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Pinewood Hotel

Rita Road | European Ward, Shillong 793001, India
Pinewood Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oldest colonial hotel, steeped in history, is in the center of Shillong, less than 5 minutes walk from the Ward's Lake. The hotel is run by the Govt. of Meghalaya. Staff is courteous and the wooden rooms also has a fireplace which radiates the old world charm. However the fireplace was not lit up and we had to make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rates here are quite reasonable and I found the staff very much friendly. There's beautiful lush greenery surrounding the place. Wards lake for those interesting in boat riding is within walking distance. Overall I had a lovely time throughout my stay at Pinewood.

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Ahmedabad
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel pinewood is situated on a quiet road away from the small town traffic of Shillong. The spacious hotel has well-done rooms with heating and electric kettle. Surely, there is also old-world fireplace, which did not function, but coal was kept just for the charm :). The bed is comfortable and staff is always smiling, non-intrusive. The interiors are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

It cheap but good. You enjoy it. Food is good. Rooms is good. staffs are seldom near. They know their worth. You try hard to find a place. So you try early. good walkway and lawn. They're not bothered to show you another masterpiece hotel just opposite in the same campus. We could not understand properly. Very near to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to Shillong and the Pinewood. We have been here twice. Yes, it is a bit dated , but has an old fashioned charm. The food was good , we found the staff friendly and interesting. Let's say, we didn't expect in room wi-fi , mini bar fridge etc.and on that front were not disappointed !... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Hotel Pinewood comprises a cluster of buildings on a hillock overlooking Ward’s Lake in the central part of Shillong. The main building is a heritage structure, perhaps a hundred years old, adorned with wood panelling, antique furniture and old photographs. There are a few rooms in the adjacent wing, probably of the same vintage. Most of the other rooms are... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Pinewood is a government owned hotel, one of the old properties in Shillong. So expect sprawling grounds, quaint rooms, but average service from its staff. If one goes with this expectation, then this is a good place to stay. There was wifi at the reception, though not at the rooms. Breakfast is basic. Carry your own towel. Found this to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The room was large, but old and not so well maintained. When one stepped on parts of the floor, one side of the wall shook! The hotel gives wifi connectivity. Baked fish and dessert were good at dinner, but the breakfast buffet was disappointing. We had to leave early and were offered only bread, eggs and bananas. There is a... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

One of the oldest hotels in the centre of Shillong, less than 5 minutes walk from the Ward's Lake, a popular destination. Staff is courteous and rooms are reasonably well. The furniture and bathroom fittings are outdated. A major Plus is the free wifi for the guests, who are given a password by the reception. Lobby is excellent with antic... More 

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West Harptree, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were staying in a different part of town but decided to have lunch and then dinner in this colonial property with great history. OH wanted 'cake' as advertised in the menu with her masala tea......'no have'. That evening I wanted a Gin and Tonic before dinner.....'no have tonic' OK, I'll have a Rum and diet Coke.......'no have diet coke'.... More 

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