L'escale Guest House

31 Dumas street, White Town / French Colony, Pondicherry, India, 605001 - See map
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L'escale Guest House

"I was travelling with a 10 month old and needed access to the kitchen and the staff was very helpful."

Jonita - August 13, 2017

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Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Rock Beach
Within 240 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Alliance Francaise Pondicherry 40 m
Pondicherry Beach 80 m
Kalinka Art Gallery 130 m
Fabindia 180 m
Alliance Française 190 m
French Bookshop 200 m
Rock Beach 240 m
Prana Ayurvedic Massage 240 m
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges 250 m
Cluny Embroidery Centre 250 m
Nearby landmarks
Rock Beach 240 m
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges 250 m
French War Memorial 650 m
Seaside Promenade 710 m
Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 710 m
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple 1.06 km
Sri Aurobindo Ashram 1.14 km
Serenity Beach 4.89 km
Chunnambar Boat House 5.69 km
Paradise Beach 6.05 km
9.3

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40 meters to the beach
  • 710 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • 40 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.4
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportPuducherry Airport (PNY)
Distance to airport4.8 km

Rooms available at L'escale Guest House

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Room comfort & quality
8.3
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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    What people love about L'escale Guest House

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "the location was excellent, at the heart of Pondicherry."

      Jonita

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      August 13, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Well, located and friendly ."

      Keith

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      September 12, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "I'd stay here again."

      Elana

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      October 18, 2018

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    9.3/10
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    8.3/10
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    Overall rating:
    8.5
    Excellent
    72 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.9
    Facilities
    7.6
    Location
    9.3
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    Neat and clean rooms with alot of small detailing with touch...
    Deepak from India
    Couple
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    More about L'escale Guest House

    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.

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    4 mentions
    Beach
    3 mentions
    Housekeeping
    2 mentions
    Food & Dining
    1 mention

    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff and owners are really helpful."

    Elana

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    October 18, 2018

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    Reviews of L'escale Guest House from real guests

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    8.5
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    10
    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities7.6
    Location9.3
    Room comfort and quality8.3
    Service8.6
    Value for money8.4
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    9+ Exceptional (21)
    8-9 Excellent (11)
    7-8 Very Good (4)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (4)
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    8.7
    Excellent
    Ilze from Latvia
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

    Good hotel in White town”

    Nice hotel with good and clean rooms; good location and unobtrusive but kind staff

    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.

    Reviewed December 03, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    PUI from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    classic
    Stayed 1 night in June 2013

    Comfortable hotel with good location”

    beautiful hotel, friendly staff, good environmet

    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.

    Reviewed May 14, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Thye from United States
    Solo traveler
    classic
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    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!

    Reviewed August 07, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Reshma from India
    Group
    classic
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    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.

    Reviewed October 04, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Preetha from India
    Couple
    classic
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    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!

    Reviewed August 18, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Sutatcha from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    classic
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    very comfy”

    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.

    Reviewed April 22, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jonita from India
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

    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.

    Reviewed August 13, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Deepak from India
    Couple
    classic
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

    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.

    Reviewed November 26, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Elana from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    classic
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    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.

    Reviewed October 18, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Arijit from India
    Solo traveler
    classic
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

    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 .

    Reviewed October 11, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Pravin from India
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    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.

    Reviewed March 20, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mary from United States
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

    Good value”

    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.

    Reviewed June 15, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Gina from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

    A great retreat close to the beach and restaurants”

    Location, clean rooms and peaceful surroundings

    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.

    Reviewed February 04, 2014
    4.8
    Abhinav from India
    Couple
    classic
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    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

    Reviewed November 05, 2017

    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

    Responded November 06, 2017
    L'escale Guest House
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mathilde from France
    Solo traveler
    classic
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    very nice”

    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.

    Reviewed August 17, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ashok from India
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Exceptional”

    Breakfast must be included in price.

    Reviewed June 04, 2018
    6.7
    Good
    suresh from India
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

    the stay was comfortable and leisurely. ”

    The staff was friendly and receptive. Kitchen was available for use. good terrace with sea view.

    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.

    Reviewed October 25, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    JESSIE from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    classic
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    L'escale Guest House is a nice choice to stay in. ”

    Nice host, clean and comfortable room in convenient location.

    Reviewed June 27, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Almubin from United Kingdom
    Couple
    classic
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014

    Highly recommend ”

    The owner The cleanliness The ambience

    We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and will be back again.

    Reviewed June 11, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Giselle from Australia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2013

    very pleasant stay with hospitable , hosts”

    location, host , history

    Our stay was short but very pleasant, Nicholas is a very friendly & informative host.

    Reviewed August 26, 2013
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