Been on tripadvisor's top list, we selected this and it fulfilled our expectations.
Reaching to hotel was bit making me down as I cant bear the unfaithful behavior of Auto-walas. We connected phone to Auto-wala with Hotel guy, but Auto-wala pretend that he does not know anything. So if you want to avoid, go with your map apps.
We booked room through multi-hotel booking site. We thought that we got a great deal as the discount was looking handsome. However we came to know that it is standard room, which has no balcony or view. So better to study type of rooms, so that your expectations match.
A warm welcome with Indian tradition(lightened lamp and teeka), Traditional yet clean and updated facilities and happy to help staff is the secret of all your good experiences.
It is really nice conversion of old house into excellent rooms with all amenities like wifi, AC, clean bathrooms etc.
The staff is really good to serve you best. Selva, Siva and other fellows(forgot the names, but everyone is really friendly). It made us uncomfortable while giving tips at checkout. Giving tip to all was bit beyond budget and giving it to 1 was unfair to others.(Suggestion- They can keep one box for tips, that can be distributed every month to all.)
We loved their food, though we only took breakfast for 2 days, it was a feast to have it. We always prefer to enjoy local things, so we went with Indian breakfast and it was too good.
The location is very much inside city, so that you can walk into the local market(if you are there on Sunday, must visit nearby weekly market), promenade and other french buildings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We would like to introduce ourselves as The Anantha, a 6 room Heritage Hotel, ideally located in the heart of the city. A typical Heritage Home now restored & modernized into a hotel with an architectural landmark of Pondicherry. ... more less
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