We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Wonderful & Relaxed Trip”
Review of Le Pondy

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Le Pondy
Ranked #9 of 80 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai (Madras), India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“A Wonderful & Relaxed Trip”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Took off from Chennai for short holiday trip with my friends. Stayed in Le Pondy for 2 nights in the month of August 2014. Booked the reservation online without any issues.

Check in was smooth and was handled professionally (Sathya from front office did a good job in making us comfortable). The beach facing room was clean and the Air conditioner worked very well.

Having stayed outside India for long, would relate the cleanliness and hygine to western standards

Overall Ambience, food and the place was simply great for our trip. Enjoyed it to the fullest.

Le Pondy is definitely a good holiday resort to be with family and friends and also to host parties. Room service was really good and was always on time. Special appreciation to Parthiban whose service was very good

I would definitely recommend this place to any one who wants to have a get away from routine life

However, there are few areas to improve and those are
1) Poor Wifi connectivity; which went on and off creating some discomfort
2) Ability to generate invoices during settlement (This is the second time, I heard the excuse that the server went down and can't generate invoice). But I got a manual voucher acknowledging the receipt of cash towards settlement

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank AryaSriramG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,032 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    440
    433
    108
    30
    21
See reviews for
527
253
12
49
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (421)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My stay at Le Pondy during the last week of July 2014 was very unique.
The property is one of the best in Puduchery but not professionally built and maintained to attain star rating.

Lots of "red and black millipede" though harmless were entering in our room through the gaps between the main glass door and the floor. One millipede even fell on me at the middle of the night at 02.15 a.m. this incident was very disturbing. Similarly, the wash room is left open to atmosphere (indoor courtyard) inviting all kinds of insects into the bed room.

The staff working are very polite and well-mannered.
The management of the hotel seems to be not so serious about the safety and the comfort of the guest.

The restaurant is not clean and hygenic having flies and inscects all around the buffet table. The ceramic plates, glass and cutlery are not as clean as one would expect in a Star hotel.

Lighting in the lawns is not sufficient having dark areas spread all around the property.

For the money chargded, Le Pondy is not a good place to be.

Room Tip: Beach facing rooms are very good.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sivaraj1609
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This is my second visit to the resort. Front office support from Sathya was excellent.

Manoj Seenan & Sreejit from restaurant was doing great service and provided some customized menu despite the busy schedule. Thanks guys.

Captain Murugan was there with great smile to support any time.

Great resort to relax, wish you all the very best to take it to the next level.

Room Tip: Elderly person please stay close to restaurant & pool.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank PrameshKumar2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chennai (Madras), India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We had stayed there over the week end and found the property to be extremely good. Specific to mention is the almost private beach - which really made the stay very memorable with kids. The staff were very courteous. The food was good. The room decor and ambience is pretty good. No bath tub in the lake facing room is a minus. The pain point if at all was the insistence to wear nylon swim wear while at the pool. There is no indication of the requirement either in the web site or in their pool side instructions. neither were they having it for leased usage.

Room Tip: For family size of 4 members the sea facing rooms would be better..
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank srishajay13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chennai
Level Contributor
23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

One of the best Best Luxury Weekend Hotel near to Chennai. Its on the road from Pondicherry to Cuddalore. Very nice stay and feels good. Also has very pleasing staff and safety at Swimming pool and beach.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Dhinesh S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bangalore
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I have not stayed at the Le Pondy yet. I only happened to drop by at their food stall (Ootupura) at the Pondicherry Food Festival, July 2014 at the Old Port.
My Interaction was limited to Mr. Jibin Thomas who was courteous. He gave me a quick guide of the various fish offerings at his food stall. I decided to go for the Fish Polichathu. It was tender and tasted delicious. It was evenly cooked and the flavor had seeped in evenly through out the fish.
Over a great service and good food. Hence, the reason for me taking time time out to pen this review.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Sourav H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I stayed at Le Pondy in the luxury Pool villa. what great service and hospitality. The food was delicious with umpteen variety. My stay was perfect to describe one word. A must recommended for all for who is looking for a relaxed vacation.

Room Tip: One must choose the luxury pool villa, it was just a perfect relaxing vacation
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank souravi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Pondicherry hotels
14.2 mi away
Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray
Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray
#18 of 80 in Pondicherry
763 reviews
0.8 mi away
The Windflower Resort and Spa Pondicherry
4.2 mi away
Palais de Mahe
Palais de Mahe
#1 of 80 in Pondicherry
491 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.5 mi away
The Promenade
The Promenade
#8 of 80 in Pondicherry
1,098 reviews
3.3 mi away
The Sunway Manor
The Sunway Manor
#7 of 80 in Pondicherry
591 reviews
4.2 mi away
Villa Shanti
Villa Shanti
#3 of 80 in Pondicherry
471 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Le Pondy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Le Pondy

Property: Le Pondy
Address: No.3,Lake View Road,Pudukuppam | Nallvadu Post, Pondicherry 605007, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pondicherry
#4 Luxury Hotel in Pondicherry
#6 Business Hotel in Pondicherry
#6 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Pondy 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Pondy, situated at Pondicherry is a premium leisure resort beautifully lounged at an estuary between Chunnambar River and the Bay of Bengal. Le Pondy celebrates Pondicherry in all its true sense - the spirit, the architecture and the revelry. Pondicherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. It is also known as The French Riviera of the East. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Expedia, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your Le Pondy reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Le Pondy Hotel Pondicherry

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing