Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India
The 10 rooms are all different and various sizes (though the same
price), with hand-carved wooden beds and desks, cream lamps,
uneven mustard-yellow or red floors, TVs and air con. The CGH team
spent a lot of time reviving old crafts and researching into
woodworking to create just the right atmosphere and carefully
restore period detail. Six rooms are on the first floor and
4 are on the second; there are 2 twin rooms and 8 doubles.
The base colour palette is cream, offset by bright fuchsia, purple, turquoise or green pillowcases and curtains. And we particularly like the little details: jute slippers in small handmade bags made from newspaper, speckled white soap from Auroville, and shampoo in ceramic pickle jars in the shower bathrooms.
We're told it feels like you're staying in someone's regal retreat, but this goes 2 ways: you're at leisure to explore the rest of the hotel and relax in the courtyards on the wooden swing, but you also probably won't want to hole up in your room - they aren’t really big enough or luxurious enough for that.
- Internet Connection
- WiFi Internet
- Baby Cots
- Extra Beds
- Complimentary toiletries
- Bedroom slippers