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.
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- 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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- Also Known As:
- Shivalik View Hotel Chandigarh
- Shivalik View Chandigarh