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Swades Guest House

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was there in Jan 2017 for six nights. The swades guest house was fully booked therefore I stayed in the sister guest-house, chez ma soeur. The owners of the guest-house are very helpful and they take careof the guests! Rooms are very clean and comfortable. The location is also fantastic in a very nice district and only few minutes...

1Thank andreasan2015
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Not in the French Quarter, but in a calm street just over the (polluted) canal. The owner is a nice guy, and so is his son. They will try to help you out even if all their rooms are occupied. Rooftop breakfast not included.

2Thank Paul V
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Rooms are wonderfully decorated and comfortable.. Enough space for your needs and ensuite bathroom. Very helpful, and willing to go the extra mile with whatever you need help with :) thank you so much for an awesome stay!

3Thank Dayna J
Paris, France
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We felt at home. Very well located. Warm welcome, comfortable, true that rooms are small but fine for us. We could have our breakfasts and light dinners when needed. Fridge at disposal. The maid is helpful. The guest house's owner made our stay easy and enjoyable, that's the great point. Thanks.

3Thank annectd
ilyaszamil, Owner at Swades Guest House, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Nous vous remercions pour votre commentaire. Nous continuerons à recevoir nos clients avec toujours la volonté de leur apporter...

Reviewed 16 March 2015

Discovering "Swades- We The People" was truly wonderful, and it's not an easy place to leave. My new travel companion and I made the journey from Cochin and were delighted to be allocated a colourful, quirky room on the rooftop with a terrace area where we could relax. There are tea/coffee making facilities, a microwave and toaster, books and magazines...

4Thank joyfulfootsteps
Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Swades guest house is something that you rarely come across. First of all, it is of extremely good quality of a guest house. I had a beautiful room, a exceptionally cool terrace, a kitchen. It just felt like home. Secondly, there are Ilyas and Arifa. These owners are generous, hospitable and humourous. They made us feel like good friends who've...

3Thank Quannemo
Lerwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2014

If you are visiting or travelling in south India, which is a truly wonderful place, if you have flown in, and want to aclimatise, Pondicherry is a wonderful town to start off with. If you go to Pondicherry, the place to stay is Swades. Ilyas the host will help you with every requirement, including those you have not thought of,...

2Thank Drewratter
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 27 October 2014

We booked a different hotel which said it was in the old town but ended up being 8km out of town. We were hot, exhausted and seriously burnt out when we showed up here, mostly because it was near to the cafe we ended up at. Ilyas was incredibly welcoming and gracious. The main house was booked but he gave...

1Thank Lee R
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and could definitely recommend it! Beautiful house, friendly people, small but very cosy and clean room (no 1), great rooftop terrace, nice French-style breakfast and good advise on where to go (note: the biryani and samosa-stand nearby is definitely a good option, though more so for dinner than for lunch, as it is much...

1Thank L B
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend staying at Swades in Pondicherry. The guesthouse is very close to most of the major points of interest in the city--surrounded by restaurants, bakeries, the beach, etc. Ilyas was an unbelievable host and the rest of his family was lovely as well. He arranged cheap taxi and rickshaw rides, helped us find movie information, checked up on us...

2Thank Kirsten L

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Homestay Guest House located in a residential area, near to seashore and all restaurants and shops.We only have 5 rooms with attached bathroom, 2 rooftops, easychairs...We provide breakfast. Free WIFI connection. Taxi arrangements for Gingee-Tiruvanamalai, Mamallapuram, Cholas tempes road, Tanjore, Tranquebar, Chettinad, and tour around Kerala.We also arrange massage and whatever you need.Ilyas and Arifa ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swades Guest House

Address: Swades Guest House Thippu Sahib Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range: $17 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Prefer AC room”
annectd, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The rooftop room is the most private and has a lovely terrace to enjoy.”
joyfulfootsteps, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Choose the room in the main house if possible.”
Quannemo, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Try to stay in the main building, but no big probleam being across the road, as all you will do is sleep there. All rooms are quiet”
Drewratter, 11 Nov 2014 | Read review
“If you have heavy and bulky luggage, ask for a lower room!”
Seniorbird, 21 Mar 2014 | Read review
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