At a Glance
- Delightful French mansion
- Central courtyard with swimming pool
- Great Franco-Indian fusion cuisine
- Small spa
Faithfully styled on a three-storey mansion house in the historic heart of the former French colony of Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu, Palais de Mahe is a lovely boutique hotel set two streets back from the Bay of Bengal. Its 18 rooms are set off a central courtyard swimming pool, and come with charming colonial furnishings and spacious bathrooms. Breakfasts are served on the terrace, and in the evenings delicious French-Indian fusion cuisine is served in the hotel restaurant Mahe de Malabar.
Being located in the heart of French Pondicherry means that you don’t have to walk far to experience the rhythms of life in Pondicherry. Take an evening stroll along the promenade and take the breezes like the locals do, or wander along to the famous Aurobindo ashram for some spiritual enlightenment. If the heat of Pondicherry is too much, simply borrow a book from the library at the Palais de Mahe and find a cool corner, or treat yourself to an Ayurvedic massage in the spa.