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“Large centrally located hotel with good small rooms” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Hilltop
Ranked #31 of 58 Hotels in Kandy
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Large centrally located hotel with good small rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

For a solo traveller, this is a wrong place. It has everything for a family - location, comfort, huge dining area, swimming pool et al but expensive and no privacy. It is not a three star hotel as claimed. Tucked away on top of a small hill, the approach is steep, but worth it. Hotel patronage is predominantly from South Asian countries. The swimming pool is an eyesore. Every time I had to reach my room or restaurant, I had to go through noisy families splashing water in the pool. Staff is polite. The restaurant was big compared to rooms available with them. Breakfast spread was quite large with a nice assortment of Sri Lankan and continental food and lot of accompaniments. View from room was of Kandy city overlooking some buildings in the front - nothing much to boast about. Overall an uneventful stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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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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1 Thank Selarka
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

nice location and quiet. food is ok, but we had better buffets on this trip.
no free wifi!!!!! and we had 2 weddings going on as well which means you can't use the poolarea unless you like staring people around you.

Room Tip: top floor - better views
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steve W
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

I was there with my wife two weeks ago. we spent one night on halfboard basis. They provided good dinner and BF. We went Kandy to wership "Dalada Palace" so we could do it better way. We came back with good and sweet memories.

Room Tip: All rooms face to town.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Merwin590806
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

Complete let down, staff was unprofessional and had no clue! Lack of parking space and should only be given one star. It says managed by Aitken Spence and they should exit if they can’t even provide a average service. Second night was booked through agoda on a disc rate and upon my check out receptionist asked me how I booked it and asked me to pay the diff saying that they don’t have the booked rate. I was asked to wait nearly 15min and once they got hold of Aitken spence reservation I was allowed to leave. Receptionist seemed my father’s age and GM had to be called in to resolve the issue, what a pathetic service.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Saranga W
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

Good side:
Location is very good. Not in the busiest part of the town but still in town.
Rates are cheaper when compared to other hotels.
Staff -helpfull and friendly.
Rooms are clean, large.

Bad side:
Food was terrible. I advice to stay here in the BB basis (If you can mind the breakfast) and go for other places for meals. Food was simply not tasty at all. This applies to both western and local foods.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank roshithaaaa
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Bengaluru, India
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in April. I must say its an old hotel but maintained well. Service staff is really co operative and overall a nice & moderately priced hotel with amazing views.

Room Tip: Always ask for the Hill view rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Padmanabhan P
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Sydney
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70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

I am very please with the staff and how they treat you. Food was lovely and generous, and I had a wonderful time during my 4 day visit to Kandy. Thank god there was a warning about the monkey visits to the hotel grounds, and it was a surprise to see them up close from my room. I was at the top floor which had a good views across Kandy. It was worth the money I have spent there and I liked how the hotel was set up. Had a great ayurvedic massage too which was relaxing.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KrishanRodrigo
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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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