I stayed at this place for a couple of weeks whilst in Pondicherry for work. Having booked elsewhere for my first 2 nights I moved in to the Pleasant Inn after checking out a few different options in town.
First off, the location is very convenient, right in the centre of the main town. NOTE the location as indicated on the map on here is wrong! The hotel is actually about half way between Mission Street and MG Road (i.e. east of MG Rd and not west as indicated). It is just a few seconds' walk from Nilgiri's which provides a handy source of snacks and essentials.
I stayed in an A/C room on the third floor which was impeccably clean and spacious and I didn't see a single mosquito or fly in the room the whole time. The room was pretty quiet by virtue of the fact that it did not have any external windows, although that did mean views were out of the question. Throughout my stay the front desk staff were friendly and helpful, and always well presented.
On the downside, WiFi access is only available in the reception area and this seemed to be quite temperamental, although there are a few cafes nearby with free WiFi (notably the lovely Mission Cafe just around the corner underneath Dominos Pizza).
Another negative is the room could also get very warm if the A/C was turned off, especially the bathroom which was permanently like a Turkish Bath! This I put down to the fact that all the A/C units seem to vent into a service void onto which the bathroom window is open. It wasn't a problem but the cold water was often far from cold, sometimes almost hot, which can make brushing your teeth a bit weird!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in french colony with 40 well furnished rooms with basic amenities complimentary breakfast room service lcd tv 24 hrs hot water wifi in lobby complimentary 3 bedded 4 bedded twin bedded inter connected roof garden veg restarant ... more less
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