A friend and I stayed in the twin room upstairs at Villa Helena. The room is huge and tastefully furnished and we felt at home from the beginning. We had our own sofa outside the room where it was great to sit in the evenings. The owners were in Iran extending their visas when we were there but a friend of theirs was looking after the place. She did this very well and we were made to feel welcome. She also recommended restaurants and things to see and do. The Villa Helena has a lovely garden and it really is a very pretty place. The breakfast was not much to write home about - toast and coffee. I asked about an egg but that was out of the question. The people who served breakfast were not particularly service minded which was rather a shame as the rest of this place was such a high standard. I must also mention the beds - we were working in Trivandrum as volunteers and were almost used to the hard beds there but at Villa Helena the beds were a dream to sleep in and they spoiled us for anywhere else in India.
I can really recommend this place but if you want a hearty breakfast then go out and eat. There are lots of great restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Heritage Guest house in the heart of the Pondicherry's old town The "Villa Helena", by her heritage architecture, her authenticity, her charm and her beautiful and lush garden, is truly the best way to discover the charming past of the old french counter.In contrast to India's perpetual movement, Villa Helena offers to every traveller looking for a unique experience, a really peaceful abode.More over she is perfectly located, near by the sea and best restaurants, bars and boutiques ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Helena Hotel Pondicherry