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The Windflower Resorts and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Manavely Revenue Village, Maraimalai Adigal Street, Pondicherry, Pondicherry
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4.89 mi from city center
3.4/5Good! (23 reviews)

"Nice resort with sea views and easy access to the beach. Rooms are clean and large with balconies and filtered water. Staff were friendly and helpful. The massages at the on site spa were good value and very good. Only negative was the restaurant which felt like an afterthought; and the breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

The Windflower Resorts and Spa
Bon Sejour
3.5 out of 5
252, Lenin Street, Kosapalayam, Pondicherry, Pondicherry
The price is $48 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
3.4 mi from city center
3/5 (7 reviews)

"The front garden and friendly staff. Our room was a bit dark and could use a bedside table. Breakfast was local but tasty."…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Bon Sejour
Hotel Villa Krish
3 out of 5
2, Surcouf Street, White Town, Pondicherry, Pondicherry
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The price is $55 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
4.74 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (15 reviews)

"Great location in White Town. Really friendly staff. Good rooftop bar. Clean rooms."…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

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Sunway Manor
3 out of 5
Hundred Feet Road, Pondicherry
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3.1 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (78 reviews)

"Excellent hotel with the perfect facilities and comfort for families. It's close to most of the places of interest in Pondicherry. Most of the places are at a driving distance of 15-20 mins. Hotel staff is brilliant and very cooperative. Nice rooms and service. A very good activity center for the ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2017

Sunway Manor
Hotel Surguru
3 out of 5
104 Sardar Vallabhai Patel Salai, Pondicherry, Puducherry
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The price is $35 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
4.64 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)

"It is a clean nice place to stay. Friendly Staff At the hotel. Morning breakfast area needs improvement."…"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019

Hotel Surguru
Le Pondy Beach & Lake Resort
5 out of 5
No.3, Lake View Road, Nallvadu Post, Pondicherry, Puducherry
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5.26 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
Excellent weekend destination

"Good resort built in traditional way. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. A river/ lake on one side and sea on another adds to the scenic beauty. The resort is well maintained. The staff are courteous and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2017

Le Pondy Beach & Lake Resort
Lotus Bay View Hotel
2.5 out of 5
No.01-B, Rue Bazar Saint Laurent Street, Beach Road, Pondicherry, Pondicherry
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The price is $30 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
4.83 mi from city center
2.8/5 (10 reviews)
Lotus at pondecherry

"Musty/moldy smell in the room"…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

Lotus Bay View Hotel
Shenbaga Hotel and Convention Centre
4 out of 5
432, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Muthialpet, Pondicherry, Pondicherry
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The price is $40 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
4.7 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (48 reviews)
Great stay

"Cleanliness and responsive staff"…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Shenbaga Hotel and Convention Centre
Hotel Annamalai International
3.5 out of 5
479, Kamaraj Salai, Saram, Pondicherry, Pondicherry
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The price is $42 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
3.54 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (71 reviews)
not bad for a 2 nights stay but not so good either

"The stay was overall good, but for the price offered, the experience could be better in terms of the comfort and the quality of the furniture in the rooms. Another minor issue: the channels on the television are prefixed and incase you request the reception to add that one channel(Sony channel), ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Hotel Annamalai International
The Promenade
4 out of 5
23 Goubert Avenue Pondicherry - 605 001, Pondicherry, Pondicherry
The price is $71 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
4.81 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (115 reviews)

"Amazing location & impeccable service. Hotel refurbishment overdue..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

The Promenade
Palais de Mahé- Cgh Earth
3 out of 5
No.4 Rue de Bussy, Pondicherry, Pondicherry
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The price is $86 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
4.46 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Pleasant stay!

"Very clean and tidy, great service, good food. What more do you want?"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Palais de Mahé- Cgh Earth
The Paperflower - A Wandertrails Stay
3 out of 5
Viratipatu, Heritage Town, Pondicherry, Pondicherry
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4.83 mi from city center
The Paperflower - A Wandertrails Stay
Hotel De L'Orient Pondicherry
3 out of 5
17 Rue Romain Rolland, White Town, Pondicherry
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4.76 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (7 reviews)
Lovely Heritage Hotel

"Loved the heritage building. The check-in was a breeze & the room was beautiful. Unfortunately being old probably meant some kind of dampness or mold that set-off my allergic rhinitis. Also, the service staff at the restaurant were less professional & attentive - it felt like a roadside stall in ..."…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2017

Hotel De L'Orient Pondicherry
Tree House Stay near beach Resorts/Puducherry
Accord Puducherry
4.5 out of 5
No.1 Thilagar nagar, Ellaipillaichavady, Pondicherry, Pondicherry
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The price is $48 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
3.13 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (128 reviews)

"It is in Cuddalore road and accessible to all areas.in hotel got spacious rooms .hotel is following all precautionary measures.got valet parking and can go by walking to surrounding areas."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

Accord Puducherry
Anandha Inn
3.5 out of 5
154, S.V. Patel Road, Pondicherry, Pondicherry
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The price is $45 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
4.56 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (45 reviews)

"We liked the location. This place is within walking distance to the beach, Arabinda Ashram and White Town."…"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

Anandha Inn
Palette Resorts - Le Pondy
3.5 out of 5
No.3, Lake View Road, Nallvadu Post, Pondicherry, Puducherry
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5.26 mi from city center
Palette Resorts - Le Pondy
Treebo Trend Grace Inn White Town
3 out of 5
No 82, Ambour Salai, White Town, Pondicherry
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The price is $23 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
4.62 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (37 reviews)
Best staff ever.

"These people are the most helpful and kind staff ever. They were exceptionally nice when I checked in, helping me to know what was in the area and what to do. And then, as I was there when India went into lockdown over coronavirus, they spent 2 hours helping me to get a ticket out of India."…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Treebo Trend Grace Inn White Town
Hotel Le Royal Park
3.5 out of 5
No. 168, Kamaraj Salai, Pondicherry
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The price is $44 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
3.73 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (82 reviews)
BAD. Unsatfised

"V bad toliet, AC not working, upholstery bed sheet not good.even room paint is bad, floor has dust"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Hotel Le Royal Park
Alps Residency
2 out of 5
No 10, Main Road, Kamaraj Salai, Beach Road, Anandha Rangapillai Nagar, Pondicherry, Puducherry
The price is $25 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
3.39 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Good value.

"I paid £20 per night - so, overall, it was good value. The room was a small flat - with living room, kitchen, dining room. It was tired, but clean. The usual noisy ceiling fans and aircon - but turned them down and all was good. No access to any balconies. Staff were really helpful and friendly. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Alps Residency
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Visiting Pondicherry

Visitors can enjoy all that Pondicherry has to offer including the rocky beaches and temples. A top sight in the city is Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

  • There are 178 hotels and other accommodations in Pondicherry
  • The closest major airport is in Pondicherry (PNY), 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Pondicherry

The city is notable for landmarks like Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Matrimandir, and Pondicherry Lighthouse. The city's natural beauty is on display at Paradise Beach, Botanical Gardens, and Pondicherry Promenade Beach. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple and Raj Niwas.

In Pondicherry, there are 178 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Palais de Mahé- Cgh Earth - This 3-star hotel features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • Hotel du Parc - Our customers like the dining options and breakfast at this hotel. This 3-star hotel in White Town features 2 restaurants, free breakfast, and free WiFi.
  • Le Dupleix - Guests who stay at this 3.5-star hotel in White Town can enjoy access to a restaurant and a bar, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and beach locale.

Getting Around Pondicherry

If you want to journey outside of the city, ride aboard a train from Pondicherry-Puducherry Station, Pondicherry Villiyanur Station, or Perani Station. Pondicherry might not have very many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Pondicherry

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 95°F and the nighttime average to be 72°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 101°F during the day and 79°F at night
  • July through September averages 98°F during the day and 79°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 93°F during the day and 73°F at night
  • Pondicherry gets about 47.67 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually May and June with an average temperature of 100°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 73°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Pondicherry?
Maison Perumal- Cgh Earth is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It is located a short 11-minute walk from Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Other top choices based on reviews include Palais de Mahé- Cgh Earth and Le Dupleix.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Pondicherry, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel room reservations are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best deals available in Pondicherry.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Pondicherry?
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What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Pondicherry?
Based on reviews, Hotel Le Royal Park is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Another top option for your stay on the cheap is Ginger Pondicherry.
What's the best place to stay in White Town?
There are 10 hotels and other accommodations in this neighborhood to choose from for your stay. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Hotel du Parc is the highest ranked property in White Town. This 3-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and free breakfast. It’s located steps from Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Other favorite options in the area include Le Dupleix and The Promenade.
What's the best accommodation in Pondicherry Beach?
In this neighborhood, you’ll find 6 lodging options. When looking at places to stay in Pondicherry Beach, FabHotel Radha Residency is a top choice. It’s a 3-star hotel offering LCD TVs.
What's the best place to stay for a family vacation in Pondicherry?
Shenbaga Hotel and Convention Centre is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and 2 restaurants. Other options for your stay with the kids include Le Dupleix and Dune Eco village and Spa.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation to Pondicherry?
Bon Sejour is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features Frette Italian sheets and a restaurant. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Hotel South Avenue and The Promenade.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Pondicherry?
K Resort is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool for its human guests. Ulo Octagon is another good choice for you and your pet.
What's the best place to stay near Sri Aurobindo Ashram?
Adjacent to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Hotel TR Residency is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good choices close by include The Promenade and Shenbaga Hotel and Convention Centre.
What about the best place to stay near Mailam Murugan Temple?
One of the top choices for your stay is OYO 22300 Sri Ramachandra guest house, located 16.4 mi (26.4 km) from Mailam Murugan Temple, and this hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. OYO 17318 Home Classic Stay Near Auroville and OYO 17317 Home Modern Stay Near Auroville are other good choices within the surrounding area.
What are some accommodations with pools in Pondicherry?
Palais de Mahé- Cgh Earth is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and 2 restaurants. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include Shenbaga Hotel and Convention Centre and Hotel Le Royal Park.

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