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Badane Kuppe village Via Antharsanthe, Nagarhole National Park 571114 India
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 27/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 27/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 6 in Nagarhole National Park
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Silence, brilliant sunrise and bird sounds, view of water from all sides and tastefully done villas are the hallmark of Red Earth. Great food and very personal and warm hospitality are its strength. Forests in close proximity with good sighting of wildlife. Villages are quaint and reminds one of rural India of the past.
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Outdoor pool
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Samiksha K wrote a review Apr 2022
Hyderabad, India161 contributions62 helpful votes
Good location around kabini river , excellent food with great variety , rooms with jacuzzi and amazing hospitality but 20km far from the safari gate - they promised a naturalist but didn’t send one with the safari accommodating 11 guests in a 10 seated jeep Suggestions Please provide wet towels after safari or arrival , no welcome drinks , snacks and breakfast during the safari which is very common in basic jungle lodges - this was really expected from a resort taking 20+ k for a single day stay Please start a nursery 😊- amazing plantation
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Madam, Thank you for your generous review. We shall share this note of encouragement with our Team We take your feedback on board Do visit our other properties in Gokarna, Tadoba and Grassroots in Wayanad Kerala Warm regards, Team Red Earth
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mahak_18 wrote a review Apr 2022
dallas20 contributions3 helpful votes
Its not everyday that I choose to write a review about a place. After researching about a lot of places from Serai to Evolve back we finally settled on Red earth for our Kabini stay. Though we love to travel and enjoy being at weekend getaways , we try our best to do so in most sustainable way thus choosing this place to stay was easy. The property is led out at vast stretch of greens with trees of mango,fig,passion fruits,lemon,orages,avacado and other fruits. The cottage is very spacious and comes with private Jacuzzi which takes water from river Kabini and recycles it with stp for irrigation. Very fine detailing has been done to ensure you stay aligned with your surroundings and not being burden on ecosystem or mother nature. They even employ local and tribal people for upkeep of their property which is a delight. They provide a wide variety of food and special counter of local cuisine,food is flavourful ,fresh and authentic. They source the ingredients - vegetables and fruits from their orchards and local villagers. Overall it was a great experience for us with family and would highly recommend this for stay in Kabini.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Madam, Thank you for your generous review. We shall share this note of encouragement with our Team Do visit our other properties in Gokarna, Tadoba and Grassroots in Wayanad Kerala Warm regards, Team Red Earth
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Prithica Shetty Kothapa wrote a review Apr 2022
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Kabini Red Earth is a place where you can lose yourself! The property located by the Kabini Backwaters has been developed over the past ten years. The lucious fruit bearing trees and flowering plants all over the property are a treat to the eyes and the soul and is a testimony to the labour of love of the property owners. We travelled with children and there was never a dull moment with the various activities the property offered!!! (climbing the 150 year old beautiful mango tree, farm animal feeding, play area, swimming, fishing or just lazing on the hammock). Evening tea by the backwaters is definitely a highlight. A walk by the serene backwaters together with the beautiful views is definitely not to be missed. The rooms are very well maintained and also ensures privacy. We opted for the lunch/dinner buffets. Food is excellent with many delicious options of local fare as well. A special mention to the property owners (Rachael, Ravi and Aditya). Thankyou for the warmth and the wonderful hospitality! We look forward to visit Kabini Red Earth soon!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 14 Apr 2022
Dear Prithica, Thank you for your generous review. We shall share this note of encouragement with our Team Warm regards, Team Red Earth
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Anu AJ wrote a review Apr 2022
Bengaluru, India1 contribution1 helpful vote
I am sharing my experience with this resort in Kabini , I just had been to this resort on 10th & 11th April.I really felt displeasure on certain things -->Really Not worth for money -->Evening snacks were very pathetic --> Intermittent power issues very frequently through out the stay -->No physical activities --> Landphone does not work -->Lady Owner's "cheap" attitude --> Boating and Spa not part of package --> Food especially starters limited options --> No Icecreams for desert --> AC issues(Intermittently gets off) If you are looking for spending time with engaging activities and this resort is not the one you should look for .. Very Expensive and Intermittent power issue make your stay in the resort miserable.. When we approached the lady owner to provide a feedback on the facilities and asked for complimentary you know what was her response she said she feels "cheap" when some one asks for a complementary ..You spend close to 20k and you do not get worth of it , there is no harm or wrong asking for a complementary spa or boat ride..Lady Owner was rude and mentioned it feels cheap to her...As a customer we would want to value for the money spent there is nothing wrong is asking for it , she could have mentioned softly that they dont offer complimentary gently rather than making a rude comments ... I would also like to highlight few positives -- Excellent Staff --Locality Backwaters Overall I personally feel this resort is not worth if you are looking for ...
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Rachel Ravi, Owner at Red Earth, Kabini
Responded 12 Apr 2022
Dear Sir/Madam, We are sorry you found our property not upto the mark. As much as we are completely open to accepting faults, we are very clear on not entertaining complaints for the sake of discounts/freebies. None of the complaints stated are correct. We have been having guests who have been satisfied & happy, staying with us during the same time as your good self, We do look forward to having you as our guests again. And this time I shall personally ensure you experience all our activities. Without discounts ofcourse Warm regards, Team Red Earth.
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H V A wrote a review Mar 2022
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There are wild life focussed resort properties which are well packaged and there are resort properties which are well managed. Sadly Red Earth Kabini falls in the former category; Good branding with less substance. It is a beautiful property with great foliage and green space, rustic and nice location. However the sad downside– it’s very poorly managed. Or I am not sure if someone is managing it at all. It was with great expectations that we booked Red Earth Kabini for a visit this spring break and I write this review after our first day here; Disappointingly the experience is below average so far on all fronts. As a regular visitor to Kabini it’s the first time we are staying here, somewhere reinstatement of our belief that on off beat locations it’s best to stay in more established and better managed / rated properties. Red earth fails to deliver on several fronts which are the basics of hospitality industry. F&B is below average. Food on the buffet is often not replenished or is average and undercooked. When you ask for things they are short of staff and basic things take more then reasonably acceptable time , there seems to be severe lack of coordination between the F&B team and kitchen. The restaurant staff though courteous are evidently pretty lost and highly confused and it’s not their fault. Coming to the rooms – the quality of beds and linen is quite run down and cries for renovation. Toilet wasnt well sanitised before hand. The mattress are totally gone / pillows / bed linen are old and severely worn out. You can see effects of lack of proper proactive maintenance / upgrade evidently visible. Also Be prepared to be indifferently bumped off from your jungle safari as they have only one jeep and inspite of prior confirmation they do such things to perhaps accommodate larger groups for better revenue ; and this rather unprofessionally and insensitively; This stance the concerned team after bumping us off , threw up their hands in this air without any regrets or constructive efforts; three of us were conveniently knocked off from a morning safari, to accommodate a larger group personally known to the owners. On asking we were told you can go and take on a trip on a jungle lodges group canter if you wish. In other words - go take a hike.. The children felt bad on such treatment , we then opted for a boat safari; nevertheless Red earth is rustic property and sits at a good location . Would I come back again, I am doubtful. Not atleast till they choose to bring some professionalism in the property and dealing with guests, sort out the most basics. Will also genuinely refrain from recommending it to other travellers due to above points . Try and choose better. Harsh Vardhan
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 13 Apr 2022
Dear Sir, We understand your ire over the safari. However do note that you did get to do 4 jeep safaris & 1 boat safari. The 5th jeep safari request was not fulfilled because other guests also need a chance to enjoy our forests. Red Earth frequently sees repeat clientele who in turn become good friends. It is essential we treat every guest of ours fair. Unfortunate that you found fault in even our bed linen & mattress as a result. This is a family run business with an eye to detail. And when we read your review, you were still on the property, smarting from the fact that you did not get your 5th jeep safari. My son personally met you in your cottage, checked on the mattress & the linen & could find no fault. Infact we take extreme pride in the quality of our products. Do go through previous reviews specifically on the same. With regard to our Restaurant. I understand you had crossed well over our closing time for dinner & demanded the makhani dal. Makhani dal takes hours to cook on slow wood fire. We did however provide a simpler dal, which seemed to upset you. Our staff are definitely not from a trained, suited, booted background. This is precisely what we do in sustainable Tourism. Giving skill sets & employment to indigenous communities. We are proud of our Team. It is extremely unfair to demoralize a team with spite in mind. However we welcome you back & will offer you our genuine hospitality. We will continue to be fair to all our guests. Social Media is a powerful tool. Do let us use it to help one another. A genuine negative feedback will have all our efforts to right the wrong. But one with spite is best kept to the sides. Warm regards, Team Red Earth
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Rohit wrote a review Jan 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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We checked in for a 5 night 6 day (including New Years Eve) into Red Earth Kabini on 27h Dec. Having stayed in US for 16 years and vacationed in many an exotic destinations, Red Earth Kabini stands out for many reasons. First they stay true to their sustainable claims - recycled waste water, solar energy, locally procured food, 98% local staff. Kids loved it with so much to do - boat rides, nature walk, swimming, play park, board games, kids books, evening snacks, magic shows, wild life documentaries and chance to feed the animals. Cottages are so brilliantly designed and spaced for privacy - each just a stone throw away from Kabini river. There are only 21 cottages so the place never feels too crowded even at full capacity. Location is ideal from Kabini Tiger Reserve, Elephant Camp, Jerry Martin conservatory, coracle rides - for the nature enthusiasts. Buffet spread was consistently good on each of the 5 days - with a wide assortment to serve each palate - North Indian, South India, Non Veg (including sea food), Kids menu, in house bakery and continental. Sun set on Kabini from "Wonkey Monkey" while having tea is a must do. What makes this place special is the friendly local staff and the personalized care from owners Ravi, Rachel and Aditya. Their personal touch in every corner of the property makes this property a work of art and not just a holiday destination. Highly recommend to all those looking for a family vacation or official retreat for all those looking to escape to the woods yet not too far away from the city.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Eco sustainable, kid friendly, pet friendly
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Response from Rachel Ravi, Owner at Red Earth, Kabini
Responded 3 Jan 2022
Dear Rohit, What a pleasure to have you as a family stay with us for 5 nights. Never once did we feel we had to work towards keeping you entertained. You were an intelligent, inquisitive & very positive family. Keen on learning, understanding & appreciating the work we do in sustainable Tourism. A dream guest, that every hotel would want. Wishing you and yours the very best of 2022 Warm regards, Rachel & Ravi
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muhammed_basheer wrote a review Dec 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates25 contributions4 helpful votes
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One of the best resort for family stay. Food quality, especially the veggie is unbeatable. Need improvement in breakfast and non veg options. Well behaved Staff are the real back bone of this property. Reservation staff needs a bit of training and represent the class of Red Earth.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Avoid night driving
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Responded 3 Jan 2022
Thank you Sir for your feedback We will definitely look into the areas of improvement that you have mentioned Regards Rachel
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JoM_the_traveller wrote a review Nov 2021
Mumbai, India9 contributions4 helpful votes
Food like you will find nowhere else , perfect bakery items, non veg , everything is perfect subtle taste captured. Our kids 9 & 10 had super fun at the resort swimming pool they even went fishing and missed a catfish!. The massage at the spa was deeply stress releasing and their toilteries are to-die-for. We went for nature walk also early morning and kids went to feed the farm animals. By the way they have MAD comics and old Indrajal comics which we wish we could read but didnot have the time . We are surely cecking out all red earth properties. 5 star for Aditya !
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: we stayed in a villa / cottage with its own private Jaccuzi
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Response from Rachel Ravi, Owner at Red Earth, Kabini
Responded 3 Jan 2022
Deeply appreciate your positive notes Keeps us going & enthused Cheers for 2022 Rachel
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ista660 wrote a review Oct 2021
Madikeri, India84 contributions73 helpful votes
We were a group of friends who visited red earth in July. Red earth is very prettily situated on the backwaters of the kabini river about 10 minutes from jungle lodges. The staff are very obliging as are the hosts. Food is delicious as are the chutneys and jams. The desserts are made from fruit grown on the resort. Evening tea is really nice served next to the backwaters. Coffee horlicks and bournvita also available. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Bread etc is baked in house.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Rachel Ravi, Owner at Red Earth, Kabini
Responded 3 Jan 2022
Thank you for appreciating all we offer in simple hospitality Warm regards Rachel
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shweta m wrote a review Aug 2021
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The place has a very rich flora, fauna. The lush greenery is a treat to the eyes and soul. The food is great but sadly that is where it ends. Nothing to keep the children or adults occupied when there is limited options outside. The room is okay but there were cobwebs, the jacuzzi needs cleaning. The play area had sharp and rusted edges and other amenities are crying for upgrade. The library collection is nothing but bunch of old, torn books . Having spent so much was expecting much more that this. There is no room service even for tea, cofee which may be little inconvenient for guests with small kids. Buffet options were great and food was very tasty however quite spicy for the liking of children. I thank the restaurant team for taking care of the kids meal by preparing some no spicy dishes for them. Overall a good place but certainly need upgrade and maintenance.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Rachel Ravi, Owner at Red Earth, Kabini
Responded 3 Jan 2022
Deeply sorry we could not satisfy you Look forward to your next holiday with us when i shall personally look into your needs Rachel
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$202 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKarnatakaKodagu (Coorg)Nagarhole National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Earth, Kabini
Which popular attractions are close to Red Earth, Kabini?
Nearby attractions include Kabini River (6.1 km) and Kabini Dam (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Earth, Kabini?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Red Earth, Kabini?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Red Earth, Kabini?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Earth, Kabini?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Red Earth, Kabini?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.