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“An oasis in the hot and dry Pondy”

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Anandha Inn Convention Centre & Suites
Ranked #47 of 83 Hotels in Pondicherry
Reviewed 12 September 2011

We went to Pondy about a week ago and chose this hotel based on Tripadvisor reviews. Stayed 2 nights. This property is quite good. The room was a nice size and so was the bathroom. The TV (22" lcd) was ok, with a lot of channels. The bed was also good size and comfortable. The much needed AC chilled the room up in no time. Room had a mini-bar, a small fridge with a few soft drinks and tea/coffee machine.

This hotel has all facilities - swimming pool, gym, spa etc. and all in good condition. There are 3 restaurants within the hotel premises out of which the poolside one has the best ambiance. The breakfast is also quite a good fare but ends at 9.30AM - wish they extended it till 10 as guests on a holiday don't like to wake up early.

All in all a good experience. My only complaint is that they couldn't shift me to a room with a poolside view and they me extra tax while my makemytrip voucher clearly said that this price includes all taxes. Other than these minor incoveniences, it was a very pleasurable experience.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

Stayed for two nights (august end 2011) The staff was very friendly, helpful, the rooms were clean the food was also nice.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

The hotel is very well situated from the beaches of pondicherry. I loved the spacious room with all the basic amenities in the room. Felt like I didn't had to carry anything with me from home. The room has a royal touch and makes you feel special. The checkin was very smooth even though there were lots of travelers. I straight away headed for the pool. One thing to keep in mind before going to the pool is that a swimming cap is mandatory. You may carry your own our purchase by paying just Rs 100 at the pool. After a goo swim I went to the spa center and had the best massage till date.

The breakfast was lavish and consisted of European and South Indian dishes. I was full and the waiter informed me that they are having biryani festival for lunch. I couldn't wait for the lunch. The restaurant is awesome an the biryani I ordered was chef's special. It was enough for 2 but the taste was so good that I finished it over the complementary pint of beer.

All in all I will rate it the best place to stay in Pondy and at a very reasonable cost. Must visit for food and luxury lovers.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

The hotel rooms are good & comfortable. The restaurant is not that great. the hotel is a few kms far from the beach. its in the mail business district. The hotel has a SPA which is not that great. However good value for money

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

I have stayed in this hotel approx. 10 times & I make sure every time I go to Pondicherry, I stay here & enjoy the peace of mind there. The pool side restaurant add a life to the whole day work & the mild music lightens up the day. The proximity to the beach & market makes this an ideal place to stay & also hang out. The staff makes sure they do everything possible to make you feel comfortable.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Anandha Inn Convention Centre & Suites

Address: 154 Sv Patel Road, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Pondicherry
#12 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
#12 Spa Hotel in Pondicherry
Price Range: €40 - €100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anandha Inn Convention Centre & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anandha Inn Convention Centre and Suites is a four star classified hotel located at the heart of the city. 10 min walk to beach and Sri Aurobindo Ashram, French Consulate and govt. public service offices. And walkable distance to the city's shopping centres and downtown. 7 km to Auroville - the international township. 3 km to railway station, 4 km to bus terminal. 140 km to International Airport (Chennai-MAS), 1 hour drive to Mahabalipuram, Chidambaram and many historical places. Well appointed 145 rooms with the option of single or double occupancy. These moderately priced accommodations are ideal for corporate, leisure and budget travelers. This centrally air-conditioned rooms are furnished with all modern facilities like guest supplies, minibar, coffee kettle, electronic key card lock, safe lock, LCD TV, one touch telephone, free Wi-Fi internet, soft comfort pillows, health club, Ayurvedic SPA, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, florist, cosmetic/bookstore, beauty parlour and boutique shop and travel desk. Convention centre with this hotel property has 50,000 Sq Ft banqueting spaces for MICE and social gatherings including pre function areas which can cater up to 1000 PAX each in the 2 large banquet halls and 400 Pax in the small banquet hall, 2 board rooms, 3 business chambers, net browsing area, meeting lounge, 24 hr coffee shop, 59 premium rooms with king size/twin bedded/executive suite/club suite/presidential suite, club lounge with all the facilities adhering 4-5 star standards. ... more   less 
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