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# 66/2, Anterasante Hobli, N. Begur Village, H.D.Kote Taluk, Mysore Distric., Kenchanahalli, Karnataka 571116 , Karnataka
Ranked 4 of 10 hotels in Kabini
Nice spacious cottages with 2 rooms and kitchen facility. Good if you are travelling with family or frie... More >
Best Hotels to Stay in Kabini
Kabini is one of the famous waterfront destination in Karnataka . Being a preferred destination for couples, family & kids, Kabini provides different accommodation options for every type of traveler out there. From luxury, budget to cheap hotels, you can book any type based on your requirements. Our simple ranking system helps you identify best deals and discounts in any category. With few simple tips and using appropriate filters, you should be able to easily book online a suitable stay option from given hotel list.
Type of property
Kabini provides variety of accommodation options like Resorts, B&B, Guest house, Hostel, Lodge and Tent, Camp, Caravan. Each of these options provide wide range of amenities. Kabini River Lodge provides Restaurant, Spa and Doctor On Call , and Red Earth has Restaurant, Power backup and Room Service.
Luxury hotels like Waterwoods Lodge & Resorts, The Serai and Orange County-Kabini provide all the comfort in the world and an experience you will never forget. If you are looking for some cheaper accommodation options then are among the highly rated budget hotels in Kabini. You will be able to book hotels like having tariff below Rs 1500 easily. The highest price for budget hotels like will go up to Rs 2500 which makes them a great deal without sacrificing on the quality of rooms and overall stay experience.
Price and Star rating
Kabini offers a wide selection of budget, 3 star and 5 star hotels and resorts with their tariffs being as cheap as Rs 500 to prices above Rs 10,000 per night. Kabini River Lodge and The Bison are among the top reviewed 3 star hotels where a room will cost up to Rs 13800 per night.
If you are looking for cheaper options, you can try out budget options like Kaav Safari Lodge which offer basic amenities with good lodging and are economical. If you are visiting Kabini in off-season, then check out some of the best deals and discounts offered by The Bison and The Peepal Tree on hotel packages.
No matter whether you want to stay close to the market, near bus stand, railway station or somewhere close to the nature in the outskirts, there are multiple stay options available for booking and you will be spoilt for choice.
Booking hotels around popular localities like Gundattur, N. Begur, Machare, Rajanagar and Machare will allow you to cover most of the famous attractions in minimum time. Kabini River are few of the best sightseeing places in Kabini based on traveler reviews.
Different travelers have different preferences when it comes to selecting a hotel or a resort. While some may emphasize on location and prefer hotels like Waterwoods Lodges and Resorts near Kabini River. Others will be on a look-out for the ones with best rates or package deals like and some give first preference to the amenities, room service & other facilities that a property like Kabini Springs and Kabini Lake View will be providing during their stay. Irrespective of a specific preference, Kabini has a wide selections of accommodation options that will meet your every need. Kabini River Lodge, Waterwoods Lodge & Resorts, The Serai, Orange County-Kabini and Red Earth are some of the best rated hotels for their destination, service, room & location by our travelers.
There is no dearth of information on various options to book your stay option online. This is where the user reviews and photos play an important role in taking a final decision regarding the best fit stay option for you. Kabini River Lodge with 312 reviews, Waterwoods Lodge & Resorts with 199 reviews and The Serai with 176 reviews are some of the top reviewed hotels by travelers. Orange County-Kabini with 86 photos and Waterwoods Lodge & Resorts with 54 photos are some of the top photographed hotels by travelers. Additionally, Kabini River Lodge has 4 video reviews and Orange County-Kabini has 3 video reviews to help you make the right decision. We recommend you read through their reviews before selecting an option for your stay.
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Best Kabini Hotel Reviews
- A pleasant resort to stay with good room & food
- by Venu Ananda for Kabini Springs
- Posted Sep 26, 2014
Just about 100 kms from Mysore and about 250 kms from Bangalore, the drive to the resort is amazing and very peaceful. The roads are beautiful (except for the final 30 kms in the sanctuary which has way too much road humps) and the no. of wildlife sightings we had on the way to the Resort was breathtaking.
Beautifully landscaped and immaculately maintained, this new resort doesn't pinch your pockets. We are surprised by how spacious the room is and the view of the Kabini river flowing right in the backyard is simply stunning.
Almost everything about this resort. It's proximity to the Nagarahole National Park, the river Kabini and the distance from Bangalore.
Spacious Room: All rooms here are extremely spacious and especially the one we were in it is grand. The room had almost all facilities one would hope for in a resort of this kind. Doesn't matter what room one chooses, they are almost the same in terms of quality & luxury. All rooms in this resort are excellent. All rooms are spacious, with a small sit-out that faces the kabini river. The bathrooms are simple and adequate. All rooms come with mini-bar, safe-deposit lockers, coffee / tea maker.
Staff: A special mention has to be made of the staff and especially of Mr. Ranganath, the Manager. Extremely friendly, they fulfilled our every beck & call & left no room for complaint.
Outdoor: The outdoor is very well maintained and structured. It doesn't give the impression that the resort is located on actually a quite small area. The swimming pool is big & the kids play area is more than adequate.
Food: We had wonderful food, whether it be lunch, dinner or breakfast. Our every request was taken care of & we didn't have any reason to complain.
Bar: The bar stocks almost all major brands & they were considerate enough to send the drinks to our room when we requested.
Nagarahole Wildlife Safari: The safari's quite close by & the resort is considerate enough to take us on an early morning safari. This is a must do activity at Kabini. We saw enough wildlife to come back happily.
No access to the river: While we understood the concerns & the reason provided by the resort, it is a dampener that we couldn't wade into the river Kabini that flowed bang behind the resort. It would have been wonderful to have played in the fresh water.
Liquor shop outside: While this shouldn't be a major irritant, the presence of a liquor shop outside (attached to the resort) the resort makes it a deterrent for family walks outside the resort in the evenings. We got a few stares & unwanted comments from the locals when we went out for a casual walk towards the river.
This resort is the perfect place to be for the weekend. It doesn't pinch your pocket & it's got something for everybody.
- Serenity in wilderness
- by Reena Ulhas for The Bison
- Posted Nov 3, 2015
Adrenaline rushes through gathering all the senses. After a refreshing bath, we rush to the grab a cup of tea and then climb the Jeep. Cameras in hand and hopes in heart to see the most magnificent, marvelous predator. Does that ring a bell? :-)
Into the jungle in the safari track we traverse seeing Leopart and then the elephants and then the Serpent Eagle and then the Kingfisher and then we realise we will be out of the track and in our cosy cottages. The jeep slows down and there is hush hush all around us. It is then that we see in the approaching waterhole the most handsome Predator. He is unperturbed by the human presence. He is proud of being him. No fear in his eyes. He had no idea to move out. He just sat there and we stood there admiring in awe at him.
Back in the cosy cottage we relive some moments. Our slumber is but the most peaceful. The dawn welcomes us with silence, cooing cuckoo, water dancing to wind. It is a dream many will wish to live in.
- After a wonderful and peaceful...
- by Adnan Khalid for The Bison
- Posted Aug 4, 2010
Each of the tents open up into the patio overlooking a beautiful view of the kabini river. My wife was all excited to find the victorian era furniture maintained to pristine looks, with a four post bed with mosquito nets (remember the movie bombay!?), and a ultra luxury bathing area (yep no bathrooms in a tent pls!) which you wont probably find in a luxury resort built of concrete. The first step in took me away to the patio with a couple of well placed wooden chairs, opening up right into the river bank, and complemented with a welcome \'coffee-cozy\' and nice china, and i was stuck there for the next 20 mins enjoying the cool breeze, which felt like an hour! What i was even more excited was that lying on the bed gives you the same view!
We both loved the fact that there was no TV/newspaper/WIFI connection to distract you from the pleasures of being so close to nature. And also for the luxury lovers, the place has 24 hrs hot and cold water, a true luxury tent in the middle of nowhere :)
When we finally decided to let up our lazy bums and the comfort of the tent, we took a stroll down to the river bank, and found that though you are all exposed to the elements, seperated just by a canvas tent, yet tey have dug out trenches to keep the animals at bay thru the night, wired by a light voltage fence (which runs on solar power). The mgmt was glad to give us a friendly staff along with a fishing line with ragi bait to try our hand at it, though the strong wind and the currents didnt help the fishes to bite. Though the staff \'Ramesh\' did tell us about a 20kg red trout being caught the previous week, we understood that nature wants us to enjoy it sitting with a nice a hot cuppa coffee!
Post lunch, we were taken for a local trek by Ramesh again around the facility, into the local tribal villages, which left us even more amazed to have found a local English medium school and solar powered street lights along with elephant watch towers. The next day was a jungle safari, though being totally the wrong season to have done it, the animals had their cover to hide, though we did spot a lot of deers, wild boars, a glimpse of the mighty gaur/bison, serpent eagles, and a couple of Sambhars. Yep no tuskers!
All in all a truly wonderful experience of 1 night and 2 days. The best part of it was the weather and the fact that the mgmt has decided to use everything thats environment friendly- from the solar powered backup (at nights, yes they give electric lanterns), to wood burning geysers for the hot water.
Best Experience: 1. The view
2. The friendly staff- who let us overstay for an hour and enjoy the look of the rain splashing the kabini river
3. The aesthetics & the decor is truly fantastic totally made of wood and hay
Worst Experience: Not much to say about this though, the mgmt can give the food a little more thought especially the deserts. Even though food wasnt the only intention being there, but hey we do get hungry with the ultra appetizing weather ;)
- Cordial staff, great facilities, good activities
- by Carriappa P m for Orange County-Kabini
- Posted Feb 1, 2012
Once our bookings were in place we were called (and emailed) and the staff made sure everything was in order. Directions to the place (it is almost 3 hours from Mysore, mainly due to bad roads, but then any up-country road in Karnataka is pathetic) were bang on. Not just the antique design map that one can download from their website, but even the lady at the reception was bang on in her navigation to the place. We didnâ€™t need a GPS. Besides we also had quite a few road signs leading us to the resort. Since we had underestimated the travel time we couldnâ€™t reach there for lunch as scheduled. â€˜Never mind, Sirâ€™, she consoled us midway to the resort, â€˜we will keep food warm even after the kitchen closes at 3â€™. And warm food it was that was served when we got there.
You pass through a typical village road or whatever there was of a road, but when we reached there it was paradise. The security was informed of our coming, gates opened without a fuss. Then we were welcomed in typical â€˜Kaadu Kurubaâ€™ style. (Orange County Kabini resort is based on the local Kaadu Kuraba tribe, who inhabit the areas in and around the forests of Nagarhole and Bandipur.) with the tribal trumpets and local wind instruments. For a moment we felt like a tribal chief heralded into the main building. (And Chief Vitalstatistix or for that matter Cacofonix would have loved it too)
So everything you see in and around the resort is 100% themed around this tribe. The resort (if seen from a helicopter would look like a Kaadu Kuraba hamlet). The reception too is very unlike any resort lobby. Itâ€™s like entering a large village house. Registration was done in a jiffy while one of the reception staff handled the introductions to the resort. All like clockwork. Informal but informative.
We were ushered into our Pool Hut (called Pool villa in OC Coorg) quite a distance away from the main reception and dining areas, as most resorts are built. It was walking through a real hamlet. Stone pathways, lined with trees and bushes that are part of the local flora. Each tree and plant had wooden signs with the botanical nomenclature as well as the local name. Our pool hut was a huge hut. Complete with a mini pool (complete with long beach chairs) inside each hut, large patio, huge hall, bedroom fit for a tribal chief (read king), and a large bathroom. All furniture made from local wood trunks, branches and bamboo. Roof, typically â€˜Kurubaâ€™. All of us looked at each other and said just one word - â€˜awesomeâ€™. Everything was in place. The minibar was full of goodies (at no extra cost), stationery with the Orange County theme and all communication including the menus with one theme running across.
All around there was greenery. The grass on the sides were well manicured and cleaned from time to time. The pathways were cleaned every day, even the path lights were made of clay pots.
The restaurants in the main building were impressive. The food that was spread out mostly local fare. Loved the pumpkin curry, boiled rice, ragi rotis, among othes. Attention to detail was what struck us most. All the staff would greet you with a â€˜Namaskaraâ€™ and a broad smile. The company HR surely did their jobs well. A Kuruba grill restaurant alongside also gives one a â€˜home away from homeâ€™ food. Especially seafood.
We spent two days at Orange County Kabini. We did not just sit by the pool (it was the end of monsoon rains so we encountered wet weather all through) but the days were packed with activities. Early morning wildlife safari, evening boat safari on the Kabini river. Nature walks, tribal dance show (with actual tribals giving us a half hour song and dance show).
The Boat safari and Nature walk was a wonderful experience. Our naturalist Mr Venktesh was really a walking encyclopaedia. He had a wealth of information on plants, birds, wildlife and the local history. Amazing. Everyone were looked after well especially when it rained and they were well stocked with raincoats, umbrellas etc, so even the rains didnâ€™t play spoilsport.
Most resorts do have similar events and leisure activities, but at Orange County Kabini, we rediscovered nature. We got a feel of the local tribal way of living (though in five star comfort), food and flora and fauna. Besides 40% of the staff were employed from local areas. The washrooms were immaculately clean (even in the monsoon).
After two days of experiencing â€˜Namaskaraâ€™ and â€˜Kaadu Kurabaâ€™ we realized that we did check out of the place but we could never leave. Ask anyone whoâ€™d been there. We did and they all felt the same. One elderly Parsi couple from Nagpur who were with us said to us â€˜see you here next yearâ€™.
Thatâ€™s Orange County Kabini for you. There is something extraordinary in the place that will bring you back there. Perhaps itâ€™s an old Kaadu Kuruba jungle saying.
Best Experience: 1. The tribal welcome and tribal dance presentation
2. Greetings of staff from top to bottom including room service personnel and cleaners
3. Perfect understanding of flora and fauna (all naturalists or nature guides)
4 The theme of 'Kaadu Kuruba' tribe perfectly carried out in all interiors, exteriors, communication material, restaurants and food.
Worst Experience: Not at all. We'd give the place a perfect 10. Even the bad roads to the place doesn't make it a bad experience.
- Splendid Stay and simply the best
- by Ismat for Waterwoods Lodge & Resorts
- Posted Feb 27, 2014