The Serai Bandipur, Bandipur National Park

Kaniyanpura Village, Mangala Post Gundlupet Taluk, Bandipur Chamarajanagar

Ranked 5 of 18 hotels in Bandipur National Park

The Serai Bandipur,Bandipur National Park
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1 Review | 751 Readers

Excellent property, courteous staff

Posted 9 Jul, 2013

The drive to this resort was very good except for a few rough patches. We were greeted well right at the gate. We were served fruit juice during check-in and were made to fill out a form giving our address details, etc. We had taken a weekend package of the courtyard superior room. This has a big bedroom and a reasonably big drawing room with ACs in both the rooms. The bathroom has a small glass ceiling at a corner which makes the whole experience of using the bathroom all the more wonderful. This also has a sit-out overlooking the \'residence\'. The restaurant was quite a walk from our room. All the meals were buffet and the assortment was just too good. Food was delicious. They serve snacks in an open space every evening. It was a very good experience to sip piping hot coffee with hot snacks when cool air was blowing around. Since the entire 40 acre property is in the Bandipur forest range, only sounds that could be heard were the sound of rustling leaves from strong winds or sounds made by birds or trees swaying due to winds. The resort was very calm and is very good for relaxation, meditation, etc away from the noise of the cities. Rooms were pricey but it was worth every penny. The \'naturalist\' by name Imran was an encyclopedia when it came to animals, their habitat, etc He took us for a \'nature walk\' at around 5.30 am to sight wild animals. We were given good binoculars and we spotted a few deers having breakfast, fresh elephant dung and its footprints! They have indoor games to do some time pass. Swimming pool was not heated, so it was difficult to use in rainy weather. When we were just about to start back, we noticed that our car had a flat tyre. I informed them about it and though we had checked out, they called in a few guys and replaced the tyre with ease. The staff are always smiling and ready to help. All I can say is it was a wonderful experience and I recommend anyone, who has a couple of days to spare, to stay here and have a superb time. Room Tip: Take the courtyard \'superior\' room only if you intend to use the drawing room as equally as...

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1 Review | 1261 Readers

Great experience!

Posted 26 Apr, 2012

After getting lost on the way (which was expected- given that my husband was driving) and reaching late, everything just fell into place- the weather was perfect, animals were adventurous enough to come close to the resort, unseasonal rains had added a lot of green cover.I came back to the city recharged and upbeat.

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1 Review | 521 Readers

Rooms were very spacious and well-maintained

Posted 2 Jan, 2015

The Resort location was very good and very convenient. The appearance of the hotel was very pleasant and interiors of the hotel was very beautiful and appealing. Ambiance was very good. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The hotel had ample parking space. The rooms were very spacious and well-maintained hygiene of the place was very good. The amenities provided by the hotel was very good. There was greenery view from our was good. The hotel had provided indoor and outdoor activities along safari.its a total value for money. There were no delays in check-in and check-out. this was a family trip. I would say its a total value for money.

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2 Reviews | 678 Readers

Everything provided in the hotel was excellent

Posted 17 Jul, 2014

It was really good. Appearance wise,it was very good. Staff behaviour was excellent. I tasted the food there and it was good. There were lot of varieties in both veg and non-veg. Room was really good. As a destination it is good. They provided sightseeing,campfire,etc was there. It was good. There was no problem regarding check-in or check-out. AC and LCD was provided in the room and all were in a working condition. Serai Bandipur is an excellent place to go. Location was also excellent. Appearance wise,it was excellent or more than that. Reception people were very good. Service of the staff was excellent. Rooms were also excellent there. Food was also excellent. Activity part was excellent. Nothing should be improved only the thing was that it was quite expensive. Rest everything is fine. I travelled there in the month of February with my friends. It was a relaxation trip.

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1 Review | 65 Readers

The food price was reasonable

Posted 2 Feb, 2016

It was very good experience in this hotel. The hotel was located in good place. The hotel building and appearance was good. There was no problem finding this hotel. The services of the hotel staffs were good. The staffs were useful to us like they used to respond to our request. The room was good with all amenities like TV and AC. Both hot and cold water facility was provided. The food was good in quality and taste. The price was reasonable. There was some activity like spa and swimming pool. The hotel stay was nice to my family. I would like to recommend this hotel for others. The hotel was worth to my money.

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The Serai Bandipur is ranked #5 among the 18 hotels in Bandipur National Park with an average rating of 6.1 out of 7. It is one of the among 5-star Resorts in Bandipur National Park. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 23 photos and 78 text reviews and is rated top for its Room, Service and Appearance. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 17,400 to Rs 19,200 per night. 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 (57%) and Couple (32%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 63% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 22% 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 Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.

Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and AC. 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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