I had never heard about this property even an year back. It was sometime last october/november timeframe that I picked up this lodge while going thru' TripAdvisor reviews for weekend getaways from Bangalore during Christmas/New-Year break. Unfortunately I didn't accomodation during my preferred week. However this time we are fortunate to get and although summer, I would say it is the perfect time to visit this comfy and homely property with excellent modern facilities. Flameback lodges (name surprised me, as the word Flameback comes from woodpecker bird but one which is not so commonly spotted) lived not only upto our expectations but definitely exceeded it. The accomodation, the service, the hospitality as well as the accessibility to the property have been really wonderful. We left on a weekday morning from Bangalore - the road condition has been very, very good, we covered around 300 kms in about 4 and 1/2 hours. The only challenge during this entire stretch is lack of decent eating joints, so a start from home post a healthy breakfast will be much recommended so that you reach the lodge well on time for lunch. Once at Flameback, you are 100% taken care of by the staff. We opted for a Luxury Villa, which fits in 4 people (incl children of 11 and 2.5 years) comfortably. The rooms (bedroom and the living room) were large with attached bathrooms (1 with a jacuzzi) and a small kitchenette. Both the rooms open out to the common balcony overlooking the view of the small water body - lake or an oasis, as they call it. The rates are all inclusive and to my surprise even consumption of alcolohic drinks are part of the package. Activities at the property include swimming, a pool table, kayaking on the small lake and the spa (not included in the rate). In addition, you can go for a plantation walk within the estate or visit a nearby viewpoint. We were the only guests at the property the first two nights (that's an advantage when you pick up weekdays to visit), so food was almost made-to-order. If you are fond of non-vegetarian food, the fish and mutton dishes will leave you yearning for more. You also have choices on the vege side, they are equally tasty but not that every item you can taste when you are heavily into fish and meat. At times if you don't find your right starter or snacks or a customized preparation on the buffet, all you need to do is ask and it will be promptly addressed. Service was exceptional, each and every need has been catered to promptly and with a smile on the face. Overall, a fantastic place. Wish I know this lodge a little earlier, it turned out to be one of those which I would like to visit again definitely. There is no mobile connectivity (at least for Airtel or Vodafone) which in a way is ideal for vacations; however it might be prudent to leave the lodge number with your friend or family so that you can be reached in case of exigency. Else, you should enjoy the peaceful, serene setting of the property and indulge in pure relaxation. Thanks to each and every member of Flameback Lodges staff, who made our stay very memorable.
- Also Known As:
- Flameback Hotel Mudigere