Our last few trips consisted of sea side sojourns and consequently we decided to explore a hill station the next time. On my wife’s plea I zeroed in on the scenic hill station of Pahalgam, gulmarg nd srinagar.
Antilog Vacations are quiet renowned for budget friendly holiday packages to the state of Kashmir and subsequently we booked our travel package through the travel agency. I always believe in pre booking as this reduces the hassles and stress associated with travelling and consequently we end up having a pleasurable & cheaper trip. The Hotel Hilltop was our accommodation at Pahalgam.
The first thing which caught our eyes about the resort was the maintenance work/ repair work which was pending near the entrance. On some probing we discovered that this was because of a Government stay order on repair on any property in Pahalgam. Hence the resort had not been able to expand in the way it had initially envisioned. One fallout of this ruling was that the rooms on the back portion of the hotel had a bland view of construction materials. Hence I would suggest to look for rooms in the front as they capture the majestic mountain ranges completely and you are ensured a scenic panoramic view.
The rooms were well maintained and quite spacious at around 450 sq ft. They looked newly furnished and had a princely double bed room at the centre. My wife particularly liked the marble flooring of both the rooms and the reception as she had a fetish for Italian marbles.
The staff at the hotel ensured our stay was pleasurable and took care of us adeptly. Room service was efficient and fast. The food at the resort restaurant was also nice given the remote location we were in.
Another advantage of the location of the resort is the proximity it has to other places like Chandanwari, Betaab valley and Baisaran.
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