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Ri Kynjai

U.C.C Road Ri Bhoi | Uminiuh Khawn, Shillong 793103, India
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Ranked #1 of 16 hotels in Shillong
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service - 10/10 Food - 10/10 Rooms - 8/10 (No Air condition or Wify) Views - 10/10 Resort - 9/10 Location - 1-1.5 hrs drive from the city. So not possible to shunt btw city and resort during the day. I feel one should choose this place to stay if you dont have to frequent city daily

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have read the other reviews from different visitors and I agree with all of them .. because they are all GOOD ! The view from my room was just divine ! The food and the service was superlative ! If anything , the crossing of Shillong for any outing was most trying and the slow moving traffic was the... More

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Delhi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we did not stay here, we had a good long stopover with meals at this beautiful resort. The setting of this place is the most impressive facet, with the restaurant overlooking the vastly spread man made lake. The food and service was amazing, and the resort was a very pleasant break from a back breaking road journey from Guwahati... More

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Noida, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a great hotel but priced similarly. you can enjoy a meal here while stopping at Barapani for boating. We had our lunch here only to enjoy the scenic beauty around. The approach road is in need of repair and its a long way to the resort. Food is ok again overtly priced but if you can afford some time... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been in Ri Kynjai for my Honeymoon trip I can simply say that its a best resort in India I have been to most of the 05 star hotels in india But this property is awesome Best part is Lake, Privacy, Room, Natural Beauty Its is far from Shillong city For Honeymoon - Perfect location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THe winning aspect of this hotel is its location. You wake up to a stunning sunrise and overlook the man-made lake. It's a tranquil place ideally located the surrounding Shillong areas. The rooms are of excellent size and the en-suite facilities are very good. It was cold mid February when we stayed and the in-room heater came in very handy.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have first travelled to Shillong as a child, in the year 1959. The memories of the trip are still stored in the compartment of “ Sweet memories of my life”. I fondly remember the walk through the pine trees, fresh and unpolluted air, cool breeze (It was summer vacation of school), and beautiful landscape. Over the years, that Shillong... More

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Me and my husband stayed 5 nights there and enjoyed a lot with the serene view of the Barapani lake from our balcony. All in all a very pleasant stay there in this resort with an amazing peace and romantic ambience. We used to go downstairs only for breakfast and spend most of the quality time together in the room.... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Ri Kynjai resort deserves every bit of the accolade that has been showered over it by the various reviewers in tripadvisor. Hence, repeating the same will not add value to this review. It has to be remembered that everything grand has always scopes for improvement and there is no upper limit to perfection. Hence, in this review, I would... More

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RiKynjaiShillong, Manager at Ri Kynjai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ri Kynjai – Serenity of the Lake! We appreciate you taking the time to review us. It is constructive suggestions from our guests that help us improve our service and we always welcome all positive suggestions and recommendations, like you mentioned, “everything grand has always scopes for improvement and there is no upper limit to perfection”.... More

mumbai
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

After many years touched NE India again, surely great etiquette and services provided by all at Ri Kynjai. Our reservations specialist Darity was at her best even post our reservations, during our stay and BESTEST after check-out... yes!! Last moment cancellation in our helicopter ride back to GAU and she did her best to ensure we got our ride back... More

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Also Known As:
Ri Kynjai Hotel
Ri Kynjai Shillong
Ri Kynjai Hotel Shillong
Address: U.C.C Road Ri Bhoi | Uminiuh Khawn, Shillong 793103, India
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Location: India > Meghalaya > Shillong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 hotels in Shillong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ri Kynjai translates into Khasi as land of serenity. This Spa-Resort presiding over the picturesque Umiam lake 16kms from Shillong is aptly named "Ri Kynjai - Serenity By The Lake". The architecture is inspired and derived from the original Khasi thatch huts. Supported on tall circular stilts on the terrace of the hotel blocks are the hybrid cottages derived from vernacular Khasi architecture. These cottages serve to portray the transition from tradition to modernity and have an interpretation of the traditional upturned boat roof done in metallic thatch fused to modern gables. Each cottage has a fireplace in the living/ bedroom area and the mezzanine floor has an additional bedroom arrangement. ... more   less 
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