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Villa Krish Pondicherry
White Town / French Colony,White Town / French Colony - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Spa
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"The hotel was a great find and we were very pleased by the accommodation, friendly service, and ideal location for seeing the sights in White Town. The rooftop terrace restaurant in the evenings with a cool breeze off the sea was the highlight for us with excellent food at reasonable prices. The only downside is the room was a bit noisy in the early morning from honking cars, barking dogs and banging hotel room doors but that's part of India and difficult to escape from. A notice on all room doors to guests to avoid banging doors my help."
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8.1

Excellent

822 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 68
Villa Du Ocean
White Town / French Colony,White Town / French Colony - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. Luggage storage
"The hotel should improve its breakfast quality. V Good compared to the price , clean and best of the location in White town"
7.6

Very good

943 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 70
Cours Chabrol A Heritage Hotel By The Sea
White Town / French Colony,White Town / French Colony - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Car park
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Front desk [24-hour]
  6. Luggage storage
  7. Check-in/out [private]
  8. Room service [24-hour]
"The hotel is located in white town facing the ocean. The location is great. It is very near to Arbindo ashram, Gandhi statue, French War memorial, Auro Beach. The staff is very friendly and will try their best to make your stay memorable. We stayed for a day there. My special thanks to Mr. Rajesh for answering all our queries and help."
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8.2

Excellent

481 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 49
AURA HOTEL
White Town / French Colony,White Town / French Colony - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Check-in/out [express]
  6. Breakfast [free]
  7. Game room
  8. Coffee shop
"It's a great place at the heart of the city with great amenities!"
8.4

Excellent

196 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 68
Hotel Le Dupleix Pondicherry
White Town / French Colony,White Town / French Colony - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Front desk [24-hour]
  6. Check-in/out [express]
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Bar
"This hotel is absolutely magnificent! I was in India from NYC for business and went here as a weekend getaway with nice colleagues. This is without doubt THE BEST HOTEL IN PONDICHERRY. The staff were so helpful and pleasant, and the rooms were magnificent. The building was the Governor's Mansion form the 1700's until the 1950's and is infused with incredible history. It has been beautifully restored. I wish there were more information on the restoration and history prominently displayed, but if you ask for some literature or look at the back of the menu's there is a pretty good write up on it all. The food was superb! The location is perfect - right in the heart of the old beautiful french colonial quarter which is exactly where you want to be. We all left feeling we had an incredible stay and that the quality and beauty of the hotel was far and above what we paid. My only complaint is that one evening were seated by the waitress for dinner but then told that our table had actually been reserved and we had to go elsewhere. We all understand how a mixup like that can happen, but the restaurant manager was initially pretty unsympathetic to the fact that we had been sitting for 10 minutes, and were hotel guests. Eventually he pieced a new table together for us and all was fine but he could have handled it a little better. Anyway this place is simply magnificent. I cannot recommend it enough and If I ever returned here I would stay here again. All the staff must be commended on creating a lovely hotel! "
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8.2

Excellent

379 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 157
De Fleur Hotel
White Town / French Colony,White Town / French Colony - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [private]
  5. Bar
  6. Restaurants
  7. Room service
  8. Safety deposit boxes
"The best hotel I’ve ever been privileged enough to stay at."
8.9

Excellent

211 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 86
LA GRRANDE MALAR
White Town / French Colony,White Town / French Colony - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Check-in/out [express]
  6. Luggage storage
  7. Breakfast [free]
  8. Coffee shop
"Hotel is good helping and smiling staff and a good manager. Newly opened property but nice rooms and service. Slight challenge with parking space but hotel is managing well with valet service"
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7.7

Very good

553 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 51
Lotus Bay View Hotel
White Town / French Colony,White Town / French Colony - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Laundry service
  7. Room service
  8. Tours
"Very close to rock beach, french colony, aurobindo ashram, kind of equidistant from auroville beach n paradise beach. Sea view rooms are not worth as they r not sea facing, only the balcony will have a side view of sea, i m happy i didn't pay extra for that. sea is so near i could just walk 10 secs to get the proper sea view. Overall it is worth."
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6.2

Very good

642 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 75
The Promenade Pondicherry
White Town / French Colony,White Town / French Colony - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Steamroom
  6. Spa
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. Luggage storage
"Visiting Pondicherry was in my bucket list. and we wanted to play tourists to the hilt. Exploring the French colony was one of them. The options of staying in the isolated area with private beach didn't appeal and we were on look out for something that would give us top class treatment and in the middle of white town. Promenade fitted the bill. And we did not regret it our choice. Promenades biggest lure is its vicinity to the Rock beach. U can wake up early in the morning and watch the Sunrise. All the white town attractions are walkable distance and you need not have a car for the same. The breakfast served is good and elaborate. Staff is polite and respectful. This is a senior citizen friendly and child-friendly hotel and they make arrangements for wheelchair whenever required. They could improve on the housekeeping and cleanliness. Overall a good experience."
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8

Excellent

578 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 173
Treebo Trend South Avenue 4 Min Walk From Promenade Beach
White Town / French Colony,White Town / French Colony - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Breakfast [free]
  7. Bar
  8. Laundry service
"Centre of the city, beaches shops everything within a walkable distance..we loved staying"
7.5

Very good

632 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 54

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What's the average price of a hotel in White Town / French Colony?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in White Town / French Colony is USD 48. The average price for a 4-star hotel in White Town / French Colony is USD 69. The average price for a 5-star hotel in White Town / French Colony is USD 194.

What's the average price of a hotel in White Town / French Colony this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in White Town / French Colony this weekend is USD 48. The average price for a 4-star hotel in White Town / French Colony this weekend is USD 63. The average price for a 5-star hotel in White Town / French Colony this weekend is USD 186.

What's the average price of a hotel in White Town / French Colony tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in White Town / French Colony tonight is USD 46. The average price for a 4-star hotel in White Town / French Colony tonight is USD 60. The average price for a 5-star hotel in White Town / French Colony tonight is USD 170.

What are the best hotels in White Town / French Colony near Seaside Promenade?

Verified travelers to White Town / French Colony who stayed near Seaside Promenade have given top reviews to Maison Twenty Six by LuxUnlock Private Villas, Parambara - A Heritage Stay and Routard Pondicherry.

What are the best hotels in White Town / French Colony near Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple?

Verified travelers to White Town / French Colony who stayed near Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple have given top reviews to Parambara - A Heritage Stay, Routard Pondicherry and Maison Twenty Six by LuxUnlock Private Villas.

What are the best hotels in White Town / French Colony near Sri Aurobindo Ashram?

Verified travelers to White Town / French Colony who stayed near Sri Aurobindo Ashram have given top reviews to Parambara - A Heritage Stay, Routard Pondicherry and Maison Twenty Six by LuxUnlock Private Villas.

What are the most popular hotels in White Town / French Colony?

Some of our most popular hotels in White Town / French Colony are Villa Krish Pondicherry, De Fleur Hotel and Hotel Coramandal Heritage.

What are the best hotels in White Town / French Colony for couples?

Hotels in White Town / French Colony that are highly rated by couples include Villa Du Ocean, LA GRRANDE MALAR and Treebo Trend South Avenue 4 Min Walk From Promenade Beach.

What are the best hotels in White Town / French Colony for families?

Hotels in White Town / French Colony that are highly rated by families include Villa Du Ocean, LA GRRANDE MALAR and Treebo Trend South Avenue 4 Min Walk From Promenade Beach.

What hotels in White Town / French Colony have the best views?

Verified travelers to White Town / French Colony have given top reviews for the views at The Promenade Pondicherry, Cours Chabrol A Heritage Hotel By The Sea and TR Residency.

What hotels in White Town / French Colony have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to White Town / French Colony have given top reviews for the breakfast at Hotel Coramandal Heritage, Villa Shanti and La Maison Pondichery.

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Discover the Charm of White Town in Pondicherry, India

White Town, also known as the French Quarter or the French Colony, is a picturesque and charming neighborhood in the city of Pondicherry, located on the southeastern coast of India. The area was once a French colonial settlement, and its architecture, culture, and cuisine still reflect this heritage. White Town is a popular destination for travelers looking for a unique and authentic experience in India, and it offers a wide range of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages and interests.

Top Reasons to Visit the French Colony in Pondicherry

There are many reasons why White Town and the French Colony are worth a visit. For one, the area is home to some of the most beautiful and well-preserved colonial architecture in India, with many buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors can stroll along the quiet streets and admire the colorful facades, ornate balconies, and hidden courtyards of the old French mansions and villas. Another reason to visit White Town is the vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the neighborhood. The area is a melting pot of cultures, with a mix of French, Indian, and international influences. Visitors can explore the many art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants that line the streets, and sample a wide range of cuisines, from traditional French pastries to spicy South Indian curries. Finally, White Town is a great base for exploring the wider region of Pondicherry. The area is close to many popular tourist attractions, such as the Aurobindo Ashram, the Pondicherry Museum, and the Paradise Beach. Visitors can also take day trips to nearby towns and villages, such as Auroville, Mahabalipuram, and Chidambaram.

How to Reach White Town and French Colony in Pondicherry

White Town and the French Colony are located in the heart of Pondicherry, and are easily accessible by road, rail, and air. The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport, which is located about 160 kilometers away from Pondicherry. From the airport, visitors can take a taxi or a bus to Pondicherry, which takes about 3-4 hours. Visitors can also reach Pondicherry by train, as the city is well-connected to major cities in India, such as Chennai, Bangalore, and Mumbai. The Pondicherry railway station is located about 2 kilometers away from White Town, and visitors can take a taxi or a rickshaw to reach their hotel. Finally, visitors can also reach Pondicherry by road, as the city is connected to major highways in India. Visitors can take a bus or a taxi from Chennai or Bangalore, which takes about 3-4 hours.

Unforgettable Things to Do and See in White Town and French Colony

There are many things to do and see in White Town and the French Colony, and visitors can easily spend several days exploring the area. Some of the top attractions include: - The Promenade: The Promenade is a scenic waterfront walkway that runs along the Bay of Bengal. Visitors can stroll along the pathway, enjoy the sea breeze, and watch the sunset over the water. - Sri Aurobindo Ashram: The Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a spiritual community founded by Sri Aurobindo and his disciple, The Mother. Visitors can explore the ashram, attend meditation sessions, and learn about the teachings of Sri Aurobindo. - Pondicherry Museum: The Pondicherry Museum is a must-visit for history buffs. The museum showcases the rich cultural heritage of Pondicherry, with exhibits on art, archaeology, and anthropology. - Auroville: Auroville is an experimental township located about 10 kilometers away from Pondicherry. The town was founded in the 1960s as a utopian community, and today it is home to about 2,500 people from over 50 countries. - French War Memorial: The French War Memorial is a monument dedicated to the soldiers who died during World War I. The memorial is located in the heart of White Town, and is a popular spot for visitors to take photos.

Book Your Dream Hotel in White Town and French Colony with Agoda.com

Agoda.com offers a wide range of hotels in White Town and the French Colony, catering to all budgets and preferences. Some of the top hotels in the area include: - Micasa Hostels: Micasa Hostels is a budget-friendly hostel located in the heart of White Town. The hostel offers dormitory-style accommodation, as well as private rooms, and features a rooftop terrace with views of the city. - Villa Krish Pondicherry: Villa Krish Pondicherry is a boutique hotel located in a restored French mansion in White Town. The hotel features 10 luxurious rooms, a swimming pool, and a garden. - Villa Du Ocean: Villa Du Ocean is a beachfront hotel located in the French Colony. The hotel features 13 spacious rooms, a rooftop terrace with sea views, and a restaurant serving French and Indian cuisine. - Villa Meena: Villa Meena is a charming guesthouse located in a restored French villa in White Town. The guesthouse features 5 stylish rooms, a garden, and a restaurant serving homemade French and Indian dishes. - Veeras Residency: Veeras Residency is a mid-range hotel located in the heart of White Town. The hotel features 18 comfortable rooms, a rooftop terrace, and a restaurant serving Indian and Chinese cuisine.

Best Time to Visit White Town and French Colony in Pondicherry

The best time to visit White Town and the French Colony is between October and March, when the weather is mild and pleasant. During this time, visitors can enjoy the many outdoor attractions and activities in the area, such as walking tours, beach visits, and cultural festivals.

Useful Tips for Travelers Visiting White Town and French Colony

- Dress modestly: White Town and the French Colony are conservative areas, and visitors should dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. - Carry cash: Many shops and restaurants in White Town do not accept credit cards, so visitors should carry cash with them. - Use sunscreen: The sun can be strong in Pondicherry, so visitors should use sunscreen and wear a hat when exploring the area. - Hire a guide: Hiring a local guide can enhance the visitor's experience, as they can provide insights into the history and culture of the area.

Where to Stay in White Town and French Colony: A Guide to Accommodations

White Town and the French Colony offer a wide range of accommodations, catering to all budgets and preferences. Visitors can choose from luxury hotels, boutique hotels, guesthouses, and hostels.

Must-Try Foods in White Town and French Colony, Pondicherry

White Town and the French Colony are known for their unique and delicious cuisine, which blends French and Indian flavors. Some of the must-try foods in the area include: - Croissants and pastries: White Town is home to many French bakeries, which serve delicious croissants, pastries, and breads. - Crepes: Crepes are a popular street food in Pondicherry, and visitors can find many vendors selling sweet and savory crepes in White Town. - Seafood: Pondicherry is located on the coast, and visitors can sample a wide range of fresh seafood dishes in the area, such as fish curry, prawn masala, and squid fry. - Filter coffee: South India is famous for its filter coffee, and visitors can enjoy a cup of strong and aromatic coffee in many cafes and restaurants in White Town.

How to Travel Around White Town and French Colony

White Town and the French Colony are best explored on foot, as the area is compact and pedestrian-friendly. Visitors can also hire a bicycle or a scooter to explore the area at their own pace. Taxis and rickshaws are also available for those who prefer to travel by motorized transport.