Reception staff were welcoming and armed with the welcome drink. The room was spacious and clean, however there were no duvets. Just plain sheets so it got
a bit cold at night. The room balcony faced the pool below and had a partial view of the valley as the restaurant below blocks the full view. However their glass-walled restaurant has some nice views especially of the big white Buddha on the hill... The glass balcony door had a sign which said 'please keep the door closed or monkeys will come in' It's a pity because it could be nice to have some fresh air in...
The hotel itself is quite close to the city center however there are a few steep and winding curves to climb to get there. It was dark around 6:30 already so it's best to get a ricshaw while returning unless of course you don't mind a pitch black 10-15 minute uphill walk.. Breakfast buffet had enough options but to be honest, the staff are a bit too intrusive and always looking into your plate, hovering around.
They are not at all discreet and it was entertaining to watch them conduct their 'inventory check' around a huge group of tourists who made several rounds to the buffet table helping themselves to lusty portions. And yes, the minute you have had your last morsel, almost magically out of nowehere, a staff appears and asks "Can I please clear your plate"
I was reminded of the buffets in Palestine where the staff would say "How did you like the food? It was good? Then please go have some more.. Come on!!" Anyway I can't really fault the Hilltop staff as they are clearly operating upon orders from the higher management. They are actually a sweet and attentive bunch who instinctively knew when we needed a tissue or were looking for an extra forke etc.
HillTop Kandy isn't bad at all but I'm sure there is better.
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- Also Known As:
- Top Hotel Kandy
- Top Hotel Hill
- Kandy Top Hotel