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“heritage hotel with home feel”
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Pinewood Hotel
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Shillong
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“heritage hotel with home feel”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Pinewood Hotel is one of the best hotel of Shillong. It is heritage hotel and maintained since the British times, with the furniture and decor maybe from those years as well. Service and food is good. Rooms offer a variety in terms of cottages, suites, and basic rooms. Rooms has a fireplace which can be lit to give it a feel of bygone era.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

Awesome location and a great piece of property with a lot of greenery and old-world architectural charm. That said, it is pretty much dilapidated , badly maintained and essentially MOULDY. Beware if you have allergies - Most of the rooms will make you sneeze. Restaurant food is average so long as you stick to the basics like dal,rice and chicken curry. Wi-fi does not work and there is no heating or air conditioning. Rooms are large with high ceilings with basic amenities - when they work. Staff need to be coerced/cajoled/harassed into lighting the ancient fireplaces in the rooms. Ample parking.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Bhavnagar, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2011

the pinewood shillong is strategically located near the wards lake about a kilometer from police bazzar the heart of the city, thus away from hustle and bustle at the same time at an approachable and walkable distance.It has a huge space and is nestled among the pine trees,it has great approach and lovely reception and lobby with pine wood all around.the entrance and exteriors are very attractive but unfortunately the interiors are far inferior.the room size is very big even the bathrooms are spacious.this is an old colonial building with very poor maintenance, the carpet is totally worn out and probably never vacuumed.the furniture is very ordinary and the doors, curtains,walls and ceiling needs urgent maintenance.the electrification need to be redone with concealed wiring.It also has a peculiar smell in the rooms. the service is good and the food is also good although the prices are on a higher side.the wifi is regularly not working.they have put new LCD television in all the rooms.given the many plus points the hotel is not a preferred destination due to poor maintainence and no upgradation on curtains,carpets, furniture and walls. it is more of a typical circuit house rather than a modern hotel.there are no tea/coffee makers in the room.I would search for a better place in my next visit to shillong

Room Tip: all rooms have different sizes, room no 59 is a bigger room.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Vadodara, Gujarat
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

The Pinewood Hotel is considered to be one of the best Hotels in Shillong. It was set up by the Britishers, and is spread over a huge area with excellent spacious rooms and facilities. Food was also very good, with separate veg and non veg kitchens.

You can choose form presidential cottage, presidential suites, deluxe, super deluxe and executive rooms. Other facilities are gymnasium, saloon, cybercafe etc.

24 hrs supply of hot water is the biggest luxury in the cold climate of Shillong.
Great place to stay!!! Big thumbs up

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Shillong, India
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

The Pinewood hotel is a nice property that is nestled amidst the pine trees and provides a good view too. It has a good lobby and spacious banquets. The staff is courteous and service is good. Good option for conferences and seminars of moderate strength (100 pax)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

The location of the hotel is incomparable in Shillong. Great views of the hills & the pine trees. The rooms are Assam type...well maintained. Good tasty food & quick service. You will be in complete peace of mind in this hotel. Although some may find the room rates a little bit overpriced.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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49 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2011

Visited Pinewood in summer this year during our trip to Guwahati and Shillong

Not sure about the luxury, but Pinewood still provide the most classic/ vintage experience in Shillong - the campus is great with Pine trees all around (as you would expect with the name:)

Food and service is average - rooms are large though a little dated

Park yourself here and make your way around Ward's lake and Police Bazaar and definitely try and make a trip up to Cherrapunji and Upper Shillong

Shillong is getting a little crowded, but still better than many hill stations in India.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Pinewood Hotel

Property: Pinewood Hotel
Address: Rita Road | European Ward, Shillong 793001, India
Location: India > Meghalaya > East Khasi Hills District > Shillong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Shillong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Pinewood Hotel Shillong

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