Hilltop Towers, Kodaikanal
Club Road, Next to Pizza Corner, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101
Kodaikanal is one of the most popular hill resorts in India. It is a charming hill station, stands amidst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. With its rocks, woods, lovely lake and bracing air, Kodaikanal is an ideal hill resort for the tourists.Kodai is situated at an altitude of about 2,133-m high and covers an area of 21.45-sq-km. The hill town is renowned for its educational institutions of international repute. The hill-plantain fruits and plums are known for their freshness and taste. Berijam Lake, one among the beautiful lakes of South India, spreads over an area of 24 hectares. I recently visited Kodaikanal for a weekend Trip with my wife. We stayed there for 2 days and 1 night. I would like to share our experience of this trip so that others may find it helpful. Kodaikanal is around 485 kilometres from Bangalore. It is always better to book hotels in advance. I booked Hotel Hilltop Towers over telephone. It takes 12 hours by Bus from Bangalore. I booked Rajahamsa Executive bus tickets through www.ksrtc.in. I booked for Friday evening Nov 13th. Before leaving my friends started teasing me that I am going on Vacation on \'FRIDAY THE 13TH\'.The bus was scheduled to depart at 9.15 PM from Shanthinagar BMTC Bus stop. But the Bus departed at 9:24 P: M: I saw most couples on the Bus going for vacation like us.Soon after so many people slept but i was not getting sleep as i was not used to sleep at 10 P:M:. I tried to sleep but there was a guy from an IT company who was on call resolving some Internet trafficking issue on his Cell phone. He was making so much noise in the bus which was creating problem for others. I was also surprised when the Bus stoped midway. After my enquiry i came to know that the head lights are not working properly. I was literally shocked to know how this kind of negligence can happen from a reputed govt bus service provider. Anyway i slept after that. My sincere thanks to the Bus driver and the conductor as they were stoping the bus at the places where there is a urinal for ladies. Later i slept. I woke in the morning.When the Bus was going through the Ghat section, the view was mind blowing. You can have a glance at waterfall and the valley. There was a stretch of 5 km where in you will find numerous waterfalls of all sizes on the road itself. We reached Kodaikanal at 9:15 a: M: on Saturday. Once we got down from the bus, the tourist guides started asking so many questions. They were trying to get some business from us. I spoke with a guide and booked sightseeing tour with TAJ Travels. He also arranged free drop for us till our Hotel. We reached Hotel Hilltop Towers at 9:35 a: M: The Hotel is centrally located in Kodai City with its close proximity to Lake, Coaker’s walk & Bus Stop. The Hotel staff was really very hospitable and we had a smooth check in. We booked Superior deluxe room for two days for Rs.1100.00 + Taxes per night. When we entered the room it was very cold. I enquired about Availability of Room Heater and also ordered tea for both of us. After freshening up we thought of going to Kodai Lake. But it was raining heavily so we decided to stay back in the room. We were watching TV till afternoon. I also took a small nap as I did not have proper sleep last night in the bus. I ordered food and they served food around 1:45 in the afternoon. It was still raining and I was feeling sleepy so we took rest till 4 in the afternoon. My wife woke me up at 4 and she insisted that we should go and visit atleast the lakeside as we are running short of time. So we got ready and took the umbrella from Hotel and started our first visit to Kodai Lake. Kodaikanal lake was really great but we were very unfortunate as it was raining heavily.we roamed around the lake for sometime. Then we went to see the shops around the lake. Due to heavy rain the crowd was very less. She bought some hand made rings and also chocolates. We thought of going to Coaker\'s walk but mist was so thick that we could not go.....we returned to Hotel. The next day we waited for the Taj travels to come and pick us up. They came around 10 am. we boarded the bus and there were few marathi couples from pune and one couple from goa.The guide was really interesting and his style of english speaking was worth watching. we visited different places around the kodaikanal. they dropped us around 4 pm near our hotel. Around 5:30 i went to the Hotel lobby for our check out. It was a very smooth check out.They also arranged drop till Bus stop in thei vehicle without any charges. The worst part of my travel was my return journey. My return ticket was one of the best known buse service provider. when we got into the Bus one of the seat was wet. when i enquired with the driver he replied that due to cyclone heavy rain and one of the window remained open so the seat is wet. I asked what is the alternate arrangement.....He replied take any other seat. so we took the other seat. Now started the real peril. People started getting into the Bus and we have to change our seats. At Palani there was a guy who was literally fighting with me and telling me to manage.........He means to say that i have to sit on a wet seat for the next 10 hours.The service was horrible. I will never buy a ticket from KPN Travels in my life.
Whenever I choose Vacation, i choose Kodaikanal. Whenever I choose Kodaikanal I always choose Hilltop towers. I stayed here more than 10 times. Great front office. Christopher and Dominic both are make your stay very calm. Rooms are spacious. Neat and clean. Bathroom and hot water are at its best. Complimentary Breakfast is worth. Choose Hilltop for family stay.
It was a good hotel. The overall experience was very good in the hotel. The hotel destination was excellent. The hotel was located in the heart of the city. There was no delay in check-in and check-out. Room was spacious with clean. The food quality was good in the hotel. All amenities were provided in working condition. I had visited this hotel with my family. I would recommend this hotel for other travellers. I would not suggest anything to this hotel. I had booked this room by directly.
Hotel location was excellent near to lake. Room and service was good enough above average, Breakfast was complementary there was only south Indian food breakfast and hotel had even provided sightseeing but was costly so went with local driver cab and there are it of places to visit and please be aware of ticket to forest entry only provided at 8 am onwards and please dint Miss Gunna caves its great place to see.
We travelled this hotel in the month of February. The terminal was average. The site of the hotel was much very good and convenient. The appearance of the hotel was good. The front office and reception services were very good and the staff's were co-operative. There were no delays in check in and checkout. The staff's were very kind and friendly. The overall service was good. The rooms we were provided with were good as it was neat and clean. The food and drink provided by the hotel was average and they provided complimentary breakfast. It was a very good experience at the hotel. There was Wi-Fi facilities provided.
Hilltop Towers is ranked #7 among the 453 hotels in Kodaikanal with an average rating of 5.5 out of 7. It is one of the 73, 2-star in Kodaikanal. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 58 photos, 378 text reviews and 3 video reviews and is rated top for its Location, Destination and Service. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 3,000 to Rs 3,100 per night. The hotel offer 26 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (55%) and Couple (33%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 66% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 15% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.
Hilltop Towers is located at Club Road . Ice Skating Cafe (1 Km), Telescope House (1 Km), Wax Museum (1 Km), Central Church (1 Km) and Christ the King Church (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Parking Facility, Doctor On Call, Restaurant and Room Service. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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