I was only here for 2 nights and it was great. The staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating. The food was very good, albeit...you had no choice really.
The naturalists I talked to Ayan and Simaron (?spelling) were absolutely fascinating and I was enthralled talking to them both. The park is VERY close to the hotel which is great!
I was very impressed with the breakfasts they would pack for us to eat during the morning game drives - very well done.
I have been visiting this resort quite many times, this place is located in the midst of the tala village and all the shop and other restaurants are quite accessible to this place, the staff is decent, and they serve really delicious food.
Hotel is in main market of Bandhavgarh 5 min walking distance from Tala Gate.
Booked 2 AC rooms from Yatra for stay to 27/4/2014 to 30/4/2014.
First lets talk of positives of this hotel.
Mr. Ambica Dubey (Manager) hospitality is fantastic. He will try to help you in all aspect including Safari. He has personal touch with almost all the guest.
Now coming to the hotel condition hotel lacks maintenance. None of the rooms is fully operational. In some some rooms Flush is not working & in some ACs are not working. Immediate renovation is the need of the hour.
I was assured by Mr. Ambica Dudey that renovation work will be carried out from next season i.e somewhere around Oct 2014.
So guest are requested to confirm the same with Mr. Dubey before visiting this hotel.
DEEPAK VISHWAKARMA (manager) is the oneman army here! Nice place near the Tala gate. You can book the tickets for Gamedrives online and take printouts with you. He will coordinate the jeeps and guides for you... You can Dine in your room or in the restaurant or in the open [garden]... Ask for anything you will get it! This place was real value for money . Room warmer available. A few shops and a small market nearby. We went on 3 game drives 2 tala zone and 1 magdi. Were very lucky to spot 3 tigers in Tala zone!
Rooms look good at first sight but at least two of them we stayed in were full of bugs and bedbugs.
The owner is a sleazy and unreliable guy who only cares about money. He promised that we could stay in the room until our bus arrives but then suddenly changed his mind and more or less kicked us out. Also promised to take care of our safari booking which in the end he did not do so we ended up staying a day longer an arranged everything ourselves.
The only good thing was the restaurant, a little more expensive than other places, but good quality.