"I was travelling with a 10 month old and needed access to the kitchen and the staff was very helpful."
Jonita - August 13, 2017
Location rating score
710 meters to public transportation
40 meters to the beach
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.4|
|Nearest airport||Puducherry Airport (PNY)|
|Distance to airport||4.8 km|
"the location was excellent, at the heart of Pondicherry."
August 13, 2017
"Well, located and friendly ."
September 12, 2018
"I'd stay here again."
October 18, 2018
L'escale Guest House, located in White Town / French Colony, Pondicherry, is a popular choice for travelers. Situated only from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Statue of Dupleix, Pondicherry Beach, Kalinka Art Gallery.
At L'escale Guest House, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service, airport transfer.
Guests can choose from 7 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Pondicherry, make L'escale Guest House your home away from home.
"The staff and owners are really helpful."
October 18, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-9 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 10 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Good hotel in White town”
Good French style hotel with nice and clean rooms. Good location – in the heart of White town, close to Promenade and nearby several restaurants, etc. Staff guy was unobtrusive but kind, he gave us lot of useful information. He arranged a taxi from Pondi to Chennai airport for a good price (2900 rupee) which was much cheaper than we got from Chennai to Pondi. We definitely suggest this hotel to other budget tourists.
Comfortable hotel with good location”
The hotel is beautiful in the building and room design. I like the French antique feeling of the design in room and building. The staff and manager are very friendly and helpful. It located in the French colonial area and near the sea, very convinience to have a nice walk along the coast and access to nice restaurant nearby.
Love, Love, Love this Cute Guest House!”
Pros: 1) Location - can't beat that! It's close to the seafront and all the restaurants in Pondicherry. 2) Hospitality - Nick, the host, was super friendly and very helpful. 3) Cleanliness - super clean! 4) Facilities - I had all I needed (well, almost...Wifi is a bit spotty which I was warned ahead of time by Nick) - AC, attached bathroom with hot shower, balcony (ask for top floor!), closet with hangers, etc. Cons: 1) No breakfast when I booked via Agoda - which was not a big deal for me at least. Overall: Highly recommended!
Had an excellent stay at L'escale”
I would like to thank L'escale and its team for providing us with such an awesome stay. The place is calm and beautiful with an ocean view. The rooms are pretty neat. It was exciting to notice that there was only minimum use of plastic products within the premises.
Cozy stay in the French Quarter”
Nicely done up guesthouse/hotel with 6-7 rooms. We stayed at the Romaine Rolland room. Decently maintained building and room, but the sheets could be cleaner, not sure if they had been changed! Bear in mind that this room had a curtain instead of a door for the bathroom, but it was a couple of steps higher and went through a passage so was not uncomfortable. There is also a lounge area just outside the room with a mini fridge and collection of books. Located towards the end of the French quarter on a street parallel to the promenade, everything is walkable! The rooftop serves breakfast, but didn't try it. Overall nice place with tasteful decor and pleasant vibes, very good value for money, would definitely stay again!
it is located in french town zone, so it is not too crowded, it is very calm zone, it is near the beach also. It's a good place for the person who needs the peace and the relax time. The roof top is a nice place for chilling or chitchatting. But one thing is wifi is not strong for the ground floor, i have to move the chair next to the door to get signal.
Beautiful property, excellent location and very helpful staff. ”
I was travelling with a 10 month old and needed access to the kitchen and the staff was very helpful. They would insist on helping with the baby and getting the room cleaned so that the baby could play on the floor. Also the location was excellent, at the heart of Pondicherry. Everything you need is a stone's throw away, and promenade is just behind.
Nice and decent place, very close lode to the beach. g”
Well the property is small but well maintained. Neat and clean rooms with alot of small detailing with touch of french architecture. Totally worth it. And the best part is rock beach is less than 5 mins walk. Loved my stay here.
Great little guesthouse with friendly staff”
Rooms are clean and spacious, location is right in the middle of the French area and near the beach. The staff and owners are really helpful. Breakfast is an additional charge but worth it. I'd stay here again.
A beautiful quaint French Hotel on the Dumas street. Very friendly staff and everything was great!”
A beautiful quaint French Hotel on the Dumas street. Very friendly staff and value for money. Nic is also very helpful and do try the breakfast served there. All in all, a place worth visiting .
Rooms are very clean.Place i like much coz its very near to rock beach and also calm and peacefull ”
environment around the hotel. Need to adjust with food if u r north indian coz they r providing french food.all over nice stay.
The character of a facility is demonstrated by how well and quickly it responds to unforseen situations. I am happy to report that despite malfunctions in cooling equipment the management acted speedily by 1) Cheerfully crediting one nights room charges 2) shifting us to a better room as soon as available 3) following up continuously to ensure that the rest of our stay was seamless and comfortable. The hotel is very well situated one block away from the boardwalk with a phenomenal sea view from the rooftop breakfast bar. Convenient to transport, dining, heritage buildings and very quiet. I look fwd to being a repeat customer and have no hesitation in recommending the property.
A great retreat close to the beach and restaurants”
I enjoyed my stay very much. The staff were friendly and they provided me with some useful maps to get around town. The rooms were clean and there was a great rooftop terrace to chill out in. It was very close to the beach and restaurants. I would recommend this definitely! Thanks for an enjoyable stay.
below average stay”
i had booked this hotel before 1 month of my stay and had requested to give me upper floor room with blue interiors. owner had replied me that he will do that for me. i was eccited to stay at l'escale aftr reading the reviews but was very disappointed when i reached there because i didnt get the room which i requested. the staff on reception was rude and gave us ground floor room which was like a cave. only good thing was view from terrace. at this price anyone can opt for neighbouring hotels which are far more better
Hello Abhinav First of all sorry you did not enjoy your stay at l escale At l escale we note requests from Agoda clients and do all we can for the request to be carried out . The requests sometimes can not be carried out and i do understand this can be frustrating Booking directly with us is a very good option and just picking up the phone and talking to someone can help for a misunderstanding being resolved before your arrival Booking direct you will find breakfast is included. I will look into the staff not being polite at reception as this feed back is important to me Please if you come again to Pondicherry come and see us again.i would love to meet you Nicholas
quiet room with balcony, nice breakfast "à la française" with salt-butter, brioche and baguette ! It was a real pleasure to talk with Nich the english manager.
Breakfast must be included in price.
the stay was comfortable and leisurely. ”
The stay was comfortable and the staff were very friendly. The rooms require renovation as paint was peeling from few areas. Non availability of lunch and dinner a concern, but good restaurants are close by. Good terrace with sea view and quiet surroundings. good budget hotel. Kitchen can be used any time.
L'escale Guest House is a nice choice to stay in. ”
Nice host, clean and comfortable room in convenient location.
Highly recommend ”
We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and will be back again.
very pleasant stay with hospitable , hosts”
Our stay was short but very pleasant, Nicholas is a very friendly & informative host.