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“Well located for Kaziranga”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Diphlu River Lodge

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Diphlu River Lodge
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Gemenos, France
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“Well located for Kaziranga”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Nice cottages a lot of space with good accomodation The staff is perfect and very friendly. We stay there for 3 nights. Restaurant is cosy the service fine. They organize your safaris elephants rides are perfect in the early morning. But for jeeps safaris be sure to have a recent car some of them are so old and remember your eyes are unable to look when you have back pain. Wifi is not working but the staffs allow you to use their own terminal

Room Tip: Ask for the cottages on the Diphlu river starting number 5, number 4 is ok as far from the road and...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Excellent location for Kaziranga The cottages are well spaced out and inside the accommodation is very spacious. Comfortable beds and facilities. The shower room needs a bit of attention as there was always water seepage from the shower to the main bathroom area.

Staff are very friendly and in the restaurant the food selection was good.

Room Tip: All cottages have a lovely balcony overlooking either the paddy fields or the river.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

After spending 3 nights there, we felt at home. The manager and the staff are so friendly and helpful, we were able to sit and chat with several of them. The boxed breakfasts were wonderful, and they were kind enough to make us a box lunch when we left. Our room was large and beautifully done, and very comfortable. By far the best part was the game drives. We got so many great pictures of animals and birds. Riding the elephant was a real joy and surprisingly comfortable. But the best thing that happened in our whole 3-week tour of India was getting to play with an 18-day-old baby elephant. Our naturalist Bu was great. We enjoyed this park more than the others we visited and highly recommend it. The only disappointment was that the Lodge is just off the noisy highway - do not expect to be in a remote area.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

A very nice lodge, very closed to the western gate of the national park

This place is so pleasant, organized around a paddy field visited by open bill stork every morning!
Stilt bungalows are comfortable and spacious, cooking is delicious.
A special mention to all the staff, so kind and efficient!

Game drives and elephant rides in the misty morning of february are great memories !

Definitively a place to come back

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Can be mentioned one of the best Safari lodge in India. Located next to Diphlu river has beautiful cottages on stilts. Some are big room and some are small. But very nicely done. Food is always excellent. Bar and sit out is beautiful. If you are lucky you can see Rhinos from the lodge at late evenings and early mornings. Good bird life around the river. If Staff and Management can be more proactive this place can be top class.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

Diphlu has a beautiful setting of 12 cottages (4 river facing independent, 4 jungle facing independent and 2 double joint). The entire property especially the restaurant building is very tastefully done. You can vividly see the attention to detail in the interiors and can't refrain from admiring.

The rooms are very spacious with an extra large double bed and an excellently designed washroom with an open shower. Varieties of tea, cookies(very less sweet) and complimentary chocolates are there in the room. It makes for a perfect luxury setting in the wild. The food at the restaurant was delicious and homely.

The River Facing cottages have a completely different charm. You can relax for hours in the balcony and be one with nature. Its a paradise for bird lovers especially professional photographers. The serene river is what separates this property from the National Park. Rightly said by Mr. Ronesh, the manager, from dawn to dusk is the way to enjoy life there. Elephant bathing and dolphin sighting are some other activities arranged by the lodge.

Coming to the negatives the lodge is 20 kms away from the Central Range(which is the main range for tiger sighting and elephant safaris) Few of the staff members were not outrightly helpful and friendly. We were supposed to be taken to the central range for the elephant safari by a vehicle from the lodge which they did not provide. In stark contrast to the interiors, attention to detail in service was very much lacking. The amount of money you are splurging here you really expect more on this front.

Our Naturalist, the angry young Mr. Bumoni, was excellent in guiding us for all our activities. His love for the wilderness was very evident and we enjoyed his company and stories.

This is the perfect place to stay if you are in Kaziranga for being up close with nature.

Room Tip: Go for the River Facing Cottages 5 , 6 , 7 , 8.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Monrovia, Liberia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

This is an absolutely charming set of cottage rooms set around a garden with a lotus pond. The rooms are beautiful complete with semi-open showers. All the usual luxuries are there and then some. The food is good and service is excellent. The park is close and safaris arranged by the lodge are marvellous. There's a lot of bird watching in the Park if you're interested. We even saw a tiger in the Eastern Range. The very elusive Indian Roller was also sighted whilst sitting atop an elephant. Oh! And the lodge also arranged a Brahmaputra cruise to sight Dolphins for us and gave us lunch on a river island. 'Twas magical!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a river view!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Diphlu River Lodge
Address: Kaziranga National Park, Kuthuri, | Near Bagori Police Outpost,, Kaziranga National Park 782136, India
Region: India > Assam > Kaziranga National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Kaziranga National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Diphlu River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Diphlu River Lodge is the only lodge at Kaziranga National Park that is situated right at the border of the park. We offer all-inclusive stays from three to ten days. Our well-trained naturalists take you out into the park by jeep, elephant or even on foot. We also offer jungle and river walks, village visits and boat rides on the Brahmaputra river where you may also get to view the rare Gangetic River Dolphin. With only twelve twin-bedded cottages, eight of which are individual and four semi-detached, Diphlu River Lodge is intimate in size and built using natural materials (like bamboo, thatch, etc.). Besides comfortable beds, each cottage has a pleasant sit-out as well as a writing desk, mini-bar and a small fridge. A complimentary selection of tea and coffee and an electric kettle is also at hand for when you need a cuppa. The bathroom has a rain shower and a roomy dressing area with a fitted wardrobe. ... more   less 
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