Bandhav Vilas

Bandhav Vilas

Village Kuchwahi, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661 India
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₹12,556
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4.5
#1 of 1 villa in Bandhavgarh National Park
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Nestled among the picturesque Vindhya hills & the natural beauty of the wilds, Bandhav Vilas is the luxury jungle resort on the edge of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. The perfect base from which to explore the territory of the majestic tiger. The resort setting is picture perfect with a dramatic watercourse and sun kissed private sit outs & decks. Charming luxury Villas, contemporary interiors with traditional touches, luxurious bathrooms & private open on sky courtyard are in perfect contrast of the ruggedness of the jungle.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Badminton
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Car park
Free wifi in the business centre
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Game room
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Dishwasher
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Katy C wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely lodge, cannot praise it highly enough. Surroundings are beautiful and peaceful, accommodation is lovely and very clean, staff are so helpful and caring, food is delicious and plentiful and I cannot wait to go back. The grounds are lovely. The outdoor seating areas around the fire pit are inviting and comfortable. Llovely pool for a cooling dip in the middle of the day.
Coming back to the lodge after a tiger safari drive to be welcomed with a warm washcloth to wipe off the dust, followed by a really nice cup of tea (or coffee) with great biscuits made in the kitchens is just what you need. Our room was beautifully furnished with solid hardwood and safari themed fabrics, with lovely toiletries to use in the indoor or outdoor shower. The bed was super-comfy and I slept like a baby! The food was wonderful at breakfast, lunch and dinner, always a variety of dishes to choose from and the spices were not too heavy, really delicious chicken and paneer dishes every day, and the dahl was fabulous with the freshly cooked naan and roti. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were attentive without being smothering, always a smile and one step ahead knowing what i wanted most of the time! Everything about this lodge was just fantastic. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay whilst looking for tigers in Bandhavgar, our driver was excellent every day and played a big part in finding such great sightings for us.
Stay at Bandhav Vilas, you'll love it!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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prateek_mittal wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India346 contributions191 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a nice property with huge rooms with great spaces to sit out in front of behind your room cottage, a restaurant that serves home type food, an excellent vegetable and fruits garden where we picked fresh organic vegetables and polite staff. There is no internet except at reception and bonfire at night was great. Traveling in a group this is an excellent option. The staff is all highly cooperative, efficient and polite. They could add stuff for kids as they have the space and the badminton area etc are not kept well but that's a very small price for an otherwise nice property.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Reservations B, Manager at Bandhav Vilas
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Dear Guests, Namastey!! Thank you for choosing to stay at Bandhav Vilas, and for your kind review. We are delighted to know that you had such a pleasant stay. We appreciate your valuable feedback on our rooms, food, room and kitchen organic vegetable garden – especially your comments about our whole team, who endeavours every time to give our visitors a good experience. We always try to create a homely atmosphere at Bandhav Vilas, to ensure that our guests have a memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to us. Thank you once again for your review. With Kindest Regards Team Bandhav Vilas – Bandhavgarh
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barbara s wrote a review Mar 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom145 contributions83 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The villa we stayed in was large, luxurious and very comfortable.
The bed was extremely comfy.
The bathroom was huge with a bath and a shower but we were able to shower outside as the weather was very nice.
There’s a lovely little seating area right outside so we were able to enjoy the peace and quiet and watch the numerous birds in the trees in the little bit of spare time we had.
The food was amazing. A lot of it is grown in the gardens and is very fresh.
There was always so much choice and the home made biscuits were fantastic!
The staff were very welcoming, smart, polite and attentive.
The grounds are very well kept and the whole complex is spotlessly clean.
There’s a lovely library and pool and plenty of outdoor seating around a fire pit.
Beautifully lit up in the evenings.
I can’t praise these villas enough.
I’d definitely recommend them and would love to return someday.
Thank you for such a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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kaushalvjain wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had visited the beautiful jungles of bandhavgarh in early Nov-21 and we are so happy that we booked our accomodation in Bandhav Vilas ! Almost everything about the resort is top notch : The Rooms are one of the biggest i have seen in wildlife resorts, The Evening High Tea and entertainment activities like Wildlife Documentary, Tribal Dance & Born Fire was a great experience. The food served was tasty and customized to suit the kids palate & taste. Safari Vehicle, driver and other facilities provided by the resort were at par with any top end resort . Overall the experience was great and a superb value for money as i have witness similar experiences in only top end resorts where room charges are a bomb !, but at Bandhav Vilas you are assured of this similar experience at Half the Cost than a top end resort.
Special thanks to the Manager Vijay and his able team led by Deepak for a wonderful experience and the very very special Bush Diner.
Improvement Feedback : They should have some proactive information displayed and shared about Nature Walk, Organic garden walk and Food Demonstrations so that all guests are well informed about the same and can avail the same as per need.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are equal in size and layout so any room is better.
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Response from Reservations Bandhav Vilas, General Manager at Bandhav Vilas
Responded 16 Nov 2021
Dear Guests, Namastey!! Thank you for choosing to stay at Bandhav Vilas, and for your kind review. We are delighted to know that you had such a pleasant stay. We appreciate your valuable feedback on our food, rooms, service and staff, we endeavor every time to give our visitors a good experience. We always try to create a homely atmosphere at Bandhav Vilas, to ensure that our guests have a memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to us. Thank you once again for your review. With Kindest Regards Team Bandhav Vilas – Bandhavgarh
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ANNE M wrote a review Mar 2023
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The first thing they did wrong here was to put a solo travelling women into the farthest room away from the reception/dining area. The other travelers who were travelling with my tour company, Nature Safari India, were all located close to the reception/dining area. They were 3 men and 1 women. I indicated to reception I did not like being that far away from reception, that I was alone and it was very dark both in the morning and at dinner time for me to walk so far alone. They did not suggest to move me.
The bungalows were large, with both a front and back balcony, neither of which I used because I was too far away from all the other guests and felt vulnerable. There was a sitting area in the room as well as a walk in shower and a bathtub. There was also an outdoor shower which could be accessed through both the bathroom and the bedroom.
One morning the guard dogs spent 40 minutes barking very vigorously starting at 3:30 AM. They did not stop, it was clear they were right outside my cottage at the very end of the resort near the perimeter wall. At no point did the security staff show up to check about why they were barking for such a long period of time. I wonder what the function of the security guards is if not no respond to a security threat?
As previously mentioned when I left in the morning it was still dark to go out on safari, I called reception quiet far in advance to get an escort to walk me to the gate, I had to call 3 times and was late getting to my jeep because of their tardiness.
The food was ok but nothing really stood out as far as quality or variety.
We were provided with a blanket in the morning to keep off the chill, while my travel companions lodging provided us both, blankets, blanket ponchos and a hot water bottle. My friends who were also travelling with Nature Safari India was suitable jealous and teased about the added luxuries I got from the 5 star hotel my companion was staying at.
The garden setting was very pretty, had it been warmer I would have enjoyed swimming and lounging by the beautiful pool.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If your alone insist on a room close to reception.
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Response from Reservations Bandhav Vilas, General Manager at Bandhav Vilas
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guests, Namastey!! Thank you for choosing to stay at Bandhav Vilas, and for your kind review. We regret to know that you had an unpleasant stay. We appreciate your valuable feedback and work on the metioned areas and ensure the best service in future. we endeavor every time to give our visitors a good & memorable experience. We always try to create a homely atmosphere at Bandhav Vilas, to ensure that our guests have a memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to us. Thank you once again for your review. With Kindest Regards Team Bandhav Vilas – Bandhavgarh
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Experience509063 wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Bandhav Vilas was extraordinary.
The staff made us feel welcome. They asked about my children’s food preferences and went out of their way to prepare dishes requested by my kids. We were provided with blankets and a hot water bottle every morning prior to the safari which really made a huge difference as it was quite cold. They even provided us with a meal on our last day to take with us on the road trip to the airport. I miss the afternoon coffee/tea sessions. The rooms are comfortable, cozy, spacious and clean. It felt more like staying in a family home rather than a hotel. I would highly recommend Bandhav Vilas.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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terence151 wrote a review Jan 2023
Somerset, United Kingdom4,725 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Reflecting the issue with UK visas and the general economic situation the hotel was far from busy but there was no evidence that this had resulted in reduced service etc in fact the contrary.
The room ( vila ) was without doubt the best equipped of any of the park properties we have stayed in, we have been to Ranthanbore, Pench, Khana and Bandavgarth.
Lunch was taken outside in the sunshine and consisted of at least 4 different dishes served at the table not a buffet..
The dinner buffet offered more than enough variety although dedicated carnivores might want more than one non veg dish, not a problem for us.
The chef was concerned that the spice level might have been too high for us picky Brits but again not a problem.
Breakfast was provided in the park in quiet locations away from the central area where most go.
Tiger viewing is a gamble but we were fortunate to see one thanks to the guides network..
One highlight was seeing a jungle cat in the open for some time, a first for us in India.
Bandav villas is not the closest to any of the gates or to tala village but the drive there takes you through local countryside.

We are returning in April when we were told that the chance of tiger viewings is increased but we will see.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Reservations Bandhav Vilas, General Manager at Bandhav Vilas
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guests, Namastey!! Thank you for choosing to stay at Bandhav Vilas, and for your kind review. We are delighted to know that you had such a pleasant stay. We appreciate your valuable feedback on our food, rooms, service and staff, we endeavor every time to give our visitors a good & memorable experience. We always try to create a homely atmosphere at Bandhav Vilas, to ensure that our guests have a memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to us. Thank you once again for your review. With Kindest Regards Team Bandhav Vilas – Bandhavgarh
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_Pepper_1572 wrote a review Mar 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bandhav Villas is a wonderful place to stay, nestled just outside the main village it is lovely and quiet. The rooms are very spacious and clean, the little bungalows gives you privacy all set in wonderful grounds.

The food was just amazing, the kitchen staff were just brilliant and created dish after dish of wonderful food, not to spicy, just perfect. They catered for my every need and nothing was ever to much trouble.

Everyday i was greeted with a caring smile, anything i needed was provided, all staff were very attentive to there clients ensuring their stay was relaxing and every need catered for.

Everyone that worked at Bandhav Vilas worked tirelessly to make my stay a comfortable one. It's an amazing place and my stay was wonderful, i couldn't of asked for a better location to stay at whilst looking for tigers in Bandhavgarh National Park.

Thank you everyone for making my stay so memorable.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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olivia d wrote a review Feb 2020
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam32 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Big room, bathroom clean and good food definitely BUT here are some details which make this place exceptional. First of all is the attention that the staff give to the clients. When you leave and come back from any safari a good and nice tea is waiting for you. The evening tea is even better as it is around a bonefire which make this place the cosiest place on earth. Then the first night it was very cold and I was scared to go to the room and take my shower as I dislike cold temperature but surprised the staff went to the room before to prepare it and made it warm for us!! Also the pack breakfast they prepared is big not just few fruits or bread, every day was different and good.
The food is amazing and they really made sure that everything was vegetarian for me.
And finally the surrounding and facilities are good, with massage, clean swimming pool even in winter and the little movies and documentaries we can see outside at night around the fire. I just wanted to add that for the morning safari, the hot water bag they gave made a big difference in our frozen mood. It is the perfect place to enjoy peace, happiness and animals
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Any room is quiet as all the blocks (4 rooms) are all separated from each other
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Response from Reservations Bandhav Vilas, General Manager at Bandhav Vilas
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Dear Visitors, Namastey!! Thank you for choosing to stay at Bandhav Vilas, and for your kind review. We are delighted to know that you had such a pleasant stay. We appreciate your valuable feedback on our room, food, bonfire, pool, safari & packed breakfast – especially your comments about our staff who endeavours every time to give our visitors a good safari experience. We always try to create a homely atmosphere at Bandhav Vilas, to ensure that our guests have a memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to us. Thank you once again for your review. With Kindest Regards Team Bandhav Vilas – Bandhavgarh
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Inspire791148 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom2 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best bit of the Bandhav Vilas are the members of staff, so friendly and helpful throughout our 4 night stay, my wife and I cannot thank them enough. The hotel, due to the coronavirus crisis, was very quiet and the staff must have been concerned for their own and families futures but helped us as we were also concerned if we would get home O.K.

When everything settles down and it is safe to travel again I could not recommend the place highly enough, The meals were delicious and fully suited my wife who is vegetarian. Outside shower was great after a morning game drive.

We had six game drives seeing tigers on everyone (driver/guide was superb) with one especially when we were there alone for about 30 minutes with a male and female really close to the road, it was fantastic.

My best wishes to all the staff, stay safe and thanks.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Dawesy1 asked a question May 2019
Telford, United Kingdom71 contributions72 helpful votes
Can you arrange airport transfers from Jabalapur airport and if so what is the cost .
Answer from Reservations B
Hello,we can arrange transfers for surrounding airport stations. Regards Bandhav Vilas Team
Ed A wrote a tip 7 May
Dover, United Kingdom72 contributions77 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You will not be disappointed. Everything is absolutely perfect!"
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Kevin Neal wrote a tip Apr 2024
17 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The food is mainly vegetarian but still plenty of choice"
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chintukapadia wrote a tip Jun 2023
Mumbai, India104 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are family of 4 request for twin beds as they are quite big"
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Ross H wrote a tip Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia99 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just ask if you have any food allergies and it will be catered for."
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ANNE M wrote a tip Mar 2023
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If your alone insist on a room close to reception."
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PRICE RANGE
₹12,908 - ₹16,406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaMadhya PradeshUmaria DistrictBandhavgarh National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bandhav Vilas
Which popular attractions are close to Bandhav Vilas?
Nearby attractions include Bandhavgarh National Park (2.8 km), Bandhavgarh Hill (1.8 km), and Shesh-Saiya (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bandhav Vilas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bandhav Vilas?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bandhav Vilas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bandhav Vilas?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bandhav Vilas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aangan, Her Cafe, and Cafe Malaya.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bandhav Vilas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, locker rooms available in the fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Bandhav Vilas have airport transportation?
Yes, Bandhav Vilas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bandhav Vilas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bandhav Vilas offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bandhav Vilas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
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