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 mytexperience on Jan 17, 2015Hotel
We were 4 friends staying at this Tamil home which is 150 years old and centrally located in puducherry.
Very peaceful and spacious surroundings.
A nice hotel to take pictures around and to feel like at home .
Breakfast was included - they had a choice of continental and South Indian Breakfast which was great!
Staff here were very friendly and accommodating.
We had one dinner at the hotel- nice food too but not the best .
The rooms will have mosquitoes at night for sure so make sure you will ask for the mosquitoe repellent before you sleep
The bathroom fixtures are quite old and the hotel should take care to improve them . And also the controller tap for hot and cold water is weird as the water when open leaves only very hot water or only cold water b careful while getting used to make the water warm or appropriate to you
by sridhar_vasudev on Jan 04, 2015Hotel
We stayed here during new years this year.
The location is great, ideally suited since its just behind the french town and everything is walk able distance. The rooms are neat, tidy and well maintained.
The staff is very courteous and make sure you have nothing to complain about.
The only issue we had was, the new years eve dinner. Its pricey and there is nothing for vegetarians. We struggled with just 2 or 3 dishes. Not worth the money.
Barring this glitch, our stay was enjoyable and pleasant.
by worldwander1 on Jan 06, 2015Hotel
A delightful property built like a Tamil home - nice room - Pearl, makes you feel like a person from the 20th century living with the lovely balcony that overlooks the road with lots of similar homes and the wicker rocking chair. You need to remind them to clean well else a very mediocre job is done.The male manager - Anbu is superb and is very helpful but beware of the lady manager - Rajalakshmi, she is ill informed, and extremely unhelpful. She has her "no" ready even before you can ask for something. The chef is excellent - her speciality is the tomato chutney with hot dosas! Best way to begin your day!
by Sudisha2507 on Jan 04, 2015Hotel
La Maison Tamoule is located within Pondicherry. The reason to primarily choose this property was because i have previously stayed in 2 Neemrana properties and they were pretty good, however
i was disappointed with La Maison.
Although the check in time was at 2.. even though we arrived around 2:30, the rooms werent ready.
Stayed in the room named 'Coral', the room wasnt that well maintained like the normal neemrana properties, it did not have adequate ventilations (if you opened the windows the view was of the corridor which they do not mention on their site when you choose the rooms), the AC stopped working on the 2nd day and water was leaking from the hand shower. Further, got bitten by bed bugs and the quilt and the bed cover was extremely thin and not comforting and sub standard quality.
Although this Neemrana property had centralized water heater, the hot water would be boiling hot within minutes and half the time would go in adjusting the shower tap.
Notwithstanding the aforesaid, the staff was extremely friendly and also arranged a cake for my fiances birthday and not to forget the food was amazing. Plus you have free wifi in the lobby.
However, on the day of the check out the bill wasnt conclusive as they had forgotten to bill me for the cake for which i was called after almost 3 hours of check out and was asked to make that payment not to the main Neemrana account but to an individuals account.
For those going to Pondicherry please note that La Maison Tamoule is located within the Pondicherry city, although it is close to Arurobindo Ashram but the same is after extremely busy streets.
Based on my previous 2 experiences at the Neemrana Property i had really high expectations but was disappointed. But i would still vouch for La Maison Tamoule for its prompt staff and amazing food.
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