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“Good Decent Hotel”
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Hotel Hilltop
Ranked #27 of 55 Hotels in Kandy
Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
“Good Decent Hotel”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

I stayed with my family in the 3rd week of Dec 2012 in this hotel. The property is well maintained and standard room given was good (pool view). The hotel staff were pleasant. Food at the hotel resturaunt was good, but a bit pricey. As mentioned by others the property is on a hill, and walking uphill is difficult particularly for the elderly. Tuk Tuk is easily available at downhill , and all tourist spots are easily assessible. No good resturants are available at walking distance from the hotel.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

The hotel usually handles large group-tourist entourages, so it may be harder for you to get good service if you're travelling on your own. But otherwise, this is a perfectly good hotel, perhaps one of the best in Kandy.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Hotel Hilltop is located at a location which provides fantastic view of the City from its windows and balconies. I stayed at the hotel on the Christmas eve and on Christmas day. the Gala Dinner on Christmas eve was excellent with live band performing. the hotel had very thoughtfully put up Socks with goodies at each door for its guests. The are quite good tough not very classy. the washrooms in the rooms need a bit of twiking up. the hotel is conveniently located close to kandy city.

The Staff opened a few bags to search for the valuables which was a big letdown.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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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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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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Room Tip: Please prefer 400 & 500 series rooms, as they are comparatively good. The 200 series rooms need...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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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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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 #27 of 55 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:
Top Hotel Kandy
Top Hotel Hill
Kandy Top Hotel

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