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brat85 wrote a review 18 May
Mumbai, India23 contributions15 helpful votes
We decided to celebrate our milestone wedding anniversary at Bandhavgarh and stayed at Samode Safari Lodge We couldn’t have chosen a better place and lodge as it turned out to be a memorable and eventful week (thanks to the Tigers and Bears), for us. Our naturalist Abhimanyu a.k.a Guchi was extremely knowledgeable and it was great interacting with him all thru’ our drives. Our drives were spread over Kitauli, Tala and the Magdhi gates. We spotted 21 unique Tigers (yes, you read it right!) not including the repeat sightings. But the best sighting were the Sloth Bears – two different ones, one in the morning and one later in the evening. Oh, did I mention the leopard sighting as well? If you are looking at perfect wildlife holiday at Bandhavgarh, look no further than Samode for your stay. Even if you are not so inclined to go on a drive one day, you can sit and chill at their stunning swimming pool spotting countless birds including the Purple Sunbird, Drongo, Green bee eater, Paradise flycatcher and Kingfisher. The service at Samode is excellent , their staff extremely courteous going out of their way to ensure your stay is most comfortable. Kudos to Priyam, Anshuman, Swamideen, Chefs Sunil, Shiv and everyone else @ Samode. Please keep up the good work. We cannot wait to be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear brat85, Thank you so much for sparing your valuable time to write a review for us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Lodge. The Samode Safari Lodge experience is about our team working towards creating beautiful memories for all our guests and I am happy that we were able to do the same for you. Your kind words are much appreciated and are a great source of motivation for all of us at the Lodge. It will give me great pleasure to share your compliments with the rest of our team. I know how much they will appreciate what you have said. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back again. -The Team at The Samode Safari Lodge.
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sapna wrote a review Apr 2022
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My daughter and I had a brilliant experience at the samodhe lodge. The luxurious rooms the food the staff and guides were just outstanding. We can’t wait to go back again and soak in more of the place. Thank u team we hope u continue the standard and keep the the service and enthusiasm going.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Please book ur drives in advance so u get the preferred zones and timings.
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Responded 11 Apr 2022
Dear Escape43786511570, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we thank you for taking time out to post such a delightful review of The Samode Safari Lodge on TripAdvisor. I will definitely pass on your feedback to our team. The naturalists and serving staff try all they can to create a wonderful lodge experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again. -The Team at The Samode Safari Lodge
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Punit Kumar wrote a review Mar 2022
New Delhi, India15 contributions10 helpful votes
This is the Best Samode property managed by a manager named Priya who is getting things done before the Resident requests for it. The Lunch is out of the world and Dinner extraordinarily creative. The breakfast packet is good enough to take care of driver and guide. Small things like Bandaid and Shaving cream need a brand upgrade. The Commitment of Staff with kerosene lanterns and torch light 24 by Seven.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 1 Apr 2022
Dear punit134p, Thank you so much for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge. We will definitely work on your constructive feedback, your recommendation means a lot to us. My team and I look forward to welcoming you back again. - The Team at The Samode Safari Lodge
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Anjana G wrote a review Mar 2022
Mumbai, India6 contributions12 helpful votes
This was our SECOND visit and I can vouch for it that our experience was even better this time. This place and the people there have become family. we felt so homely that we learnt cooking from the chefs (Shiv, Sunil, Bablu and Jeetu). Their hospitality is unbeatable. The chefs make mouth-watering, out of the box food. From presentation to taste is just mind-blowing. Rooms are huge and magnificent. The property is so well maintained. Anshuman, our naturalist not only worked hard in tracking tigers for us but also made us understand what a forest is. It was a thrilling experience. Forest safaris have become a passion for us as well now. Thank you is too less for all of them. Special thanks to Priyam for the good hospitality and the entire team (Devrat, jamuna, etc.). We truly have become family. We loved every bit of it. Looking forward to visit again soon :)
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 10 Mar 2022
Dear Anjana G, Thank you for taking time out to share this delightful review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at The Samode Safari Lodge. We are very happy to know that you had a pleasant and comfortable stay at our lodge. Every guest is special to us and it is our endeavor to ensure that all our guests leave the lodge with beautiful memories. We sincerely appreciate your feedback on our service. "Samode breathes through its people"-this is what we strongly believe in and comments like yours assure us that we are living up to our philosophy. It will give me great pleasure to share your compliments with the entire team, I know how much they will appreciate what you have said. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back. -The Team at The Samode Safari Lodge
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Anurag Sharma wrote a review Mar 2022
New Delhi, India67 contributions7 helpful votes
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I was at Samode Safari Lodge from February 27, 2022 to March 4, 2022 and it was the best wilderness break I have had thus far. The wonderful experience was a result of the excellent attitude of all at the Lodge coupled with the very aesthetic, luxurious and excellently appointed Safari Lodge. Anshuman and Priyam work in the background and ensure everything works to perfection and I had a flawless experience for this reason. Right from the time I picked up the phone to speak to Anshuman about the distribution of my Safari drives in the various zones, I could sense a very cultivated and responsible approach from all at Samode. The Lodge is in the buffer zone and almost adjacent to one of the core zones of the park. The lounge and dining areas of the Lodge are a treat for the senses, reflecting an old world charm and the perfect atmosphere for a Safari Lodge. Shiv and Sunil, the Chefs prepared delectable fare each and every time, from lovely continental lunches to sumptuous dinners. The venue for dinner changes every evening and I must compliment Samode for arranging a pool side dinner for me, even though the third wave of the pandemic just having abated, the Lodge was not experiencing the rush it does in the normal times. Jamuna deserves a special mention for his excellent service at all hours, especially in the evenings. His unobtrusive and yet extremely prompt response to the slightest gesture was heart-warming, The Villas are exemplary in their planning and underplayed beauty. Extremely spacious and comfortable, they provided the much needed rest after spending practically the whole day in the forest. One would not want to change anything at all in the way the Lodge has been made and works. Abhimanyu (Gucci) was my naturalist for all my drives and even before and after the drives there was no need to look beyond him no matter what the requirement. I cannot recall seeing such zeal, commitment and motivation in the past many years. He is excellent regarding all aspects of the Safari drives, the driving, the knowledge of the forest, gut instincts, connections with the others driving in the forest and the guides etc. the result of all this was that I ended up seeing ten different tigers during my stay. Each sighting was an incomparable delight and the fact that Abhimanyu was always at the right place at the right time played a major role in the success with the sightings. No praise can be high enough for Abhimanyu’s contribution in making my trip such a great experience. It was my second visit to Bandhavgarh- I came back in good measure because I had missed seeing Samode the last time, and it proved to be a great instinctive decision. Bandhavgarh and Samode Safari Lodge have become almost synonymous for me after this trip.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 10 Mar 2022
Dear CounselAnuragSharma, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we thank you for taking time out to post such a delightful review of The Samode Safari Lodge on TripAdvisor. Nothing inspires us more than knowing that our guests have had an enjoyable stay and their expectations were met. I have shared your feedback with our team whose efforts have made this possible. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back. -The Team at The Samode Safari Lodge
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Aman Poddar wrote a review Feb 2022
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It's a special place. It's a special team. We had an amazing time at samode. The food as well as the hospitality is world class and each and every thing is taken care of. The staff never said no to anything and were very cooperative. The safari was brilliant as well. It was a perfect holiday.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 28 Feb 2022
Dear amanpoddar9, Thank you so much for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. Our team at the Lodge constantly strives to create beautiful memories for all our guests and we are extremely grateful when our efforts are so well recognized. Thank you once again for such a delightful review. We look forward to welcoming you back. -The Team at The Samode Safari Lodge
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karan chawla wrote a review Feb 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
The place has a charm which is difficult to find… visited bandhavgarh on several occasions but taking time out to recommend this accommodation. The reason I recommend this place is that besides the superb accommodation the team here is the very best. From kitchen to restaurant to naturalist to every person you meet at the property is extremely helpful and enhance your experience. I would also like to recommend speaking to anshuman and priyam at the hotel who go out of their way to help you. Well done samode!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 4 Feb 2022
Dear Dreamer06551334372, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. I will definitely pass on your feedback to our team. The naturalists and serving staff try all they can to create a wonderful lodge experience and we are extremely grateful when our efforts are so well recognized. We look forward to welcoming you back. -The team at The Samode Safari Lodge
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Pegasus1984 wrote a review Feb 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited the property for a vacay with our friends. The hospitality at the lodge was by far the best I have experienced. The staff overall was super and the food was delicious. The rooms are spacious and well looked after. The game drives were booked through the hotel and we were lucky to have sighting in 5 out of 6 drives, but the same would not have been possible without Anshuman and Akshay, naturalists of the property and the park guide. The hospitality looked after by Priyam at the property left no stone unturned to make sure we have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 4 Feb 2022
Dear PegasusIndia, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we thank you for taking time out to post such a delightful review of The Samode Safari Lodge on TripAdvisor. Nothing inspires us more than knowing that our guests have had an enjoyable stay and their expectations were met. I have shared your feedback with our team whose efforts have made this possible. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back. -The Team at The Samode Safari Lodge
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Karan S wrote a review Jan 2022
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Very poor booking experience with Mr Pawan Singh who was rude and unhelpful. He outright said that all details are sent in the mail and didn’t bother clarifying anything... The management should have a more professional team for bookings.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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M P wrote a review Dec 2021
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The hospitality at Samode Safarl lodge is the best we have experienced. Amazing location, luxurious lodging, fabulous food topped with attentive service. The wildlife sightings, including tiger, are exciting and professionally organized. A perfect getaway with family and friends. Ideal setting for pandemic times with independent and few villas.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 27 Dec 2021
Dear N992JEmp, Thank you so much for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. The Samode Safari Lodge experience is about our team working towards creating beautiful memories for all our guests. Your kind words are much appreciated and are a great source of motivation for all of us at the Lodge. Thank you once again for such a delightful review. My team and I look forward to welcoming you back at the Lodge. -The Samode Safari Lodge Team
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PRICE RANGE
$380 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaMadhya PradeshUmaria DistrictBandhavgarh National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samode Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Samode Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Samode Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Samode Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Samode Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Samode Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Samode Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Samode Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Samode Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.