Hotel Annamalai International

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Hotel Annamalai International

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with 4 restaurants, near Sri Aurobindo Ashram

7.4/10 Good

74 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
479, Kamaraj Salai, Saram, Pondicherry, Pondicherry, 605013
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 4 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Children's pool
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Pondicherry
  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram - 30 min walk
  • Pondicherry Promenade Beach - 32 min walk
  • Botanical Gardens - 9 min drive
  • Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple - 11 min drive
  • Raj Niwas - 14 min drive
  • Government Place - 14 min drive
  • Pondicherry Lighthouse - 18 min drive
  • Serenity Beach - 22 min drive
  • Paradise Beach - 46 min drive
  • Matrimandir - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Pondicherry (PNY) - 24 min drive
  • Chennai International Airport (MAA) - 130 min drive
  • Pondicherry-Puducherry Station - 12 min drive
  • Pondicherry Villiyanur Station - 21 min drive
  • Varakalpattu Station - 33 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Annamalai International

Hotel Annamalai International is just 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. After splashing around at the 2 outdoor pools, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the 4 restaurants or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include a health club, a fitness center, and a children's pool. The overall property condition and walkable location get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Operational Recommendations for Hotels (FHRAI - India)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
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 are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 70 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

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 pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service

Taking the kids

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2001
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Health club
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 26-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge
  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of INR 300 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from April 13 2022 to April 30 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • One of the swimming pools
  • Fitness facilities
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.
The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:
  • Fitness facility
  • Health club
  • Outdoor pool

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for INR 1500.0 per day

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Operational Recommendations for Hotels (FHRAI - India).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Annamalai Hotel
Annamalai International
Annamalai International Hotel
Annamalai International Pondicherry
Hotel Annamalai
Hotel Annamalai International
Hotel Annamalai International Pondicherry
Annamalai Pondicherry
Hotel Annamalai International Hotel
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Hotel Annamalai International Hotel Pondicherry

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Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Marja, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

ramesh kr, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Staying was delightful. Well maintained and grand. Overpriced and food was costly.
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

not bad for a 2 nights stay but not so good either
The stay was overall good, but for the price offered, the experience could be better in terms of the comfort and the quality of the furniture in the rooms. Another minor issue: the channels on the television are prefixed and incase you request the reception to add that one channel(Sony channel), they bluntly refused to do so. I expected better from a 3.5 star hotel to not overlook these minute but important details
HURNATH MOHIDEEN, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

The decor in the lobby and inside of the hotel was really beautiful and artistic. The food was not good at all, and they run out of items during breakfast, so it was more of a first come first served.
Charles, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Luxurious and comfy rooms. A bit far from the seaside.
1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Old property with poor service from staff. Cleanliness is good but the restaurant requires a huge overhaul
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Tok, 2-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Reception personnel were not fluent in customer service. Gave us a double bed room while our reservation is for 1 king size bed. Suggest for us to join the beds to make as one bed which was not acceptable. After complaining, then change the room. Air con filters are not well maintained and the bathroom fixtures are old. Water seepage out from the shower cubicle to the bathroom as door is old. Restaurant staff however are very friendly and nice. Very hardworking especially the chef checking that customers are properly served. Housekeeping staff were very efficient too.
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Family friendly hotel. What stands out is the staff - they were courteous, professional, helpful and hospitable.
3-night trip
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