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Hill Top Swiss Cottage
Ranked #17 of 206 Specialty Lodging in Rishikesh
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

I had a wonderful stay at hill top. The rooms are large and clean with hot showers and very friendly and helpful staff. For me, the location was perfect, tucked away on the hill top with great views and vibes. I couldnt recommend it more!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Clean hotel with nice views.. Actually there are 6-7 hotels are near around..but Swiss cottage rocks.. Grate staff.. No intercom in rooms but we asked 2 extra blanket, towels and pillows we got them within 3 mins.. no need for room service...all staff r helpful... the room size is small.. rooms r very much nearer but privacy is too good... The have a good massage parlor... the treatment rooms r very small but again staff r cooperating very much...
The best option for budget travelers.. both ram Jula and laxman Jula r in walk-able distance.. food is good...
The bad things r
There very minimum amenities in rooms..
room space...
phone for room service..
Hot water switch place out side
but over all the hotel is good with all facilities like restaurants, tourist offices, internet places as well as yoga

Room Tip: Get the rooms in very top floors... the gange view is very good from there.. but there will be no tv...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Raja83_12
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

The staff was so sweet and very helpful! It's located up in the mountains with a beautiful view and you can practice yoga on the roof terraces. We stayed in a 700rs room which was very basic, not very clean (not at all with scandinavian standards, but it's not scandinavia). Towels were given to us when we asked for them as well as an extra sheet to have in between us and the pretty nasty blanket. There were some problems with water and electricity but it got sorted out. The guys at the travel agency close to hilltop helped us to book train tickets and were overall very sweet and helpful!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Sara S
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed in Hill Top Swiss Cottage for a week in October. Such a perfect hideaway after the mayhem of Delhi. We we're slightly apprehensive that the hotel would be in the middle of nowhere but we're pleased to find plenty of amenities in the area including restaurants, tourist offices, internet places as well as yoga halls and massage facilities. The walk into Rishikesh is not a problem and if your feeling lazy there are plenty of Rickshaws to take you up the hill. Staff we're friendly and helpful, room was basic but comfortable and we had wifi in the room. Having our own balcony with views over the mountains was amazing!! Good value for money and highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ellen B
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

I stayed in this place just before the crowding festival starting in July - August. The pros are that this cottage has an amazing view with lots of rooms. Two floors - or more like two hotels, one new and the other fairly new.

They have a terrace with an amazing view all around and a very friendly owner - Nishanth. I stayed along with my friend from Mauritius and Spain and enjoyed the stay, the friendly staff who by the way give great recommendations to places to eat and places to visit.

The cons I have to say was the cab service that caused a lot of confusion. He was misinformed of our destination and was unhappy to take us where we originally booked the ride for. He then refused to turn the AC on in that simmering heat asking for more money to switch AC on blaming fuel and mileage issues.

Not the resorts fault as they have provided everything spot on. I passed my feedback on to the manager and he was happy to change his cab service to a better one as he sounded equally upset.

Thank you Nishanth for a great time, and hope to enjoy another holiday in Rishikesh.

Thanks,

Sandeep

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the newly constructed hotel :)
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

From the time we arrived until we left, we enjoyed our stay in the Hill Top Swiss Cottage. This place is fantastic and it makes want to stay here and not to go anywhere else. The hotel located in a quiet and safe area, this place is a great escape from the noise from the center. Our lovely room was clean and comfortable with the amaizing view overlooking Ganga and mountains. The staff were all helpfull and friendly, and took care of all of our needs. The owner are super friendly and helpful with useful tips about where to go and what to do. (He organised for us rafting and we enjoyed it so much....)
Good choise and quality of food (especially vegetarian menu) in the Oasian Restaurant which is next to the Hotel.
Hill Top Swiss Cottage we can surely recomend for travelers staying in Rishikesh.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

We stayed here 6 days, four would have been enough, but we were forced an extra two by train schedules. We paid 350RS a night, the room was basic, but clean. Outside the room there was a large deck with great views of the lake and surrounding hills. We were here in off season and the room was hot! I would recommend others paying extra and getting a AC room so you can sleep. The resturant down stairs is below average. Dirty and the the time taken to make coffee took about 30mins. The hotel is located about 20min (walk) from town, this is good and bad. Good that it is quiet and away from the chaos, bad that there are no decent restaurants around the hotel area.

Room Tip: Choose a room high up so you can get good views
Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Tapovan Hill Top Swiss Cottage Badarinath Road | Tapovan, Rishikesh 249192, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Dehradun District > Rishikesh
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 206 Specialty Lodging in Rishikesh
Price Range: $12 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hill Top Swiss Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HILL TOP SWISS COTTAGE is situated at the hill top of High Bank, a place very famous among western travellers. it is a place that is to yourself with ample time to introspect and spend time with family, perched on a hill top and the ganges view rooms. The Oasis Restaurent and German Bakery in its premises is very famous serving the best cuisines in the area.It is situated on the right high bank of the Ganges at Tapovan, Rishikesh. Facing the roaring Ganga, retreat is surrounded by thick reserve forests at the base of Himalayan foot hills and is the one of the best accommodation available along the Ganga.Hill Top Swiss Cottage is the ideal destination for families and those who are looking for complete rejuvenation. Yoga, Mediation, Ayurvedic massages, Nature walks are at their best at the retreat.Being the most happening accommodation, Nature walks, Jungle treks, mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting, Kayaking & wild life trips are few of the many activities one can take. ... more   less 
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