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Hotel Hilltop
Ranked #31 of 58 Hotels in Kandy
Bengaluru, India
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Kids enjoyed to the brim!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

We weren't expecting much out of Kandy! Its a cultural capital of Srilanka and we took it to be just another town in Srilanka. We were but taken by Surprise when we reached Hilltop! Its location is superb considering Kandy!

The rooms at Kandy are airy and they had a refreshing theme compared to other hotels in Srilanka. We felt at home at the very start! Their balcony opens up towards city and one can see railway lines below. Given that this hotel is at a height, we enjoyed the view in the morning when it was misty. There was music facility in the rooms as well with a few channels to choose from. Most of the hotels won't have these working. It meant this hotel refurbishes their facility often.

The first thing we did after check-in was to jump into the pool. The kiddy pool had facility for few games with balls etc. The kids thus had a real splash and didn't want to come out even for lunch. The food was usual at their restaurant. We expected better for sure given their standard. The morning complimentary breakfast was good, with a nice spread to choose from. Their restaurant wasn't stuffy like usual others, and quite spacious. We couldn't hear the folks on next table which was quite a compliment for this restaurant. The waiters though were quite clumsy with poor communication skills. We had to wait for more than 1/2 hr for our dinner!

The next day there was some local wedding party at the hotel and we could catch a glimpse of (& click some pictures) of locals in typical wedding attire. Overall this hotel is of good standard with nice facility, if only they could improve upon the service in the restaurant, with required staff training.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

Good rooms. Service took time. Food not great but yet expensive. Had couple of weddings on and noise in the rooms were deafening. Only good part was live music and friendly musicians who played at each table

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

we stayed there for just one night, the food was quite good, though it would have been nice to have a bit more variety.

The room was quite close to their main open area, and there were events organized during the day time in that area, the noise of which disturbed us big time. Fortunately we were out of the room during day time.

The rooms are basic, and kind of a pretty old fashioned look.

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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chittagong City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

We stayed 3rd time in Hotel Hilltop with my family and we have very good experience about food and service of this hotel.You can enjoy many varieties of food for dinner and breakfast.It is very close proximity of Sri Dalada Maligava(Temple of Tooth Relic of Load Buddha).We recommend to everybody to stay there.

Room Tip: Select upper floor room for nice view of Kandy town and hills
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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

A friendly and effective manager and his efficient staff made the hotel a home away from home for my family - 3 adults and 3 children - to which we returned three times during our month long trip through the island to take a rest and prepare fro another trip. It made for a memorable holiday.

Room Tip: Try to book a room on level 4 or five for the best views of the city below.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

After having read many of the other reviews we were a little apprehensive as to what we would find here. However, as a 2* hotel this was a very adequate hotel. At the end of the day you get what you pay for. We had a lovely big room (triple) and although the beds were rock hard for my liking, my husband and 12 year old daughter were comfortable enough. We only stayed for 2 nights and the food was OK, although for breakfast I had an undercooked fried egg and got food poisoning from it. On the downside the hotel really is at the top of a very steep hill, so we were disappointed that we couldn't venture out. A tuk-tuk would be needed to get down the hill.
Overall an enjoyable stay, and because it was a 2 night stop as part of a privately escorted tour, we were hardly in the hotel much.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kassi73
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

my plan was to stay one night at Hilltop but because of the good treatment,clean rooms and toilets and the exelent service I stayed 12 days . when having a problem I found all staff helpfull and around me they like to help without letting you feel like you have to pay them tip .the staff were smiley and helpfull as I mentioned and the management were more helpful and supportive .I will advice my family members and friends to visit the hotel. specially I like to mention Mr. Azmath Hamed the Hotel manager who were really supportive and helped me alot at my visit.
I am a lady from Jordan and used to live in Dubai.

Room Tip: 505 ,510 are good rooms with pool and vally view, very nice view
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Hilltop
Address: 200/21 Bahirawakanda | Peradeniya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 58 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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