Villa Shanti is the latest addition to the hotel industry in Pondicherry and is located in the French quarters opposite to State Bank of India. It has 15 aesthetically designed rooms divided in 5 categories. Each categories has its own style or precisely own story to tell. Colonial restored furniture or contemporary ones, antiques & artefacts, daily use objects are intriguely blended to increase the sensibility.
It has one of the largest terrace suite with a private garden within the Boulevard of Pondicherry and an executive suite of 82 sq meter. Each room has modern facility of flat screen TV with international channels, Minibar, tea-coffee maker, in-room safe, free Wi-Fi and laundry services. The management will soon organise guided tours and in room massage on request.
The tariffs are inclusive of a-la-carte breakfast at lobby level restaurant highlighting Villa Shanti signature homemade jams, freshly baked croissants, eggs to order, fresh fruit juice and platter.
Service is totally at par with any luxury hotel minus the over intrusiveness which gives the guest ample space to relax, unwind and enjoy the true essence of the place
Tiles and stationeries are hand made like almost everything in this hotel, no heavy machineries but the talent of skilled workman. The stones that forms the structure of the vertical garden was also assembled by hand, stone by stone.
A spacious Café Bar with reading materials and a music programmation in the afternoon are worth exploration as well. A small boutique at the entrance is especially dedicated to the products in hand-made- paper. Check out regularly at the reception for the dates of live music performance in its courtyard.
The word “Shanti” in Sanskrit means “peace”. So Villa Shanti has set pace with the theme of Pondicherry’s caption of “Give time a break”. It firmly believes in its own motto of serving “Peace, Tranquillity and Serenity” which alone can bring “sweet dreams”. The whiteness of the building gives a sense of vastness & freedom and pleasure. Though one can call it as contemporary hotel it has adopted the method of alternative luxury which means comfortable stay without the boundaries of contemporary luxury hotels like monotonous welcome, etc.
7000 to 11000rs (inclusive of breakfast, exclusive of taxes)
14, Suffren Street
(0413) 420 0028
Sri Aurobindo Ashram