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Overview of The Richmond

The Richmond

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in White Town with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.0/10 Very good

34 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
12 Labourdonnais Street, Puducherry, Pondicherry, 605001

Guests rated this location 8.8/10 - Excellent

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front-desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In White Town

Getting around

  • Pondicherry (PNY) - 26 min drive
  • Chennai International Airport (MAA) - 135 min drive
  • Pondicherry-Puducherry Station - 9 min walk
  • Pondicherry Villiyanur Station - 25 min drive
  • Varakalpattu Station - 36 min drive


  • Café des Arts - 3 min walk
  • Cream Affair - 3 min walk
  • Paris Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • La Villa - 3 min walk
  • Le Petit Four - 1 min walk

About this property

The Richmond

A great choice for a stay in Puducherry, The Richmond is just 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from the airport. For a bite to eat, guests can check out The Bistro, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fellow travelers like the room service and location.


English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; travelers who are not citizens of India must present a valid passport and visa.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Bistro - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


<p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Richmond Hotel Pondicherry
Richmond Pondicherry
The Richmond Hotel
The Richmond Puducherry
The Richmond Hotel Puducherry

Frequently asked questions

Does The Richmond offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Richmond does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Richmond?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Richmond?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Richmond?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Richmond?
You can check in starting at noon. Check-out time is noon.
Are there restaurants at or near The Richmond?
Yes, The Bistro offers local cuisine.
What's the area around The Richmond like?
The Richmond is located near Pondicherry Promenade Beach in White Town, a short 9-minute walk from Pondicherry-Puducherry Station and 10 minutes' walk from Pondicherry Lighthouse. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.



Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Staff was excellent
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4/10 Fair

Only Location is good
Good thing about this hotel is Clean rooms and great location in white town, that’s it At first we did not get the room we booked for , Don’t go with pictures and disruption, In 14 room only two rooms has windows all rest are like coffins with all walls with fake window with no view or air , It’s a very small hotel , very noisy, Staff try to help but don’t do much , The service is extremely slow the basic food order take 45 minutes minimum to get anything, Staff is slow as sloths just say yes sir and do thinks there ways , Will not recommend nor what to stay with them ever , I am sure you will find better hotels around it
Sumit, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Arnab, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good service and location of hotel!
1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Cute hotel. Quiet street. Great neighbors. Room facing street a little noisy during night (dogs etc). Overall pleased with stay. Recommended.
Jon, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

4-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice location, value for money, helpful staff.
This place is at close location to promenade. Many good restaurants in the vicinity. Staff is also very helpful. Nice breakfast. Need to improve on room cleaning. Room service is also nice. Overall very good value for money.
Jitendra, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stay at Richmond
Really enjoyed our stay at The Richmond. Location was good, service and staff was excellent.
pankaj, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Clean hotel in good position in White Town
Well maintained hotel with pleasant and efficient staff about 5 minutes walk from the promenade. Restaurant serves very good freshly prepared food, and a good buffet breakfast.
Dave & Dianne, 25-night romance trip
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