So I arrived in Pondi without making any bookings and decided to go for a stroll along the ocean promenade to see if I could find a place to stay...and I stumbled across this hotel. I'm a solo traveller and was looking for a quiet and affordable place to just relax for a few days. The regular rooms were very decent but I was looking for something a little cheaper. When I told the hotel owner this, he suggested the room they have on the roof of their hotel. I went up and had a look and it seemed to fit the bill. It was small with just enough room for a double bed...but it was clean and there was AC, a fan, cable tv....and to top it off...I had the whole roof of the building, with great ocean and promenade views to myself. I spent my days in various cafes/restaus and wandering around....so no too much time in the room other than to sleep but the roof was great to just sit out at night and watch the world go by from my perch. Pondi is a very cool place to hang out but the French quarter can be a little pricey...and I didn't want to stay on the other side of the canal with all of its bustling madness....this place was an ideal fit for me....safe, clean, quiet and right on the ocean...I'd recommend it for other solo traveller or backpacking couples.
- Also Known As:
- Ajantha Beach Guest House Hotel Pondicherry