Villa Bayoud

No 5 Rue Saint Martin605001PuducherryIndia
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About Villa Bayoud

This budget seafront hotel is set in a heritage villa overlooking Puducherry's ever-popular promenade. Along with its enviable setting in the evocative French Quarter of White Town, Villa Bayoud boasts on-site dining and a dash of old world charm.

Old-fashioned guest rooms with vintage furniture and tiled floors provide televisions and work desks. Some quarters have four-poster beds and/or mini fridges; a selection boast sea views.

Freebies include Wi-Fi (in public areas) and parking. Laundry services and safety deposit boxes are on hand at reception. Car hire and airport transfers can be arranged for a fee.

A modest complimentary breakfast is included in most room rates. Room service is provided too.

Villa Bayoud is within five minutes' walk of both the popular Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the iconic Old Light House which has kept watch over the Bay of Bengal for nearly 190 years. Puducherry's main train station is just over a mile away.


No 5 Rue Saint Martin, 605001, Puducherry, India
Telephone: +91(413)2227426 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Great location

Most travellers agree that this hotel's seafront location is far and away its best aspect. Reviewers appreciate being able to stroll along the promenade whenever they like, and enjoy having local landmarks like the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Old Light House within such easy reach.

Wonderful sea views

Visitors who decide to a book a room with a sea view tend to be pretty happy with their choice. The vistas, they say, are nothing short of marvellous.

Negative Reviews

Accommodations need work

Reviewers are unimpressed with the general state of the guest rooms. They say the persistent presence of sand on the floors and dust on the surfaces suggests the accommodations aren't cleaned as regularly as they should be. Inadequate lighting is also highlighted.

Personnel is limited and unprofessional

Though guests aren't entirely unhappy with the service they receive here (the manager is evidently very industrious), they say this hotel's workforce is very modest indeed. What's more, it tends to be made up of youngsters who, reviews note, aren't particularly well versed in the finer aspects of customer service.

Bathrooms aren't good

Reviewers leave uniformly negative feedback about the bathrooms within the accommodations. Unhappy guests say rusty railings, mouldy shower heads, and scratched fittings are all common features. Pungent smells and ubiquitous moth balls are also reported on a regular basis.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 773 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
7.6 out of 10 based on 773 reviews