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Orange County Resorts Kabini
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“Simply Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

We knew it is a Luxury Resort. But never thought it would be so luxurious!

It started with they are calling us in the morning asking us when we started and when we reach there and couple of calls on the way. We felt like we are reaching close relatives place who are excited to welcome us! When we reach there simply couldn't stop noticing the hospitality of the staff ( they just keep smiling and never felt they are artificial). Every small concerns of yours is taken care of with extreme care.

Now comes the environment. Its just on the bank of Kabini river and very scenic place. If you are just nature lover and need some quite and calm place to relax then this is the place for you with some pleasant weather.

Coming to architecture of the place including interiors and exteriors you need to have an artistic mind. I couldn't stop going deep in observation how many things they worked with so meticulously to get local culture and ethnic look while simultaneously providing all modern amenities. Right from entrance, doors, roof, ceiling, light fixtures, brightness of the light, colors of the wall (painted with the same color as 'kemmannu' - a type of mud color usually painted on local tribal houses) its ethnic.

Now comes to food. Hats off to the management to get such good cooks in such remote place. We simply indulged with some extraordinary and variety of food. Its extremely good. The worst part is next course of meal is ready before you are even hungry :)

Nope. I am NOT their Marketing Guy!!!

Room Tip: Last 30 kms roads are not too good. You need to have at least an hour to cover that distance.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

Loved every minute. Super location, excellent accommodation, great food, great facilities and fantastic service. They even presented my husband with a birthday cake and card. The restaurant staff were fantastic and their masala dhosas the best we had in India. The local organic dishes were really good and the spicing just right.
We enjoyed the boat safari (although a bit crowded) and the land safaris (despite the missing tigers). The pool was lovely. We even managed a dip in our jacuzzi in the afternoon when the water was at its hottest.
Our cottage was spacious, comfortable, clean and well equipped. Loved the drinking water on tap.
Best of all were the staff who did their utmost to make our stay as good as it could be.

Room Tip: All lovely I think
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

One of the best place to be with nature, comfort,luxury,peace and serenity. The Resort has the best of everything. The location,facilities and most important people working there. Every single person of the staff is focused on customer satisfaction. Every single need of ours was taken care though there was nothing much we needed as they had already provided most of the things required for making our stay a special one. This place is comparable or even better than most resorts in India. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anybody and personally would love to be back there. Just one day since i came back and am already missing it

Room Tip: any room is good enough as you will always want to be outside and enjoy the nature. all rooms are ex...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

Well it has been long time that I (rather We) visited Orange County; way back July-Aug 2009. But the time spent there is still so fresh in the memory as if we just came back from the holiday there. Well to get on with the review here it is...

One of the best Luxury resorts / hotel you will find in India

Away from the hustling / bustling of the Metropolis in a location which is away from the crowded world. Best part is, it is not even a crowded holiday destination.

We have never been pampered by any other resort like Orange County.

It is a Foodies paradise... Very wide range of choice, nicely made and even after this you find something is missing... tell the chef / manager and you are sure to get it.

If you are an adventourous.. do take the safari... It is worth it even if you may not find the tiger.

The only pain in the entire vacation was the Journey to the resort... but once you be there you forget the ordeal of the journey.

It is ideal for the following group of travellers...

Honeymooners

Relaxing Luxirous Holiday.. cut out from the hustling / butling of daily life

Couples (to reiginite the magic)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have been to various resorts / star rated properties and based on my recent experience, I must say that Orange County Kabini is a place with ultimate hospitality in harmony with nature at it best.My wife gave this place visit as a birthday gift and I am proud to say that I had the best b'day in my life. I must say i had a lifetime experience here.

We got info about this property on 22nd Feb and we called Mr Arun (from there chennai office) to check if we have availability for 23-25 Feb. I was astonished when he replied back with YES as his answer with detailed description about booking in less than an hour. all information was conveyed over email as well as phone. I never this fast and efficient service dealing with resort/hotel in such a short notice.

It took around 5 hours from bangalore to reach this property. Ms Ankita from Orange County kabini called us when we were enroute to the resort and provided us directions to reach resort.It was a big help for us as well as my car driver. They have also placed sign board to direct visitors toward resort and this is really helpful. However around 2-3 kms stretch before the property is very difficult to drive as the road is not tarred and uneven but the moment you enter the resort territory, you forget all the bumps/fatigue in less than a minute.

The Staff at the resort shows best of hospitality in all aspects, let it be people at reception, at restaurant, the naturists, at the spa or even the cleaning staff. We felt like a 5 star experience. I would like to mention few names here. Ms Ankita who was managing our stay there, Mr Shanmugam/Pooran/Narendra for our jungle safari/boat safari/night trail/nature walk and especially Mr Venky for interpretation center tour. I would specially call for Ankita for managing our stay there, Venky as naturist and forgot the name of the guy who was heading the restaurant there. We have been to there Spa for Leg massage and staff there handled us with great hospitality.

Talking about property, by far the best property I have been to. As soon as you enter and you are walking around the huts / restaurants / pool side/ library / kids zone / bullock cart area, you are in lap of mother nature. They maintain hygiene and cleanliness at its best. We took Jacuzzi hut and it was worth. My wife was too happy with that. While you are enjoying jacuzzi, next to you are sparrows, other birds are chirping, roaming around you and you have complete privacy here. Just awesome experience. They have infinity pool and special pool for kids. Both the places are amazing. specially the one for kids. If you are visiting this place with your parents, they will love it more. So decent footpaths to roam around, full of greenery and help is always there. I forgot to mention about sparrows here. now days they have become extinct at cities but you come Orange County Kabini and see the harmony of property with nature. you will see so many birds along with sparrows right next to you enjoying there life 'in your presence around'.

When it comes to food, again they have showed there metal. They have got damn tasty food in all kind of meals you name it. Let it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, they have yummy tasty food. It includes local delicacies, Indian as well as foreign special dishes. I am sure you will eat here more than what you eat at home.

When you go for safaris/ night trail / interpretation center, you are accompanied by naturists
who will provide you more insight about the jungle, wildlife, its connection with your life. I would recommend highly for boat safari post lunch. you will get to see wildlife at its best. Morning jungle safari is also great experience. Don't hope high for Tiger as you need to be super lucky to get a glimpse of him/her. Morning walk is another great experience. Big big thanks to Venky for suggesting this ride. You will see so many birds in the morning, river beauty at its best and surroundings. If you want you can take bicycle from the property and roam around the area.
They also have a bullock cart which is another good experience in itself. The other good thing which i like in the resort was the movie they play in evening about wildlife. Best part you can sip mocktails/cocktails while watching the movie. Another feather they have in their cap is the store inside the property. They have got best stuff made of natural material at very good price.

If you are looking to de-stress yourself, want to throw away all the tension/fast running city life, enjoy the nature at its best with great hospitality, go for Orange County Kabini.

Room Tip: If you are family, go for family hut. If you are couple go for Jacuzzi hut.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

Orange County is truly a luxury resort. The aesthetics of the place are very good along with food which was a lavish affair. The private pool huts were very inviting and kudos to the housekeeping team for their maintenance of the rooms. The staff take feedback seriously and action immediately, which endeared them to us. The fact that both our safaris - vehicle & boat along with the early morning bird watch were a great success, simply enhanced the whole experience!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Amman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

We made the decision to drive from Chennai to Kabini over the Nilgiri Mountains which was 18 hour trip over two days. I began to worry that if Orange County wasnt going to be good the holiday would be a bit of a disaster. I didnt need to worry as once we got there (and it is quite remote) the whole atmosphere was peaceful and relaxing. The accommodation is very good and is very sympathetic to the setting while still being very comfortable. The facilities for the kids were also great with a separate pool and games area which they enjoyed. Obviously the big attraction is the national park and the safaris (boat and vehicle) were great. However I think we enjoyed the morning nature trail walk from the resort almost as much - we saw lots of birds and having a guide who was very knowledgeable made it even more enjoyable. Our driver had good accommodation to stay in as well and the food every day was excellent - there was something to cater for everyone. We were very sad to leave and it is definitely somewhere we would like to go back to. It is also somewhere you can enjoy staying just because the resort is so lovely and thoughtfully done. If you decided you dont want to go on any of the safaris you would still feel as though you have been able to experience some of the great wildlife (especially the bird life) around Kabini as it is literally all around you.

Room Tip: We had a jacuzzi hut but if you wanted to go all out and have a pool hut, ask for 209 as it looks ri...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Orange County Resorts Kabini
Address: Bheeramballi Village and Post | HD Kote Taluk, Mysore District, Nagarhole National Park 571116, India
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Location: India > Karnataka > Nagarhole National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Nagarhole National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Orange County Resorts Kabini 5*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orange County’s 'Spirit of the Land' philosophy finds its most intimate expression at Kabini. While you are cradled in the lap of luxury, the resort gives you a wildlife experience like no other, and enjoins you to be part of the vibrant social tapestry of the local Kadu Kuruba tribe. Steeped in local culture, and inspired in design by the Hadis (tribal villages), this picturesque resort is bordered on two sides by Kabini River. ... more   less 
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Orange County Kabini Mysore

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