage experience ”

      Old colonial building that has been restored and converted into a hotel. Old style furniture and fittings. Basic breakfast. Other food okay. But plenty of options outside. Staff work Super hard and Iong. Very friendly.

      Reviewed January 06, 2020

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Shambhavi from India
      Family with young children
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

      Excellent”

      Awesome in regard to location; staff is very helpful ad there was some plumbing problem in room and we were given upgraded room without any additional charges. Shakthi and kitchen staff in particular were great! Food was all home made and fresh. Just few suggestion, bed sheets could have been cleaner and breakfast was not hot.

      Reviewed January 27, 2021

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Wolfgang from Germany
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

      Excellent”

      We can fully recommend this charming hotel: very friendly and helpful staff, good food and nice location. Chantal and Wolfgang Massing

      Reviewed January 16, 2018

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      5.2
      Rajesh from India
      Family with young children
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2020

      Superb Location, building but..............”

      Dune has an amazing property with lovely location but is messing up big time with the poor state of maintenance and staff training. room had cobwebs, no water after check-in, exposed ceiling etc. Very enthusiastic staff but have absolutely no training in hospitality.

      Reviewed December 28, 2020

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Abiyaz from India
      Solo traveler
      Suite Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

      Excellent”

      Vintage Hotel with very courteous staff. Location was really good as all the good restaurants are walkable distance & so is the beach. Breakfast spread can be improved.

      Reviewed January 18, 2021

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      6.0
      Ranjini from India
      Family with teens
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2021

      Above average”

      A beautiful property & well located too but unfortunately, the management has not spent on upkeep resulting in a run down hotel -Right from broken chairs in rooms to poor plumbing in toilets, to rooms which are road facing & not sound proof, no (!!) In-room kettles to prepare coffee (which can be quite traumatic if you're an early morning coffee drinker since the kitchen service begins only at 7.30am. ). The hotel is extremely understaffed. Having said, the 5-6 people who manage the entire place (from security to front office to f&b and housekeeping) are extremely hard working and try to meet the guest's expectations with their extremely limited resources . Do hope management will refurbish this heritage property to it's original grandeur.

      Reviewed February 16, 2021

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Patricia from India
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

      V helpful friendly staff, good food and Efficient helpful service ”

      Lovely restored heritage hotel perfectly located

      Reviewed January 31, 2020

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Suheim from India
      Solo traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 13 nights in January 2018

      Centrally located. Well trained and friendly staff with a deep concern for the guest. ”

      Lovely heritage style architecture , very tastefully maintained and great staff.

      Reviewed January 30, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      B from India
      Family with teens
      Standard Room
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2020

      Pleasant stay”

      The staff were very hospitable and the property was worth staying at.

      Reviewed December 23, 2020

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Paul from Netherlands
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

      Exceptional”

      Good location, very good diner, nice building. We had a great time!

      Reviewed December 31, 2018

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      4.8
      vibha from United States
      Business traveler
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      lack of services and no wifi coverage in room, rooms/bathroom no shower curtain needs to be updated,”

      Just a bad scene, no lounge, common areas not clean or comfortable, bathrooms awful-no shower curtains, lack of ameneties. Paid 5 star prices but this was a 1 or at best 2 star facility

      Reviewed November 12, 2018

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      2.0
      Chandrika from India
      Family with young children
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018

      Not allowed to stay in the hotel despite booking through Agoda”

      The most unprofessional setup that I had the misfortune to deal with. Front desk full of liars and management which doesn't know what is happening in their hotel. Booked the hotel through Agoda and on reaching there were told that the booking has been cancelled for no reason. After a lot of unreasonable arguments from their side and excuse that there was no room available, they made us stay in another sub-standard property of theirs, which is run by a single person and two young boys, who are minors! In nutshell, I had paid a huge amount to be placed in a two star property of theirs! If this is the way your people are going to run hotels, then I am sorry to say, this one was much better off with Neemrana management!

      Reviewed February 13, 2018

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      5.2
      Jonathan from India
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in July 2022

      Very Uncomfortable Room”

      Was given the attic room (Gingee) that is far to congested for more than one person and extremely poorly ventilated. I am not the tallest person at 5ft9” but the cot and bed was too short for me. The staff were really courteous and say that all other rooms were booked, I wasn’t sure whether to blame agoda or the hotel. Overall experience was rather disappointing because of this and certainly far to expensive, while the property actually looked rather nice, I was unable to enjoy it given the situation. Please make changes to the room or make it a single occupancy for future travelers.

      Reviewed July 28, 2022

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Babal from India
      Family with young children
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2022

      Excellent Hospitality”

      We stayed for a day at the property with my family of 11 months baby and 6 year old kid. We were really satisfied with our stay. The property is calm and beautiful. Ambience is great. The staffs were extremely helpful and courteous. We had some difficulty with delays in food serving and parking , but overall it never spoiled the experience. The Staffs Mr. Suresh , Stalin and even the watchman Mr. Abdul khadir was extremely helpful with their always ready to assist smiling faces. Though we found the stay on a bit expensive side , We are still happy for the overall ambience and experience.

      Reviewed May 30, 2022

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