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Ri Kynjai

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The most picturesque resort in Badapani.. Be it the lake view.. the cottages... the rooms... the interior.. the flora and fauna.. Just takes your breath away! The whole woody look of the place is so in sync with its surroundings.. The best place to relax and let go from the heat and hustle bustle of city life..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When I booked a cottage in Rikynjai, it seemed overpriced. But believe me, after my stay of two nights, every penny spent seemed worth it. Extremely well built cottage with attention to every small detail...classy wooden framework n flooring, elegant cane furnitures, handloom stuffs, classy bathrooms, lavish balcony with mesmerising view of umiam lake from the top. Thumbs up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such a nice place.....Must stay for all. The resort is located about 2km north of shillong havin the view of the Umium lake popularly known as the "borapani". The lake nd the resort keep admiring each other.

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The resort is conveniently located, 2 km off the highway. The city of shillong is just 20 km away. The property is still the same, has a nice approach path from the main resort gate. The rooms are large, adequately furnished and equipped. All rooms have large balcony where one can sit and enjoy the evening, or sit with friends... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, as you would expect for the price you pay for this resort, its grand and luxurious. However, it was pretty boring given the non-enthusiastic support staff and lack of any recreational activities in the resort. You can't just spend time lounging in the room all day. They even do not have a pool! If asked at the reception about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location , spacious rooms but only draw back was - no air conditioning and service wasn't up to the mark. We were wrongly advised to go see Mawlynnong village which was a complete waste of time .

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

How about turning off the candle on your birthday cake amidst the most vibrant pine woods, huge lakes, mystic Sun rises and rustic , very rustic, naked natural beauty all around? Well, head to RI Kynjai for your next birthday celebration and you will feel absolutely thankful to become a year older :) This was my 2nd visit to Meghalaya... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the place. Cottage rooms were really spacious with great view of the Umiam lake. The restaurant also serves good quality food. If we ever visit Shillong, Ri Kynjai will be the only reason for that :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place with a kid in the month of July 2016. As the name says this place is by the lake- Umaim lake 18 kms before shillong city. This property is located at a nice surroundings full of trees. Property is spacious, well maintained and is of good standards..lot of space to run around, trek and click scenic pictures..... More 

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This the TAG line of the hotel itself. Dariti was instrumental for our booking of two cottages and which had an excellent view.This place is ideal for persons who loves silence and peace as this place is extremely quiet. Nice food and an excellent helpful staff

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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 

Additional Information about Ri Kynjai

Address: U.C.C Road Ri Bhoi | Uminiuh Khawn, Shillong 793103, India
Location: India > Meghalaya > Shillong
Price Range: $136 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ri Kynjai 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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