Your non-hotels with a panorama of 700 years

The mansion which houses one of the most-reputed heritage hotels in Pondicherry, the Hotel de l’Orient, dates back to the late 1760’s when the birth of most of the current Pondicherry hotels began. Recreated in high-raftered ceilings with savonnerie rugs and easy chairs to lounge away the afternoons, it is one of the best hotels in Pondy. Enjoy fine Creole eating at the Carte Blanche, the courtyard restaurant where Tamil spices mix with subtle French under-statement to titillate the palates of gourmets. Savour a French mansion full of Indian warmth at one of the most popular heritage hotels in Pondicherry ! One stay here will get you started on the discovery of one of the best hotels in Pondy, and one of the two unique Pondicherry hotels run by Neemrana !

Rooms

Balassore

Balassore

A charming spacious room with an antique golden arch found in an antique shop in Tanjore. Two single beds and a planter’s chair, a large bathroom with a tub make for a comfortable stay with windows overlooking the courtyard.

Calicut

Calicut

Calicut is a pleasant nice room with two single beds on the ground floor, just off the courtyard. The art is related to the 3 religions of Pondy: The Christian, Hindu and Muslim. The bathroom is large and has a tub.

Chandernagore

Chandernagore

This room takes its name from the former French territory in Bengal. A large suite at the end of the gallery upstairs has two queen size brass beds, a sitting area with a day bed and art pieces to revive and re-live the past. The...

Karikal

Karikal

Named after a former “French Comptoir” in Tamil Nadu, south of Pondicherry. The most prestigious room with its own terrace overlooking the courtyard. It has a very high king-size bed accessed by three steps(!), a planter’s chair and a...

Surate

Surate

A room near the entrance and the reception, ideal for those who don’t want to climb stairs. The charming double four-poster bed, the furniture from a village in Kerala, the walls with the original Chettinad plaster, and the bathroom...

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