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Jungle Hut
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Masinagudi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

My third time at jungle hut and it was just an like anyother time. Awesome as it goes. Best times and service by Mr. Vivek and the other staff. Was really an amazing feeling to be there. Feel like home. Safari will be organised with them and food on the menu is also good at its best. Cheerz guys. See u soon jungle hut ;)

Stayed: July 2014
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JungleHutsince1986, General Manager at Jungle Hut, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Dear PD,

Thank you for great rating and review. Glad that we could make this holiday enjoyable for you, your mother and sister.

Do hope to see you again the next time you are down in India.

Best Wishes,

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just came back from Jungle Hut yesterday and still not out of it.

We were a group of 4 and we thoroughly enjoyed.

Our Requirements: Clean Place, Close to Wildlife, Nice locale, Infant Friendly

What we Got: A very very clean place, Within the wilderness - every now and then we could see herds of deer moving around within the property and a very well maintained property at that. The swimming pool was quite clean as well. Food was quite good - homely and yet with that X factor. And were they friendly !! I have probably met only a handful of such friendly people in my various short and long trips.

Low Points: The rooms are adjacent to each with a wooden door (locked if you want) between them. This causes a bit of a privacy issue as in all that banter is audible ;)

Overall it was nothing short of that ever elusive perfect getaway experience.

@ Team Jungle Hut: You are sweet and worth every penny. We plan to come back sometime. Carry on the good work !

@ Fellow Travellers: If you are in the 'i-want-to-absorb-nature' league, please give this place a chance !

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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JungleHutsince1986, General Manager at Jungle Hut, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Hi,

Thank you wonderful review and it's a great feeling for our team at Jungle Hut to know that you and your family had a pleasant stay with us.

Appreciate your review about the privacy and the next time you visit, shall ensure that we provide one of the rooms which does not have an interconnecting door.

Looking forward to having you visit us again soon.

Best Wishes,

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was a long weekend and I was planning the vacation very late. Stumbled upon Jungle hut while searching places close to Ooty. First call and straight came the answer as expected - 'We are booked fully'. Next day I get a call informing that they've had cancellations and 2 rooms are available if I wanted. Booked it right-away. Booking process was simple, and appreciate their promptness in giving a call back informing about the cancellation.

Traveled with wife, kid and parents. Finding the place is not tough, and Jungle hut will guide you if you give them a ring. Location is the highlight which is pretty close to forest. In fact you'll have herds of deer roaming inside the property during the evenings, pretty close to your cottages. Jungle hut as a property is superbly maintained, and has high level of service standards. Perfectly balancing between a resort and a homestay, they combine the best of both - the essential luxury, service levels, hygiene, friendliness and the required privacy.

Check-in is pretty smooth, and we were in our rooms in few minutes. Food is another highlight. They have a good spread of Indian dishes and few western dishes, which are superb - especially the desserts. I mention the western cuisine here because they were very authentic and had original taste to it. Any special requests were taken care of by the team there. Tea, coffee and cookies were available most of the time during the day. The place is perfect for a getaway, to unwind and has few activities to indulge in. A forest drive (either in your vehicle, or they could arrange a jeep for you, or take the forest dept safari), a local trek, bird watching are few of them.

Rooms were spacious, clean and neat. A/C rooms are also available, but may not be required in most times of the year. Would definitely return in future, and highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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JungleHutsince1986, General Manager at Jungle Hut, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Dear Gopi / Janaki,

Thank you for the wonderful review and we are so happy to hear that you and your family have a good holiday with us.

Do look forward to having you'll stay with us again in the near future and hope to make the next stay even more memorable.

Best Wishes,

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited Jungle Hut in June 2014.. The location is fabulous, the upkeep excellent ,the staff and their courteousness definitely above par on service orientation. Everything was well organized..This is hospitality personified by the Mathias family (Vikram Mathias, Indian Rallying Championships winner, )…They make you feel so welcome and go all out to make your stay comfortable. Hats off to the entire team. Explore the property as it's very big, full of birds and trees. Truly a bird watchers paradise.. It is at perfect location with mountain back drop, It is a right place to relax and feel rejuvenated amidst calm and serene nature.. Picture windows in the rooms allow perfect viewing of those large flocks of deer that enter the property in the evening. All rooms have ample privacy and provide good view of the peaks. Walking around the property amidst bamboo groves and their flock of sheep were exciting, my son enjoyed it. The buffet spread, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner was delicious and tempting,all credits to Anushree Mathias.Coffee/Tea/Milk is available any time.. We were lucky to get the best views and amazing wildlife safaris... Safaris basically go through the main road only, which connects mudumalai and bandipur forest areas. Only government arranged safaris are allowed to go into the forest. We did meet naturalist Sidda,very knowledgeable,soft spoken guide, but could not spend much time. The elephant camp in masinagudi is excellent, Kids will enjoy..
We have recommended Jungle Hut to few of our friends.We will be back soon…
Thanks Vikram,Anushree,Pooja n the entire team…

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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JungleHutsince1986, General Manager at Jungle Hut, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Dear Venkatesh,

Thank you for the wonderful review and for sharing your experience at Jungle Hut.

Also appreciate you recommending our place to your friends but we also look forward to hosting you your wife and son again soon.

Wishing you all the best and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was out first visit to Jungle Hut.My husband and I had decided to spend 3 days at jungle hut to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary.Vikram and Anu are very sweet and play excellent hosts.They made sure we were comfortable and chilled over beers and chatter in the evening.

Our rooms were towards the end of the property that face the mountains,they were beautiful,clean and spacious.It was away from the main area and had a fantastic view of the majestic hills infront of us.I had a lovely foot massage and relaxed,took long walks and spent our evenings on the safari arranged for us by Jungle Hut.We were glad that we did that as we saw so many people who are totally unaware of some basic "forest rules".Loud music playing, people sitting on the windows of their cars trying to get the attention of the elephants and incessant horns greeted us at the santuary.People who would be threats to not just themselves but others on the safari as well. We saw many elephants(close to around 25/30)and the safari guy took us on some off beaten tracks for some animal spotting as well.
I was especially touched by the lovely cake that was arranged for us on our anniversary.Thank you so much,the gesture was so genuine and lovely.
All in all a fantastic holiday,more jungle hut days ahead of us for sure. Looking forward to seeing vikram and anushree again.Love from the big city :)

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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JungleHutsince1986, General Manager at Jungle Hut, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Hi,

Thank you for great feedback and we are so glad that we could be a part of the celebrations for your Anniversary.

Hope to see you both again soon at Jungle Hut.

Best Wishes,

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went for a family vacation to Jungle hut in the last week of June. our experience with Jungle Hut is really cool. There are no issues with the accomodation/food/hospitality. For Non-Veg, i think food should be great but as we are Veg. its Okay. I strongly recommend for this resort if anyone planning to visit Masinagudi.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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JungleHutsince1986, General Manager at Jungle Hut, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Dear Vikram,

Thank you for the kind review and we look forward to serving you and your family the next time you are down from Hyderabad.

Best Wishes,

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Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed here In October 2014. Its truly a home away from home and a great place to go with kids.The manager Mr Vivek welcomed us very warmly and gave us a tour around the property. its extremely peaceful and the grounds abound with deer and monkeys and various birds.there is a little pool which is perfect to jump into after a trek up a hill or in the jungle. My kids aged 9 and 4 were absolutely thrilled with the amount of space they had to run around . The food was excellent and the kitchen staff were always ready to make something just right for my little one. We went on a jungle trek though our guide was os the strong and silent variety he did answer whenever questions were put to him by the kids. My kids loved the trek up a hill and wanted to do it again on the morning before we left!The owners Mr Vikram and Mrs Anushree have obviously put in a lot of thought and care and their staff is also splendid.We had a great time would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Bokkapuram | Masinagudi, P.O, Masinagudi 643223, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Masinagudi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Masinagudi
Price Range: $79 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jungle Hut 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After working for 25 years on tea plantations Joe and Hermie Mathias chose to retire close to nature away from the buzzing city life. They started Jungle Hut in 1986 sharing the warmth of their home and providing the unique getaway for the adventurous traveller. Through word of mouth people from far and wide visited Jungle Hut and many of them continue to patronise us.My wife and I follow in their footsteps and open our home to you.Welcome to Jungle Hut.At 3000 feet above sea level and a range of climatic conditions, our holiday estate is surrounded by a wealth of plant and animal life that thrives amidst sparkling streams and virgin jungle. Here you can trek meandering forest paths, enjoy peace and quiet under starry skies, or be bold and explore your wild side with a jungle safari.At the end of the day treat yourself to a hot shower in our cozy rooms and then relax for a while on verandahs that offer breathtaking views while ensuring your privacy. When you're hungry, come on up to our dining area, we cater buffet meals with a home cooked feel.Through all our travels we have not come across a hideaway offering such serenity. Our guests the world over have echoed this same feeling. Don't forget to bring your camera as this is one holiday you will want to remember for a long, long time. So come, stay a while, enjoy our hospitality and nature at its best.- Anushri and Vikram Mathias. ... more   less 
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