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Samode Safari Lodge Bandhavgarh, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661, India
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Ghent, Belgium
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142 reviews 142 reviews
139 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a 3,5 hours drive from Khajurago (it could have been 3 hours if our driver wouldn't have lost his way in the forest) we arrived in Samode just before lunch time. Great professional welcome, smooth check in, and we were brought immediately to our 'villa' (those all built by two next to eachother, we were lucky to have no... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most thoughtful service we have ever had. The entire staff was so helpful and friendly. One of the staff was nice enough to invite my husband and I over to his home in the local village. My husband went for tea, and it was amazing. They noticed a couple of the little things that we/my husband liked... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have been to many safari lodges in many parts of the world, but this beats all expectations. There are 12 individual lodges, all furnished and equipped to the highest standard. The rooms are large, the bathroom luxurious, and dressing room superb. The food was excellent and the nice touch is that the guides greet you for pre-dinner drinks and... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

We had the most wonderful three days staying at Samode Safari Lodge. From the moment you arrive after a 41/2 hour drive you are given a warm welcome and looked after. The rooms are lovely and the staff charming. The chef is amazing and creates delicious food for every meal. Your game drives start early 5.30 am for 4 hrs... More

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London
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25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Samode Safari Lodge combines the best tradition of the renowned luxury African game lodge wrapped up with a distinct Indian flavour which has resulted in it becoming a much deserved and select member in the sub-Continent of a handful of Relais et Chateaux properties. It is situated away from the main hustle and bustle of other game lodges, about 20... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed at this wonderful lodge 14-17 January 2014. I can't imagine any other similar type of safari accommodation designed with so much taste. It really is beautiful. The rooms have a bedroom, lounge, bathroom (there is also an outdoors shower) and terrace. The quality of the food matches the high standards set throughout the establishment with the settings for... More

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Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

A lodge with fantastic opportunities, Safari, watching tigers, helpful, professional staff. Rooms on the rather top side, A perfect chef. A human touch, kind, rather seldom these days. Simply a wonderful time. A must to visit.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Samode Safari Lodge is India's foremost responsible tourism property. It is situated in pristine wilderness and provides a truly exceptional experience. Its highly knowledgeable naturalists (Hatssie,Jay & team) give its guests a spectacular insight on the wildlife and the spectacular biodiversity of Bandhavgarh. Samode has a magical combination of wildlife, rejuvination, cuisine& special warmth & hospitality created by a young,... More

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New Delhi, India
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44 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Safaris are meant for Africa, aren’t they? Well, India offers its version in the tiger reserves interspersed across the country. Most reserves are now trying to preserve the tiger and attract tourists. Styled on the famous African lodges, the exceptional Samode Safari Lodge, is located in the middle of nowhere. Or rather, it is in the buffer zone of one... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Wonderful accomodation, superb food, superb service and care for their guests, this place is truly exceptional. From the superbly equipped suites to the lounges and the different dining places this is more of an experience than a stay at a safari lodge. Everybody cares. They care about how you feel, how you find the cottage, how you find the food,... More

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Address: Samode Safari Lodge Bandhavgarh, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661, India
Location: India > Madhya Pradesh > Bandhavgarh National Park
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 Specialty lodging in Bandhavgarh National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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