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River Tern Lodge

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Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple, Bhadra Project | Lakkavalli, Chikamagalur 577115, India
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Madurai, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The location of the resort is very good and all rooms are facing the river. Boat and Jeep safari is must and normally included in the package. Water sports activities are available but not upto the expectations.intercom facility is not available , for every requirement you need to walk to the reception area from rooms across the bridge, which is... More 

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are great. But nowadays, even small hotel provide items such as tooth brush, paste, snacks etc in the rooms. No such facilities. You can't even buy. There are no medicines- at least basic medicines. No news papers. No water in the rooms.

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Bangalaore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a stunning view of the Bhadra reservoir from each room, River Tern attracts holiday makers wishing to get away from the stress of the cities. Definitely not a wildlife destination for most visitors - many of them make good use of water sports instead. The new cottages are much better appointed but however are a distance away from Golghar.... More 

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JungleLodgesResorts, Guest Relations Manager at River Tern Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for visiting our resort. More 

Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a cottage, which overlooked the river and the forests and we felt like we were the only ones in the place - simply amazing. The jungle safari and the boat safari were nicely organised and the lush greenery was simply stunning (although it did mean fewer wildlife sightings, we managed to spot many herds of deer, quite... More 

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JungleLodgesResorts, Guest Relations Manager at River Tern Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. It is great to know that you had a memorable experience at the resort. More 

Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of 4, including 2 small boys and visited for 3 days. The property is gorgeous, very green, excellent views of the Bhadra river and dam. The room was clean and spacious. Staff were helpful and kept reminding us of the upcoming activities, which was good. We managed 2 jeep safaris and a boat safari and had... More 

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JungleLodgesResorts, Guest Relations Manager at River Tern Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying at our resort, your review is much appreciated. Please make another visit soon. More 

Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Any visit to the Bhadra River Project is not complete unless you go to this exceptionally beautiful resort run by the Karnataka Government establishment called Jungle Resorts and Lodges. Located on nearly the opposite side of the Dam (probably in the Chikmagalore District side of the reservoir) this resort is a place packed with activities to keep you occupied the... More 

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JungleLodgesResorts, Guest Relations Manager at River Tern Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing your experience,  We are grateful for your wonderful words of appreciation. Please make another visit soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Room was very clean and the view was facing the reservoir. From here you would almost see nature at its best! the food was great with more options than i had anticipated. Ppl are hospitable and the guided safari was very exciting.

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JungleLodgesResorts, Guest Relations Manager at River Tern Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am extremely happy to note that you had a great time at the resort and enjoyed the food and hospitality of our staff. Thanks for staying at our resort, your review is much appreciated. Please make another visit soon. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went in a group last weekend. Booked online and got a small discount. Didn't have much idea about the place other than the explanation in website and the phone at lodge was not reachable. The place is bit interior and is really well maintained. We had a look at both loghut and cottage and cottages are lot better as... More 

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JungleLodgesResorts, Guest Relations Manager at River Tern Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your response. We agree that it was raining a lot and will infact be raining for the next three months. It is challenge for us to continue operating in such heavy rains and we shall strive to make your experience better in the future trips. Please make a trip again, later in the year as sightings... More 

Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a very great time at River tern. The resort had a great view and the activities were fun. Food were good and ever smiling helpers... We have already decided to go again the next year... I strongly recommend this place for those who have not tried..

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Thanks for visited our Resort. Kindly visit again. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great view, great property, great hospitality, great activities....... just awesome! This property is merely 275km from Bangalore...... a 5 hour easy drive with good NH and SH (max Rs 100 toll) end to end Pre-monsoon, winters would be a good time Cottages (esp room 16,17, 18) will offer good view of water Boat safari can throw pleasant surprises with more... More 

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