River Tern Lodge

Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple Bhadra Project Shimoga , Shimoga

2 Star
4 of 109 Rank
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Destination
4.4 /5
Location
4.6 /5
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4.4 /5
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4.3 /5
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4.2 /5
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4.3 /5
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3.8 /5
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4.1 /5

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Santosh Rao

Bangalore
108 Reviews | 6861 Readers

"Stunning view, great location, ..."

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Vikas Rana

Bangalore
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"Big cottages on Bank of river"

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Bangalore
62 Reviews | 1108 Readers

Ideal place to unwind with nature

6.8/7

We started summer vacation for kids and to unwind from work at River Tern. We started early morning from Bangalore and it took good 4 hours to reach the Resort We're pleasantly surprised with the location, pollution free place. Each of the cottages are facing the river, big size & well organized. I believe that's the trade mark of Jungle Lodges resorts Professional staff and yummy food! Be prepared to add few pounds with the non-stop and complimentary food served at River Tern Lodge Bad news is that you'll find jungle animals if you're really very lucky! You'll certainly come across international and rare birds, deer and few elephants. You got to be lucky to see lion, tiger or leopard.

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Mysore
2 Reviews | 53 Readers

Staff’s was well behaved

5.4/7

The complimentary breakfast was provided by the hotel. The food quality was not good. The destination of the hotel was very nice. The activity was conducted by the hotel. The food price was expensive in the hotel. I went by my own vehicle. The parking space was available at the hotel. The hotel was located inside the forest. The service was very nice. The staff’s was well behaved. The service was not done on time. The provided room was clean and neat. TV was not provided in the room.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 365 Readers

One of the best places

7.0/7

We had been to Bhadra for wildlife and it was one of the best experiences. As far as amenities is concerned there's everything that the nature needs and not what the civilization needs Service was damn superb, every staff was cooperative. One thing is that you must visit this place.

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Chandigarh
2 Reviews | 995 Readers

Taste food with comfortable stay and services

6.3/7

This hotel was easy to locate and the surrounding was good. The appearance of the hotel was good, internally and externally. There was no delay in check in and checkout. The staff members were helpful and friendly in service. The food served in the hotel was good in quality and in taste. The room allotted to us was maintained clean with basic amenities working properly. The view was good in the hotel. The stay in the hotel was good and it was worth the pay. I would like to recommend this hotel to other traveller.

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 555 Readers

Nice adventurous place which is close to nature

5.8/7

In visited River Turn Resort in Shimoga. I visited in March 2014 and stayed for three days. It was an official trip. Overall I liked the stay. The forest environment and the natural surrounding are very good, and it is near to river. This resort is easy to locate. They have river rafting, jungle safari and water safari. It was a good adventurous trip. They have south Indian food. Their package included food and it was good. I stayed in an individual cottage, which was like a hut and it is maintained. I did not find it expensive and the staff were friendly and helpful. The resort provides all basic amenities. The only problem I found was that the AC in my room was leaking. I would recommend this resort to my friends also.

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Delhi
5 Reviews | 2654 Readers

A nice offbeat

7.0/7

Very nice offbeat place inside the forest with nice rooms with amenities. Boat safari to bhadra reservoir and safari bhadra forest were good experiences and you can spot many birds and animals. Many water sports are also available where kids really enjoyed. Overall its nice location to relax and enjoy.

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Shivamogga
1 Review | 1136 Readers

Awesome spot I have ever seen; unique location

7.0/7

We visited as part of one day outing with my friends. It was on an island and was very quiet, had beautiful views of the river Bhadra and the forested hills around it. The water sports organisers were an enthusiastic and friendly bunch. The biggest plus of this property is its unique location. The whole property is divided into two parts connected by a hanging bridge A must go place if you are a nature lover and appreciate the beauty and the calmness along with it.

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Bangalore
4 Reviews | 2096 Readers

Good hospitality and well furnished rooms

6.3/7

It was located at convenient place. Appearance of the lodge was good. Room was clean and furnished. They did not provide any type complimentary breakfast or drink. All basic amenities were present in the room like AC, bed, blanket, etc. Billing and booking process was on time. Nice view was visible from the room. I took veg food there it was okay taste wise. Staff behavior was fine. No activities were arranged by the lodge. I traveled this place for outing with my family in June month.

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4 Reviews | 2744 Readers

Room was facing backwaters; food was excellent

7.0/7

I stayed in the room facing back waters of the Bhadra reservoir. Cool breeze, sounds of waves hitting the rocks below, wonderful view of back waters spread across miles forming small islands here and there mesmerizes every one, one of the best properties of Jungle Lodges and Resorts Jeep Safari into the jungle in the evening gives us a feeling that we have lost somewhere. Pray god to keep us healthy after breathing Fresh air in the middle of the jungle as our lungs are used to polluted air! No need to express about the food, hospitality and safaris (Both Jeep and Boat) as they are excellent (in all. Water sports have been introduced, but at extra cost.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 1799 Readers

Location of the hotel was fantastic

5.5/7

Location of the hotel was fantastic. Hotel was located at the heart of the city. Food was not up to the mark. North Indian and south Indian food was available. Staff behaviour was cooperative. Inner and outer look of the hotel was awesome. Rooms were neat, clean, and spacious. Outside view was available from the room window. TV and other basic amenities were available. Booking and front office was nice. Indoor and outdoor activities were not available. Hotel was value for the money. It was a relax holiday. I travelled here in May month. It is recommendable for travellers.

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Overview

River Tern Lodge is ranked #4 among the 109 hotels in Shimoga with an average rating of 6.0 out of 7. It is one of the 24, 2-star Guest Houses in Shimoga. It is part of the "Jungle Lodges & Resorts" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 42 photos, 35 text reviews and 2 video reviews. it is rated top for its Location, Destination and Appearance.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 14,800 to Rs 20,000 per night. The hotel offer 12 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 (64%) and Couple (23%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 55% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 23% have rated the ambience as adventurous.

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.

River Tern Lodge is located at Gandhi Bazar which is approximately 3 Kms from Shimoga railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Bhadra River Project Dam (1 Km), Sri Kalikaparmeswari Temple (1 Km), Kuvempu Ranga Mandir (2 Kms), Kote Marikamba Temple (2 Kms) and Bheemeshwara Temple (2 Kms) are some of the 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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