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The Richmond
The Richmond
The Richmond
The Richmond
The Richmond
The Richmond
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8.1

Excellent

312 reviews

312 reviews

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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

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

180 m

Prana Ayurvedic Massage

210 m

French Bookshop

230 m

Alliance Française

240 m

Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

240 m

Popular landmarks
Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

500 m

French War Memorial

580 m

Seaside Promenade

630 m

Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

890 m

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

970 m

Closest landmarks
Sify i-way, Lal Bahabhur St

60 m

Nirmal Salon de Beauté et Spa

160 m

Kalinka Art Gallery

180 m

Hôpital Saint-Joseph

290 m

Alliance Francaise Pondicherry

300 m

The Richmond

No 12 Labourdonnais Street, 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. Conveniently situated in the White Town / French Colony part of Pondicherry, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Seaside Promenade. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

590 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

250 meters to Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Room service [24-hour]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Pondicherry every 5 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center0.50 Km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportPuducherry Airport (PNY)
Distance to airport4.6 km

Rooms available at The Richmond

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Family Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Single room - De Luxe
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Triple Room
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        Twin/Double Room
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          Familiy Room
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            Double room - Single use - De Luxe
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              STUDIO ACCESSIBLE KING SIZE BED
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                Frequently asked questions

                What time is check-in and check-out at The Richmond?

                Check-in is from 12:00 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 The Richmond?

                The Richmond is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 2500 INR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Richmond has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

                Is breakfast offered at The Richmond?

                Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at The Richmond.

                What are my dining options at The Richmond?

                The Richmond features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

                What is the smoking policy at The Richmond?

                The Richmond does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

                What restaurants are nearby The Richmond?

                Restaurants including LB2 Lounge Pondy, Au Feu de Bois and Flaming Dragons are popular in The Richmond’s neighborhood which is known as White Town / French Colony.

                What popular shopping places are close to The Richmond?

                Located in the White Town / French Colony area, The Richmond is close to great shopping choices like Anokhi, Janaki and Cluny Embroidery Centre.

                What are popular attractions near The Richmond?

                Guests at The Richmond can easily visit Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges located in the White Town / French Colony area.

                What popular beaches are close to The Richmond?

                Guests at The Richmond can easily visit Rock Beach and Pondicherry Beach in the White Town / French Colony area.

                What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Richmond?

                The Richmond is located in the White Town / French Colony area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Banyan Tree Benches.

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                What people love about The Richmond

                • 10

                  Exceptional

                  "Would highly recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Pondicherry."

                  DownTown

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                  July 31, 2022

                • 10

                  Exceptional
                  Breakfast

                  "The prices were reasonable and breakfast was included."

                  Arul

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                  July 3, 2022

                • 9.2

                  Exceptional
                  Location

                  "The location is perfect- u r closer to the beach and almost most of the good cafés."

                  Gowtham

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                  June 12, 2022

                Property ranking|Compared to 537 Pondicherry properties
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                Room comfort score
                7.8/10
                Location score
                8.9/10
                Service score
                8.4/10
                Cleanliness score
                8.4/10
                Better than
                96
                %
                of Pondicherry properties
                Better than
                95
                %
                of Pondicherry properties
                Better than
                92
                %
                of Pondicherry properties
                Better than
                92
                %
                of Pondicherry properties
                Overall rating:

                8.1

                Excellent
                312 reviews
                Cleanliness
                8.4
                Facilities
                7.7
                Location
                8.9
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                What travelers say they love:
                Enjoyed this hotel and the location.
                Barry from Australia
                Couple
                More about The Richmond

                More about The Richmond

                The Richmond

                Take a good wander and unveil the wonder of Pondicherry with a stay at The Richmond.
                At The Richmond, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge.
                Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service. 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 The Richmond.
                For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel.
                All rooms at The Richmond are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find daily newspaper and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker, bottled water 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 and toiletries available in some guest bathrooms.


                Dining and things to do

                Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at The Richmond. 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. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
                Enjoy the countless activities offered at The Richmond. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's games room.


                Around the property

                Don't miss out on all that Pondicherry has to offer! Chill out in the beach or just watch the waves on warm days at Paradise Beach located 6.1 km away. Be sure to visit Chunnambar Boat House located 5.7 km away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Pondicherry.


                Reasons to stay here

                Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 95% of them for food and dining.
                Guests who stayed at this hotel have scored it higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.
                According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in Pondicherry.

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                Amenities and facilities
                Very good
                Facilities

                7.7

                Most talked about facilities

                Breakfast

                14 mentions

                Housekeeping

                9 mentions

                Food & Dining

                8 mentions

                Beach

                7 mentions

                Languages spoken

                • English
                • Hindi
                • Tamil

                Internet access

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

                Things to do, ways to relax

                • Game room
                • Ticket services
                • Tours

                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
                • Face coverings on staff
                • First aid kit
                • Free face masks
                • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
                • Hand sanitizer
                • Hot water linen and laundry washing
                • Hygiene certification
                • 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
                • Coffee shop
                • 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
                • Laundry service
                • Luggage storage
                • Safety deposit boxes
                • Smoke-free property
                • Smoking area

                For the kids

                • Family room

                Access

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

                Getting around

                • Airport transfer
                • Car park [free of charge]
                • Rental car

                Available in all rooms

                • Accessible by elevator
                • Air conditioning
                • Closet
                • Coffee/tea maker
                • Daily newspaper
                • Desk
                • Free bottled water
                • Hair dryer
                • In-room safe box
                • Interconnecting room(s) available
                • Internet access – wireless
                • Ironing facilities
                • Linens
                • Locker
                • Mini bar
                • Mobile hotspot device
                • Non-smoking
                • On-demand movies
                • Private bathroom
                • Safety/security feature
                • Satellite/cable channels
                • Seating area
                • Shower
                • Sleep comfort items
                • Socket near the bed
                • Telephone
                • Tile/marble flooring
                • Toiletries
                • Towels
                • Trash cans
                • Wake-up service
                • Window
                Food and dining
                Breakfast options
                • American
                • Continental
                • Vegetarian
                • Buffet
                Restaurants on site

                bristo

                • Cuisine: Chinese, French, Indian
                • Menu: Buffet
                Location
                No 12 Labourdonnais Street, White Town / French Colony, Pondicherry, India, 605001
                Excellent
                Location

                8.9

                Airports

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

                Public transportation

                • Puducherry Railway Station
                  600 m
                • Marapalam Bus Stop
                  2.7 km

                Hospital or clinic

                • Hôpital Saint-Joseph
                  290 m

                Shopping

                • Anokhi
                  380 m

                Cash withdrawal

                • ATM
                  320 m
                What's nearby

                Popular landmarks

                • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
                  240 m
                • Rock Beach
                  490 m
                • Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
                  500 m
                • French War Memorial
                  580 m
                • Seaside Promenade
                  630 m
                • Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
                  890 m
                • Sri Aurobindo Ashram
                  970 m
                • Serenity Beach
                  4.7 km
                • Chunnambar Boat House
                  5.8 km
                • Paradise Beach
                  5.9 km

                Nearby landmarks

                • Sify i-way, Lal Bahabhur St
                  60 m
                • Nirmal Salon de Beauté et Spa
                  160 m
                • Janaki
                  180 m
                • Kalinka Art Gallery
                  180 m
                • Prana Ayurvedic Massage
                  210 m
                • French Bookshop
                  230 m
                • Alliance Française
                  240 m
                • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
                  240 m
                • Cluny Embroidery Centre
                  240 m
                • Fabindia
                  250 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.

                Infant 0-1 year(s)
                Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
                Children 2-10 year(s)
                Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                Guests 11 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 from12:00
                • Check-out until12:00

                Getting around

                • Airport transfer fee2500 INR
                • Distance from city center0.50 Km
                • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

                The property

                • Number of bars/lounges1
                • Number of floors3
                • Number of restaurants1
                • Number of rooms 14
                • 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 The Richmond from real guests

                Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                8.1
                /
                10
                Cleanliness8.4
                Facilities7.7
                Location8.9
                Room comfort and quality7.8
                Service8.4
                Value for money8.0
                High score for Pondicherry
                Rating
                9+ Exceptional (29)
                8-9 Excellent (34)
                7-8 Very Good (42)
                6-7 Good (10)
                <6 Below Expectation (17)
                Time of the year
                Mar - May (32)
                Jun - Aug (29)
                Sep - Nov (22)
                Dec - Feb (49)
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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Arul from India
                Group
                Superior Room
                Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

                Highly recommended”

                We stayed here for 3 days. The prices were reasonable and breakfast was included. We found the staff extremely helpful and well mannered. The rooms were kept clean all through the stay. The only downsides we faced were lack of cooling by the AC and the bathroom had a dustbin with a broken pedal. The food was priced a little higher as per white town standards, but was delicious. Breakfast was included in our package. We didn't find the food that impressive. The buffet on the weekend did have more variety. Do try the delicious cappuccino from their machine.

                Reviewed July 03, 2022

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Koushik from India
                Family with young children
                Family Room
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

                Had a great stay, with a 2 year old toddler..”

                The room was great, neat, well kept. The food was amazing right from breakfast to lunch/dinner, and the restaurant captain was great. My 2 year old son had developed a great camaraderie with the restaurant captain, and infact he got food packed for return journey. Location was amazing, 2-3 mins walk from the beach. Couldn’t have asked for more.

                Reviewed December 06, 2021

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                BS from India
                Family with young children
                Superior Room
                Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

                Nice family hotel and very close to beach”

                The hotel staff is very courteous, polite and helpful. They gave us a family room which we found is bigger than most of the nearby hotels. the breakfast was very delicious . the hotel is located on a quiet street and just 5 min walk to Promenade beach, french restaurants. they guided us well for local attractions. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to stay again. Thanks

                Reviewed March 02, 2019

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Onellan from India
                Group
                Deluxe Room
                Stayed 1 night in April 2022

                A great hotel!”

                We had a wonderful one night stay in Pondicherry at this amazing hotel. It is well located and only a short walk to the beach and from other touristy sites and restaurants. The staff were very helpful. Breakfast was served promptly in the morning and was well prepared.

                Reviewed April 29, 2022

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Gowtham from India
                Family with young children
                Family Room
                Stayed 1 night in June 2022

                For a travelling couple with baby”

                The location is perfect- u r closer to the beach and almost most of the good cafés. Staff are very helpful. Our room was spacious and gave the colonial building feel. However lack of parking for car was an issue . If ur plan is to rent a bike then u hav no worries. We had a great time - all in all

                Reviewed June 12, 2022

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                9.6
                Exceptional
                Nithin from India
                Couple
                Superior Room
                Stayed 1 night in June 2022

                It's an awesome experience. ”

                They could do something about parking.

                Reviewed June 30, 2022

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Sarit from India
                Couple
                Superior Room
                Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

                Had a really good experience.”

                Rooms are very neat and tidy.The rooms have locker facility for you valuable belongings.It is 5 min walk for rock beach.

                Reviewed June 26, 2022

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Manjunathan from India
                Family with young children
                Deluxe Room
                Stayed 2 nights in March 2021

                Worth visiting ”

                This restaurant is located in prime location of French colony..clseby to beach , park , branded hotels ..easy to explore the city attractions..

                Reviewed March 24, 2021

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                8.8
                Excellent
                Ravi from India
                Couple
                Deluxe Room
                Stayed 3 nights in January 2022

                Great place to stay in Puducherry”

                Very nice comfy room. Continental meals are excellent. Service is good. A five minute walk to the Promenade Beach. Located in the heart of ‘White Town’ all the best restaurants are nearby. Parking is on the street but the hotel people manage.

                Reviewed January 27, 2022

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                8.4
                Excellent
                Barry from Australia
                Couple
                Superior Room
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

                Excellent”

                Enjoyed this hotel and the location. Built in the old style this hotel had a good restaurant and comfortable rooms.

                Reviewed March 04, 2019

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                8.8
                Excellent
                jolene from India
                Family with young children
                Superior Room
                Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

                Enchanting experience”

                Extremely helpful front desk management. Just so nice!! Bravo

                Reviewed January 21, 2019

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                8.0
                Excellent
                Rohit from India
                Family with young children
                Family Room
                Stayed 2 nights in October 2021

                Very good”

                We had comfortable and good stay at the Hotel. Its proximity to the beach was another good attraction. One thing which they can improve upon is the quality of the breakfast and service during that period.

                Reviewed December 27, 2021

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                7.6
                Very good
                Arunkumar from India
                Family with young children
                Family Room
                Stayed 1 night in December 2021

                Mixed experience”

                We stayed in a family room in Ground floor. Courteous staff. Room is clean . We had nice stay. -ves: Only one free charging plug point. Kettle was not working. No windows in our room so no fresh air or Natural light. Also no Fan so you have to use only AC. Hope other rooms don't have these issue.

                Reviewed December 20, 2021

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                8.0
                Excellent
                Jamshed from India
                Couple
                Superior Room
                Stayed 6 nights in December 2021

                Very good”

                Hotel is near beach and located in White Town near to many cafe's and restaurants. Nice breakfast.

                Reviewed December 16, 2021

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                7.6
                Very good
                Nikhil from India
                Family with young children
                Family Room
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

                Very good”

                Over all a good property, only drawback very few rooms with windows

                Reviewed April 18, 2022

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                6.4
                Good
                srinivas from India
                Couple
                Superior Room
                Stayed 1 night in September 2021

                Not that much worth ”

                Hello All, Hotel location was good but not value for money. Breakfast must improve. That’s all I can say. Room was clean.

                Reviewed September 13, 2021

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                6.8
                Good
                shashank from India
                Family with young children
                Family Room
                Stayed 1 night in December 2021

                Placed in a very good location”

                Great stay to explore the white town of Pondicherry.

                Reviewed January 07, 2022

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                6.8
                Good
                Jashvi from India
                Family with young children
                Family Room
                Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

                Lovely location”

                Good location! Good service Perfect for family travel with young kids.

                Reviewed January 06, 2021

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                6.8
                Good
                SG from India
                Family with young children
                Family Room
                Stayed 3 nights in June 2021

                Nice and Cozy place”

                Very cooperative staff

                Reviewed June 23, 2021

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                5.6
                Anne from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Superior Room
                Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

                Solo leisure”

                I was in a room facing the street it was noisy. Had to request hot water for shower in the evening as it was turned off. Breakfast selections were very limited. The hotel is listed as The Residency and not The Richmond and the street front signage is not displayed on the front entry. Our driver drove past 4 times. The room was comfortable and clean. It is a small hotel and facilities like spa and swimming pool and lounge area are not available. Food on offer for dinner was nice.

                Reviewed January 26, 2019

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