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“don't expect too much”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Hilltop

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Hotel Hilltop
Ranked #28 of 52 Hotels in Kandy
Singapore, Singapore
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“don't expect too much”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

stayed there from 20-23 Dec with two friends.

it is good enough as a base to explore kandy and nearby areas but as named, it is on a hill so you will need to have a driver.

staff were good.

rooms were bearable. not top class and like others have pointed out, in need of some refurbishing.

overall, i recommend it for some who has a driver but for those adventourous enough, other hotels at not so high up.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

The hotel offers a nice room with good AC and cable TV. The only have pay wi-fi. It is located up hill from the busy railroad tracks so you get horns all night long (wear earplugs). The breakfast was very good. A 15 minute walk to town and a 30 minute walk back.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Malappuram, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Hotel needs major renovations. We stayed for two days. The Front Office Manager was really helpful. A very kind hearted person, who tried his best to keep the customers satisfied. Though a 2* hotel, they were good enough with a 3* facilities.

We were bit dissappointed with the Room that was allotted for us on day one - Room No. 209. When requested for a change they were helpless as the rooms were completely full. The next day they gave us room 502 (swimming pool n hill view), which was much better. Please prefer 400 & 500 series rooms as they are comparatively good.

The breakfast was so Delicious with variety of Sri Lankan dishes, apart from Continental & Indian food. Enjoy a mouth-watering Breakfast Buffet at the Restaurant with a feast on a delicious variety of Srilankan Cuisine.

The hotel is very near to the City Centre and major attractions in Kandy. Please don't miss the Sri Lankan Cultural Show every evening at 5:00 & 5:30pm.

We paid a visit to Sigriya (amazing spot) and Dambulla..

Overall the stay at Hilltop was good at a reasonable rate.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

There seemed to be a lot of things that didn't work quite as they should do here - curtains that didn't draw, TV that wouldn't work properly, lights that I couldn't fathom out, wetroom-style bathroom where everything got soaked ... The room was stylish and comfortable, though, with a view over the town, though to get to it you had to cut across muddy flowerbeds. This was because access had been barricaded off, possibly to stop water from flowing into the rooms - certainly there was a lot of sweeping of surface water going on. So everything looked very smart, but the reality didn't live up to it. But it was OK - clean, and the food was fine.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stayed here with a group. The hotel is very nice and very well located in Kandy. The staff are friendly and courteous. If anything, they were perhaps a little too attentive in the restaurant but I don't particularly like having my chair moved for me so perhaps I am being over critical! The menu was good and the food excellent. There was a large party of Sri Lankans having dinner while we were there which is always a good sign. All in all - recommended but remember to heed the hotel warning and keep your balcony door closed to avoid nosy monkeys!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here three nights after our original hotel let us down.
Our travel agent hat illy arranged this as an alternative and we were lucky to stay here as kandy very busy this weekend.
This is a Very accommodating hotel with excellent food, good bar and pool and great attentive friendly staff.
Glad we stayed here instead!

  • Stayed November 2012
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crazylass
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights in late October. The room was spacious although the bathroom could have done with an upgrade but everything seemed clean enough. The room overlooked the pool and we opened our balcony door all the time and were't troubled with monkey's. We found the buffet interesting and varied for breakfast and dinner, which is lucky because there really isn't anywhere else to eat nearby. The pool was clean and lovely to sit by in the afternoon.
staff are a bit pushy but we just did our best to ignore them most of time. There is quite a bit of noise form the nearby train station but on the whole it didn't really bother us.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Hilltop
Address: 200/21 Bahirawakanda | Peradeniya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 52 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Hilltop 3*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
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