15 Best Places to Stay in Pondicherry for Some Moments of Tranquility

Colonial, quaint and endearing, Pondicherry acts like a woman who is herself not aware of her charms. But herein, lies her beauty. With its classic charisma, Pondicherry makes you fall in love with it thanks to its colonial mustard colored villas, French streets, and chic boutiques. Thus, as you visit this city, you are left hypnotized and struck with its simplicity and appeal. Endowed with an enigmatic coastline and cultural heritage which is written in golden words, this city actually proves to be a milestone in offering you a pastiche of historicity and spiritual rejuvenation. Thus, as you make a plan to visit, try this list of some of the best places to stay in Puducherry for a sojourn to remember.

1. Le Dupleix

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Classically cobbled, this hotel makes you feel as if you are in some European stay. And there is definitely a reason why this hotel comes across like that. Its structure was originally built to serve as a mayor’s residence during the colonial times. Thus, what you see here is a streak of modernity nestled in close quarters of French structure.

Address: 5, Rue de la Caserne, White Town, 605001 Pondicherry, India

Approximate Cost: Rs. 7000-12000 per night depending upon your choice of room

Some Luxury Features:

  • Its Courtyard Restaurant that serves a selection of Indian, European and French cuisines.
  • The Governor's Lounge Bar
  • Minibar present in rooms
  • Located in White Town, the trendiest place in Puducherry

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2. Shenbaga Hotel and Convention Centre

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Luxury thy name is Shenbaga! Serving excellence in services and comfort, this hotel comes across as a strong contender for a luxury stay in Puducherry. From its rooms, you can have mesmerizing views of this lovely city. Rooms are spacious and lavishly equipped, with staff known for its courteous service. 

Address: 432,M.G Road,Muthialpet, 605003 Pondicherry, India

Approximate Cost: Rs. 4000-16000 per night depending upon your choice of room

Some Luxury Features:

  • An outdoor swimming pool, a spa, wellness center, and a massage parlor
  • Shared lounge, a tour desk and luggage storage.
  • Tulip restaurant that serves Indian, Chinese and continental delight.
  • Merilyn Bar
  • Poppy, 24-hour coffee shop

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3. La Villa

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Capturing the essence of Puducherry, the La Villa offers you a French experience with its architecture as well design of the rooms. French history is preserved here in its most curious as well as elaborate form. Rooms are decorated with white colors, emphasizing simplicity and minimalistic aura. Its quaint verandahs add a sense of timelessness in a fast driven world. 

Address:11 Surcouf Street, White Town, 605001 Pondicherry, India

Approximate Cost: around Rs. 15000 or less per night depending upon your choice of room

Some Luxury Features:

  • Garden views from all the rooms
  • Tour desk, luggage storage and an ironing service
  • Located in White Town, the trendiest place in Puducherry

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4. The Windflower Resort & Spa, Pondicherry

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Flanked by nature from all the sides, the Windflower Resort and Spa keeps up to its name in rendering excellent services. Its elegant villas feature modern interiors and cozy stay for people who are considering for a peaceful sojourn in Puducherry. This is definitely one of the best places to stay in Puducherry for your yoga sessions.

Address: 11 Surcouf Street, White Town, 605001 Pondicherry, India

Approximate Cost: around Rs. 15000 or less per night depending upon your choice of room

Attractive Features:

  • An outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and standalone villas
  • Body treatments at the spa available
  • The in-house restaurant that serves a fine selection of local and international fresh seafood dishes.

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5. Accord Puducherry

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Tucked in the historic quarters of Puducherry, the Accord Hotel promises great staying experience laced with every comfort to ask for. Cozy rooms, swimming lounge and lavish furniture make you believe in luxury and be spoilt by it. 

Address: No.1. Thilagar Nagar, Ellapilaichavady, 605009 Puducherry, India

Approximate Cost: Rs. 4000-6000per night depending upon your choice of room

Attractive Features:

  • 24 hours open Season Café that serves a selection of Indian, European and Chinese dishes
  • Zodiac Bar that offers a selection of drinks.
  • Vegetarian restaurant Legumes that exclusively serves vegetarian delights.
  • Sightseeing arrangements can be done at the tour desk.

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6. Hotel Atithi

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Overlooking the wide rushing sea, Hotel Atithi keeps you riveted to it through its class service and strategic location. Its private beach is one of its USP’s with an infinity like pool watching it. The in-house restaurants are known for their delectable spread and an outstanding hospitality. 

Address: 126, S. V. Patel Salai,, 605 001 Pondicherry, India

Approximate Cost: Rs. 6000-8500 per night depending upon your choice of room

Attractive Features:

  • An attractive swimming pool
  • Spa for relaxation
  • Fitness Centre
  • Le Boulevard Restaurant
  • Just White Lounge Bar
  • Terrace Gril Barbeque Restaurant

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7. Villa Shanti

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The name does enough to send you into moments of tranquility and rejuvenation. Located in the old French town of this lovely city, Villa Shanti is a strong contender for your shortlisting. The rooms are beautifully decked up and echo silence and coziness. The structure is 19th century, enough to send you into the past. 

Address: 14, Suffren Street, White Town, 605001 Pondicherry, India

Approximate Cost: Rs. 7000-11000 per night depending upon your choice of room

Attractive Features:

  • An in-house restaurant that serves Indian and Continental dishes, and offers outdoor dining on the patio.
  • Wooden furnishings inside the rooms

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8. Palais De Mahe

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Quintessentially French and thus elegant, the Palais De Mahe is one of the most sought after hotel in Puducherry. Its structure exhibits rich contrasts, blending with immaculate plaster bungalows and flower-decked balconies. Massive doors and high-ceilinged rooms offer a historic beauty to this whole place.

Address: Door No: 4, R.S NO: 239, Rue De bussy Street (Lal bah door sastri Road), White Town, 605001 Pondicherry, India

Approximate Cost: Rs. 13000-16000per night depending upon your choice of room

Attractive Features:

  • An outdoor swimming pool and a massage parlor
  • Mahe De Malabar that serves a selection of Indian and Continental cuisines
  • Just footsteps away from the famed Promenade

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9. Hotel Le Royal Park

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Sophisticated and laced with all the amenities, the Hotel Le Royal Park in Puducherry bequeaths French legacy with its décor and structure. The rooms are royally furnished with defined corridors and plush interiors. Certainly, a hotel to go for.

Address: No. 168, KamaratSalai, Saram, Pondicherry, 605013 Pondicherry, India

Approximate Cost: Rs. 4000-12000 per night depending upon your choice of room

Attractive Features:

  • Pool views
  • La Menara Restaurant that serves Indian and international delights
  • Café de Paris that offers pizzas, sandwiches, as well as hot and cold beverages.
  • Chinese specialty restaurant- Golden Dragon.

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10. Maison Perumal

  

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One of the best hotels to look out for a luxury stay in Pondicherry, Maison Pernumal offers you everything plush you think is there. Air conditioned rooms, library and other features make it a distinct choice in Pondicherry. And while you stay here, enjoy local cuisines from Perumal Restaurant and for alcoholic beverages, spend some time at Perumal Bar. 

Address: # 44, (Old no.58) Perumal Koil Street, Heritage Town, 605001 Pondicherry, India

Approximate Cost: Rs. 4000-7000 per night depending upon your choice of room

Attractive Features:

  • An outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and spa and wellness center.
  • A la Carte restaurant
  • Library

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11. Hotel Green Palace

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Offering you a retreat into the French culture of Pondicherry, the hotel Green Palace is known for its multi-cuisine restaurants, Bar, Health Club. The rooms are nicely made up, offering you all the comforts that might make your Pondicherry stay a lovely one. 
 
Address: 140, MaraimalaiAdigalSalai, 605001 Pondicherry, India
 
Approximate Cost: Rs. 4000-7000 per night depending upon your choice of room
 
Attractive Features:
  • Fitness rooms available
  • Bistro Multicuisine Restaurant that serves a range of Indian specialties, along with Chinese and European cuisine.

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12. The Richmond

 

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Located in one of the plushest corners of Pondicherry, the Richmond is a boutique hotel that offers you a dash of royalty at affordable prices. The interiors of this hotel are vibrant offering an exotic candor and feel. 
 
Address: 12, LabourohnaisStreet, White Town, 605008 Pondicherry, India
 
Approximate Cost: Rs. 4000-7000 per night depending upon your choice of room
 
Attractive Features:
  • Seating area and minibar in the rooms
  • Bistro Restaurant that serves a variety of local and international dishes

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13. The Promenade

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The name is enough to send you into a state of trance. Equipped with modern as well as essential amenities, this hotel does everything eye-catching for the travelers. From the hotel, you can view mesmerizing scenes of the ocean. Its minimalistic design is another feature that draws tourists to it. 

 
Address: 23, Goubert Avenue, White Town, 605001 Pondicherry, India
 
Approximate Cost: Rs. 5000-10,000 per night depending upon your choice of room
 
Attractive Features:
  • Lighthouse Restaurant that serves grilled dishes and seafood
  • Blueline, the 24-hour restaurant, that serves oriental and Mediterranean dishes.

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14. Treebo South Avenue

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One of the top pick for you in Pondicherry, the Treebo South Avenue offers you a luxury experience in the tranquil city. Rooms are well elaborated and are laced with every comfort to vouch for. 
 
Address: No. 151, 152, SubbiahSalai, Opp. Puducherry Railway Station, Puducherry - 605001, 605001 Pondicherry, India
 
Approximate Cost: Rs. 4000-7000 per night depending upon your choice of room
 
Attractive Features:
  • A restaurant that serves Indian and International vegetarian cuisine
  • A shared lounge, a tour desk and luggage storage.

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15. Hotel De L'Orient

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Keeping up to its name in the world of hospitality, the Neemrana remains faithful to the French soul of Pondicherry. Flanked with manicured gardens and French corridors, this hotel offers you a quintessentially Parisian experience in India.

Address: 17, Rue Romain Rolland, White Town, 605001 Pondicherry, India
 
Approximate Cost: Rs. 4000-8000 per night depending upon your choice of room
 
Attractive Features:
  • Carte Blanche that serves Creole and Continental cuisines
  • Tour desk for car rental and currency exchange arrangements.

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 While this world keeps on gushing on the beauty of this Parisian town in India, why don’t you make a booking and live this city to the utmost?

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