Relaxing in beautiful surroundings
on Jan 9, 2020
The room, and especially the porch lounger was really fab. We only did one night but the breakfast was fabulous and the staff friendly and attentive. On big down was the really noisy fridge and AC extractor system - which drowned out the wonderful wild life sounds every time it jumped into action - such a pity to cut corners here :(
on Jan 8, 2020
My room was clean. It has good ambiance and has a beautiful white sand beach. Really good architectural design and very quite. Perfect to unwind with loved once, family and friends. It was really good services they offered. Staffs are hospitable. They have wide variety of good food to choose from. But only bothered me was the mosquito inside my room. I already requested a mosquito killer the one that look like a tennis racket I killed a lot but no ending mosquito entered my room and It gave me a sleepless night. So i hope the that management will find a way on how to minimize the mosquitoes in the room because it’s so bad for the tourist that one to relax. Maybe you can remove the little pond in front and close the garden in the back. But other things are good and worth it.
Good Location of a average hotel.
on Jan 2, 2020
The hotel Le Pondy is situated on the sea beach. A part of the beach is privately owned by the hotel. The last leg of approach to hotel is dirt road.
The layout and planning of building is good and rooms are spacious. We booked a sea facing room on the first floor which gave us a nice view of the sea. The furniture provided is basic but the lighting in the room and washroom is poor. The food is below average. Every dish is too spicy and has typical South Indian accent to it. The service is a notch better than the average. Overall I would rate this property as average but highly overpriced.
A great Sunrise and nice staff
on Jan 2, 2020
A simple hotel with simple facilitates. The hotel decided to upgrade our room due to them being full. They upgraded us to a suite with a private pool and outside bathroom.This room was dark depressing and lacked any kind of personality. We opted to change our room to what we booked and i must say what a relief as i probably would have self harmed in the upgarded room it was that bad!!
Anyway, the room we went for was a sea facing room. The cost of the minibar was cheap and the breakfast was pleasant. The private beach was lovely and sunrises are a must see.
The location to the town is not the best and glad we had a driver with us. But without one we would be stuck. A lovely town with much better hotels (in my opinion), unless you want to be on a beach then Le Pondy is ideal.
A lot of mosquitoes so be sure to wear repellent. Also the wifi was really poor. So if you planning on staying connected to the world dont hold your breath. This is the only time the staff didnt have an answer to a query.
Just not quite there
on Jan 1, 2020
Let me start with the positives. Fantastic location, just by paradise beach. Very spacious rooms, we opted for a couple of sea view rooms with balconies, couldn’t have asked for anything more. Beautiful ocean views from these rooms, makes for a very soothing experience. The property in itself is well spread out and beautifully designed.
Sadly the good stuff ended there. The service is definitely lacking, the staff needs a bit more training and the facilities need some more maintenance. Dripping roofs during rains, a light bulb not working in the bath area, labels missing from shampoo and body wash holders. The attention to detail was definitely missing, which you expect at this price point. The same goes for food, except for South Indian, all other cuisines were just lacking and not well prepared. Food definitely was the low point of our experience here.
All in all, while it’s a good property, in my view they didn’t justify the price point. Have had better experiences in similar resorts elsewhere. But if you are looking for a beach side resort in Pondy, this is one of the very few options. Also, the beach is only accessible till 6pm. Don’t know the background behind that policy, but it’s definitely a buzzkill.