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Palais de Mahe
Ranked #1 of 83 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 May 2014

THis is a hotel in the CGH Earth group, a coverted, modernised French mansion. Our experience of all CGH Earth properties is that they are excellent and cannot really be faulted. There's a no tipping policy, the staff are well motivated and everyone is very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms at back of first floor are quietest, but all are good anyway
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

The photos say it all, this is a beautiful place to seek sanctuary in, from the heat and noise of Pondicherry, which is not quite the elegant city we were expecting! Our room was beautiful and the service fantastic. The beds are huge and we all piled in together and slept very comfortably. The whole hotel is atmospheric and peaceful.

The pool is small but adequate for a refreshing dip. The children played happily in the pool and we didn't feel like we were disturbing anyone.

The restaurant is average and expensive. I expect they will turn their attentions to this now they seem to have perfected the rest of the place. When I think of India, I will be delighted to think about this place and wish I could stay in similar places more often!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank logrrl
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Fabulous small hotel in the French Town. A beautiful restoration of a traditional colonial house with a small number of rooms all opening onto open-air verandas. Our room was huge and I don't know what size bed that was, but it was way bigger than a king. The pool is a must use on a daily basis because of Pondicherry's high heat and humidity, surprising how few hotels have them. PdM is the only heritage hotel in town with one. The service is friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this place if you are heading to Pondy.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We have recently returned from a tour of India and had 3 rooms in the hotel , which all had first class standards. The staff members were all very helpful with nothing too much trouble.
Having breakfast on the roof terrace made a good start to the day. The manager Dinu and team made you feel so relaxed it was such a nice hotel . We are already thinking about returning to Pondicherry and would certainly book the same hotel. Many thanks for a nice time

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Small boutique, perfect location a couple of minutes from the sea front and the beautiful laid back streets with bougainvillea clad whitewashed villas. We were here on a family break and had two simple, clean and lovely furnished rooms. Added bonus was the courtyard pool, welcome after the warm days out mainly on foot. Very personal service and attentive and caring team led by manager Mr Dinu. Nothing was too much trouble. Chef made us food to our requirements and wish we had even more time than our week's stay here. The layout and proximity to the sea front offered constant sea breezes - always welcome in the April heat. Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: We were on 2nd and top floor, however no reason to believe all rooms would be good. Rooms on street...
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

For an avid traveler and some one who is looking for peace and simple ethnic luxury , Palais de Mahe is an apt choice. A delightful accommodation with sumptuous & healthy meal experience. But above all you get charmed by the hospitality provided when each and every staff member is there for your needs with a genuine smile. You get to know the level of attention given to service when the General manager himself comes to deliver the newspaper. Special mention for Febin - the gentlemen at the front desk , Raja our server at the 2nd floor restaurant. And to the chef who's culinary skills are exemplary. ( PS : do try the fish curry. Its outstanding.).
rooms are nice , clean , spacious and every basis facility you may need during your stay is available.
Would love to go back......

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

The finest hotel in Pondicherry - head & shoulders above the rest. Excellent location, large standard rooms, warm hospitality - well trained staff with personal attention & good food to match, value for money. Need I say more ?.

Room Tip: For those who enjoy swimming, take a ground floor room.....else first floor, nice big corridor east...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Palais de Mahe

Address: 4 Rue Bussy Lal Bahadur Sastry Street Palais De Mahe #, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 83 Hotels in Pondicherry
Price Range: £129 - £265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palais de Mahe 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palais de Mahe (a CGH Earth experience) is situated in the French quarter in Pondicherry, India. The architecture of this beautiful boutique hotel is in keeping with the French colonial style of the region. It has 18 luxurious suites, a lovely courtyard with a swimming pool, a restaurant and bar, and a poolside cafe. ... more   less 
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