We ( 5 people) went to The Oasis a.k.a Nalla resort on a weekend. They call it as a farm house but it is just a house with A/C bed rooms. It has 3 rooms, 2 on the first floor( with 1 double cot and 1 single cot beds targeted to accommodate total 6 people) and one at ground floor ( one double cot bed for 2 people) We were a bit lucky as on that weekend only we were there, so we got two rooms in first floor. Point to note is ground floor include a small bed room, small hall and kitchen, and if there are 3 different group of people then the stay is gonna be a big mess. There is no space in the house to get a bit of privacy. One thing I would like to tell is rooms are neat & clean, but bathrooms are average.
We didn’t go for group package ( which include food), and that turned to be a big mess, there are no good restaurants near to this place, except one shady restaurant called “Tandoor hot pot” which primarily targeting to serve booze not food . And no one is ready to do a home delivery to this place as its 5 KM away from Pondichery. You might be thinking “that’s a short distance, but you need to be in oasis to understand what I mean, apart from few houses nothing is there near.
http://www.theoasispondy.in/Services.aspx :- this is the link which shows the services available in oasis.
3 air-conditioned double bedrooms – true
24 hours hot water supply – true
A kitchen serving home-made food :- we saw a kitchen but no one was there to cook, that is a pathetic situation.
A common dining hall and sitting area : This will turn out to be terrible experience if there are different people to stay as dining table is just for 4 people and the so called area is pretty small to accommodate more people.
Open space amidst cashew trees to enjoy a cup of coffee : don’t dream much after reading this, there are few concrete slabs in the middle of few cashew trees.
Laundry : we never used so I don’t know what is the situation
Bicycles : This is the best part, we all know that in pondy we get bicycle for travel and that is one of the attracting factor, there were no bicycles present in oasis, and which made us stuck at the same place.
Transportation :- terrible
Doctor on call : never used
Playground : Nice to hear but we never came across one any were near to such area called playground
Access to Swimming Pool : This is a very diplomatic way of telling “Access to swimming pool” which means there is a swimming pool near some were, if you want you can go there pay and use
Totally I would rate oasis as a very poor experience over the weekend, I would suggest all of you to search for a very nice place around pondy especially some beach resort which will have at least all the facilities especially food promised in the website.