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Thai Cottages, Cheese, And Pool Scenes: Check Your Folks Into This Gorgeous Pondi Hotel


    Always wanted to gift your old man and mum a holiday and pamper them silly? Then Pondicherry’s Mango Hill Hotel will please them no end with its resort-like vibes and Thai style cottages overlooking an endless swimming pool. Plus, the double rooms start at only INR 3,750.

    My Way Or Thai Way

    Although there are Classic Rooms and Suite Rooms {these come with a view of the Arabian Sea or Auroville} available, we say book your folks into one Mango Hill’s lovely Thai cottage rooms. Designed to look like a South East Asian resort, these cottages overlook a gorgeous swimming pool and are surrounded by plenty of foliage. The rooms are comfortable and come with all the trappings of a luxury experience. We are also in love with the beautiful sit-outs that overlook the pool. Lunch and dinner scenes are equally elaborate with Indian, European and French choices available. The hotel owns the popular restaurant La Plancha, plus a creperie and even a wine and cheese bar. They grow their own veggies {apparently organic} and also makes cheeses {more on that later}. The fresh catch of the day is always incorporated in the day’s menu, as planned by the chef. There is an open-air dining room to eat your meals at. Did we mention that all rooms come with complimentary breakfast?

    Say Cheese

    You cannot leave Mango Hill without shopping for their cheeses. The hotel is owned by a French family, and making cheese is also a business that they indulge in. The property comes with a proper diary and cold room and all cheeses are made in-house. Blue cheese, borsalino, cheddar, colby, feta, gouda {and also a cumin version}, mozzarella and parmesan, there are many options to pick from. And you have to get mommy a massage at the hotel’s Ayurveda spa, while papa nurses a beer by the pool.