The Red Lotus is a boutique guest house situated in the center of Pondicherry's heritage town. It's not difficult to spot this old-merchant house in Vietnamese style, with its red doors and windows. Run by the most charming German couple, Daniela and Chris, this place transports you from the hustle of the city into tranquility. The rooms are tastefully done in a medley of colourful asian designs. The rooftop serves some delectable French breakfast with freshly-sourced products from nearby Auroville. Red Lotus provides you the luxury of a five-star without burning a hole in your pocket.