Beautifully restored and furnished this hotel, part of the CGH group, provides a unique place to explore Pondicherry from the traditional Tamil quarter of the city. The French quarter and the Promenade are about a 15 minute stroll from the hotel. Located on a street that is just a short walk from the Perumal Temple, the building was originally a home to a Chettiar family of successful businessmen. The ground level has lovely common areas with courtyards that are filled with lush tropical foliage. The first and second floors have individual guest rooms that offer privacy, great furniture and modern conveniences such as wifi, cable TV and modern bathroom fittings. Service is outstanding from the moment you arrive to the time you leave and the staff are attentive to your needs. The hotel has a generous breakfast with fresh fruit, juices, cereal, eggs cooked to your taste with sausage and bacon, and an additional indian cooked breakfast. You get all that as part of one breakfast! Who needs lunch after such a repast, but if you do, there is a good choice of entrees to choose from. I was impressed by this heritage hotel and would gladly try one of the many others in the CGH chain across South India. Strongly recommended after a recent visit to Pondicherry on December 3rd 2018.