Located just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque seaside promenade of Puducherry, Palais de Mahe offers a relaxing experience thanks to the soothing cool breezes and gentle rumblings of the Bay of Bengal. Located at the crossroads of colonial France and the Coromandel coast of India, Palais de Mahe seamlessly blends these rich contrasts and characteristics into its historic walls. This authentic homage to the past makes Palais de Mahe a captivating destination for anyone seeking a journey through time. And the characterful charm continues outside its doors, with an eclectic mix of historic buildings, trendy designer boutiques, and independent roadside stores creates a vibrant bazaar in a city that sees the old meet the new.
This hotel mesmerises with its striking colonial architecture and traditional furnishings combining the best of South Indian colour with French passion and culture. Architectural features like roof beams and arched doorways are an ode to the past, while electric punkahs, double air-conditioning and the cooling sea breeze ensure a comfortable visit. Bathrooms are modern, relaxing and indulgent while the hotel’s Ayurvedic spa and palm-lined pool provide an additional opportunity for guests to refresh and reboot.
Fine local and international cuisine is served in the hotel’s restaurant, with the speciality being the hotel’s fresh seafood dishes based on the catch of the day. Meanwhile, Café Bar and Earth Café offer guests a range of drinks and snacks in suitably relaxed settings.