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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
  • 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Public wifi
Lazy river
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Entertainment staff
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 40 out of 100
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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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Sumana M wrote a review 26 Jul
Dubai, United Arab Emirates176 contributions29 helpful votes
Great hospitality and lovely property. The rooms are huge and airy. The resort is small compared to other resorts in Kabini but definitely one of the best!! Booking was managed well by Mr. Vinay and he was very informative about the checkin, checkout, inclusions and exclusions in the package. We had a warm welcome at the resort and was served a welcome drink at the time of checkin. We had booked a King room with tree deck. The tree deck overlooking the river is absolutely relaxing. A great book in hand and on the tree deck hammock by the river side is bliss!! Lots of beautiful bird species can be spotted too. The room was huge, soothing upholstery. Coming to safaris , it is arranged via JLR and JLR happens to be next door from Waterwoods so thats a major plus point. You can book the safaris at the waterwoods reception desk. Food was very good. Decent spread for Lunch and Dinner. Palatable food which is very tasty. Resort was following covid protocols strictly and we were more than happy to see that. Staff was wearing masks and hand gloves at all times. Although buffet was there, the food was served to our table by the staff. Tea, Coffee and snacks were kept for us beyond their actual serving time as we had gone for jungle safari. Alcoholic drinks can be ordered at extra cost. Swimming pool was closed since it was raining when we visited. Even Bonfire was not set up due to rainy weather. The activity room was very well maintained with great indoor games equipment and boards. However, there are a few downsides - we did not get hot water for 30mins at 10am. There is no hand shower or a bucket with mug for people who are not comfortable with only shower bath. With food, We were not very happy with Breakfast. There could be an option of brown bread and couple of more less oily food for people who are conscious about health. The fruits at breakfast was only papaya. I feel there could be other options too.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: rooms on the first floor give a better view of the river and bird sightings are more
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tarangpatel wrote a review 25 Jul
Mumbai, India12 contributions4 helpful votes
Have visited this place for it’s beauty at the back waters, we found it beautiful too, location of the property is superb, very beautiful, rooms are also good and spacious, the issues faced by us were 1) no mobile network that’s ok but there should be atleast good wifi, the wifi in the property was not working, we face a lot of issue staying there because of it. 2) service was so ok. 3) for water they use to put a common water store in the lobby so people has to go and refill, like you are staying in at any dharamshala, if we are paying so much for a room approx 13k per night are we suppose to refill from a common water storage, how unhygienic that can be specially in this covid times, 4) we were ask and given choices for 2 types of safari vehicle land or boat on water, so we choose land on vehicle, and we got into a big bus, they also had small 4x4 jeeps vacant but we were told your resort people are not allowed on small jeeps, felt like a partiality, where bus only goes on the main tracks and road in jungle so you cannot see animals rather then deers, you should atleast explain and give choices. 5) very limited variety of breakfast. I would not suggest anybody to wast your time and money staying here
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Please carry sim carrier of airtel or bsnl no other mobile carriers work there
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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
3 contributions
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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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 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.