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The villa
Restored antique rosewood pillars
Time to catch up on those books with some coffee
A lerge terrace, lay out the mattresses and stargaze
The central skylight and courtyard
Guest room 1
Guest room 2
Guest room 3
Guest room 4. The Big room.
The living room has a big LCD with satellite tv.
A time to bond over some yummy food.
A fully equipped kitchen.
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

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Excellent - based on 23 reviews
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Mohan1948
Mysore, India
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cannot do better”
Reviewed 28 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

Had a memorable week-long reunion with old friends at this charming, well-equipped facility, and could not have chosen a better place if I tried. Set away from the bustle and traffic, in a quiet setting, surrounded by greenery, this villa, newly created in the old Chettinad style, offers a unique experience in every sense of the term. Not to be missed. Just a 2-minute drive from Auroville and a 15-minute drive from the city.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Dec 2017
Thanks so much for a fabulous review. Hope to see you back at Sharanya soon.
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RenjoysTr...
Budapest, Hungary
Level 6 Contributor
64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic Villa - brilliant stay. ”
Reviewed 31 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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We stayed at Sharanya for 5 days in August with the entire family of 12. The villa which is built in a traditional style was a charming dwelling. Rooms were large and A/C in the bedrooms was a blessing as the weather was extremely hot!

There was plenty of space for the kids to run around without having to worry about noise. Shiv was an excellent host and catered to requests quickly and efficiently. The housekeeper Eshwar is helpful.

Some important Facts:

1. the villa is tucked away from the main road. A muddy road past 3 Metal Gates (you are required to open & close every single time to get in/out) Was irritating for us after the first 2 times.

2. there could be multiple powercuts ( an inverter helps keep atleast fans working)

3. the Matrimandir parking is just about 7mins by car

4. the Aurobindo Ashram is a 35 to 45 minutes ride through small village roads subject to cattle/automobile traffic

My small suggestions to make guests further comfortable would be to

1. install a/c in the TV room

2. automate the gates to the villa or think of other simpler solutions to keep cattle away

3. larger size single beds on the groundfloor bedroom so two people can comfortably sleep

4. install a washing machine for laundry

I would recommend Sharanya happily.

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Management Response
1 Sep 2017
Thank you and I am glad you had a great stay.
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acmbglreg...
Bengaluru, India
1 review
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 1 April 2017 for a stay in February 2017

It is really home away from home. Wonderful place to relax surrounded by greenery. Love to come again,

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Management Response
1 Sep 2017
Thank you. I am happy you had a great stay.
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mgopalakr...
Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredibly serene!”
Reviewed 11 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Its impossible to walk into the Sharanya compound and not feel completely calm. Perhaps its the hundreds of plants and trees, or the pretty stream, or the creeper-ed gazebo. It was also the warmth of the staff and the sense of space and air in the home.
A perfect place to retreat to, or to base yourself while you explore Auroville and nearby Pondicherry. Highly recommend to groups and families.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jan 2017
Thank you Maitri, come back soon :)
Regards
Shiv
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Julie O
1 review
“A beautiful place to stay”
Reviewed 30 September 2016 for a stay in February 2015

Me and ten other students spent 5 weeks in this amazing villa. Sharanya had hot showers, a beautiful garden (with fruit you can eat for free!) and it was always clean. Ishwar and Saraswati (the caretaker and the housekeeper) were always so helpful and kind. They were helping us out with breakfast, filtered water and everything we needed. They were also making us local dishes and teaching us how to make them. The whole group thought it was sad leaving them. Shiv (the owner) was always easy to reach and so helpful. If we had any problems he was helping us out right away. The villa was located in a really peaceful area of Auroville, surrounded by yoga schools and beautiful nature. Sharanya was only a ten minutes walk to the main road where you could take the bus to Pondicherry city for around 30 rupi.
We were all really pleased with our stay and we would highly recommend Sharanya!

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Management Response
30 Sep 2016
Thanks so much for your kind words Julie! You are all welcome back anytime .:)
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