6 rooms from £141 per night
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“A chic retreat on a sleepy street in Puducherry’s charming Old Quarter. With beautiful rooms, delicious French food and a lovely rooftop swimming pool, this is a haven of calm and tranquillity.”

“A chic retreat on a sleepy street in Puducherry’s charming Old Quarter. With beautiful rooms, delicious French food and a lovely rooftop swimming pool, this is a haven of calm and tranquillity.”

Hotel Review

In 2014, French architects Tina Trigala and Yves Lesprit renovated this 19th-century manor in Puducherry’s old quarter, and transformed it into a stylish abode for the weary traveller. Original colonial details are still very much present, but local handicrafts and materials have been used to create a modern look, such as wicker lanterns hanging from the ceilings, new Kadappa stone floors and Chettinad tiles. The six suites are individually named and unique – for example, in India Song, lyrics of a song from the French drama of the same name are painted on the bathroom door. All are equally sophisticated, with chalk-white walls, teakwood furniture, space-age reading lights, silver desk lamps and contemporary art. There’s a small but rather lovely rooftop swimming pool, where you can sip freshly squeezed juices or cocktails under a shady mango tree. The staff members are attentive but respectful of your privacy. French classics are served at lunch and dinner in the leafy courtyard and in the morning you can have a sumptuous poolside feast of French pastries, Coorg honey and baguettes so good you might even think you’re in France.
Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • Total relaxation
  • Hideaway
  • City Style
 

Written by Laura Griffith-Jones

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • Learning
  • Total relaxation
  • Hideaway
  • Local markets
  • City Style
  • Great walks
  • Restaurant
  • Fresh and local ingredients
  • Outstanding location
  • In heart of old town
  • Historic
  • 19th century manor
  • Restrictions on children
  • Must be 16 or over
  • Colonial
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Luxury
  • Charming

Facilities

  • Bicycles available
  • Borrow a bike and explore the city on two wheels
  • Restaurant
  • Fresh and local ingredients
  • Restrictions on children
  • Must be 16 or over
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor
  • In room DVD
  • Outdoor dining
  • No pets
  • Library
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport transfer
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Communal Dining
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • In room music system
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Garden

Activities

  • Learning
  • Local markets
  • Great walks

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