Testimonials: Hotel de l'Orient, Pondicherry

“A rare example of thoughtful, historical restoration in a country where lack of funds often necessitates shortcuts.”

- Condé Nast Traveller
London, UK

“The 18th-century facade is lovely, as is the patio lined with white columns – not to mention the 16 rooms, all decorated differently. The hotel feels as comfortable and intimate as home, while the restaurant offers French fare. Absolutely charming!” 

- Air France Magazine

“An excellent heritage hotel in a town extremely proud of its history. Located in Pondy’s French Quarter, the Hotel de l’Orient showcases the town’s French- Tamil heritage – laidback and aesthetic – in the unostentatious style for which the Neemrana Group is known.” 

- Outlook Traveller 

“A true amalgamation of the old and the new that India is today”. 

- Indian Design & Interiors

“I stayed at the Hotel de l’Orient, a beautifully restored boutique hotel, offering rooms ranging from tiny to vast, filled with an eclectic collection of antiques.”

?- Petra O’Neill
Indian Link 

“Excellent food and great place!  Good luck.” 

- Kareena Kapoor
Bollywood Filmstar

“Like all other Aman-Francis properties, this is also great Keep it up.”

-Sanjay Kothari
Additional Secretary
Ministry of Tourism

“I simply can't find enough kind words to say about this beautiful place! Your staff are exemplary, the food was superb, the ambience bordering on mystical ~ far beyond that. You were an international travellers refuge. I travel the world as an international investment banker – l know true quality when I find it. I intend to let my friends and peers in on this wonderful secret in Pondicherry. Very best to all of you. I will be back.” 

- M.E Clare Cowan
Canada & UK 

“We spent two pleasant nights in this charming and warm home. One of the best addresses that we have stayed at in India during our visit that covered Goa, Hampi, and Mysore. Thank you for your kindness, and the calmness of this hidden home.” 

- Marianne, Marie Lucie, Meera & Naceur
Aixen Provence, France

“Pondicherry, according to me is ‘the’ most beautiful place and L’Orient is like the shore to the sea! Pondicherry would not be complete without L’Orient!” 

- Ami Kamdar
HSBC, India

“What a special spot the L’Orient is. My room was perfect with excellent proportions and lovely furnishings. It was serene and cozy. The hotel staff was welcoming a d the food delicious.”?

- Fiona Donovan
New York, USA

“Thank you all for your kindness. We have had a very pleasant stay here in the Hotel de l’Orient and also in Pondicherry, and also in India. A trip we have to remember for a long, long time. Thanks a lot. Everything was very good. A big thanks for your hospitality.” 

- Maxime & Frederique
Toulouse, France