For those who follow me on Instagram, they’d know how much I love Pondicherry, Auroville and of course, the drive to it from Chennai. The town has a lot to offer and is the perfect weekend getaway destination for the Chennai city dwellers. In one such visit a while ago, I got to stay at this hotel called Le Mirage. Thanks to Trip Advisor, I found this place which had some rave reviews and within the push of the accelerator, I was here for a weekend.
Le Mirage is located at the heart of the hustle and bustle of Pondy. This makes it easier for those who want to be in the centre of the city where the majority of the restaurants, bars and most of the must-visit destinations are. On the flip side, as it’s right next to the main road, they don’t have a dedicated two-wheeler or car parking. I was lucky enough to get a parking space right in front of the hotel but when I had to take it later in the evening, the street was filled with shops and I had a tough time getting it out. I suppose that’s a problem that the management can’t do anything about.
The room is compact and is neither too large to laze around nor too confined to feel claustrophobic. A wall in each of their rooms has the image of an iconic personality. The one I stayed it had MJ. Though I didn’t moonwalk around, I did check out the mini balcony of sorts which gave a view of the city. The bathroom was super-clean and was stocked with the basic toiletries. Though I don’t remember how much I exactly paid, I do know that I was happy with how pocket-friendly Le Mirage is and hence, it’s a highly recommended hotel if you want to be in the centre of action that the city of Pondy has to offer.
Address: No. 475, M.G. Road, Candappa Mudaliar Street Corner, 475, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Beside Puma exclusive store, Puducherry, 605001
Contact no.: 0413 234 5888