by Vijayakumar K on Mar 12, 2015Hotel
This is an old building tastefully restored with many antique features of wood pillars, wood ceiling, doors and flooring. Rooms are large, with Louvre windows of French style. Good, firm, clean bed and clean bathroom. Staff is very helpful, with excellent Tamil Nadu and European breakfast on a buffet table. It is rather unimpressive from outside but as you enter the front door you enter into antiquity and a world of bygone ages.
by rafiki88 on Mar 03, 2015Hotel
Loved the mansion and were sorry we weren't staying longer at this hotel. Lots of character and charm and homely calm feel. Old furniture, some antique and lots of wooden
shutters etc. Very well located for walks in the french quarter which was charming. We would have liked to have stayed longer. Loved opening the shutters to our cute little balcony overlooking the treed streets.
We ate at the hotel restaurant - staff were good, food was tasty but ambience was lacking and the place was empty. Perhaps due to its location at the back of the ground floor it can't be seen from outside and felt a bit unloved. A pity as we were happy with our eating experience. Breakfast was good too. Perhaps table could be placed in the central area of the foyer?
The staff at the hotel were very helpful. They went well beyond the call of duty. I left a bag with various medications in a cupboard and they rang the driver of the car we'd left in to let us know. And then parcelled up and posted the bag to our hotel 2 days away. Thank you staff for all your extra trouble and thank you India post it all arrived safely!
The hotel organised a car and driver for us for the next leg of our journey. We went to Tanjore via a visit enroute to the temple at Chidamburam (well worth it) but the driver took the wrong road somewhere and seemed to get lost and we had a very long and very bumpy ride arriving very late at Tanjore. Not the hotel's fault but perhaps check that the driver will know the route well, particularly if you're going off the standard route.
by MGOUEDARD on Mar 01, 2015Hotel
We spent 2 days in this little and very nice heritage hotel on the part of the indian town.
Very central and at 5 minutes from the ashram and the colonial french town. Staff very friendly and professional . we recommended it
by limemintcooler on Jan 21, 2015Hotel
This Neemrana "non-hotel" is in the quaint Vysial Street, in the Tamil Quarter of Pondicherry. This puts you in walking distance to most of the attractions in the city, and
about 15 minutes drive to Auroville.
The hotel itself is a beautifully restored mansion with quaint old-school room decor and a very homely feel to everything. There is no room service, but the restaurant is open through the day and serves very good food. They were open to off-menu orders for my toddler, which was very useful. The breakfast was sparse but good.
The service was excellent, with every staff being courteous, helpful and friendly. Loved the experience and would recommend it to anyone visiting Pondy!
by SriniChary on Apr 08, 2015Hotel
I booked Neemrana without any references by friends or relatives, but after doing that, i was told by more than a couple of friends that I can expect a beautiful stay. And true to the experiences, it turned out to be a pleasant and satisfying stay. First come first, our main attraction was to experience a heritage ambience, and Neemrana does full justice to its claim with beautiful antique furniture and curios sourced directly from Karaikudi, Chettinadu. The pillars, the chairs, the recliners, the decorative pieces and yes...not to miss, the exhilarating Atahngudi flooring mesmerise you. The hotel is located in a picturesque street, which is conveniently close to the major points of interests, most of them, walkable. Dont miss the Sri Krishna sweet shop near by, its a bonus. The staff are courteus and helpful, not pushy to make a sale. The only thing, me and my vegetarian family thought can be improved, was the Food. Given we are vising the south, you d expect atleast a choice of the famed Chettinad dishes. But Neemrana is a great place to stay, I d go back to the hotel if I make another trip to Pondi!
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