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Reviewed February 8, 2016

Our travel plans were arranged by Trinetra. We deviated from their suggested itinerary to stay at this hotel after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. Because it is a government owned property I had to book it myself. Easily done online.
It's an older property, not elegant, but has its own quirky charm. They have minimal but efficient and willing staff to assist you. The staff had no problem understanding English.
We stayed in a large suite on the top floor. It was very clean. It smelled of moth balls when we first arrived. My husband walked down to tell the staff and they must have removed them when we were out because the smell went away (or we got used to it). The shower was an entire room in our suite. It worked fine. Plenty of hot water but we didn't try to shower back to back. Linens were clean. We were given heavy wool blankets which did the trick at night.
We really enjoyed getting to know the staff. They were lovely, very friendly and helpful. The Internet was weak and only available in the lobby.
The best part was meeting the other guests. We learned a tiger had been napping two weeks earlier just off the side of the hotel. You could watch her from the terrace. It's also a great spot for seeing leopards. The other guests had hired musicians and a dancer their last night and invited us to join them.
Food was as good as places we were being taken by our travel company. We ended up loving our stay here. If you decide to book here just keep in mind it's not westernized or frilly.

Room Tip: We heard the suites on the second floor are best and have their own balconies.
  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Thank ktsdc05
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Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

You will get this heritage feel in this castle, a government owned property! Atop a hill and in between the jungle! Rooms very spacious with excellent views and terrace! Food was finger licking! A great experience!

Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
Thank AanchalNikhil
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Reviewed January 28, 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights. The property is about 2 kms inside the jungle and you can easily spot sambhar, spotted deers, peacocks, bucks from the gate to the property and if luck favours you, you might even chance a tiger enroute. The property was actually a hunting lodge which is now converted to a hotel. Interiors are average. Everything is clean and neat, but nowhere close to luxury. The hotel is architecturally built in such a way that even in peak cold, you will feel reasonably less chilly within the property. The rooms have small windows with views of the jungle/trees. The terrace has brilliant views of the jungle and surrounding. A perfect location for a peaceful evening. The food is average, with non-veg only at night. Go for the property if you want views, and the experience of living in a jungle. Skip if you want luxury and lavish food.

Tip 1: Be careful, about the tax component. It is quite steep (nearly 15%+) and you will know this only at check-out.
Tip 2: Take a walk in the daytime to the gate with your camera.

Room Tip: Opt for 2nd/3rd flr rooms for easy access to terrace in btw these floors. (Prefer 2nd). Although stairs are steep.
  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank pranih
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Reviewed January 26, 2016

Located right in the middle of the forest buffer zone, its an amazing experience to stay in this place. The rooms were decent and clean, though not luxurious. Our room had an adjoining terrace from where we could see nilgai's, peacocks and hundreds of birds all times of the day. Food was decent and the staff courteous. The terrace at the top had a very good view of the surrounding forest. Overall, quite a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Nilatravelbug
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

The old hunting lodge is in the middle of the jungle so you get to stay amidst nature. Other than the location it is not at all value for money. We spent 8K on a suite which was not at all well maintained. The curtains and linen needed changing. The bathroom could have been cleaner. Dining staff were helpful. Off season prices are probably ok.

Room Tip: Suites are spacious.
  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Thank frugal_travelr
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