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“A small gem!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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La Closerie
Ranked #13 of 141 Pondicherry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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63 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A small gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

I absolutely loved my stay at this small boutique hotel
The owner makes an effort to please her guests and the place feels cozy and lazy but with respect to the privacy of the guests
Very close to the promenade and the Alliance Francaise which has coffee and some nice snacks in a nice terrace and yard....nice location in general

the small plunge pool is great for the hot hours of the day and even for a night dip
I wish there was a proper pool but still this tiny pond makes the garden a very pleasant place
Rooms vary a lot but the owner is happy to show you around and very relaxed
Breakfast is OK, the staff quite and sweet

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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English first
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

It was the most beautiful and amazing gift that I got for my birthday - Stay at 'La Closerie'.

Needless to say travel bug have bitten me some years back and I failed to recover from it till date. Having said that we have been touring the south of the country for last 3 years and have no hesitation in comparing this property with any 'A' class resort. I would not be exaggerating at all, when I say that I found it more beautiful, serene and definitely classier and unique than a 4-5 star property. A hotel/ resort may give you the convenience of room service & built-in restaurant but believe me even with the lack of it you will not miss them. The property is located just on the next lane of the marine drive in the white colony and you get the option of lazing around in this clean land and trying out the interesting eateries in the neighborhood. The breakfast is served indoors and I still cannot forget the inhale-worthy croissants that I had.

This is the only time when we were tempted in spending time indoors than scouting the place. Interiors have been so tastefully done by Anne, gracious Indian-French hostess, that exploring the property is a experience in itself. The decor of each and every corner gives you the impression that it could not have been done in a better way. Each room is unique in its own way and I actually wanted to do spend time in each one of them. Pondi has nothing much to offer but this 'stay' definitely has a lot to. I am sure the warmth and uniqueness of this property will tempt you to make a Pondi trip again. I simply just loved it.

HIGHLY Recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms are unique in itself but try to have a 1st floor one.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joy_Ritz
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Bengaluru
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

If you are looking for a quiet , self-contained , visually stimulating property to read a book, take a dip , laze in the numerous cozy niches around the property to beat the Pondi-day heat Le CLoserie should be your blind choice.Having done all the touristy and must-see/do things in Pondi on prevoius trip , i wanted a place that i need not leave during the day , where i could relax undisturbed and close to the Beach road in the White town for evenings out.Le Closerie and Anne (the very busy and gracious Indian-French hostess who is sweet and accommodating) were perfect for this. The property is her brain-child and is in itself a pleasure to explore with the numerous details of decor and architecture. Breakfast was aptly healthy and filling. The fresh Croissants were inhale-worthy. Will definitely look to stay here next time around. Highly recommend it. Since finishing touches are underway , do not expect big on the cafe service but you could check with Anne on this.

Room Tip: Chose the rooms at the back end of the property which are cooler and not-road facing since they are...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

A very tastefully done place and centrally located as well. We landed up spending more time at Le Closerie than actually scouting the city. The breakfast and rooms we excellent! We also had a really nice time with the proprietors of the property. I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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82 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Having never experienced a guesthouse or a home stay in India, we chose La Closerie with some amount of uncertainty. We like our creature comforts and normally choose a Taj, Gateway or Trident option where we can and although unfair to compare - - La Closerie did not let us down.
The rooms with the mezzanine floor (which sleeps 2) is absolutely great for families with little children. A special than to our hosts (Annie and Alan) who were absolutely great, very helpful and helped with bookings / plan our days in Pondicherry etc.

Room Tip: Annie showed us a few options and we liked all rooms bar room 1.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

fabulous place. the decor was very nice and artistically done. owners are very nice people.we stayed for 1 night only as they were fully booked for the next day. close to the beach promenade.will definitely stay here next time

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vvnb
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

The location is superb, rooms are decorated with taste, breakfast is good and the welcome is very warm.
This Guest House is located in the middle of the French Quarter and you can do everything on foot.
If you want to spend a pleasant moment, I recommend!!
Marie-Jean-Angela

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Closerie
Address: 32 Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A special place to be in Pondicherry. In the French Quarters, our house La Closerie translation from French a house surrounded by trees and bushes and this is exactly what you will find if you come and stay with us Luxury bedrooms surrounding the swimming pool with plants and trees. Small Private areas to unwind and talk among friends and other guests. Just outside La Closerie you will find the famous Pondicherry promenade and many restaurants where you can choose French / Indian cuisine. ... more   less 
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