Perfect place to stay in Pondy! Right on the promenade with fabulous views and easy walking distance to anywhere you want to go around town. Rooms were very clean, staff friendly, efficient and helpful and you just can't beat the price! It is run by the ashram so they have their rules but they're fair enough and makes for a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Even though they officially only open their doors at 6 am, when we arrived at 4:30 am by overnight bus from Kodaikanal, we were SO grateful when they let us in at that early hour! We had booked the room for the night before so we wouldn't have to wait until 2 pm to check in, but we didn't anticipate the lovely welcome they gave us at that hour of the morning. Definitely worth the extra cost to stay in a sea facing room. Will stay here again!