La Villa

Location: Tamil Nadu & the Andaman Islands | India

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

La Villa inhabits a 19th-century mansion, and epitomises Pondicherry’s charming French colonial style as well as showcasing a range of eras and influences from across India and beyond.
Perfect forArty, fashionable types who enjoy unpretentious luxury.
In the know
  • French colonial style in a 19th-century mansion, crossed with contemporary chic
  • In a lovely area of Pondicherry, full of history and culture, and not far from the seafront

Recommended for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • History & Heritage
  • Service & Hospitality
  • Chic Design

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

In the heart of the White Town in the historic French Quarter, near the beach and the sea.

Rooms at La Villa

There are six chic and spacious suites, all with an individual style, with elegant furnishings crafted from reclaimed woods and high wooden-beamed ceilings, as well as cool white walls, comfortable beds with crisp linens, LED TVs and bathrooms with rainshowers, and quirky touches including colourful artworks and stripy cushions. Relax on your terrace with a drink from the complimentary bar.

Food and drink

Enjoy fresh, seasonal dishes in the lush green gardens, beneath the shady trees, including mangoes plucked from the trees for breakfast.

Activities at La Villa

The swimming pool borders the gardens, and is a lovely spot for a refreshing dip.
La Villa is in a lovely area, full of historic houses, cathedrals and wide boulevards, as well as mosques and ashrams, and there are numerous inviting cafes, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. You should also take a stroll along the seafront promenade, or borrow one of the hotel’s bicycles for a ride along the beach.

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Hotel location

La Villa is in the heart of Pondicherry. The railway station is just nearby. The nearest airport is at Chennai, a drive of about 2 hours 45 minutes.

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