Stayed at Pinewood on my way to and from Jaintia Hills. Located in the most upmarket and posh areas of Shillong, Pinewood is quite a colonial establishment, in all senses of the word. Nice entrance area, wooden interiors, large suits with dressing rooms, fireplaces, large windows, high ceilings, et al. The rooms don’t have fans or air conditioners but I guess you don’t need any of these given Shillong’s weather for most of the year. There are ventilators in rooms which keep the rooms quite cool and musty too, unfortunately. The rooms are huge, and I liked the tastefully done furniture, but all this furniture is quite old. I think there’s a lot of room for better maintenance, or rather a total revamp of the furniture & lighting in the rooms. Food is delicious, I think best in town, with a very elaborate menu. The bar is good. Above average service quality. Have tried a couple of other hotels in Shillong, but Pinewood is clearly the best.
- Also Known As:
- Pinewood Hotel Shillong