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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“guest house”(27 reviews)
“l escale”(6 reviews)
“french quarter”(26 reviews)
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Rooftop Terrace
Breakfast included
Restaurant
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Pros Nice location Helpful owner Clean bed Clean room Good A/C Ok Breakfast Cons They collect 12% on bill for GST yet do not mention the GST registration number on cash receipt for reasons best known to them. Staff have attitude problem,drinking water was made...More

Thank Sandipdg
Response from nicholas s, Owner at L'EscaleResponded 31 December 2017

I read your review today and sorry the mix up with the bottle water. The G. S. T number is on the invoice as Indian law please look at the bill again at the bottom of the invoice Nicholas

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

What a lovely, boutique property L’Escale is! All in white, you could be mistaken you’re on the French Riviera. Check in was quick and efficient on the ground floor. Nicely adorned with a bureau and other furnishings that added to the character of the place....More

1  Thank priyan_dhimar
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We stayed in the guest house from 6th Dec, 2017 till 10th Dec'2017. As the title goes the guest house is situated at a 2-3 minutes walking distance from beach which is very nice as all the good eating joints are just a hop away....More

Thank bhuvanbhaskar
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and clean rooms, definitely the best breakfast in town. The owner, Mr. Nicolas is great and so helpful. You will love your stay here. It's close to everything and I think it's perfect for solo travelers.

Thank Erika H
Response from nicholas7777, Owner at L'EscaleResponded 2 December 2017

Erika Nice to hear from you. Thank you for spending a nice moment Nick

Reviewed 30 November 2017

From the very first day I was made to feel very welcome. As I was travelling on my own it is important to feel at home. This was an excellent guest house for that. Nick the owner goes out of the way to tell you...More

1  Thank newrob556
Response from nicholas7777, Owner at L'EscaleResponded 1 December 2017

Hello Robyn Thank you for your thoughtful review Robyn it is always nice when i know people have had a nice time in Pondicherry . All he best to you Nicholas & Patriica /Arul

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Air Conditioning
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US$30 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Nrudra
12 November 2017|
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Response from lescale | Property representative |
Hello Nrudra You are able to pay by card through invoice or Bank transfer if you do not have cash . Nicholas
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El_Dorado_Traveller
15 September 2015|
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Response from lescale | Property representative |
Please contact website Google l escale Pondicherry
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anusha2889
10 September 2014|
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Hello You are able to park in-front of l escale No Problem Nicholas Reservations
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Room Tips
"Third floor room is the best."
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"rooms at the back are quieter"
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"Ask them for anything (airport pickup, scootys, best places to visit, ashrams, etc)"
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"If your a light sleeper request a room higher up and on the sea side of the hotel!"
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