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“Budget hotel - few things are good few are bad”
Review of Ginger Pondicherry

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Ginger Pondicherry
Ranked #24 of 83 Hotels in Pondicherry
Reviewed 19 February 2014

I stayed here for more than a week.
- Room tariff is reasonable.
- CCD at hotel premise is what I liked the most.
- Bar is also good having basic collection and price is very much reasonable. I liked the complimentary snacks given over there.
- Rooms are clean though not much spacious. But for a single person , it is good enough.
- Very small LCD but having a TATA sky so hindi, english and regional all types of channels are there.
- Wifi Internet connectivity is terrible here. It disconnects without any reason anytime. Assume there is no wifi internet connectivity. I had one internet dongle ..so I could do my work :)
- Restaurant within hotel is just OK.
- Window AC is there in rooms so a little noisy.

Though at this price hotel provides almost all the facilities but because of brand name of TATA ..people expect more. I would suggest hotel manager to look into wifi internet connectivity issues at the highest priority.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Opted to stay in this hotel to have a break in the travel in-between Chennai and Nagapattinam. Checked-in to the hotel on 06th Feb 2014 and again on 07th Feb 2014 night at around 10 pm, for a over-night stay. The receptionist recognized our booking and promptly completed the check-in formalities. The room number was 316 (on 06th Feb), a twin bed room. No complaints on the basics. Hot water (and I mean it, not lukewarm) through out the stay was available. Water pressure was good. Shower and closet functioned properly. I am very specific on these parameters, as most of the economy hotels will fail in the delivery of these aspects and tariff also will be phenomenal. But Ginger is good and lived to my expectation.

But the following issues needs the attention of the hotel management.

1) Bed linen was dirty during both the stay in the room 316 and 310.
2) The bed moves away from the head rest due to the wheels, in room 316. But room 310 was not that bad.
3) Those who are not use to Window A/c, might feel room a bit noisy. But I am alright with it.
4) Bathrooms pipe fittings to creased for smooth operation.

Another irritating experience in the Coffee Day outlet attached to the hotel in the lobby. During the check-out on 08th Feb 2014 early morning at 6 am, after settling the bills I approached the coffee day outlet to have food. I could see all the three coffee day staffs were sleeping behind the counter. Receptionist assisted me by waking them up to attend my requirements. That's fine. The irritating factor is the tea that I ordered was served in a paper cup without milk and sugar sachets. I had to ask for it. After the order was delivered the staff again continued his sleep. Heights of lethargy and insensitivity towards the customer. Again I woke him up and paid the money. The same staff served me tea during my check-out on 07th Feb 2014 morning, at 7 am, in a proper "coffee day cup" and saucer, sugar sachets and with milk separate.

Please note any consumption in the coffee day outlet cannot be added to room bill, I was told by the receptionist. I feel, management must re-consider this rule.

Over all, barring this coffee day incident, stay in Ginger is a value for money.

Room Tip: Ask for the room with Queen Size Bed
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Situated far from the french locality, Ginger's location is not the best. But overall is a good experience.
Staff is good and co-operative. Will help you in terms of providing local info. In our case, they provided local transport also.

Room Tip: We got a front side room to get a view of city.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Checked in with a great expectation. Really disapponted with the Service.
Amenities are ok and was affordable too> Complimentary breakfast was salso not up to the mark .
Dont know about other places , but in pondicherry you have better places to stay rather than Ginger

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Overall a comfortable stay with issues while checking in. There systems were slow which is why our bookings were not showing up. They don't provide 2 access keys which is a concern when you are going out.Also we had to change the room as the AC in the room was not functioning.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank prashantraolko
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

I stayed for one night during my recent trip.....the rooms are neat and clean but very very small...if you put your luggage it becomes impossible to move freely . The bathroom however is good and better. The morning breafast area is too small with more people...so one has to wait for food n beverages...however food was average.Overall it is not value for money as so many things need to be improved.

Room Tip: for only short stay and less luggage is ok
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank geetamehta
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

As a budget hotel it ticks the boxes however, it is in need of much improvement. I'd try finding an alternative before opting for this hotel.

+ Cheap
+ Important items, bathroom/sink sufficiently clean
+ Safe area, cafe in reception

- On walking into 3 of the 4 rooms we had booked was rubbish strewn across the room, beds unmade and then took over an hour to clean/change sheets which involved standing outside the room until it was prepared.
- Loose/cracked fixtures
- Wi-fi only works in some rooms/lobby

Room Tip: The Twin rooms are larger than the double rooms.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Nitesh P
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Additional Information about Ginger Pondicherry

Address: Old Venus Theatre, Karuvadikuppam, Main Road | Saram Revenue Village, Oulgaret Municipality, Pondicherry 605008, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #24 of 83 Hotels in Pondicherry
Price Range: £27 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ginger Pondicherry 3*
Number of rooms: 94
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