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We had an outstanding stay at Samode. The lodge is beautiful and on par with the best we have seen in Africa. Very well designed accommodation in stand alone cottages with spacious living rooms, cozy bedrooms and show-stopping bathrooms. And a large and well decorated lounge for hanging out and accessing the internet. The service was sublime. There is literally nothing I can fault. Every staff member went above and beyond to make our stay special. We loved the different dinner venues each night (all beautifully decorated and memorable). And a special mention to the outstanding chef who catered to our varied food preferences and produced multiple delicious dishes for us to sample at every meal. Akshay, our naturalist, was great. We saw 4 tigers in 4 drives with him including one exceptional sighting where we were the only jeep in the park who got to see the tiger. The only thing we wanted for was a wifi connection in our cottage, but I believe that’s not possible because of the remote location. This will be the benchmark against which I’ll judge my future safari holidays.
have never experienced service like this!!!! starting from Anshuman our naturalist and GM of resort with great passion for forest and highly knowledgeable and varied discussion over drinks , Safat chef because of him we have gained weight such delicious food ask anything he will make and all the staff always ready to serve and help, one would get spoiled by hospitality. everyday dinner setting at different places i can go on and on. would eagerly wait to visit again for even longer stay. Thank You so much
We were a large group and stayed here for 3 nights. The lodge represents everything that one would want from a luxurious stay. The rooms were very spacious and had all the amenities one would expect in a luxury experiential hotel such as this. The best part about the lodge is their team, lead by Anshuman and Priyam. Every member of their team from Akshay to Jamuna went over and beyond to ensure that everyone was well taken care of. Would highly recommend staying here when in Bandhavgarh.
" A Great Gateway to Tiger Country "
Starting from a thoughtful note and refreshments placed in the car from Jabalpur to the lodge (much needed for 4 masked travelers after a long day!) to the committed and attentive service in every aspect of the lodge, Samode doesn’t fail to disappoint. Priyam and Anshuman were very gracious hosts who made sure we were well looked after. Every safety and hygiene protocol was in place in the entire property and not once did we feel unsafe be it in the dining area or in the rooms. The management has put much thought and effort into sanitizing everything without being too intrusive. The rooms are grand and spacious and very tastefully done. Each meal in Samode was a culinary delight that induced a pleasant food coma!! Dinners were thoughtfully planned in a new setting every night with regional cuisines served in elegant thalis. The staff graciously reappear from nowhere to serve seconds in a perfectly timed manner. Service fit for royalty! The game drives with Anshuman were entertaining, to say the least. We had 2 wonderful tiger sightings in 6 drives. His knowledge of the park and beyond is immense. Ask him any question and he can answer in a flash without any reference, right from the flora and fauna to photography tips and to the workings of the forest. He has a knack for making even a quiet forest outing special. Priyam and Anshuman along with their team in Samode are committed to giving you a holistic experience be it in the lodge or in the game drives. I would recommend Samode for the discerning safari-goer and for the traveler looking for just a relaxing break. One can look forward to being treated like royalty.
Epitome of jungle luxury
We stayed at Samode Bandhavgarh from 19th to 21st Jan 2021 with our entire family. The rooms are all one can ask for in a jungle. The hospitality and the service by the staff was great. Every request was taken care of within minutes. The food was very good and the chef treated us with delicacies worth remembering. On demand and healthy food for kids was also available. Would definitely recommend and stay there again on my next visit.
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