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“Decent Hotel”
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Hotel Hilltop
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Gulmarg
Ahmedabad, India
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Decent Hotel”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed there for 2 days. Hotel seems to be made of wood with wall to wall carpet. The decor is traditional Kashmiri. The rooms are good with modern facilities. It has a coffee shop also. Did not use restaurant as we were in a conducted tour.

Hotel is situated only few yards away from Gondola and just opposite the Skating Rink.

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2014

As part of heena tours JK3 package, we checked-in to Hilltop on 18-May (Sunday) and checked-out on 20-May (Tuesday).
Challenges:
1. Waited for 1-2 hours in dining area for hotel and heena tours management to figure out the bookings (worst time of the entire tour)
2. Water leakage, rat in the room, wet towels, etc made the stay inconvenient
3. Hotel management team were least bothered to the complaints
4. Bed size is too small, even if your height is 5'8" or higher, avoid it!

Only good part is that it's nearer to the Gandola cable car starting point & city market.

I've been to many hotels across the globe but not seen such a worse hotel yet.

I won't consider these hotel chain in future

Room Tip: Not seen a good room in this hotel, avoid it.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

Me & my friend (2 families) checked into Hotel Hilltop on 9th May for a 1 night stay. We were put up in 2 deluxe rooms on the 1st floor (rooms 106 & 107). The room were large and spacious with breathtaking views of the snow covered mountains. There was snow all round the hotel (in the month of May) and we had a jolly good time enjoying the views. The room was very comfortable with adequate heating arrangement. In winter times the hotel is centrally heated we were told. The property is a 2 minute walk to the Gondola ride (the major tourist attraction in Gulmarg). This is a major plus point of this hotel. The food was good and the variety served was ok. One should stay at this hotel for 1) The views from the rooms, 2) closeness to the Gondola ride. One should definitely carry their own stock of mineral water since the hotel charges around Rs. 50 for a 1 litre bottle, which is exorbitant by any standard. Would definitely recommend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Ahmedabad, India
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Positive things:

1. Awesome location
2. Room service good.
3. Food good
4. Nice views around
5. Liked the bed heater sheets.

Negative things:
1. Heaters not working
2. They don't use centralized heater system round the clock and all 12 months.
3. No gym. Latif - The receptionist was pathetic person to answer me in a weird sense. Wish could break his neck.
4. No lift.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with road side view..
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very bad experience in staying in the hotel. Rooms are small with no proper heating arrangement. Food with limited varieties.staff are not so cooperative. Located in a crowdy area with confusing and narrow entrance. Good hotels r available with the same price.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Rajkot
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We chose this hotel mainly due to the fact that it is very near to Gondola and we must say that we made a good choice.

the main benefit of staying in this hotel is the location. it is just 2 minutes walking distance from Gondola. we stayed in April 2014 and were lucky to find good snow all around. the hotel property is quite good. Rooms are big, though not quite contemporary furnished, but still good enough. all the necessary amenities were provided.

Hotel Staff was not bad. You dont find them as warm welcoming as in Rajasthan or other parts of India, but they were not rude or anyway bad. we were not offered any welcome drink.

The food at the restaurant was good. we had a dinner and a break-fast as per our plan and were not disappointed. though it can not be said to be on a very good side, but comparing to the other peer hotels of this category it is still good.

Overall, the main reason to stay in this hotel must be the location.

Room Tip: we stayed in Room 114, which had a very good view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Average Hotel..All Services are good ,,rooms plug in switches does not work, food is very good with a lot of varieties, Room service very good, staff at Hotel very courteous, Need more Heaters for the rooms

Room Tip: Good Hotel Rooms- facing East gives a lovely View
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Property: Hotel Hilltop
Address: Opp Ice Skating Rink, Gulmarg 193403, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Baramulla District > Gulmarg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Gulmarg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Hilltop 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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