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“pleasant experience n wonderful stay at shillong” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aerodene Cottage

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Aerodene Cottage
Certificate of Excellence
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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100 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“pleasant experience n wonderful stay at shillong”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

we a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 teenage children) had a great holiday n comfortable stay at aerodene cottage . they gave us first floor exclusive apartment ie 2 rooms with a lounge very comfortable rooms & living with TV & a sit out . Food was well cooked with pure homely feeling . I would say home away from home. Ms. Sharlene who owns the property helped us to chalk out 3 days itinerary with all her warmth & personal touch .. as per our requirements which was very comfortable and the entire holiday package was quiet affordable rather economical that other places.
very good hospitality with warmth of northeast .

Room Tip: independent first floor ideal for a family for 4 / 5.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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76 reviews
56 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

When you open the door of your room, your eyes can only feast on the greenery surrounding the cottage. Cozy and very very neat and clean rooms, lovingly maintained garden , and a always hand on and very charming hostess Sharlene, with whom you can spend hours together discussing everything about Meghalaya, What else one need to for a good holiday ? Though my stay was only for a night, I thoroughly enjoyed my brief stay in this colonial bungalow, converted into a home stay. I will definitely recommend a stay here to every travelers visiting Shillong. Of course don't forget to take a walk around the beautifully maintained orchid garden of the cottage.Everything is just perfect about Aerodene.

Room Tip: The new block is very very good with all the modern amenities. But if you like the old world charm t...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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bangalore
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63 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stayed here in May 2013 - and it was a truly incredible experience. The cottage is an old colonial bungalow converted into a homestay with some outstanding landscaping. You almost get the feeling you're staying in your aunt's house or something. They look after you very well. The rooms are very spacious and the food is marvellous.

Plus, the weather in Shillong is brilliant even in summer. The only problem - traffic!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

It was nice staying in a place done up in the English country cottage style however the food didn't match up to expectations. It was a little too "Bengali / Indian" to go with the overall experience of the place especially the breakfast! Loved the little chargeable hot water bags though!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Hi
I stayed here for five days with my wife during our Honeymoon. We will never regret for choosing this.
It was calm,quiet,homely and romantic.
We loved the rooms and arrangements, ambient, the staffs, and the food.
We were a little surprised since there was neither AC nor fan, but later we realized those are not required.
Some of the attractions like wards lake is walkable from there.
For other places the manager introduced us to a taxi driver and he was a nice person.
Laundry service is a bit expensive here.

Overall it was a nice experience.

Regards
Ashok&Dhanya
Bangalore

Room Tip: Rooms with sharing balcony
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ashok277
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

I stayed there for a night with my family. Probably the best place to stay in family environment. The rooms are excellent and they pay individual attention to make sure that one is comfortable. I would recommend this place to everyone looking for a place to stay in Shillong. The room has all the ameneties which you probably get only in star hotels. The place is very clean and very well maintained.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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72 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

We visited Shillong last week November, and in-spite having very close relatives here we opted to stay at Aerodene ( since had read a lot about on Trip Advisor itself).
The accommodation is cozy and comfortable, gives a very warm feeling.
We had taken a room with small lawn/balcony attached and is worth every penny you pay.
The place is 10 min drive to the famous Ward Lake of Shillong.
I would especially recommend to people who prefer home style cooked food, ( very rare to get on Holiday), to dine here. There is a small dining hall, wherein dinner is served and it houses a Fire Place too to heat up.

Room Tip: Go for rooms with Balcony
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Aerodene, Owner at Aerodene Cottage, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
To all our Guests who have written such warm and kind reviews, a big Thank you! It really makes all the effort worthwhile. We are all delighted to have play a part in your happy experience in Meghalaya and look forward to your next visit.

Sharlene
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Additional Information about Aerodene Cottage

Property: Aerodene Cottage
Address: Lower Cleve Colony | Stoneylands, Shillong 793003, India
Location: India > Meghalaya > Shillong
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Shillong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As tourism picks up in Meghalaya, there is a huge demand for homestays in heritage buildings like Aerodene Cottage. Built in 1950 in the Assam style of architecture prevalent during the British Raj, the structure was designed keeping in mind the high rainfall in the region and low winter temperatures. Despite the challenge in maintaining such a building, this boutique guest house provides all the comforts of home, combined with modern amenities and top service, giving guests a taste of the old English cottage. ... more   less 

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