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Accommodation

Given below are the details of guest houses maintained by the Society. Since the guest houses are part of the Society’s aspiration to provide a physically and psychologically positive atmosphere to all, the visitors are expected to abide strictly by the rules and regulations of the respective guesthouses.

Charges to the guest houses vary according to the available amenities. Due to high demand (especially during the significant dates / darshan days), we recommend making early reservations.

Facilities common to SAS guest houses:
  • Special passes to visit the Ashram main building which houses Sri Aurobindo and Mother’s Samadhi from 5 am to 11 pm are made available on request.
  • Visitors are welcome to join the daily evening collective meditation at the Ashram main building.
  • The Ashram has a community dining facility, for which limited number of Dining Coupons will be issued from the Bureau Central. Those who are staying in the guesthouse, mainly for Ashram-related purposes, are eligible to apply for this. Further details can be obtained from the Guesthouse Manager.
  • Those staying for longer periods can take up work offering in the Ashram.

Smoking, non-vegetarian food (eggs are an exception), alcohol and pets are NOT allowed inside any of the SAS guest houses.

Please note: Upon arrival, Indian nationals must present their ID at the reception desk. Foreign nationals and NRIs (Non-resident Indians) must present their passport & Visa at the reception to fill out the mandatory Foreigner’s Registration Arrival Report (Form ‘C’).

Online bookings are not available as yet. Please communicate directly with the guest house you are interested in either via email or by phone.

Select a guest house to learn more:

Sea Side Guest House Sea Side Guest House     The Retreat The Retreat     International Guest House International Guest House    

 

Sea Side Guest House (SSGH)

Address: 14, Goubert Avenue, Puducherry – 605 001.
Telephone: +91-413-2231700 / 2231701

 

For any questions and reservations, email at seaside@aurosociety.org. You will receive a reply within two
working days.

Deluxe (double-bed) sea-facing room Dining - Meeting area
Deluxe (double-bed) sea-facing room Dining - Meeting area

 

Check-in / Check-out timings and Other rules & regulations
Check-in time: 02:00 PM, IST | Check-out time:12:00 PM, IST

Cancellations must be notified at least 10 days in advance, for full refund of advance payment.
Maximum stay at a stretch is limited to 30 days.
Guest house main gate opens by 6:00 am and closes by 11:15 pm.

Location & ambience
  • Located on the Bay of Bengal beachfront
  • 5 min. walking distance to the Ashram, its dining room, and the shopping and eatery centres and heart of Puducherry
  • Quiet atmosphere, aesthetically pleasing ambience and modern furnishings
Meals

Fully vegetarian. Eggs available only for breakfast
Breakfast & Tea: Complimentary (S. Indian & Western cuisines)
Lunch & Dinner: Buffet, available by prior order

Amenities

Laundry facility – Available
Vehicle parking space – Available, only for two-wheelers
All rooms are air-conditioned. In case, with prior information, air-conditioning is not used, there will be a discount of Rs.100/- per day.

In rooms

TV – None
Refrigerator – Yes, small
Water Heater (shower) – Yes

Rates/ day
Room types Sea-facing Non sea-facing
Standard (single-bed) - Rs. 1325/-
Standard (double-bed) - Rs. 1500/-
Deluxe (single-bed) Rs. 1750/- Ground Floor
Rs. 2000/- I & II Floors
Rs. 1425/-
Deluxe (double-bed) Rs. 2100/- Ground Floor
Rs. 2300/- I & II Floors
Rs. 1600/-
Suite (three beds)

Rs. 2400/- Ground Floor
Rs. 2700/- I & II Floors

Rs. 2000/-

Extra Mattress (no bed frame) Rs.300/-. Children below 5 yrs. will not be charged.
Taxes will be extra, as applicable.

The Retreat

The Retreat has similar features, amenities, requirements and rules & regulations as that of the Seaside Guest house, and is just a couple of blocks away from it.

Address: 16, Goubert Avenue, Puducherry – 605 001.
Telephone: +91-413-2231711

 

For any questions and reservations, email at theretreat@aurosociety.org. You will receive a reply within two
working days.

Deluxe (double-bed) sea-facing room Standard (single-bed) room
Deluxe (double-bed) sea-facing room Standard (single-bed) room

 

Check-in / Check-out timings and Other rules & regulations
Check-in time: 02:00 PM, IST | Check-out time:12:00 PM, IST

Guest house main gate opens by 6:00 am and closes by 11:15 pm.

Rates/ day
Room types Sea-facing Non Sea-facing
Standard (single-bed) Rs. 1800/- Rs. 1200/-
Deluxe (single-bed) Rs. 1750/- Ground Floor
Rs. 2000/- I & II Floors
-
Deluxe (double-bed) Rs. 2100/- Ground Floor
Rs. 2300/- I & II Floors
-
Suite (triple-bed) Rs. 2400/- Ground Floor -
Suite Deluxe (triple-bed) Rs. 3050/- I & II Floors -

Extra mattress (no bed frame) at Rs. 300/-. Children below 5 yrs. will not be charged.
Taxes will be extra, as applicable.
Note: Effective from 1st June 2014, tariff of all rooms will be raised by Rs.100/day.

International Guest House (INGH)

Address: 47, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Salai, Puducherry – 605 001.
Telephone: 91-0413-2336699/ 2221812

 

For any questions and reservations, email at ingh@aurosociety.org. You will receive a reply within two
working days.

Double bedroom Old wing
Double bedroom Old wing

 

Check-in / Check-out timings and Other rules & regulations
Check-in time: 02:00 PM, IST | Check-out time:12:00 PM, IST

Cancellations must be notified at least 15 days in advance, for full refund of advance payment.
Maximum stay at a stretch 30 days
Guest house main gate opens by 5:00 am closes by 10:30 pm.

Location & ambience
  • Right in the heart of Puducherry’s downtown
  • 3 min. walking distance to the Ashram, its dining room, and the shopping and eateries and main streets of Puducherry
  • Simple and clean, with moderate furnishings
Meals

No meals, only tea and coffee are available.

Amenities

Internet – None
Laundry facility – Available
Vehicle parking space – None
Meditation room – Yes, with a mini library

In rooms

TV – None
Refrigerator – None
Water Heater (shower) – In select rooms only

Rates/ day
Room types New Wing
(with Water Heater)
Old Wing
Non-Air-Conditioned    
Single Room Rs.400/- -
Double Room Rs.650/- Rs. 500/-
Suite (three-bed) Rs. 950/- Rs. 750/-
Suite (four-bed) Rs. 1100/- -
Air-Conditioned    
Deluxe Single Room Rs. 600 -
Double Room Rs. 1050/- -
Suite with Two Beds Rs. 1300/- -

Extra mattress (no bed frame) or extra persons will be charged Rs. 175/- and Rs. 200/- respectively for non-A/c and A/C rooms.
Children below 5 yrs. will not be charged.

Other Guest houses

Visitors can also try the Guesthouses managed by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

Alternatively, there are several Guesthouses managed privately, a list of which is available at the official website of Tourism Department, Government of Puducherry.

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