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“Signs of improvement!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Shivalik View
Ranked #18 of 99 Hotels in Chandigarh
Delhi
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77 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Signs of improvement!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

I have stayed at this Government owned property several times in the past. If my memory serves me correct, the first time I was here was in 1998. By then the deterioration had started. Off late things had become rather sad. Frayed, dirty and shabby...that seemed to be the theme! While variety and price of F&B services have always been good, I wasn't ever sure about the hygiene in their kitchen. The hotel is the preferred destination for Government guests and Government sponsored events. That's probably why they never tried to improve.

But all of that seems to be changing. Over the past few years, several new hotels at various price points have opened in the vicinity and the Government company which owns the hotel must have realised that to survive they need to compete in the market place. Renovation work is on. They seem to have completely renovated the 5th floor rooms. Quite satisfactorily done. Stayed in one such room (see pictures). But the rest of the hotel continues to look rather tired.

Room service and attitude of staff has certainly improved. Breakfast and dinner buffet is ok...adequate but nothing to write home about. Swiping cards on the front desk is certainly a chancy affair as reported by others. While checking out the card I usually use didn't work and then my second card worked.

Overall...The price is reasonable and the location convenient...I would certainly return to this hotel if they assure me a room on the 5th floor. Otherwise...will look elsewhere.

Room Tip: Stay only if you get a room on the newly renovated 5th floor.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • 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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Mumbai, India
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55 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

The hotel's location is very good and close to the main bus terminus of Chandigarh. Sector 17 market is very close by. The rate is reasonable keeping in mind the breakfast and dinner are included in it. Even the food is quite good.

Room Tip: Try to stay on the upper floors if you are looking for quieter ambience.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chandrassekhar
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Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

Call me a masochist if you will, but being a fair person, I try to give a hotel a second chance if I feel the first stay was problematic but staff attitude helped in resolving an issue. Over the last few years, I have averaged 100 to 150 nights in hotels and have become quite adept at picking out losers from winners.

This hotel is run by a government agency. This usually means service and attitudes are usually below sea level – but my philosophy of a second chance made me stay here again. The check in process was smooth but what was promised at reservation time was not offered at check-in. I stood my ground and got a non-smoking room – which was an upgrade. Checkout was slow and those using credit cards should be warned, their machines are notoriously inefficient. After many tries, it did go through but a profound apology from the front desk clerk the first stay was the catalyst to allow myself the self flagellation of a second! The checkout the second time was no better than the first!

The rooms that I have stayed in are very large compared to rooms in most European hotels. While size can be seductive, other contributing factors will disabuse you of the notion rather quickly.
The rooms are old and worn out. Towels have seen better days. The conditions of the bathrooms are a hit or miss proposition but even a hit means barely acceptable. Leaky faucets and barely functioning showers are the norm – hot water – it seems that comes from plumbing heated by the sun rather than a hot water heater.

Room service is acceptable, though on occasion, the wait times were over 45 minutes and required a query before the food arrived. Food quality was just OK and service was acceptable.
Breakfast and dinner were included in the room tariff. Both are of acceptable quality though I have reservations about hygiene standards. Service was slow or non-existent. Easier to get your request yourself rather than make a request.

The hotel is located in an ideal spot. Close to shopping and great parks. Since the hotel does not have a gym, the parks came in handy.

All in all, not a great hotel. If you can get a good price, then you can ignore the rest and spend a couple of nights. Otherwise, find another place.

Room Tip: Try to get upper floor rooms - however make sure they will not charge you more for them
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MarcoPolo00
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Bengaluru, India
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

I stayed in this hotel for some 15 days. It was a comfortable stay. The biggest advantage of staying in this hotel is its location. Being in the heart of the city (sec 17) is good. But other wise it is an old hotel. All the staff is middle aged, services are just ok. The buffet breakfast lacks variety. No free Wifi.

The ambience is good. But the renovation work is going on so I guess it would get a new look very soon. Overall its fine. One thing which I liked the most about it is the roof top restaurant : Cloud 9. Its fabulous . Few of its merits - live music being played and some very nice cuisines just make it stand apart.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DreamzUNlimited007
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Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
198 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

It is very good hotel,conveniently located in Sec -17 of Chandigarh having lot of greenary and ample space.Their room size is very good and although the hotel is located in Sec -17 yet it is very calm.
Their buffet breakfast and buffet dinner ( all inclusive in tariff) offer a wide variety of choice and has very good taste too.Their tariff too is very reasonable.They are undergoing rennovation and they are also coming up with a good fitness centre.Fitness centre was one thing they're lacking.
Yes although their staff is good yet they have to be a little more professional in approach to catch up with people in this industry

Room Tip: take a room with balcony to have a excellent green view of Chandigarh
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DilipKeshary
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Additional Information about Shivalik View

Property: Shivalik View
Address: Sector 17-E, Chandigarh 160017, India
Region: India > Chandigarh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 99 Hotels in Chandigarh
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,750 - ₹ 2,54,534
Hotel Class:3 star — Shivalik View 3*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Shivalikview, Chandigarh is the best location for both business and leisure guests desiring a relaxed,elegant location in the heart of the Chandigarh. A contemporary business Hotel complementing the modern life style of the ' City Beautiful"; being 8 KM from the Railway station, 12KM from the Airport and with an easy access to the Shopping center and ISBT, the Hotel offers a warm welcome, pleasant ambiance and an excellent range of superb Restaurants, guests facilities and services backed by great hospitality. ... more   less 
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