Green Mansion Jungle Resort Chitwan
Bodreni, Chitwan, Nepal
www.greenmansionsresort.com - +977 1 422 1854, 423 1271
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Green Mansion Jungle Resort Chitwan Reviews
Some like it hot! Jul 23, 2010
The Chitwan Jungle resort is a small resort style property in a lush garden with about 20 bungalow style rooms built around a patio and a restaurant building.
The resort is situated right by the river in a quiet location, right next to a Tharu village and about an hour's walk or 5 km from the tourist centre.
The cottages in itself are very basic but quite neat with a solid queen size and a wobbly rollaway single bed, a fan, a terrace and a bathroom with shower. Too bad the ceilings are so high that it is impossible to put a mosquito net to the ceiling. I solved it by attaching it to the curtain rail.
Because of the jungle location and cracks between the door expect unsollicited visits of ants, spiders, geckos and other creepy crawlers whenever you enter the room. Don't forget to check the bed sheets for unwanted guests either! Though apart from these unavoidable visitors the room is clean and well kept. Each night the room is also sprayed with insect repellant.
I staid 2 nights at this resort during monsoon and the temperature was almost unbearably hot and humid. Expect to be sweating the entire time.
Luckily there was the fan above our heads to keep us relatively comfortable during the first night. However on the 2nd night there was a power outage at 10.00 PM which lasted until 6 AM the next morning! In the mean while the emergency lighting worked thanks to a power generator but all the time the fan was off! With temperatures of +30 degrees even at night this was quite a torture and made sleeping a mission impossible. I do not understand how this fan cannot be linked to emergency supply as it is definitely not a luxury in this kind of climate.
The bathroom, though very basic, was well kept and there was hot water at any given moment. The towels are not too clean and smell moldy but I link this to the extremely humid climate rather than to lack of hygiene.
The main restaurant looked rather cosy and clean and serves buffet style meals. Though it is nothing fancy, there is a good sellection of both local and continental dishes and there's always something to everyone's liking.
We had several excursions included in our package: a visit to the Tharu village, the elephant breeding center, canoe trip with bird watching, jungle safari on the back of an elephant and elephant bathing. The proprietor annex ranger always accompanied us on these activities and seemed very passionate about the wildlife and nature. After these excursions we got complimentary coffee and tea at the patio.
All in all a nice resort given the jungle settings, though too bad there's no chance to have the fan working at all times because of frequent power cuts.
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