Gratitude is steeped in the great care and pride the owner and staff have for this historic building. The building's heritage is an aesthetic delight and each staff member makes the place all the more lovely. The courtyard is inviting and peaceful, the rooms are impeccably decorated and breakfast is truly amazing with spreads including fresh croissants, fresh fruits, omelettes and Indian dishes like idli and upma!
Deepa and Anto were an absolute delight and Vijay was very efficient in arranging things for us! I chose this hotel because the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) aided in the building's restoration. I am an INTACH member who has worked with the organization in the past and I appreciate their work. Kakoli, the owner at Gratitude, helped to put us in touch with INTACH Pondicherry and we were able to enjoy wonderful strolls through Pondicherry's French and Tamil quarters while learning about their history and modern threats to the town's heritage areas.
Lovely, quiet location on the fringes of the French Quarter, gorgeous property, amazing staff with whom we fell in love.....We will be back to Gratitude Heritage very soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ‘Gratitude’ is a home and a place of retreat in Pondicherry, India. It has been restored lovingly over a period of three years maintaining the authenticity of the architectural style and method of construction that was prevalent when this house was built. What gives ‘Gratitude’ its true essence is the quiet joy and peace that gives this home a healing atmosphere which is rare to find in the world outside without compromising on comfort. ... more less