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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 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surrounded by nature on all four sides, the earth, water, wind and cold will absolutely amaze you by its presence all together at Ri Kynjai resorts. The rooms are absolutely stunning. we had booked a supreme room overlooking the beautiful lake. This resort is about 20 kms away from the market city, but who wants to stay in the hustle... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long drive from Guwahati Airport we reached Ri Kynjai and we were greeted warmly. The view was superb from our room, which was lake facing. It was my husband's bday the next day so I had asked for a surprise bday cake to be delivered to our room at midnight. Not only was it delivered bang on time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

After a somewhat tiring journey from Gauhati airport the moment we stepped out of the car into the porch of this place the vacation started in full earnest. The resort is located by a lake and a pine tree forest.which provide a feast to the eyes. The lake water looks clear and the flora and fauna in the pine tree... More

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Guwahati, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great place to relax and recapture the magic moments with family & friends. The food quality is simply superb ! The view of the lake , the resting areas in the front garden or the short hike to the neighboring village makes it a truly great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Hey there.... This place is very peaceful n quite... With an amazing view of the vast lake n clouds laden mountains...very serene. I enjoyed the Food served here in the restaurant.. It's delicious. The menu is a bit costly but food quality is worth it. The property is very clean and trees every where.I love this place

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The view is worth everything! Resort is very tastefully designed and the cottages are perfect. All you need to do is sit out in your balcony and drink in the landscape.Its a surreal painting which changes with the light of the day! The walks in and around are so calming. Yes, the lunch and dinner can be a bit more... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Its not at all worth the pay. The rooms are not well furnished. The overall experience was very bad. The staff is rude. The facilities are not uptodate. Only the view is good. All amenities are outdated and not available when required. The wheelchair accessibility is a hoax. Not at all worth even a look.

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RiKynjaiShillong, Guest Relations Manager at Ri Kynjai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ri Kynjai- Serenity By The Lake! We are extremely disappointed to see that we have been rated as 1 out of 5. We have been trying to find out what really went wrong during your stay with us, wherein you had mentioned that your “overall experience was very bad”, but as no such complaints ever came... More

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you plan to visit Shillong then this is the best where you should be. JUST SO PERFECT !! If you prefer to stay in the city then this is not the right place for but if you want to stay in the arms of the nature away from the city's traffic and high buildings then this is the place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Ri Kynjai, Serenity by the Lake is a wonderful hotel. To start with , the architecture blends in with the surroundings . The rooms are large and very well appointed. All comforts are seen to. Meals were very good . The staff were polite and well informed. It was a perfect start to our holiday.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Situated away from Shillong overlooking the beautiful Umiam Lake. We stayed in a cottage facing the lake. very quiet well maintained . There is a separate section for chidren , huge balcony to have a cup of tea in the morning ! Just wonderful! should have stayed for two more days. Rupal Ahmedabad

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Address: U.C.C Road Ri Bhoi | Uminiuh Khawn, Shillong 793103, India
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Location: India > Meghalaya > Shillong
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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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