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U.C.C Road Ri Bhoi Uminiuh Khawn, Shillong 793103 India
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#2 of 69 hotels in 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.
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Free parking
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Head massage
24-hour security
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Bhupesh Bhardwaj wrote a review Nov 2020
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India18 contributions1 helpful vote
Me and my son visited this place. Probably, one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed. The cottage was not only well appointed but full of wood and warmth. The fireplace kept us awake and talking almost the whole of the night. The peaceful view of the lake first thing in the morning sitting in the verandah, with a steaming cup of tea will forever remain etched in our memories. One of the most relaxing holidays. The food, warmth of the staff, the spa and the walk down to the lake just made it an unforgettable trip.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Ankurgh wrote a review Jul 2020
Mumbai, India3 contributions
Just had my vacations with my family at this property. Rooms are good cosy and clean. Its just opposite to a beautiful lake. Excellent location and safe for family. Staff members are very friendly. Recommended
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Fernweh3 wrote a review Mar 2020
Hanau210 contributions100 helpful votes
Great calm resort overlooking the lake. Big rooms with balcony facing the lake, wird all amenities. Extremely friendly staff, offering good service. We stayed here during a around trip to Meghalaya, which was cut short due to closing of all touristical sights. So we took a walk around the grounds, into the village. Especially the afternoon walk to the village was an experience: friendly, laughing children, English speaking adults, it made for a nice stroll. We laughed the restaurant with it's amazing choice of Indian Vegetarian dieses. All extremely tasteful and with generous portions. I also had a relaxation massage at the spa, which was great. Our friend had the special regional massage. She loved it, too.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Satyendra Garg wrote a review Mar 2020
New Delhi, India6,436 contributions1,309 helpful votes
Ri Kynjai is an excellent resort. We lived there for a day and enjoyed our stay. It is next to Umiam lake and one can walk to the edge of the lake which is about 200 meters. You can see lake from all the places in the resort. Rooms are excellent. Food is good. Service is excellent. A memorable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Nishita Patwardhan wrote a review Feb 2020
Mumbai, India120 contributions6 helpful votes
We stopped here for lunch on a friend’s recommendation on the way from Guwahati to Shillong ! It’s 45 mins before you hit Shillong ! It’s a tranquil serene peaceful beautifully done up (a bit like a upmarket lodge) style hotel and I totally regret not having stayed here ! Very few hotels look better when you arrive than their online pics - this hotel took our breath away with its stunning view that had all of us clicking away at the same time ! Just breath taking and I look forward to staying here soon !!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$162 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ri Kynjai
Which popular attractions are close to Ri Kynjai?
Nearby attractions include Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (4.9 miles), Umiam Lake (1.0 miles), and Umiam Lake (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ri Kynjai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ri Kynjai?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ri Kynjai?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ri Kynjai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Soilyna Huts Restaurant, YOU & I - Arts Cafe, and Pizza Barn.
Does Ri Kynjai have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ri Kynjai offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ri Kynjai?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ri Kynjai offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ri Kynjai?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Ri Kynjai have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.