We opted to stay at Dubare Inn for one night (April 28, 2012), mostly because by the time we booked, other options were full.. After reading several negative reviews, we were really apprehensive of what to expect. However, we were in for a pleasant surprise.
We had booked two cottages (cottage 3 and 4) out of the four available. The location needs little review. It is situated on the bank of Cauvery, right across the Elephant camp, near the spot where we need to take the boat for the trip across. At night, the entire place is eerily quiet, with only the sounds of insects and the flowing water of Cauvery.
The rooms were spacious and adequately furnished. The windows are provided with wire meshes to prevent tiny insects from entering the rooms. Hot water is made available only between 7 and 9 in the morning, but I think you can get it at any time if you request the manager. Each cottage has a separate geyser, and each cottage has a separate satellite DTH connection. The blankets and towels were neat.
Room service is slow, but the food served is tasty. There is a restaurant in the front building, but it closes early in the evening after the last batch of tourists depart from the elephant camp. So dinner is room service only. For breakfast and lunch, the restaurant serves equally good food. The restaurant advertises a Dosa Camp, with several varieties of dosas available.
The highlight of our trip was the early morning jungle walk, with the manager Mr.Prashanth acting as the guide. Mr.Prashanth is a humble person, who tries to accommodate our requests in whatever way possible.
Overall, our stay at Dubare Inn was the highlight of our entire trip. I am surprised to see so many negative reviews about the same. I think Mr.Prashanth has made changes for the better, and that reflects in our positive view for this resort. I will recommend this resort to anyone, without an iota of doubt.
- Also Known As:
- Dubare Inn Resort Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka