Hotel Hilltop
Hotel Hilltop
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"Great staff, nice quiet pool."

Tibo

March 21, 2018

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7.6
Recommended by 83% of guests
  • 370 meters to public transportation

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  • Currency exchange

  • Heart of the city

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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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    "Nice hotel . helpful staf"

    Reviewed July 8, 2016

    Charitha from Sri Lanka

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    "Excellent location."

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    Agoda Reviews (374)Booking.com Reviews (149)
    7.6
    Cleanliness7.5
    Facilities7.3
    Location7.8
    Room comfort and quality7.7
    Service7.7
    Value for money7.6
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Samarakoon from Sri Lanka
    Family with teens
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017
    loved it”
    really loved everything .... spent some quality time ...
    Reviewed September 05, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tibo from France
    Solo traveler
    Superior Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018
    Great value for money, nice quiet pool”
    Very nice hotel, close to the action but far (and high) enough to feel away from the madness. The common areas seem a bit dated, but it has its charm. Great staff, nice quiet pool. The pool view rooms are quieter but do not have a city view. However seems to cater mostly to tour groups. Food very expensive for Sri Lankan standards. I would still definitely consider it if I was coming back to Kandy, if only for the pool and the great value for money (food aside)
    Reviewed March 21, 2018
    4.8
    Mark from Netherlands
    Couple
    Superior Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
    Breakfast ok, the rest NOT !”
    Breakfast ok. Pool is nice / big but the chairs old / not comfortable. They accept tour groups. If you do not like tour groups as an independent traveller as i am don’t stay here ! They provide parties like wedding while you’re staying there as a guest, ... strange ... you have to make place for partyguest and have to listen to their music (till late in the evening). Located nearby a religious something, they start singing every morning at 5 am (!) for half an hour while you’re trying to sleep. I can’t appreciate this, you ? While we were there a football team i guess was staying in the hotel as well. The uses the corridors / pool / chill out area to practise ... what the ..? Why does management accept this kind of behaviour ? I am a guest as well .... is it they money ? A room on internet was eur 41. If you knock on their door without a reservation they charge you an amazing amout of usd 189 per night (ieks) ... a ridicilous price i say! Not going back ...!
    Reviewed March 19, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Konstantinos from United Kingdom
    Group
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
    Nice hotel”
    Good location and as it's on a hill top you can escape the noisy streets of Kandy. Driving up the hill top was very steep though. Breakfast was very good! Staff friendliness varied a lot. Some staff was very attentive but others not very pleasant.
    Reviewed January 22, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Heshan from Sri Lanka
    Couple
    Superior Room with city view
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018
    place is alright but when it comes to the night all the entrance are closed.”
    we have to get the permission to go out in night. That is really uncomfortable. m really concern about it.
    Reviewed January 14, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Jasmina from Spain
    Group
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
    Nice views from the Hotel.”
    Nice views from the hotel over Kandy and not very noisy. Staff was friendly. No safe and no wifi in the room. Vale for money could be much better.
    Reviewed December 22, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Brian from Singapore
    Group
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017
    Very good”
    Nicely situated but a fair hike out of "town". Still under construction which when completed will affect views from some rooms. Monster size room with two Queen size beds - waste of space - they could have two reasonable sized rooms - how often would 2 couples want to share a room?? Nice area outside the room with table and chairs and lovely view but it is a walkway to another rooms so not private. a little bit of thought would have put the passage on the inside of the hotel - would have also reduced the noise from the street and staff. Weird bathroom set up and complex light system. TV had one channel - the rest were all subscriber.. Good breakfast but typical of Sri Lanka bain-maries never hot enough.
    Reviewed December 21, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Samantha from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017
    Very good”
    Out of the hustle and traffic. Good pool and nice staff.
    Reviewed December 16, 2017
    6.8
    Good
    Darrel from Sri Lanka
    Solo traveler
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
    Worth the buck?”
    It seemed to be an amazing place to stay, however it lacked the most essential needs as a guest. If you wish to have your clothes pressed or given to laundry this place ain't for you since they don't offer either services. If you are like me who tends to get hungry depending on the weather/environment you will have to basically starve all night long since they don't offer any Room Service whatsoever after 10:00pm. Putting all the cons aside, the staff greets you always with the smile. It's true that they lack resources but hands down the staff will be always willing to help you in any possible way. There was this room attendant who offered to press my clothes himself since they did not have any laundry services which show that they would go above and beyond to make your experience worth it. Would definitely return again! Until next time.. :)
    Reviewed October 30, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Damian from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
    Don't let the hilltop location put you off.”
    We stayed at the Hilltop for a couple of days as our base to explore Kandy and were delighted with it. As a town Kandy is busy...very busy by western standards and a few hours in its crazy streets dodging Tuk Tuks , taxis, cows and wagons all screaming down streets exactly six feet wide will leave you begging for peace... and the Hilltop has it in spades. The rooms are beautiful, practical and clean. The staff are friendly and funny (as most Sri Lankans are) It says it's only 750 mtrs from the railway station, and it is but the distance is almost vertical so grab a Tuk Tuk at the station, it should cost around 200 rupees ( around £1 ) and it's 200 rupees well spent. Enjoy the Hilltop, we did and we'll be back.
    Reviewed October 25, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Anna-Carina from Germany
    Couple
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
    Nice Hotel just above Kandy”
    We stayed here for two nights and thought the hotel was really good value for money. We arrived by bus from Negombo Beach and took a tuk tuk up the steep hill to the hotel, but you can also walk from the bus station if you don't have heavy luggage. The room was very large, pleasant and clean with comfortable beds. Unfortunately the wifi was too weak to work in our room, and was good just outside the door. Lovely staff that are eager to please. Nice pool with lots of sun loungers and towels. We didn't eat at the hotel but preferred to walk down the hill to the main road, where you can find a few cheap and good eateries. We loved the fact that the hotel is set up on a hill, above the madness and noise of Kandy traffic. We would definitely stay here again.
    Reviewed October 02, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mahadeva from Sri Lanka
    Family with teens
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017
    Big Rooms and in a good location”
    Location is really good and service is good
    Reviewed September 23, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    MAHENDRAN from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 1 night in September 2015
    Good to stay here”
    Good service
    Reviewed June 12, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Lakshan from Sri Lanka
    Family with teens
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014
    Alright”
    Hotel is good. Scenic place
    Reviewed May 13, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Amir from Maldives
    Family with young children
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017
    Very Good Hospitality ”
    Stayed in 20th April 2017. Found staff including the Manger very nice & helpful in helping us out in all matters . Buffet breakfast was very good & we enjoyed it. Looking forward in staying in Hill Top in future trips to Kandy. Thank you Amir from Maldives
    Reviewed May 05, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Amir from Maldives
    Family with young children
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017
    Very Warm Welcome”
    We stayed for 1 night 20th April 2017 on the way to Nuwareylia. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by Hotel General Manager who made our stay very comfortable. Hotel has a swim pool , restaurant food was very good but little expensive . Break fast was buffet breakfast which was very good which most travelers would love it. View from our room was beautiful as Hotel was located uphill. I would certailnly recommend this hotel with no issues in room air con or toilet. Parking was available . Thanks for reading my review.
    Reviewed April 23, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Nuntharat from Thailand
    Group
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016
    Nice old hotel with fantastic view of Kandy”
    The hotel is old but well maintain. Good location on top of the hill with fresh air, easy to reach center of the city. But staff confused about my booking, while I show them electronic voucher. They request to show paper voucher. When I told them, I have not print it out, they seem to be not happy, and just leave my case their doing other people check-in. They keep us waiting for almost 1 hour to finish check in process.
    Reviewed April 21, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    SHIRAZ from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
    Very good”
    Budget hotel.
    Reviewed April 21, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    buddhike from Sri Lanka
    Couple
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017
    Excellent”
    Best location around kandy. Friendly staff.
    Reviewed March 27, 2017
    5.2
    lalith from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Superior Room Pool View
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016
    good location/expensive”
    nice palce .. yet too expensive on december last week
    Reviewed January 05, 2017
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