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Pondicherry | 8-10 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Baths

Maison Twenty Six


"Dear team Maison 26, thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We were here for a special occasion — celebrating 3 birthdays — and you definitely made it a very memorable holiday indeed! We would love to come back sometime.
Mahendran, Murugan, Siddique and Subba went out of their way to make us comfortable. The chef's delicacies were a cherry on top to our entire stay."
 Harminder Singh Swani, 23 - 26 Mar. 2024

"Very cosy and clean villa & rooms. Staff is extremely professional, very welcoming and very helpful." Dr Erika Patel, 16 - 17 Mar. 2024

"We very much enjoyed our stay here at Maison 26, a beautiful home in Pondicherry. The staff were absolutely fantastic and most helpful.
Would definitely recommend."
 Mark Lacey, 2 - 5 Mar. 2024

"Beautiful Property.
Location, location, location
Bonus - parking
Bountiful mosquitoes — they enjoyed us the most!
Staff is sweet + courteous but could use some handholding — toast with butter + egg needs to come together, croissants need to be served warm (the oven was burning the croissant), fruit can be cut + kept ready, sheets should be checked.
VFM - low"
 Kanika Subbiah, 3 - 5 Feb. 2024

"We enjoyed this very special stay in this mansion, decoration — all antique — everything amazing in this LuxUnlock private place. In Switzerland, where we come from (Zürich), you would not find such a place — thought it is also a place to visit.
We will remember our stay in Pondicherry."
 Christine & Mark Zimmermann, 28 - 30 Jan. 2024

"Great heritage kind of property. Well & tastefull done rooms. Good food & service. Got us reservations at many popular restaurants, which we appreciated.
2 major issues: 1) Too many mosquitoes in the entire bungalow. Although, I must say that the staff put in an effort on the 2nd night to get the bedrooms mosquito-free.
2) Parking - We would expect that a property as expensive as this would have their own reserved parking spot in teh parking area opposite the villa, and/or at least pay & take care of the parking costs. If not, we should be informed beforehand of the parking situation."
 Dhwani Shah, 26 - 28 Jan. 2024

"Thanks for the wonderful stay! Property is intricately designed — so much attention to detail. Felt like home." Nimrita Genomal, 13 - 15 Jan. 2024

"A beautiful location & heritage building. So lovingly restored and decorated.Wonderful staff to look after me! Thank you." Michelle Bonnici, 11 - 15 Jan. 2024

"We had a pleasant stay, good location and great service by the entire team. We had our dog and the team helped prep his meals for which we are very grateful. Overall wonderful stay. Thank you :)" Sayathi Dutta, 30 Dec. 2023 - 1 Jan. 2024

"Absolutely wonderful staff. We loved our 3-day stay in the villa. The hospitality, food, location and the vintage decor of the villa is unmatched. We felt very safe and at home in the 3 days here." Lisha Kareer, 23 - 26 Dec. 2023

"On behalf of our small group of 6 buddies, I would like to show our appreciation of the hotel staff, especially their attention to detail during breakfast, which was sumptuous, tasty and valued. Thank you for your service." TNV Ayyar, 24 - 26 Dec. 2023

"We had a lovely stay at M26. The architecture, restoration & attention to detail is brilliant. It was very comfortable even for our fur baby. Definitely coming back.
The food at Coromandel Cafe was brilliant. The quality of produce served was fresh and great. Great ambience and the desserts were to die for."
 Nitin Bansal, 20 - 22 Dec. 2023

"Thank you for the beautiful villa experience. All amenities were also very good. The ambience of the entire villa is very nice, staff is very friendly & attentive. The Bengal Room in which we stayed was very beautiful." Neha Bagaria, 19 - 21 Dec. 2023

"We couldn’t have chosen a better accommodation than Maison 26 for one stay in Pondi. The location is excellent. The rooms are well appointed & very clean. The staff make the place + see to every need. They are always willing to help & go the extra mile to address all our needs. Special commendation to Siddique & Murugan for their service excellence. Thank you for a wonderful stay." Niroop Gunapati, 12 - 16 Dec. 2023

"We came in for a family getaway and we landed at the right place with Maison 26. The whole team has been supportive and the premises was very clean. The highlight was breakfast on both the days.
Amazing experience at this luxury stay. A big thank you to the whole team." Bharath Parthasarathy, 7 - 9 Dec. 2023

"Came with a Dutch colleague and it work out really well for us. The rooms are thoughtfully arranged. For Europeans, the option of sleeping without AC maybe should be there (thinner bedsheets). For the rest, it was FANTASTIC, both in place & service." Annapurna Mamidipudi, 17 - 20 Nov. 2023

"Thank you for a lovely laid-back holiday in quaint settings. Your staff is warm, helpful and an asset to such a lovely property. Our kids loved the space.Shovir Irani, 11 - 15 Nov. 2023

"We loved this property!! Great staff & a great vibe. Gopi, our guide, was wonderful too. Thanks to Moni, Murugan, Siddique, Moni, and the rest of the staff. Thanking you, the Popats." Mr & Mrs Popat, 22 - 24 Oct.

"I’ve come down to Pondicherry three times before, but discovering Maison Twenty-Six was lovely. The tasteful setting & quiet of this mansion is beautiful. From the green courtyard to tableware and staff, all are just perfect. Thank you & we’ll be back soon."

 Joanna Gideon, 22 - 23 Oct.

"Thank you for the wonderful stay. The staff has been quite friendly, king and courteous. Food was excellent. Ambience was the perfect indulgence we needed for a short vacation. Keep it up!Daisy Hannah, 22 - 23 Oct.

"Kindness, Hospitality & Selflessness

These three words are rarely used to review a place of stay. But here we are using them to best describe our stay at Maison Twenty-Six.

The place was beautiful, you treated us so kindly and you really made our days. It was an amazing experience in Pondicherry. It was an amazing time here with all of you. Hope you treat everyone the way you treated us, with joy, happiness and kindness. 

Anjana Soni, 28 Sept. - 2 Oct.

"Thank you very much for your hospitality. It was a wonderful stay and we’ll definitely come back. The two ladies, Jacqueline and Shub, were so king to us and cleaned our room meticulously. Moni, thank you for your help! Everyone has helped really well to make our stay memorable.Hendrika Cadee & Albertus de Jong, Aug. 30 - Sept. 1.

"Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. A Day felt too short. Would love to come and relax for a longer holiday. The ambiance, the staff and our location help Moni were just the best. Thank you, Ashish, Rucha and of course Kiran for giving us a lovely time." Poonimal Bhagyaraj, Aug. 17th 2023.

"Had a wonderful time at this amazing piece of property. Very comfortable, homely, pleasant & well maintained. Waiting to come back with family. Must mention Siddique, for personally looking after us so well. He is like a son at home. Thank you." 

Kushboo Sundar, Aug. 17th 2023.

"Had a fabulous stay at Maison 26 — The decor, the rooms & the ambiance is magnificent. The staff were very courteous and helpful. Moni, our host, made our stay easy & interesting. Thank you Kiran & Rucha, Ashish for a memorable stay.
"Suhasini Maniratnam, Aug. 17th 2023.

"...I have completed an amazing stay at Maison Twenty-Six and completely awestruck with its beauty. The memory of this stay will linger with me forever and I will definitely come back for more from Luxunlock! I cannot begin to describe how pristine and magical Maison Twenty-Six was, I can understand why its ranked among the Top 50 Villas in India by Conde Nast, This Villa has an award winning lush garden, Great Breakfast options, The whole villa has been restored beautifully and I am glad I found this property. The host is extremely professional and enough details were provided at every stage." Ashwin Baliga, April 2023.

"We had a lovely stay with our pet here. The host and his team were proactive and took great care of us. We felt it was completely worth the price because not only is the house aesthetic and centrally located but the team (including the security) made our vacation a worry free one." Renuka Bukhya (Stayed with husband and a pet), March 2023.

"This property is amazing and the staff was delightful! Subha and Jacqueline were lovely! Thank you and I look forward to coming back next year when I’m in India. I usually spend time in Jaipur, Mumbai, and then Goa - and now I’ll be adding Pondicherry!" Brook Eddy, USA, February 2023.

"Fantastic experience and the location is perfect and easily accessible whether it be the beach, dining or  shopping !! "    Unnikrishnan Parakkal, January 2023.

"We had a wonderful time at the Maison Twenty-Six villa. The staff is very warm and welcoming. Mr. Moni, Murugan, Ranjit and the other staff took care of everything we needed. We wish we had more days to spend there. Thank you very much to the team for a great time!" Mangal Dhuri, January 2023

"Stunning Villa, helpful staff. Took great care of pets. Moni, Murugan, Shubha and all the staff took great care of us. Will definitely visit again." Anant Padmanabhan, January 2023

"Hi Ashish & Rucha. We are having a great time. I had been here atleast 15 – 20 times, this is the best experience so far. Thanks a lot." Chandrasekhar, December 2022

"…We would also like to complement the team at Maison Twenty-Six for taking good care of us. Especially Murugan, Suba Mam and Jacqueline Mam. Taking extra efforts to give us fresh lime juice was much appreciated. We felt like home at Maison Twenty-Six. We would definitely love to stay at Maison Twenty-Six if we visit Pondicherry again." Theviya Selvakumar and Maadhavv, December 2022.

"A charming place where the warmth, care and hospitality are astounding. Thank you. Moni and his team outdid  themselves."   Satish & Leena Aparajit, November 2022.

"Maison Twenty-Six by Luxunlock was the highlight of my Pondi trip. This villa is a paradise for its old-world charm, hospitality and eternal warmth. If there is one thing I would come back for, its Maison Twenty-Six most beautiful property." Rohan & Shreya, October 2022.

"Had a wonderful stay. We are lucky to get accommodation here. Very pleasant and staff is very good. Beautiful property." Usha Jagdish, October 2022.

"Such an amazing property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The kids had a lovely time. The entire place is so well decorated, with so much attention to detail. Loved every bit of our stay here and the staff were extremely helpful. Will come back again in the future." Shilpa Reddy, July 2022.

"Really Amazing place, each room is curated so beautifully. It really sent me back to a different time. The antique pieces were breathtaking and the service was unmatched. Would love to come again. Thank you so much…" Madhumita Krishnan, May 2022.

"Such a  beautiful place – well maintained and stylishly decorated! Kudos to the staff, especially Vignesh. Breakfasts were brilliant, even the food ordered in, was plated so well. Thank you for a wonderful family stay!" Zeta & Family, April 2022.

"Had a wonderful time. Truly a memorable stay in a beautiful place, maintained lovingly. Looked after brilliantly by the staff." Mohan Raman, March 2022.

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