We stayed at Villa Christophe for a leisurely 5 days on a babymoon. We were already quite charmed by the lovely pictures on the website and the value for money aspect. We were really pleasantly surprised to find the place as charmingly French as the pictures suggested. Its a beautiful old villa with 3 rooms, period furniture and a really relaxed old world vibe.
The price was almost too good to be true, 3500 for the hibiscus room with breakfasts included!
The breakfast was probably what we enjoyed the most- it was fabulous to laze over the meal, with toast, jams from auroville, eggs and tea and the most impeccable and friendly service from Martin and Babulal.
The location in the midst of the French Quarter is really quite spectacular. It's a short walk to the Promenade. The promenade itself is very crowded, so while its a nice walk most days it could turn into a nightmare if you stayed in any of the beachfront hotels. Villa Christophe is a little oasis of peace away from the hustle and bustle.All the good eating places and art galleries are a short walk/ auto ride away.
food and art-I'd definitely recommend Don Giovanni for the fabulous Italian food and the rooftop bar at the Promenade for the ambience. On the art front, Pondy is the best place to buy antiques cheap-found some great value deals in Cafe des Arts, La Maison Rose and some of the tiny places like Madame Shanthi on Bussy Street.
Would strongly recommend!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Christophe, a recently restored 19th-century villa, is a charming boutique guesthouse located in the heart of the French Quarter of Pondicherry, India. A mere 400 meters walk from the ocean, with its beautifully appointed rooms, we give you the comforts of a home while having all amenities of a 4-star hotel. We strive to make your stay with us an experience of being in a dream home. ... more less