The Old Magazine House, Dandeli

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Destination
6.0 / 7
Location
6.2 / 7
Appearance
5.8 / 7
Front Office
5.6 / 7
Service
6.1 / 7
Food & Drink
6.1 / 7
Activities
5.4 / 7
Room
5.6 / 7

Reviews (44)


Bangalore
28 Reviews | 49051 Readers

In pursuit of the birds

6.1/7
Posted 29 Oct, 2013

I along with a group visited the OMH camp for bird watching and that was our sole purpose of exploring bird life in the W. Ghats Some of us chose to stay in the dormitory and some in the cottages and overall the comfort level was good as it has always been. Power outage is an issue and you can't complain much about it being in a remote place. Staff are helpful and always on call and are very courteous Visit this place if you want a break from the hectic life spending quality time doing nothing amongst the frenzy calcining of birds and chatting over the campfire and slurping the hot delicious food. Don't visit if you are looking for a high end luxury resort equipped with all modern facilities Remember, this is an offbeat location and not a luxurious resort and you won't have many facilities that other resorts offer. Activities are limited and the schedules can go haywire if rains interrupt. If you are interested in bird watching or wildlife photography, this is the place to be. Sit, relax and enjoy the show unfurl.

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Pune
1 Review | 251 Readers

Heavenly places with great staff

7.0/7
Posted 3 Sep, 2015

We were at Old Magazine House Forest Camp for 2 days. Main motto was birding and bird photography. It is truly a great place. Wonderful Hospitality. They have Cottage and Dormitory. All meals are included in your room rent. Rooms are simple but clean and tidy. The staff is very polite and helpful This place is paradise for bird watching. We enjoyed birding for 2 days. I could manage to click around 50+ species of the birds excluding the common birds. The resort naturalist guided us in spotting the birds all the time and gave useful information about the birds. For evening time, they took us at water pumping station where we spot more than 40+ hornbill birds Old Magazine House Forest Camp serves tasty food. It includes veg and non veg meal. Best part is when you are busy with bird photography within resort area, they constantly serve tea and coffee to refresh your mind. Evening camp fire is the best place to meet up with other tourist and exchange knowledge on birds and photography skills I simply loved this place ad will visit again for sure.

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Hyderabad
5 Reviews | 5999 Readers

6.1/7
Posted 26 Mar, 2011

Our team of 25 people from Hyderabad went to Old Magazine which we booked through Jungle Lodges . The booking process was easy and the call center people were very helping and offered us corporate discount also. After booking I got in touch with the manager and he arranged for a pick-up from Hubli. The lodge is located inside the and away from the main road . Between trees as if its in core jungle. In the evening we went trekking and got a hilltop view of the Dam and Dandeli area . Guys you will love the trek through jungle The next day we moved for rafting and the event organizing team (few foreigners as well) are very good and allowed us to enjoy us water and parallelly took care of safety as well . They looked very professional . Though the rapids are 3-4 less than the Coorg rafting point . You will love the rafting through the jungle. The food and accommodation at the lodge is neat and clean. Very peaceful location and you can spot many birds in the evening. Give a good work out for your SLR camera ;) The place is worth spending 2nights 3days

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Pune
4 Reviews | 2302 Readers

Great food; great location for bird watching

5.0/7
Posted 9 Aug, 2014

It is a good resort with nice meal and lot of birds which we can see and take the photographs. It is situated in a very calm and cool place with good arrangement for bird watching. Also good arrangement for photography, feel like we are staying in deep forest. At every movement you can hear a different bird's sounds. I would like to visit once again for relaxation . .

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Hyderabad
1 Review | 211 Readers

Awesome Experience

6.4/7
Posted 20 Dec, 2015

Old Magazine House is an awesome place to visit. If you want to be with nature, have a restful time and get disconnected with all hustle-bustle, this is the place you should go OMH is perfect in every way - They have the best service, helpful staff, natural ambience, neatness and most of all Yummy food in the midst of forest Now talking about our stay, we wanted to do river rafting and hence planned to visit Dandeli and selected OMH after Reading about it. They have 2 options for stay - Dormitory and Cottages. We were a huge group of friends and hence Dormitory that has capacity of 16+ adults was a perfect fit. We rented a car to reach to Ganeshgudi - OMH and were welcomed very well and we were amazed with cleanliness of rooms and washrooms. It is very safe for girls/ladies if you are concerned about the safety. Unluckily water rafting never happened during our stay and there are very little options to do apart from relaxing. They have a famous spot for nature lovers and bird photographers, where a lot of exotic birds stop by and give us a pleasant view. Must go Don't forget your

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Bangalore
4 Reviews | 516 Readers

Bangalore
33 Reviews | 67506 Readers

Could have been a great place to unwind

4.0/7
Posted 30 Oct, 2014

We were the only guests in the property. We booked 2 rooms and I assume that they would be the best rooms allowed to us (I haven't seen the other rooms). There is good amount of maintenance required to be done and since we were there at the beginning of the season, they told me that there was lack of interest in the management to maintain the property. Our room didn't have a mirror above the washbasin in the bathroom and the shower head was missing and was replaced by a dummy which was leaking throughout our stay. The commode seat cover was missing a nut that holds the seat in place and was shaky even after it was reported. The best part of the stay was the food which was quite good and we could pretty much get whatever we wanted in the local fanfare. The trek to the top of the mountain where you can have great views of the kali river was amazing. The trek itself is a good exercise and is not for those people who are not fit enough. You need a lot of patience to sit in one place quietly to do bird watching and photography. Carry a big zoom lens at least 400mm. The bigger the lens the better to get a close-up shot of the bird.

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2 Reviews | 2452 Readers

Clean & good accommodation, Very cooperative staff

5.8/7
Posted 29 Mar, 2014

Nice place to stay, Clean and good accommodation /cottage. Good and very cooperative staff. Tasty and hygienic food. Hot water for Bath. Awesome place and enjoy the beautiful nature. Great opportunity to photograph the variety of birds of western ghats . Only thing, we should take care from mosquitoes, when we will be out of cottages, I. E in evening time. Totally my stay was in Old Magazine House, jungle lodge resort on 14th march is pleasant.

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Hyderabad
10 Reviews | 12171 Readers

Awesome place to be one with Nature

6.1/7
Posted 9 Jun, 2015

It is a quiet gateway - a perfect place for those who want to be one with nature. The resort is perfectly blended with the surroundings. There is minimal to no connectivity which is really the best thing one could ask for. No televisions to distract one from the peace that surrounds the place The staff is courteous and always ready to help and accommodate your requests. This is not a place for those who seek luxury. The rooms are clean and maintained. Hot water is available during certain hours of the day given that water is heated using olden day methods Food is awesome - be it breakfast, lunch or dinner food is well done. The spread maybe limited, but tasty and wholesome. There is enough variety for children to choose from and healthy as well. Snacks and soups are healthy and in plenty. Overall this is a good place, if one wants to blend in with nature.

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Reviews summary (44)

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Experience Scale

Average rating

Destination
6.0 / 7
Location
6.2 / 7
Appearance
5.8 / 7
Front Office
5.6 / 7
Service
6.1 / 7
Food & Drink
6.1 / 7
Activities
5.4 / 7
Room
5.6 / 7

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Pune
1 Review | 251 Readers

Heavenly places with great staff

7.0/7
Posted 28 Dec, 2015

We were at Old Magazine House Forest Camp for 2 days. Main motto was birding and bird photography. It is truly a great place. Wonderful Hospitality. They have Cottage and Dormitory. All meals are included in your room rent. Rooms are simple but clean and tidy. The staff is very polite and helpful This place is paradise for bird watching. We enjoyed birding for 2 days. I could manage to click around 50+ species of the birds excluding the common birds. The resort naturalist guided us in spotting the birds all the time and gave useful information about the birds. For evening time, they took us at water pumping station where we spot more than 40+ hornbill birds Old Magazine House Forest Camp serves tasty food. It includes veg and non veg meal. Best part is when you are busy with bird photography within resort area, they constantly serve tea and coffee to refresh your mind. Evening camp fire is the best place to meet up with other tourist and exchange knowledge on birds and photography skills I simply loved this place ad will visit again for sure.

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Hyderabad
5 Reviews | 5999 Readers

Our team of 25 people from Hyderabad went to Old M...

6.1/7
Posted 6 Apr, 2011

Our team of 25 people from Hyderabad went to Old Magazine which we booked through Jungle Lodges . The booking process was easy and the call center people were very helping and offered us corporate discount also. After booking I got in touch with the manager and he arranged for a pick-up from Hubli. The lodge is located inside the and away from the main road . Between trees as if its in core jungle. In the evening we went trekking and got a hilltop view of the Dam and Dandeli area . Guys you will love the trek through jungle The next day we moved for rafting and the event organizing team (few foreigners as well) are very good and allowed us to enjoy us water and parallelly took care of safety as well . They looked very professional . Though the rapids are 3-4 less than the Coorg rafting point . You will love the rafting through the jungle. The food and accommodation at the lodge is neat and clean. Very peaceful location and you can spot many birds in the evening. Give a good work out for your SLR camera ;) The place is worth spending 2nights 3days

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Bangalore
28 Reviews | 49051 Readers

In pursuit of the birds

6.1/7
Posted 29 Oct, 2013

I along with a group visited the OMH camp for bird watching and that was our sole purpose of exploring bird life in the W. Ghats Some of us chose to stay in the dormitory and some in the cottages and overall the comfort level was good as it has always been. Power outage is an issue and you can't complain much about it being in a remote place. Staff are helpful and always on call and are very courteous Visit this place if you want a break from the hectic life spending quality time doing nothing amongst the frenzy calcining of birds and chatting over the campfire and slurping the hot delicious food. Don't visit if you are looking for a high end luxury resort equipped with all modern facilities Remember, this is an offbeat location and not a luxurious resort and you won't have many facilities that other resorts offer. Activities are limited and the schedules can go haywire if rains interrupt. If you are interested in bird watching or wildlife photography, this is the place to be. Sit, relax and enjoy the show unfurl.

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4 Reviews | 4535 Readers

the Whole Experience was amazing, had a good trip,...

6.6/7
Posted 27 Jun, 2010

the Whole Experience was amazing, had a good trip, when we reached the resort the staff welcomed us with the name, the food was great , the rooms were clean, service excellant, the resort location is beautiful,Feel so relax being there no disturbance no work tensions just chill out, one connects with the innerself being at this place ,had a 2day plan but wished to extend the plan. had fun with the coracle ride, trekking- the view is amazing from the hill only disappointment was i didnt get to do river rafting which was the objective to visit the place but still we cherish the moment spent in the resort

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Hyderabad
1 Review | 211 Readers

Awesome Experience

6.4/7
Posted 13 Jan, 2016

Old Magazine House is an awesome place to visit. If you want to be with nature, have a restful time and get disconnected with all hustle-bustle, this is the place you should go OMH is perfect in every way - They have the best service, helpful staff, natural ambience, neatness and most of all Yummy food in the midst of forest Now talking about our stay, we wanted to do river rafting and hence planned to visit Dandeli and selected OMH after Reading about it. They have 2 options for stay - Dormitory and Cottages. We were a huge group of friends and hence Dormitory that has capacity of 16+ adults was a perfect fit. We rented a car to reach to Ganeshgudi - OMH and were welcomed very well and we were amazed with cleanliness of rooms and washrooms. It is very safe for girls/ladies if you are concerned about the safety. Unluckily water rafting never happened during our stay and there are very little options to do apart from relaxing. They have a famous spot for nature lovers and bird photographers, where a lot of exotic birds stop by and give us a pleasant view. Must go Don't forget your

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Overview

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The Old Magazine House is ranked #3 among the 72 hotels in Dandeli with an average rating of 5.9 out of 7. It is one of the 2, 4-star Nature Camps in Dandeli. It is part of the "Jungle Lodges & Resorts" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 31 photos and 44 text reviews and is rated top for its Location, Food & Drink and Service.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000 per night. The hotel offer 5 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (38%) and Group (33%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 50% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 29% have rated the ambience as scenic nature.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.

Supa Dam (3 Kms) is the most popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.

Other amenities include Backup Generator, Restaurant, Room Service, Travel Assistance and Laundry Services. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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