Reaching Shillong without a hotel reservation wasn't such a 'travel blunder' after all. The choice of hotel was simple and unanimous after we checked some images of the hotel on our mobile. We reached there only to find out that those images on the hotel website did no justice to the actual serenity and beauty of the place. Most rooms in the hotel have the view of the Bhrarpaani lake which I think is the USP of this property. Watching the sunrise from the spacious balcony of our room was worth every bit of effort it took in waking up early :) Watching the changing hues of water was nothing less than mesmerizing.
We did read some reviews about tariff being high but the view from the rooms is no match to what one would pay to get here. I would highly recommended Ri Kynjai for those who wish to be on a quiet holiday for the experience, to us, has almost been spiritual.
Rooms have an aesthetic feel to them. Service is courteous.
We wish to go back here and not miss an opportunity if it were to present itself.
- Also Known As:
- Ri Kynjai Hotel
- Ri Kynjai Shillong
- Ri Kynjai Hotel Shillong
- 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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