Le Dupleix5, Rue De La Caserne, Pondicherry
An 18th-century French colonial home, originally built as the mayor's residence
Colonial-style rooms with high ceilings & antique furnishings
Home to Pondicherry's first bar - The Governor's Lounge Bar
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Set in the heritage French quarter of Pondicherry, the Le Dupleix features a courtyard dining experience & a lounge bar.
Location: In the heart of the old French white town and built in 18th century, Le Dupleix has been restored and converted into a designer, boutique property. It is situated less than 3 km from the main bus station and is 5 mins from Puducherry Railway Station. Le Dupleix is close to Rock Beach, the main shopping district and Grand Bazaar, which is 1 km away. Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the Manakula Vinayagar temple are a 10-minute walk away.
Room Amenities: Guests can choose from 14 rooms and suites categorised as Superior, Deluxe, Luxury and Penthouse. With antique furniture and modern amenities, the rooms here reflect old world charm. Amenities include a minibar, free Wi-Fi, LCD TV with satellite channels, an in-room safe, coffee/tea maker, slippers, hair dryer and iron.
Hotel Facilities: For the fitness-minded, Le Dupleix offers a swimming pool, gym and spa in their sister hotel, The Promenade, which is about 200 m away. The hotel also offers laundry service, 24-hour room service, parking, tour/ticket assistance, airport transfer (additional charge), town car service and currency exchange.
Dining: The hotel offers 24-hour in-room dining for guests. It features a Governors Lounge Bar with an attached courtyard restaurant that offers Indian, Continental and French cuisines. Close by, the Cafe des Arts and La Villa Shanti that serve French and continental food are worth visiting.