Went to Swat, mingora, kalam recently (1st May 2015)
Here the reviews of hotels that we stayed in:
Hotel Name: Hotel Hills City, Mingora
Location: Near fiza gat
Standard: Very very good, Neat clean. Also got good kitchen.
Nice environment for families
Also nice view of river from rooms
Rate: we bargained and managed to get a suite having 2 rooms [1 double, 2 single beds] and a bath for just around 2500. on their rate list it was priced at 6000.
Hotel Name: Diamond hills
Rate: We managed a deluxe room having 4 single beds for 3000. On their rate list it was priced around 5000
Also suitable for families
Hotel white Palace swat Marghzar
this hotel has historical value and got very nice scenic views
but other than standard was average. sheets, blankets were not very clean.
Hot water was partially available. kitchen also average.
they charge 3000-4000 for a normal bed room having a double bed.
In case you are visiting kalam, mingora, swat and need a rent car jeep service in kalam mingora then you can contact Iqbal Hussain (Jeep Car rent service kalam mingora). He was very nice, economical and specially recommended for families.
You can easily find contact numbers of all above mentioned hotels on google.