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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
    4 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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Bank of the Brahmaputra
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a restaurant and bar that depends hugely on memories of its glory days, many decades in the past. The building could do with repairs, the whole thing is shabby. The dining room strives to have ambience, but only succeeds in looking ill maintained. The grounds are beautiful, though, and one can while away the time while waiting for... More 

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New Delhi, India
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has an overall cool and calm ambience which is the best part. Food is good although the spead is limited (B/F). Service is good and staff courteous. Room sizes were quite small but all relevant facilities provided in the room.. The correct rating should be about 3.25 to 3.5 but I have given a higher rating for want... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had travelled here last year last year. Me , my husband and our 3 elderly parents. The hotel is designed in an anglo-indian style and gives an essence of the catholic culture in shillong. This place is away from the shillong market hence, we had to rely on a cab. The hotel staff are i must say really well... More 

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Mumbai
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Established in 1898, it is the oldest 4 star hotel in entire east India. It is located on Polo road, very close to Ward's lake. This property was originally built as residence for Commander in Chief of Assam. Very big and spacious rooms in chalet style with greenery all around. Gives you thorough exclusiveness. Has a multi cuisine restaurant and... More 

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I visited Shillong in December with my wife. We had no plans for checking this hotel out since we thought it would be far away from the market place. However we did not get any booking in the hotels near police bazaar. Then we tried our luck in this hotel. The hotel compound is huge.... with lot of space for... More 

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Olias del Rey, Spain
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The place is quite good, the rooms are spacious and very clean, they offer amenities for toilet and the food in the restaurant is OK, nothing super elaborated but good. The service is very friendly. Breakfast limited but you cannot expect more.

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It has been some time since we had been to Shillong for a Holiday in early October'14 amid a tough professional schedule. But the reminiscences of our memorable stay @Pinewood Hotel in the heart of Shillong, just beside the famous Ward Lake pushed me to write this review. The Holiday though had been planned months in advance and coordinated with... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

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 February 27, 2015

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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8 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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