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Samode Safari Lodge

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Samode Safari Lodge Bandhavgarh, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661, India
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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long drive from Khajuraho we arrived at Bandhavgarh Samode Safari Lodge and were warmly greeted by Priam, who helped us check in. We then went to drop off our gear and our suitcases were already set up for us! The rooms are exquisite with incredible attention to detail. All the villas are the same except for the beautiful,... More 

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lodge should be rated above 5 stars. It exceeds the Relais and Chateaux standards! The room was the best lodge room (or any room) in which we stayed in our 1 month in India Tiger reserves. It wasn't just the best, it far exceeded any other. I think what makes a lodge like this stand out is the management.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the fortunate position of researching this hotel then all I can say is book it as the Samode Safari Lodge is truly unforgettable. I could have cried when we left after our 4 night stay as I felt a real affinity with the place. I felt the staff were our friends and the service was outstanding... More 

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Edina, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Samode Safari lodge was the experience of a lifetime, and one we will undoubtedly revisit. First, the service - simply top of the line! The managers Gowri and Priyam, were always there to receive us and help with anything we needed. We were treated as one would treat honored guests in a family. We were assigned a naturalist, Prodyut (PD),... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My husband and I spent 4 nights of our honeymoon at the Samode Safari Lodge. The luxury of the lodge is unparalleled. From the staff to the amenities, this is a wonderful resort. The stay is all-inclusive (including laundry) with fantastic meals - breakfasts, continental lunches, and gourmet Indian dinners in unique settings around the resorts. The staff is sweet,... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

A wonderful, wonderful location just outside the Bandhavgarh tiger reserve. The accommodation was superb with both an indoor and outdoor bath and shower! The staff were all fantastic and we were spoilt rotten. The game drives were excellent with a very knowledgable naturalist. If you get the chance to go then this is a memorable place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Wow. Wow. Wow and Wow. It is not easy to get there, and we do not recommend what we did (which was an overnight 13 hour train ride from Agra, which arrives at 5:00 in the morning in the small town of Umaria, where a car will pick you up. But it was even worth getting there that way! Amazing.... More 

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at Samode Safari Lodge and wished we could have stayed much longer. All the members of staff were lovely, friendly, cheerful and nothing was too much trouble. The food was varied and plentiful, with Western as well as Indian dishes, beautifully prepared and presented, dinner served in different places each night, with excellent wine as well.... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Except for the first & last 15 minutes, the 3 hour road trip from Jabalpur airport to the lodge is very smooth – one of the best I have been on in India. Minimal traffic & fantastic views of rural Indian landscapes. We were greeted on arrival by very friendly staff. My 5 year old daughter was immediately at ease... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Everything from the comfort of the lodge to the hospitality of the staff to the meals was absolutely exemplary. We were particularly blown away by the immense detailing that has gone into every aspect of a guest's experience (my personal favorite were the soothing bowls of hot water to dip ones feet in when we used to return from the... More 

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