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Annamalai International Hotel
Ranked #21 of 83 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 December 2011

I was on a business trip to Pondicherry and resided in Annamalai Hotel. The hotel ambience and rooms was good. However the food was not to the expectation.The hotel had 2 resturants i.e one fine dine and other the buffet area.

I had food in fine dine in evening and buffet breakfast in morning. The resturant was closed by 11:00 PM and was left with little choice for dinner.

Even the morning breakfast was having the variety of dishes whihc is normally in the buffet breakfast.

Room Tip: Take the back rooms as front rooms have noise from the road
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

Hotel is located very close from City centre and industrial areas. Very well maintained and prompt servive. Hotel is old but maintains its Food and aroma on truly south.

Very well suited to pocket and Good food. Frendly staff with every thing close to Hotel.

Room Tip: take rooms on back side to avoid traffic noise.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

This hotels is slightly gaudily designed but has that old world habits, rhythm and charm. The South Indian fare at lunch/dinner is quite sumptuous and filling. Do try it.

Our room was pleasantly decorated and furnished, spacious and well appointed. The room service as well as restaurant service were prompt and attentive.

It's slightly away from the sea shore but that would be acceptable for the business traveler, I suppose. It was a bit of a struggle for us as tourists though with the autorickshaw drivers charging heftily in the night.

Overall, definitely recommended unless you've got a booking at one of those delightful boutique hotels in the French town.

Room Tip: Corner rooms seem to be slightly more spacious.
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  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

My visits to Pondicherry have been frequent, and I know this Hotel when it first started. Centrally located in Pondicherry with easy accessibility to the beach and other shopping areas. This hotel has maintained its standards - with good food - especially for South Indians, checking in is easy and service reasonably good for a hotel of this stature - inspite of other new hotels coming up in Pondicherry. Airconditioning is good in all the rooms and well ventillated. Pricing is reasonable and for Corporate Organisations discounts are offered.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

The hotel where you want to stay When no other hotels are available. Very far from beach. Got a roof top swiming pool. South indian meal is really good which makes your stomach full. They provide only 2 hours free internet. No Vallet parking. Cannot be considered as a star class as the services are not upto the level. When compared to the other hotels of same level have got much more facilities and offers.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

I stayed in Annamalai for the first time on 8th June'11 though it was my 4th trip to Pondy. I had already booked the room through mail (they are super fast in replying to the inquiries for booking). Reached early morning and the check in process was smooth and was allotted room in seconds. The bed was comfy and pillows were very comfortable. It had all the herbal products in the bathroom which was very refreshing for a change. The room was equipped with bare essentials of a hair dryer, shaving cream, soap, shampoo, writing material and a mini bar.

I enjoyed the pool which was well maintained with a guard constantly monitoring us. The breakfast was ready at 7:00 AM sharp and was King size. The grape juice served was very sour though but enjoyed the buffet.

I will add to the location of the Hotel that it is situated at a very strategic location and every attraction and government offices are located at close proximity.

They had north indian thali for lunch and was a refreshing change from the normal al a carte. The food was good and I had enough to keep me on. The lobby is a grand one and u have adequate space to relax and read a book without being disturbed.

I checked out after having the dinner, I must add that the room service is efficient and super quick. All in all a pleasant stay I had at Annamalai.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

I have been staying at this hotel since 2007. I make a visit at every 6 months interval and always look forward to staying at this hotel.

This is one of the best properties st Puducherry. The fluency at reception during check in is well approciated. Ambiance in the rooms is cozy. Cleanliness can be experienced all around.

Room service is prompt and the grooming up of employees is well approciated.

Hotel has one typical thali restaurant, which serves a very delicious south indian food. MOrning breakfast is complementary and there is a variiety of items served for breakfast.

Overall the experience is very good and always look forward to stay at this hotel

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Annamalai International Hotel

Address: 479, Kamaraj Salai, Pondicherry 605013, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 83 Hotels in Pondicherry
Price Range: $62 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Annamalai International Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Annamalai International Pondicherry was established in 2001. Located in the heart of the city. It’s a centralized air conditioned hotel with 70 well-appointed rooms, multi-cuisine restaurant and vegetarian restaurant with exclusive vegetarian kitchen. The Court of Bacchus (BAR). 4 conference halls and business centre. Swimming pool in terrace Open to sky is exclusively for resident guests. We are number one in Pondicherry, India’s key industrial & commercial city. Wide range of accommodation with 3 Annamalai Suites, 3 King suites, 6 Executives Rooms and 58 Standard Rooms with all modern amenities and comfort to match with international standards. All the rooms are provided with Safety Locker & Bath tubs. The Swimming Pool amidst of Rock garden with Paddling Pool promises sheer exhilaration. Moonshine dinners and Pool Side Parties at Roof Top make your evening come live and crackle with excitement. ... more   less 
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