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Kaniyanpura Village, Mangala Post Gundlupet Taluk, Chamarajanagar, Bandipur 571126 India
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Archery
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Game room
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
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Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Minibar
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Dreamer32260600343 wrote a review Yesterday
I stayed @ The Serai Bandipur a few days ago. The week prior to our stay, my son tried to book 2 units by using his US credit card but it did not work. I had to use my Indian credit card & he had to transfer the funds to my SB account. Complicated & unnecessary procedures. Pls look into the matter for easy payments from non resident cards. I find the food & bar charges are over priced. The resort was fully occupied @ many others were also mentioning it. Can you pls reduce your restaurant prices ? Pls make the lunches a buffet inclusive of the booking price as the breakfasts & only the dinner as A La Carte. It will then be a fair deal. At this point my America based dil said it is a rip off as there are not many activities on offer. Pls give concessions in stay food & drink & safaris, to senior citizens as my husband & myself. I am shocked you do not offer concessions to elders. This is my third stay @ Serai Bandipur & there are no enhancements from the time of starting the resort. The road to the resort has deteriorated so much our spines will collapse dentures will fall out & eye lens get dislocated. Pls get the approach lanes resurfaced through the government. It doesnt have to be in this shocking state. Jayashree Prasad
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Explore14994138618 wrote a review Nov 2022
1. The Serai is an experience in itself. 2. The forest is just outside your balcony and Nature haven't been this close before. 3. The rooms and washrooms were of 5 star class and luxury. The bed was beautifully designed with nets all around. Everything had the touch of wood, even the balcony arm chairs. 4. The staff at Serai are extremely courteous and helpful. We found everyone extending support to us and special mention for Mr. Murthy and Mr. Sunil for taking us through it all exquisitely. 5. We have to say the food ( covering for 3 meals a day) was noteworthy both the buffet and ala carte. Frankly we didn't expect the food to be so true in taste but to our surprise it was brilliant. 6. We would like to visit them again and it shall be worth it again!! Thank you Serai for hosting us.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shruti_daisy wrote a review Nov 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India340 contributions42 helpful votes
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It's a premium and beautiful wildlife resort which is very well maintained and right in the heart of the forest. A drum roll welcomed us at our entry to the resort. The welcome drink of lemon ginger tea was very refreshing and Mr. Murthy and Mr. Nixon was very welcoming and courteous and friendly and they took care of all our requirements. The complimentary basket of snacks and cookies from The Snack Company was super delicious. We opted for buffet dinner which had a enormous range and each and every item was delicious. The grand dessert spread of cheesecakes, chocolate gateaux, mousse, moong dal halwa, ice cream and rasgulla was simply heavenly. Also their buffet breakfast was fantastic and contained lot of options. We also went to their safari and had a very memorable trip through the Bandipur forest where we spotted many animals but unfortunately, we couldn't spot tiger or leopard. They took utmost care and arranged the safari in a good manner. So, thank you for serving us with great care.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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mudugal wrote a review Nov 2022
Bengaluru, India4 contributions
Its a beautiful wildlife resort.,33 acres property..very well maintained.service and food was superb.My wife accompanied me, To our pleasant surprise, Mr.Basavanna staff in Dining section, suggested and served us authentic South Karnataka dishes.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid rainy season, check in well in time and enjoy the beauty of property.
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Stay24372124784 wrote a review Nov 2022
We went to The Serai to celebrate my wife’s Birthday. Everything was arranged well. It was a good experience away from city’s hustle bustle. Nikson and his team were very helpful and courteous throughout our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Happiness49939249790 wrote a review Nov 2022
Excellent place good rooms excellent food and excellent service .they have a wonderful safari and best staff working fir them and as the rooms are only 24 it’s not crowded .also it’s a scenic beauty with mountains surrounding it
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Ajay S wrote a review Nov 2022
Bengaluru, India68 contributions8 helpful votes
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The best in Bandipur... everything was so awesome that I must say we just didn't want to leave Serai Bandipur...the hospitality, the rooms just mesmerizing.The balcony outside the room just to enjoy the nature was a rejuvenating experience... Would definitely like to come back.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Prem K wrote a review Oct 2022
Chennai (Madras), India2 contributions
Excellent place to stay amidst nature and a great view of the Nilgiris. The property is extremely big and well maintained. We went before peak season but still resort was pretty full. We enjoyed the safaris which the hotel helps in organising with Govt. Food was great and hospitality was even better. We arrived earlier than expected but they accommodated us for breakfast (not complimentary but that’s ok). For children - pool, kids room , cycling and nature walks are there. There is also a kids play area with slide etc. Main focus is nature and safaris here.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Try to book log huts which are more expensive hut on the perimeter of the property, more chance...
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Joydip Ghosh wrote a review Oct 2022
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We three couples visited Serai Bandipur during past two nights. It was a truly wonderful experience. Biggest attraction we’re the staff, who ensured all our wishes were met. Nice quality rooms and furnishing, well maintained roads and facilities, excellent food, etc. What could be better? The safari experience with JLL was not so good.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sourath wrote a review Oct 2022
Bengaluru, India150 contributions19 helpful votes
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We went to Bandipur in late September and stayed in The Serai resort for a couple of nights. We stayed in Courtyard rooms and our experience was fantastic. Great hospitality, great food, great rooms, and a wonderful ambiance. It is not a budget-friendly resort, but if you can afford it then you would love every bit of what this place has to offer. The rooms are aesthetically built with enough care taken to make good use of sunlight. Actually, the entire resort is very tastefully built. The rooms are spacious with a balcony opening to well-manicured lawns. One can sit on the balcony, relax with a cup of coffee or tea and listen to birds during the early hours of the morning - makes for a refreshing break from city life. We were told that it is a 36-acre property, half of which is used for the resort and the other half is left for the wilderness. So we can spend some time with nature with guidance from their naturalist. We found a herd of deer coming into the property late during the evening and it was a very pleasant sight. The room service is very prompt. All the staffs are very courteous and friendly. The food in the restaurant is very good. Cellular connections don't work that great in the area and it is a blessing of sorts. If you still want to remain connected then they have decent wi-fi connection in the rooms. The place is quite accessible. Barring the 7-8 km of the road leading up to the resort, the roads are quite good. If you are planning a trip to Bandipur then stay at The Serai Bandipur is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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$231 - $462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKarnatakaChamarajanagar DistrictBandipur
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Serai Bandipur
Which popular attractions are close to The Serai Bandipur?
Nearby attractions include Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve (5.5 km) and Maravakandy Dam (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Serai Bandipur?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Serai Bandipur?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Serai Bandipur?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Serai Bandipur?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Serai Bandipur?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indian Savours, Venus Hotel, and Dream Land Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Serai Bandipur?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Serai Bandipur?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Serai Bandipur offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does The Serai Bandipur have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.