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Village Mardhari, Post Dhamokar District Umaria, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661 India
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#1 of 34 Speciality lodging in Bandhavgarh National Park
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Village Mardhari, Post Dhamokar District Umaria, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661 India
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Eishita Agarwal wrote a review 7 Feb
New Delhi, India15 contributions1 helpful vote
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We were a large group and stayed here for 3 nights. The lodge represents everything that one would want from a luxurious stay. The rooms were very spacious and had all the amenities one would expect in a luxury experiential hotel such as this. The best part about the lodge is their team, lead by Anshuman and Priyam. Every member of their team from Akshay to Jamuna went over and beyond to ensure that everyone was well taken care of. Would highly recommend staying here when in Bandhavgarh.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Priyam Kumari, Other at Samode Safari Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear eeshiita, Thank you so much for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to know that you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay at our Lodge. Our team 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 the pleasure of welcoming you back. -The Team at The Samode Safari Lodge.
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Prabhakar27 wrote a review Jan 2021
Virudhunagar, India13 contributions9 helpful votes
Starting from a thoughtful note and refreshments placed in the car from Jabalpur to the lodge (much needed for 4 masked travelers after a long day!) to the committed and attentive service in every aspect of the lodge, Samode doesn’t fail to disappoint. Priyam and Anshuman were very gracious hosts who made sure we were well looked after. Every safety and hygiene protocol was in place in the entire property and not once did we feel unsafe be it in the dining area or in the rooms. The management has put much thought and effort into sanitizing everything without being too intrusive. The rooms are grand and spacious and very tastefully done. Each meal in Samode was a culinary delight that induced a pleasant food coma!! Dinners were thoughtfully planned in a new setting every night with regional cuisines served in elegant thalis. The staff graciously reappear from nowhere to serve seconds in a perfectly timed manner. Service fit for royalty! The game drives with Anshuman were entertaining, to say the least. We had 2 wonderful tiger sightings in 6 drives. His knowledge of the park and beyond is immense. Ask him any question and he can answer in a flash without any reference, right from the flora and fauna to photography tips and to the workings of the forest. He has a knack for making even a quiet forest outing special. Priyam and Anshuman along with their team in Samode are committed to giving you a holistic experience be it in the lodge or in the game drives. I would recommend Samode for the discerning safari-goer and for the traveler looking for just a relaxing break. One can look forward to being treated like royalty.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Prabhakar27 , Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us again 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. 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. Your kind words are much appreciated and are a great source of motivation for all of us at the Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back. -The Team at The Samode Safari Lodge
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Abhinav wrote a review Jan 2021
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We stayed at Samode Bandhavgarh from 19th to 21st Jan 2021 with our entire family. The rooms are all one can ask for in a jungle. The hospitality and the service by the staff was great. Every request was taken care of within minutes. The food was very good and the chef treated us with delicacies worth remembering. On demand and healthy food for kids was also available. Would definitely recommend and stay there again on my next visit.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Abhi99887766, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at The Samode Safari Lodge. Your kind words have been shared with our team and they are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Lodge. Creating wonderful guest experiences is what we strive for and we hope to continue doing the same for you. The Team at The Samode Safari Lodge
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Satish Bettadapur wrote a review Jan 2021
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Bandhavgarh and Samode Safari Lodge will always be one of our most favourite vacations. First, the lodge is easily one of the best we have stayed at - it is truly luxurious, very tastefully done up villas which are huge and so comfortable. Anshuman and Priyam are such gracious hosts and their staff out of their way to please - Jamuna in particular was so kind and has such a fantastic service mindset. Every need is anticipated and met - food is outstanding and the locations for each dinner which varies every night is truly special and unique. They took every precaution there was to ensure we never felt nervous - sanitizers, temperature check etc. Anshuman is a walking encyclopedia in the forest - his intuition as a naturalist is absolutely mind-blowing. We had amazing sights of tigers, leopard and so many other animals / birds all thanks to him. He also showed us a family of flying squirrels which was a first for us. We had the time of our life spending 4 nights (which always flies by way too fast) and one of the highlights was to do the first ever hot air balloon ride in a jungle in India which was a brilliant experience by itself. We were totally pampered at the lodge and we cant wait to go back - thanks so much Anshuman and Priyam for making our stay so special and memorable! Best, The Bettadapurs
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 17 Jan 2021
Dear SatishBettadapur, Thank you so much for sparing your valuable time to write such a beautiful 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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shashank a wrote a review Dec 2020
Kanpur, India18 contributions4 helpful votes
Had a brilliant time for 3 nights. Outstanding culinary experience. - way beyond expectation for a luxury lodge. Naturalist Akshaya was helpful, knowledgeable and curious. Had a perfect safari ride with couple of sightings. The service, hospitality and staff there were always on their toes to gives us a delightful experience. The lodge is tastefully done with all amenities being met. Only Jio works and in some areas. Each dinner is a different experience and location. Our last night dinner was an outstanding experience. The only thing if I could have wished more was - some nature trail / walk experience And some more variety of Alchohol.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Jan 2021
Dear shashanka118, 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 and we will definitely work on your constructive feedback because your recommendation means a lot to us. I would like to share with you the activities we offer at the Lodge so that the next time you visit us you can choose to participate in any of them: Village Walk: On this walk you are accompanied by one of our trained naturalists and a staff member of The Samode Safari lodge. This hour and a half long walk takes you to village Mardari, adjacent to the lodge. You will see how the architecture of the lodge has been inspired from the age-old tradition of building houses using local material. You have the chance to interact with the villagers inside their homes and understand their way of life. You will see their agricultural practices and how they rear livestock. Most importantly, the interaction gives you an understanding about the hardships of life around a tiger reserve and how the people of Mardari strike a balance and coexist with animals. Duration: 1.5 hrs approx Nature Walk: One of our trained naturalists takes you on a nature walk around the lodge. The objective of this walk is to find the flora and fauna around the loge and to understand the functioning of the ecosystem by coming closer to nature. You mainly look for birds and other lesser fauna like butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles, trees etc. Bandhavgarh tiger reserve has a great diversity of flora and you can identify some of the commonly found trees to understand their uses. Certain birds like owls have site fidelity and depending upon the season can be found roosting inside the same tree hollows. You go out in search of them and if you’re lucky, you can be pleasantly rewarded with some memorable sightings. Cycling: Participants interested in cycling are free to make use of the cycles in the lodge to explore the surroundings. The options are to cycle through the village adjoining the lodge or on the dirt tracks around the lodge. Guests are always accompanied by a team member. Interaction with School Kids: The local school situated in the village adjoining the lodge gives the participants an insight into the Indian education system and the efforts put in by the government to enhance the literacy levels of the villagers. A short walk to the local school brings you close to the school kids and you get to interact with them, talk to them and understand their aspirations as kids and challenges/opportunities that lie ahead of them. Duration: 1 hr approx. Cooking Demonstration: Our head chef loves to share his culinary skills with guests on request. Most of the recipes are hand-picked by our head chef in consultation with the participants and the demonstration takes you through the processes involved in crafting delicious dishes. Other Activities 1. Safari drives in Buffer zone 2. Gym 3. Swimming pool, plunge pool for kids, jacuzzi & Spa (As per the government guidelines, our Spa and swimming pool remains closed until further notice.) 4. Library 5. Table Tennis and board games 6. Pool Table 7. A collection of films and documentaries We look forward to welcoming you back. -The Samode Safari Lodge Team
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US$ 652 - US$ 1,049 (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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Samode Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle 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.