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Waterwoods Lodge Kabini

19, Karapura, N.Belthur Post Office HD Kote Taluk, Nagarhole National Park 571114 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Nagarhole National Park
Travellers' Choice
Established in 1999, Waterwoods was the first private lodge at Nagarhole National Park. Our boutique wildlife lodge has an exclusive access of the Kabini Backwaters. Located between two famous Tiger Reserves (Nagarhole and Bandipur), the lodge enjoys a panoramic view of mist-clad blue skies and the Brahmagiri mountain range in the background. The recently renovated wildlife Lodge enjoys an infinity ozone swimming pool, water front dining deck, an upgraded kitchen, a spa and an indoor conference facility. The rooms are designed to bring the views of Kabini into your private setting along with the freshness of the cool oxygen-rich Kabini winds coming in from the Nilgiri biosphere. We welcome you to stay at Waterwoods Lodge, Kabini and experience #LifeUninhibited. Awareded "Best wildlife Resort and Lodge", India Travel Awards 2017.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Game room
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Public wifi
Lazy river
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Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
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Car hire
Conference facilities
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24-hour security
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Grade: 40 out of 100
3Restaurantswithin 10 km
1Attractionwithin 10 km
19, Karapura, N.Belthur Post Office HD Kote Taluk, Nagarhole National Park 571114 India
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Jindal Vijaynagar Airport363 kmSee all flights
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Dr. Reena John wrote a review Apr 2021
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A gorgeous resort nestled by the Kabini river combined with exciting safaris in the morning and evening guarantees a memorable trip. Special mention to the manager Dhanya for being so attentive and an absolute delight who attended to all our needs. The food is amazing and delectable and the waiters were so quick with service and were polite and explained their extensive menu which was truly delicious. The rooms were very clean with equally clean toilets attached to it. Housekeeping was quick and efficient as well. Thank you to the Waterwoods team for making it well worth the trip! Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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RohitMittal919 wrote a review Apr 2021
Bengaluru, India3 contributions
We visited the resort this month and had an incredible time. The location and water front view of the property is exceptional, very close to the national park. The guest services and house keeping are of very high standard. The food spread is also diverse and tasty.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Vignesh R wrote a review Apr 2021
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We originally booked for 2 nights and extended by a day! The location by the water is amazing. The rooms have a fantastic view and are very clean and comfortable. Rooms were sanitized adequately. The staff were amazing. The wait staff at the restaurant were very courteous and bent over backwards to accommodate our requests. Our special thanks Mr. Devaraj for ensuring we had more than our share of jeep safaris!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anees Ahmed wrote a review Apr 2021
Bangalore, Karnataka, India7 contributions5 helpful votes
Waterwoods has an amazing location right on the water. Their waterfront area is also very nice & flat. Being located right next to JLR, the safari's are very convenient. They have very few rooms, so its cozy and nice for small groups. The rooms and bathrooms are very nice and airy with views of the water. The food was good, the service impeccable. Dhanya (GM) and Raghu (safari driver) were extremely helpful and efficient. Highly recommend staying at Waterwoods if you're planning Kabini trips.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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namrata s wrote a review Mar 2021
Bengaluru, India6 contributions1 helpful vote
After 9 years and my birthday coming up, my dear husband granted my wish and brought me to the wildlife wonders that Nagarhole has to offer. Not only is this resort located right by the kabini riverfront but just 500metres from the Jungle lodges resort which organizes all the wildlife safaris. From the moment we drove in, we were warmly greeted by the staff. At the reception area we met Chandru ( one of the most senior members of the resort) who escorted us to our tree deck room which I highly recommend to stay in just for the view, and organized all our safaris ( jeep and boat), a big thank you to him, he rightly predicted I would see A Tiger ( Our National pride) on my birthday, and our wish came true. Aside from the big cats, there were plenty others, if you wish to get a better sight of Elephants, the water safari would be ideal in the evenings. The food is very good too, quite a choice but mostly Indian cuisine. I want thank the staff at the dining area, housekeeping, pardon me if I do not remember your names, but they were amazing throughout our stay ,especially when arranging our bon fires by the riverfront Thank you Rohan Mishra for the dual Birthday Celebration, super special. Three Cheers to Waterwoods for making our holiday an ideal getaway.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Rooms with a tree deck ( extended balcony)
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US$136 - US$282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKarnatakaKodagu (Coorg)Nagarhole National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterwoods Lodge Kabini
Which popular attractions are close to Waterwoods Lodge Kabini?
Nearby attractions include Kabini River (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterwoods Lodge Kabini?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Waterwoods Lodge Kabini?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Waterwoods Lodge Kabini?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterwoods Lodge Kabini?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterwoods Lodge Kabini?
Conveniently located restaurants include Honey Comb, The Kuruba Grill, and Tasty Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waterwoods Lodge Kabini?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waterwoods Lodge Kabini?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Waterwoods Lodge Kabini offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Waterwoods Lodge Kabini have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Waterwoods Lodge Kabini accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.