Serene and relaxing
on Dec 26, 2017
Even the best of resorts can come part in its seams during the peak season. With the Christmas Eve dinner later that day, service at lunch time was a mess in the restaurant. Otherwise, it was a peaceful, relaxing holiday with family. The layout of the resort is very friendly; the access to the beach neat; the walkway around the resort sufficient. The pool and lawns are also well maintained.
The rooms are large and airy, the glass doors being kind of a pain though.
Average nothing great except the beach is walkable
on Dec 25, 2017
We stayed in the lake view room. The room size and bathroom size was good however the property didn't feel very clean. The furniture polish was wearing off and the floor of the bathroom didn't feel clean at all, considering how much they are charging for the rooms. The furniture looks good in picture but the quality is compromised. There s an open area attched to the bathroom which is laid with pebbles. It had a smell that came thru in the bathroom. There isn't anyway you can shut that area out of bathroom.
The layout of the property is good however there isn't anything extraordinary.
The buffet for dinner and breakfast had a huge spread however we could only pull out very few things to eat. The quality and taste of food was ordinary. We love to eat simple food so not that we found it plain. But somehow it lacked taste and quality in preparation.
The property has backwater lake on one side and the beach in the other so you can comfortably enjoy the day around. The beach is very clean and that area is watched over by le pondy.
The staff somehow lacks enthusiasm though they are courteous.
I mean when you ask for something you know it will take a lot of time
We paid 200 for car cleaning but the inside of the car was still left untouched.
So overall the beach was great but nothing much to say about le Pondy hospitality.
Excellent quiet location on the beach
on Dec 20, 2017
My wife and I spent 2 nights there recently while were visiting the Chennai area. The hotel is located in a quiet and peaceful area just south of Pondicherry. The rooms are standard size and beds quite comfortable. The beach front for the hotel is clean and quite pleasant to walk, swim, etc. morning or evening (when its not so hot). Nice pool by the wonderful wall-less, open restaurant which provides a great selection of dishes during evening buffet.
Most noteworthy: personalized service and assistance (esp for ala carte selections) from the soft spoken but wonderfully efficient V. Balamurugan (aka "Bala"), the F&B Executive. Thanks also to the courtesy and service by "Lucky". Bala and his kind assistance in preparing wonderful fish dishes for us during dinner was the highlight of our stay at Le Mondy. (Thanks very much Bala and Lucky!)
Most unpleasant: lack of attentiveness, poor service and attitude of the front desk staff (we did provide our comments with specific issues to the front desk manager).
Overall: pretty good hotel.despite our displeasure with the front desk service.
A thoroughly disappointing experience
on Dec 16, 2017
We were very much looking forward to lunch here and caught the boat from Chunnambar Boat House to Paradise Beach. We walked 10 minutes down the sands, helpfully guided by the beach security to Le Pondy. We arrived at the gate to disapproving looks and were told that we couldn’t take the path a few metres to the restaurant from that gate and would instead have to get the boat back again (25 minutes) and then walk a further 20 minutes to the hotel main entrance. This when we could see the dining area and guests were walking back and forth to the beach through the gate. Fine to have ‘rules’ but ones as daft as this are hard to appreciate, not least when we were turned away so dismissively. V disappointing.
Spacious room, pleasant staff, mediocre food, beautiful grounds and beach
on Dec 15, 2017
We stayed one night, arriving early afternoon. Our room was spacious and clean with a pleasant view of the estuary. We enjoyed a walk on the clean beach but had to be back before sunset. Breakfast was OK although the fact that there were many parts of the hotel, especially around and the restaurant building, where maintenance had been started and then left giving an air of shoddiness.