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Petit Palais
Petit Palais
Petit Palais
Petit Palais
Petit Palais
Petit Palais
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8.9

Excellent

270 reviews

270 reviews

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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

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

30 m

Alliance Française

30 m

French Bookshop

40 m

Prana Ayurvedic Massage

70 m

Alliance Francaise Pondicherry

180 m

Popular landmarks
Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

550 m

Rock Beach

690 m

French War Memorial

790 m

Seaside Promenade

850 m

Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

1.1 km

Closest landmarks
Sify i-way, Lal Bahabhur St

330 m

Nirmal Salon de Beauté et Spa

350 m

Cluny Embroidery Centre

390 m

Certh India Hospital

400 m

Sightseeing Tours

480 m

Petit Palais

59, Rue Suffren, Pondicherry, 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. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

510 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Inside city center

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Pondicherry every 5 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportPuducherry Airport (PNY)
Distance to airport4.8 km

Rooms available at Petit Palais

Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Suite
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 king beds
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Deluxe Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Suite with Balcony
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 king bed
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Classic Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Double Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 king bed
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Suite
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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King Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Royal Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Petit Palais?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. 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 Petit Palais?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Petit Palais has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Pondicherry with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Petit Palais?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Petit Palais. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 350 INR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Petit Palais?

Petit Palais features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Petit Palais?

Petit Palais does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What restaurants are nearby Petit Palais?

Restaurants including Cafe Xtasi, Baker Street and Le Café are popular in Petit Palais’s neighborhood which is known as White Town / French Colony.

What popular shopping places are close to Petit Palais?

Shopping options in Petit Palais’s White Town / French Colony neighborhood include Anokhi, Janaki and Cluny Embroidery Centre.

What are popular attractions near Petit Palais?

Petit Palais’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 Petit Palais?

Petit Palais’s White Town / French Colony neighborhood also includes Rock Beach and Pondicherry Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Petit Palais?

Petit Palais’s nearby natural sights include Banyan Tree Benches located in the same White Town / French Colony area.

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What people love about Petit Palais

  • 8

    Very good

    "In house restaurant was nice and the food was tasty."

    Himanshu

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    August 15, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "(walkable)along with a rooftop restaurant and a small swimming pool."

    Srinivas

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    July 10, 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Breakfast

    "The breakfast was ok - with Dosa/Egss to order."

    Ashit

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    April 20, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 539 Pondicherry properties
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Location score
9.2/10
Cleanliness score
9.2/10
Service score
9.2/10
Couples review score
8.8/10
Better than
97
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of Pondicherry properties
Better than
97
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of Pondicherry properties
Better than
96
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of Pondicherry properties
Better than
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of Pondicherry properties
Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
270 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.1
Location
9.2
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More about Petit Palais

More about Petit Palais

Petit Palais

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Pondicherry, Petit Palais is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Pondicherry has to offer.
All offerings provided by Petit Palais help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Pondicherry is made even more convenient with the taxi and car hire services available at the hotel. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Petit Palais. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at Petit Palais. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Petit Palais are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find daily newspaper, television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Petit Palais begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate a selection of cuisine types at Petit Palais including halal options.
A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hotel's BBQ facilities.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at Petit Palais. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool. At Petit Palais, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the hotel's poolside bar. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's library.


Around the property

Don't spend all your time inside while in Pondicherry! Chill out in the beach or just watch the waves on warm days at Paradise Beach located 5.9 km away. Be sure to visit Chunnambar Boat House located 5.5 km away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Pondicherry.


Reasons to stay here

Guests who stayed here found it to be neat and tidy, scoring it above 96% of other accommodations in the city.
Guests who stayed at this hotel have scored it higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.
Past guests love the staff and service here, rating it above 96% of the other accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Garden
  • On-site entertainment
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • 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

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Grooming service
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • Allergy-free rooms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Closet
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Mirror
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Halal
  • Italian
  • Vegetarian
Location
59, Rue Suffren, Pondicherry, White Town / French Colony, Pondicherry, India, 605001
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports

  • Puducherry Airport (PNY)
    4.8 km
  • Chennai International Airport (MAA)
    124.4 km

Public transportation

  • Puducherry Railway Station
    510 m
  • Marapalam Bus Stop
    2.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Certh India Hospital
    400 m

Shopping

  • Anokhi
    620 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    400 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
    390 m
  • Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    550 m
  • Rock Beach
    690 m
  • French War Memorial
    790 m
  • Seaside Promenade
    850 m
  • Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
    1.1 km
  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram
    1.2 km
  • Serenity Beach
    5.0 km
  • Chunnambar Boat House
    5.5 km
  • Paradise Beach
    5.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Fabindia
    30 m
  • Alliance Française
    30 m
  • French Bookshop
    40 m
  • Prana Ayurvedic Massage
    70 m
  • Alliance Francaise Pondicherry
    180 m
  • Dupleix Park
    210 m
  • Pondicherry Beach
    210 m
  • Kalinka Art Gallery
    250 m
  • Sify i-way, Lal Bahabhur St
    330 m
  • Nirmal Salon de Beauté et Spa
    350 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.

Minimum age of guests is: 3 year(s).

Children 3-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 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 from13:00
  • Check-in until23:58
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)350 INR
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 INR

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges2
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 10
  • Most recent renovation2019
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 Petit Palais from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.6
/
10
Excellent
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.1
Location9.2
Service9.2
Value for money7.8
High score for Pondicherry
Rating
9+ Exceptional (9)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
Time of the year
Mar - May (3)
Jun - Aug (3)
Sep - Nov (3)
Dec - Feb (5)
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10.0
Exceptional
Fiona from United Kingdom
Couple
Classic Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Excellent all-round hotel”

Lovely heritage hotel in excellent location, a few paces from the beach and in the heart of White Town, yet very quiet. Beautiful room and very nice pool. Fantastic staff who were exceptionally helpful.

Reviewed February 26, 2020

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Thank you for the feedback. Have a safe day!!

Responded July 25, 2020
Petit Palais
10.0
Exceptional
arun from India
Couple
Classic Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2020

It was very nice stay at De Petit.”

It was very nice stay at De Petit. Highly recommended. Support staffs are so good.

Reviewed January 06, 2021

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Dear Mr. Arun, Greetings of the day from Dravidian Hotels !!! Thank you for the review on us. It was a real pleasure to have served you at our property. Looking forward to serve you again on your next visit with your family and friends. Have a great day!!! Warm Regards, General Manager

Responded January 10, 2021
Petit Palais
10.0
Exceptional
chris
Solo traveler
Classic Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Fabulous”

Beautiful new hotel with a fantastic roof terrace and pool. Perfect location, well appointed rooms and bathroom. Staff can't do enough and you lady on front desk is great. It's fabulous

Reviewed March 28, 2019

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Hi Chris, Thanks for taking the time to share your prestigious opinion on Hotel de petit with others. We take pride in giving outstanding service to every customer and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have.

Responded June 25, 2019
Petit Palais
8.8
Excellent
Vaibhav from India
Couple
Classic Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2021

Amazing Experience”

The hotel and its staff is amazing, with good cleanliness. Its small and thus lack facilities but the pool and pool side bar is one thing one should leverage. Again Kudos to the staff for making the stay pleasant.

Reviewed March 02, 2021

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Dear Vaibhav, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate the valuable feedback you have shared about various aspects of your stay. It is our top priority to provide a delightful experience to our guests. We really enjoyed hosting you. We look forward to hosting you again.

Responded January 27, 2022
Petit Palais
8.0
Excellent
Shaishav from India
Solo traveler
Superior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Very good”

There is nothing wrong with the place. The staff are super hospitable. The only issue for me is that for the price i paid, I would expect a much better room. I moved to Le Duplieux and that was tad more but for wonderful room.

Reviewed January 06, 2020

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Thank you for the feedback on your stay. Have a great day!!!

Responded January 10, 2020
Petit Palais
10.0
Exceptional
Uri from Israel
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Superb by all means!”

Everything was just working - from reception through cleanness and location. Staff was great, and the restaurantq just outstanding.

Reviewed January 21, 2020

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Dear Mr. Uri, Greetings from Dravidian Hotels!!! Thank you for the feedback on agoda for the stay that you had at our property. Looking forward to serving you again on your next visit. Have a great time ahead!!! Warm regards, General Manager Dravidian Hotels

Responded February 16, 2020
Petit Palais
8.0
Excellent
Himanshu from India
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2022

Good but expensive ”

location is nice but the price is on the higher side. Rooms were clean but no open windows. In house restaurant was nice and the food was tasty. Parking is on the next street so would have to take a walk every time you wanna go out.

Reviewed August 16, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Srinivas from India
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

Weekend stay in Pondi”

Everybody wants to stay in a cozy place, rooms and bathrooms to match a 5* hotel, friendly staff, easy access to parking, best location in a touristy place with good places of interest & food all around (walkable)along with a rooftop restaurant and a small swimming pool. That is Petit Palais. Extremely well managed property by Temple tree group. Go for it. For around 5k +tax it is a steal of a deal.

Reviewed July 11, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Ashit from India
Couple
King Room with Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Decent Stay”

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights in April 2022. The location is good - walking distance from the Beach Promenade. Quiet street. We had booked the Room with Balcony and it was facing the street. Had a sleepless one night with the dogs continuously barking at night. The breakfast was ok - with Dosa/Egss to order. On the whole, a decent stay.

Reviewed April 20, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Sumit from India
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2021

Amazing”

It’s a newly renovated heritage property with an amazing terrace pool n rock beach view. Food is great. Kavin & Priyadarshan look after the property n they make u feel at home. Service is good.

Reviewed November 09, 2021

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm words of appreciation. Our Team would be delighted to know that you had a comfortable stay with us. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Warm Regards, The Reservation Team

Responded December 07, 2021
Petit Palais
8.4
Excellent
Sundar from India
Family with young children
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2021

Pleasant stay ”

Variety and taste of Food can be improved a bit. Otherwise it was a great stay

Reviewed November 03, 2021

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Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We will definitely work towards addressing your feedback. We hope to have further opportunities to serve you better. Warm Regards, The Reservation Team

Responded December 07, 2021
Petit Palais
10.0
Exceptional
Ghislain from France
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Services et accueil attentifs dans un cadre idéal et au calme. ”

La disponibilité, la gentillesse et le sérieux du personnel de l'hôtel rendent le séjour parfait. Le roof top avec sa piscine et ses soirées aérées est un atout précieux pour se détendre après une journée de balades. Sa situation en bord de mer et dans le quartier français est très avantageuse. Très bel endroit !

Reviewed October 30, 2019

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Dear Guest, We really appreciate and thank you for having time and sharing your review. Thank you for your positive feedback and the same is very encouraging and a great source of motivation for all of us. The entire team thanks you for staying with us and we look forward to welcome you back. Warm regards, Management.

Responded November 29, 2019
Petit Palais
9.2
Exceptional
Evelyne from France
Solo traveler
Suite with Balcony
Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

Très bel hôtel de centre ville”

Suite : bel aménagement, très propre, personnel aimable et attentionné, proche de la promenade, petit déjeuner satisfaisant continental ou indien. Petite piscine sur le toit terrasse pour faire juste trampette. Seul bémol pas de réfrigérateur pourtant prévu dans le descriptif.

Reviewed July 29, 2019

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Dear Guest, We really appreciate and thank you for having time and sharing your review. Thank you for your positive feedback and the same is very encouraging and a great source of motivation for all of us. The entire team thanks you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm Regards Management,

Responded August 05, 2019
Petit Palais
9.6
Exceptional
Delphine from France
Couple
Classic Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Un très bon moment”

Nous avons énormément apprécié cet hôtel tout neuf, autant pour la décoration et la propreté que pour l'accueil. Le personnel est adorable. L'hôtel est très bien situé, juste en face de l'alliance française et proche de la mer. Pour se rafraîchir la terrasse est un endroit agréable surtout en fin de journée, il y a toujours un peu de vent. La petite piscine sur le toit est un plus. Delphine

Reviewed March 07, 2019

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Hi Delphine, Thanks for taking the time to share your prestigious opinion on Hotel de petit with others. We take pride in giving outstanding service to every customer and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have.

Responded June 25, 2019
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