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Ri Kynjai

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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
Room Service
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Wifi
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We stayed here for the night enroute to Kaziranga & therefore needed to be outside Shillong city & closer to highway. Checked in at 7 pm & out at 7 am & took the forest view room as we had no time to enjoy the view. For the price charged we observed No pros except for the lake
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It is a beautiful place and an iodeal place for anniversary celebrations . View of the lake from the resort is excellent. Staff is very good, smiling and helpful. Food, though,is nothing great but still enjoyable.Room facilities are excellent.
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We went to the restaurant for lunch. It is important to make a lunch reservation 24 hours in advance so they have an opportunity to be ready for you. The place and the ambience are better than any resort in Shillong - it’s 10 times better than Tripura Castle Heritage resort
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Had seen the reviews & booked this property for two nights. It was really worth it. We reached way before the check in time as Guwahati had a bandh call. Hotel was totally booked so it just wasn't possible to give us even one room early. We were sitting in the lobby, admiring
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A hotel with a view to die for ... can’t have a better view ... staffs are very cordial and friendly... food is ok, nothing to shout about ... need at least 1 month prior booking ... they have only 12 rooms ... a must stay hotel ...
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Porch and Cottages in the evening.
Khasi Hills & Umiam lake view
Lake Umiam at sunrise
The view from the balcony
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2 nights is enough. Roads are good. 3and a half hours from Gauhati airport. Room overlooking the lake is good.
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It will take almost 3hrs to reach the resort from airport. Roads are jexcellent. Wonderful roads surrounded by lush green trees and vegetation. They cater to both veg and non-veg people. 2 to 3 nights is good enough. It’s far from main Shillong and the road to Shillong is too crowded except on sundays. Select lake viewing rooms. To include kaziranga you will need more time like 2 to 3 days for kaziranga.
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Good for vegetarians also. No packages as far as I am aware. However, if full family, book a cottage. That should be cheaper than booking 2 rooms.
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No boss. This us atleast 3 kns from highway on a lake. Advice to take food in the resort
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"Any Room overlooking the lake is a good room"
"All the rooms I think are lake facing. We stayed in R5 & R6."
"Lake view rooms or the cottages."
"The lake view rooms and cottages have the best views"
"If you are going here to enjoy the peace and quiet, make sure there is not event on the lawns."
$155 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ri kynjai shillongri kynjai hotel shillong
IndiaMeghalayaEast Khasi Hills DistrictShillong
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