I stayed here for 3 nights and kept shillong as my base even for visiting cherrapunji.
The first challenge was locating this hotel. You will have to rely on your GPS because this hotel isn't very famous and drivers won't know about it. Actually this is not a hotel but a guesthouse. Once we reached there, we felt great. The staff was amazing. And the room was a surprise. If cleanliness is your top priority, you won't be disappointed. The room was so well prepared for us, with a printed welcome note with my name and 2 chocolates. A small thing but I liked the gesture.
The property is really well maintained. There's also a small library there.
The location is a little boring.
The floor is wooden, so it makes that irritating sound with every step that you take. The lady at the reception told me that this is the case with almost every hotel in Shillong. Well, I didn't test that. Moreover, they've kept floor mats on that wooden floor which makes it very slippery. So take care.
The food was good if not great.
Overall, good value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Habitat Shillong is a Boutique Guest House in Shillong,the cultural capital of the North East region of India. It is part of a larger tourism driven initiative aimed at building people to people bridges between India and the South Asian Countries at a cultural and educational level and therefore aims to give visitors an unique perspective of the region, its people, its history, its geography and the promise it holds for the future : Located in the heart of the city near the Cathedral and the Don Bosco Center, It offers cozy accomodation and homestyle food, state of the art hospitality, and caters to the needs to the discerning traveller. In interest of upkeep of the unique boutique furnishing and antique furniture in the rooms, we do not offer room service but there are many lobbies and lounges where you can enjoy the warmth of our hospitality. A real hidden gem. Cafes and public transport are a few minutes walk. ... more less