April 27-29. 2008: Udiapur
Hilltop Palace Hotel Rating: Average
The most palatial thing about this hotel was the view which was very pleasant but did not make up for the quality of the room. The variety of breakfast selection was good and the staff were very helpful. The garden and pool area were well kept but the same cannot be said for the interior of the hotel or the rooms. The hotel itself can best be described as “shabby” and could certainly use some upgrading.
Guide: Sheikh Rating: excellent
Sheikh was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable on all aspects of Udiapur and surroundings. He could answer every question we asked and was willing to provide as much detail as we needed. All our questions were answered to our satisfaction. He showed some obvious pride when he explained the details of the castle as well as the temples. He offered bottled water for my father when he needed it. He was by far the best guide on our trip, professional in every way.