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Maison Perumal is located at a distance of 1 km from the railway station and Perumal Koil. It offers Wi-Fi connectivity and 24-hour reception. This Pondicherry hotel has 10 well-furnished rooms equipped with a cable television, tea/coffee maker, adjustable windows and an attached bathroom with toiletries.
Guests can enjoy local cuisines at the Restaurant. The bar serves exotic drinks with snacks. The travel desk assists with sight-seeing and car rental service. Other facilities like a business centre, coffee shop, luggage storage, room service and laundry are available at this property.
Pondicherry Airport is 5 km away from the hotel. Pondichery Park (2 km), Pondicherry Beach (3 km) and Vinayakar Koil (5 km) are the famous nearby tourist attractions from this property.
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Studio Double With Breakfast
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Standard Single Room with Breakfast
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Important Landmarks Nearby
- Perumal Koil 0.01 km
- Bharathiyarillam 0.29 km
- Vinayakar Koil 0.33 km
- HCL Univer Cell 0.33 km
- Rendezvous 0.36 km
- Rocky Beach 0.36 km
- Pevenur Bharthidasan Memorial Museum And Research Centre 0.37 km
- 3 Beach Rocky 0.39 km
- Beach Temple 0.48 km
- Aurobindo Ashram 0.49 km
- Aurobindo Samadhi 0.49 km
- Mothers Samadhi 0.49 km
- Sri Aurobindo Ashram 0.49 km
- Mana Kula Vinayakar Temple 0.56 km
- Vinayakar Temple 0.56 km
- French Consulate 0.66 km
- Consulates 0.66 km
- Cercle De Pondicherry 0.7 km
- Governor?S Building 0.72 km
- Pondicherry Seaport 0.73 km
- Pondicherry Museum 0.75 km
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A city of Kolams and a boutique hotel that feels like heaven!
by Vale H on June 16, 2017
After a week and a half of traveling India, my brother and I reached Pondicherry. A small city, with a strong French influence, located in southern India. Pondi was never in our plans. We had coordinated trips to Varanasi and Jaipur, but chose to cancel them after spending 4 days in New Delhi. My soul was sort of craving peace, nature and silence more than chaotic cities full tourists. Therefore, during our last night in Kerala, I got on my computer and remembered that a friend had advised me to check out Pondicherry. So, I did. And 5 minutes later I was contacting an eco-friendly hotel in Pondi and booking flights to Chennai (nearest airport) for my brother and I. After a 3hr taxi ride, we reached Pondicherry for sunset, and it took us by complete surprise. Even lovelier and serener than the images and videos we saw during our short research. The taxi dropped us at the cutest eco-friendly boutique hotel, Maison Perumal, and my eyes began to wander the minute I stepped foot outside the taxi and on what looked like a gigantic mandala created with all the colors of the rainbow. Kolam, said Sam, the hotels manager. They are created every morning in front of Pondis homes as a symbol of protection and welcoming. I immediately began to smile! They are made by hand with rice flour, powder produced from stones, and natural pigments. Theres a class tomorrow, Sam continued. I giggled and asked him to please sign me up for that class! Sam then proceeded to show us around the hotel while the hotels staff welcomed us with a refreshing ginger-lemonade and a necklace of fresh local flowers. He then proceeded to tell us about the hotels activities. Komal classes, cooking classes, yoga, a Pondi tour on wheels, and Auroville. Auroville. That name sounded so familiar to me, I couldnt help but take a minute to daydream about where I had heard it before. Apparently, my confused facial expression gave me away because Sam immediately began to explain the story behind it, and then it hit me! I had watched a video a few months prior to my India trip about a Utopian and sustainable city called Auroville. Never in a million years did I imagine I would get there without planning it, nor have the chance to visit it! After the tour- and me signing up for every activity the hotel had to offer- my brother and I went up to our room, left our bags, and rushed to take Maison Perumals cooking class. A 30-minute live tutorial of how to prepare Indian curry veggies. Im pretty sure the Chef poured over 5 different spices and superfoods on top of those veggies, and all I could do was stare at him in complete amazement! The scents that came out of his pan were something now words can explain! We devoured every spoon of it, had a glass of really cold Indian beer, and found ourselves on our way to discover Pondi at night. We walked around the streets for hours, visiting local markets, and ending our tour next to Gandhis four-meter statue in front of the ocean. It was the perfect night and, above all, we felt safe 24/7. I feel we started this trip with chaotic New Delhi for a reason. It showed us what it means to remain blissful amidst the chaos, and also prepared us to recognize peace and mindfulness the minute we bump into it. The next morning, we woke up at 5am to take a 6am yoga class two blocks away from the hotel. The class was different to anything Ive experienced before. It was lead by a Hindu yogi on the rooftop of his studio, and I felt as if he recognized the areas of my body that were in complete pain, and decided to focus the practice on providing relief to those areas precisely. It was like magic (after the pain, of course! I had to hold some poses for 10 breaths or more)! From yoga, we walked back to the hotel for breakfast and got ready to explore Pondi with our tour guide. I think we covered everything in about 30 minutes! Thats how small Pondi is! After the tour, we rented a motorbike and drove around Pondi for hours, making stops at every fruit market and bohemian boutique in our way. Our day ended with a delicious dinner at our eco hotel, Maison Perumal. Their menu had tons of vegan options that left me speechless! Day 3 in Pondi was supposed to be our last day, but I chose to change our schedule. Once again! We had thought of traveling to Goa for our last two days but I fell so in love with Pondi and its surroundings, I decided to spend those two last days visiting Auroville, which is 30-minutes away from Pondi. And so we did, and CGH Earth (parent company of Maison Perumal) was kind enough to host us at another eco boutique hotel in Pondi, Palais de Mahe! So... Auroville Have you ever imagined a city centered on acceptance, coexistence, sustainability, mindfulness and love? One where the powerful roles of religions, politics and money ceased to exist? A city with a population that helped each other, worked on barter, fed everyone's mouths with organic vegetables and fruits they harvested from their own plantations, made their own cups and dishes out of clay and natural dyes, produced their own spirulina, and practiced meditation on a daily basis?! A city with houses and buildings built with handmade mud bricks, and powered by solar and wind energies with huge communal kitchens and cafes offering organic vegan and vegetarian options?! I've been dreaming about a place like this for two years and found it in INDIA! Auroville! A utopian city with a sustainable design inspired by the universe, and an enormous Epcot-looking ball in the center of it. This is the Matrimandir ("Temple of the Mother") at Auroville. It is seen as the soul of the city and took about 40 years to be built. It is a huge sphere, covered by 1415 golden discs, surrounded by twelve petals- just like a lotus flower. Each "petal" is the entrance to a meditation room. And, inside the dome, right in the middle, is a meditation hall with a 70cm crystal that absorbs the light and energy of the sunrays beaming in through the top of the dome. We spent over 8hrs walking around this heavenly city. I couldn't believe my eyes. Honestly! But, just as amazement and blissfulness rapidly took over my body with every step I took on Auroville's sandy streets, disappointment and frustration hit me too. How can it be that a mindful and utopian city exists in India, a third world country, and not in America, the "greatest and leading country in the world"? It's beyond my understanding! We have the tools, the technologies, the interest, and the people. Will we wait until it's too late to protect the things that are sacred and promote values of equality?! Life can be simple yet we make it so complicated! One can only hope! After our visit to Auroville, being mindblown by its peace and sustainability projects, and buying a crystal ring and superfoods all handmade in "Aurovillians", we went back to Maison Perumal to pick up our bags and move to Palais de Mahe. Another little eco-friendly hotel worth an entire blog post, hence, youll find the details and more adventures on the Travel section soon!! Things to know about Maison Perumal: -It is a 130-year old heritage home transformed into a 10 room hotel -It was built with reclaimed materials -Their practices focus on having nature, traditions and local communities in mind -Their cafe and restaurant have plant-based menus -The bathproducts are natural and cruelty-free and come in handmade ceramic containers instead of plastic ones (ceramics done by people of Auroville) -They offer workshops to introduce guests to the local culture (ie: create a Kolam with colorful natural powders, and learn the Indian cuisine basics) -You will receive the biggest (and coolest) vintage door key in the history of keys! -They have the most delicious ginger lemonade -And excellent WiFi. (Why deny it? We all need it!)
Beautiful place, authentic food, perfect experience!
by Saloni L on June 15, 2017
We visited Maison Perumal for lunch. This place is located just outside the french quarter in Pondi and is a small quaint place which serves authentic yet unique dishes! My recommendations at this place would be, Vazhapoo Vadai- Banana flower vadas (it was yum!) as a starter. As the main course, Karuveppilai Era- Curry leaves coated langoustines (beyond amazing) and Egg curry. Both these were served with a good quantity of rice and poriyal. The overall experience at this place was brilliant, we were served by Jaison, who was extremely friendly! A must try if you want to eat something other than continental.
by SMR P on May 29, 2017
Just outside the old French quarter this hotel is quiet and has very good staff. The restaurant has a good menu and the food is well presented. Location has considerable scope for exploring on foot or by cycle rickshaw (also recommended). The hotel is clean, well kept and good value.
Oasis of calm and perfect ending to Indian Holiday
by perthluv2travel on May 21, 2017
After a hectic three week holiday in India, including a three day wedding, we opted for a quick trip to Pondicherry. The hotel was perfect, a beautiful old building in a great location. As I walked in through the door I felt immediately calm and relaxed as we were welcomed by two members of staff who were so friendly and exuded their own very sense of calmness and serenity. The room was clean and included everything you could need. The service at the small hotel was exemplary. They organised a tour of the city in a rickshaw/cycle. This was followed by a very informal cooking demonstration before dinner. We were so relaxed by this point that we decided to eat at the small hotel restaurant which was beautiful. With hindsight, I wish we had booked an additional night, as I could feel myself winding down. We both left the hotel feeling totally refreshed as we travelled back to Chennai for our last night on this Indian trip. I would definitely return here. Thank you to the whole team for such a warm welcome.
A beautiful small hotel, very charming and simple.
by alan g on May 15, 2017
I stayed here for 3 nights in March whilst on business, admittedly this is not a business hotel, but well worth booking. The rooms are simple but comfortable, arranged around an inner atrium, with a beautiful tropical feel, filled with plants and a water feature. The meals were simple but good. Service was very friendly and efficient. Great central location, within walking distance to most of the sights.
Any really, all good. We had a street facing room.
by SMR P on May 29, 2017
Some building work was being done in the building next door. Some noise in the room during the day but fine at night.
by alan g on May 15, 2017
I liked my room on the first floor looking over the street above the entrance.
by Barbara A on April 17, 2017
Room N° 8 is a little small!!
by Marion M on April 6, 2017
We were there when the temple across the road had a feast day: are there quieter rooms? I would certainly check before booking again.
by Rouretan on April 1, 2017
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