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Pinewood Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Shillong
Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is an excellent hotel. The cottage room is very confortable and has old world charm. The bath room is very large and comfortable. there is greenery all around. The hotel has a very large parking space and offers space for the drivers. The room service is very good and food is good.

Room Tip: Ask for cottege rooms as against the standard rooms.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pramila-umakant
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Nice hotel. Good service. Little costly but worth every penny.Near to Wards lake shillong. Enjoyed the ambience of good old bar. But little proper maintenance of the hotel will make the stay of future guest more enjoyable.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Amesh_c
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Cosy yet in need of some serious renovations, this hotel typifies the era of Hill Station architecture. However it has been neglected over a considerable period,- hence the rotting door frame timbers in my room. The service staff were most willing and the food great. The reception area has a special charm, and the bar a reminder of time gone-by. Book a fire-lighting and that makes the room comfortable.

Room Tip: Rooms on the upper level are more accessible.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank tigerlover
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Hotel Pinewood is one of Shillong's oldest hotels is four-star hilly retreat. The hotel is aptly named in keeping with Shillong's la'affaire with the pine trees which dot the city's landscape, earning the place its sobriquet, Scotland of the East. Spread over an area of 8 acres of lush green lawns, which gives the hotel the perfect picture of a hilly resort, Hotel Pinewood overlooks one of Shillong's most famous landmarks, the man-made water body, Ward's Lake. The driveway leading into the hotel is fringed with lush green lawns and bush pines, creating an aura of a by-gone era. The road snakes up the slope to end in front of a wooden porch painted white. It exudes warmth and takes you back to the rich days of pre-independence India, when the British made Shillong its summer retreat! It has a rich history and was one of the earlier structures of the British Raj. The hotel enjoys a proximity to the city's other famous landmark, the Governor's house called Raj Bhavan, with its imposing gates flanked by uniformed guards....overall..very warm cozy and romantic...best time to vist...through out the year....

Room Tip: take one of those family cottages....do bon fire...enjoy..
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank anky2k2
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

I visited Shillong with my wife on our North East India Excursion. We visited Shillong in Jan 13. We booked this hotel online and the booking experience was really good.
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The hotel is very well located in center of Shillong and bang opposite Wards Lake. Shillong market is wakeble distance and you do not need any taxi if you are staying in this hotel. There is nothing much do in Shillong but to relax and take leisurely walks in the parks and this beautiful small town.

Rooms - We stayed in a cottage and the room was BIG. The bath room was also very big and very clean. We visited in Jan, just the start of winter and the fireplace in the room was one hell lot of a fun. Every evening the staff will come and light the fire in fire place to make the room cosy & warm. We were given a choice to select our room without even asking for it whici was a pleasant surprise.

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Staff & Front Desk was really help full and pleasant.

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The hotel has a very good restaurant and coffee shop. Food was good and testy. No area to complain here as well.

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It was a wonderful experience and I will definitely stay here during my next visit and strongly recommend it to all.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank NDJoshi
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have been to Shillong for so many times and it has been a favourite place for me .

This time i choose this hotel and my experience was good . The reception , restaurant , coffee shop , rooms all bear the old world charm . There are fire- places in the spacious rooms which the hotel staff told me is operational in the winter !!! Heritage charm !!

There is a lot of open space inside the property including lawns . There is a gym but the equipments need to be maintained and in good working condition .

The food is quite tasteful and served on time .The service staff was courteous .

I had an overall good experience this time with this property .

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank pritt4321
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

This property dates back to the times of the British Raj, when Britishers working in the tea gardens of Assam & other sectors in the north-east used to come to Shillong for holidaying & used to stay here in this very hotel; & even now, going into this hotel will make one feel like going back in time, with every aspect of old world charm, the walls with pine wood panels, the reception & dining areas with colonial type ambiance. The food was awesome & inexpensive. Our room was a little far from the reception area, but was spacious, with fireplace & clean bathroom. But the best part was the location of this property, next to the Ward's lake & park, full of greenery & very serene. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who visits Shillong.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank ManoharTS
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Additional Information about 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: $34 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Pinewood Hotel Shillong

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