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Pinewood Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Shillong
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“For people with a taste”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

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.

Room Tip: Try the cottage. Also try chicken monaco for dinner.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Mumbai
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Shillong is a very good destination with great climate.
Spacious room with a fireplace, separate wardrobe area etc. Food is average, limited vegeterian options. Service is excellent, almost anything you ask for you will get it.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2012

We went there in the end of April after it took us 8 hrs from Guwhati coz of the strike and road blockade. Pinewood was paradise at the end of a dungeon. An absolutely english cottage ambience. What with the wooden floorings and wooden ceilings, a perfect english set up bar that reminds you of Dublin. The service is a notch over great. You may light up the fireplace or sit at the bar in the evenings and the barman will chat u up and tell you about the best places in shillong. The rooms are quite old and may not be too luxurious or some may find it not up the mark. But the people are great, the food is tasty and the ambience will take you to England...

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

I stayed in the hotel during early December 2011 with my colleagues, during our business trip to Shillong. We stayed in the cottage, which gives us a kind of homely feeling. We started the evening lighting up the old fireplace in the common room using coal. Morning was already cold there, but there were enough blankets to kept us warm. The room was well maintained (though old), big and spacious with high ceiling, which were some of the common characteristics of British architecture. Service was good and the food they served was delicious. We even invited some friends for breakfast in the room during our stay. We did enjoyed the stay! Proximity of the hotel to key places like Police bazar, wards lake, and secrerariat, etc makes it an ideal place for stay either for pleasure or business trips.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Thane, India
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

Nothing that can be called as heritage hotel except for the facade. The rooms are pretty outdated. Cleanliness is also so-so. However the hotel is very peaceful compared to the chaotic Police bazar and Wards lake is an easy amble from the hotel.
Food at the restaurant is exceptional. We stayed at the hotel for 4 days and every night the food at the restaurant was consistently good.
Also the driver recommended by the hotel for local sightseeing was very nice.

Room Tip: If you are going in winter keep in mind that you will require a heater in your room which is charged...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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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.

Room Tip: there are a variety of options from cottages to suites.. in case u prefer to enjoy the natural beaut...
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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.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms too close to the main banquet hall - Pinewood is a popular choice for local weddings, so...
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  • Stayed August 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 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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