We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Reliving the Raj”
Review of Pinewood Hotel

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Shillong
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Pinewood Hotel
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Shillong
Reviewed October 19, 2009

This hotel was recommended to me by my friends who lived in Shillong. Since its a government run hotel i was able to book the rooms directly from the Government of Meghalaya tourism office in Delhi.

The hotel is located right within the city and we had no problems in reaching there from Guwahati. The surroundings were green and clean and Ward's lake was very near. We often walked from the hotel to the city center ie. police bazaar. The rooms were spacious we were in the first floor so it offered a nice view of the hills nearby.

The food was good, but they didn't have much to offer for the vegetarians. The room service is also satisfactory and the staff was always helpful. The interiors if the hotel are no different from what one would expect from a government run place, old and wearing. Its a must visit to unwind oneself in peace away from the hustle bustle of the city life.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank rajanever
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (200)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

188 - 194 of 200 reviews

Reviewed July 9, 2009

The hotel is beautifully made....surrounded by greenery ... beautiful cottage adorn it .... and is located at a quiet situation very near to Ward's Lake...


The room was good .. services really good ..the staff was couteous ...from front office to room service to house keeping.... The food was really delicious.... THE SURROUNDING MAGNIFICIENT ......

It was so lovely that it was hard to leave it ... We stayed in hotel for 3 nights and felt we should have stayed longer....

Even after a week , unable to forget the experience and would love to come back and spend some more time ....

Fallen in Love with it ...sitting on the sofa and watching the rainful and reading the book ...walking around the hotel.....It was BEAUTIFUL......

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank MSJJDelhi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 9, 2009

Located in the heart of the city - the bustling Police Bazar is 10 mins walk - but with a large enough compound to retain the tranquility of the hills around. This old hotel from the Raj era has been done up in recent years. For being run by the government, the remake has been pretty good.
Priced reasonably, the rooms have nice wood floors and fireplaces that looked in working condition. I did not have the need to light it up. The bar which could do with a little more comfortable chairs was a good place to warm up. The lounge is beautiful. Restaurant needs some cosy decor; the food portions are wastefully large. The waiters look too sullen and can dampen the mood if you allow.
Housekeeping was great; the laundry service was a rip off.
Wireless and internet cafe was a great added service.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled on business
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank LamaDarjeeling
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 7, 2009

The hotel is located on Wards lake and in morning its great pleasure to go for walk around the lake. The main two markets of Shillong namely Police Bazaar and Bara Bazaar are just 5 mins walk from the hotel. My stay was very pleasant.

The pool is lovely, and more luxurious. The pool attendants were very friendly.

Restaurants are great and the food quality is excellent.

We paid Rs. 9000 per night for a room which I feel is reasonable.

Overall I was satisfied by the hotel and in evening one can go around the market and can enjoy the scenic beauty. Boating can also be done. Overall I was very satisfied and I highly recommend this hotel for tourists.

  • Stayed: April 2006, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank Vintjain
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 6, 2009

I had stayed in Hotel Pinewood Shillong from 25 th to 28 th May 2009.

I was in a business trip along with my colleagues who stayed with me in the same hotel.

Though business trips are mostly tiring, but I/we never felt that way simply because of my/our stay in this particular hotel.

The hotel is located on a hilltop overlooking green slope full of unknown varity of flowers.The rooms are independent with fireplace and excellent decor.

The conference hall, where we held business meetings, had all audio visual gadgets, dias, sitting arrangements meeting our requirements.

The quality of food served was excellent with wide choice.The service was promt.The staff very friendly and always eager to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

Our stay was excellent and I will always look forward to put up in this hotel during my future travel/stay in Shillong.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank prabirchattoraj
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 28, 2009

Property is one of the oldest in Shillong and is managed by the Government. However, its quite vast and is very centrally located in a peaceful environment.

It is bang opposite a beautiful lake having joggers track. The rooms are old but very spacious.

One should stay in a super deluxe cottage room as it very spacious with separate dining area. Much better than ordinary execuitve or deluxe room.

Most of the facilities were not working, for. eg. billiards room, etc.

it seemed to be little pricy but overall enjoyed the stay.

Food quality was amazing and one should definitely try Indian butter Naan (bread).

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank Samy_Kol
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 28, 2009

We stayed at the pinewood for 4 nights and really enjoyed the resort thoroughly. Its a beautifully maintained resort at a quiet location. Not too far from the city centre. We had booked 2 rooms - super deluxe & deluxe, and found both to be good. The room sizes are big. Though the quality of rooms are not that good but the greenery around makes up for it. The food was delicious and room service was also good. We were with kids so the option of staying in the resort was better than a hotel, since we got open space for kids to roam around. Lobby etc. are also nicely done. overall a good place to stay if with family.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank KavitaKolkata
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Shillong hotels
6.1 mi away
Ri Kynjai
Ri Kynjai
#1 of 21 in Shillong
502 reviews
1.2 mi away
Royal Heritage-Tripura Castle
0.4 mi away
Hotel Polo Towers
Hotel Polo Towers
#3 of 21 in Shillong
277 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Hotel Centre Point
Hotel Centre Point
#4 of 21 in Shillong
288 reviews
0.7 mi away
Best Holiday Inn
Best Holiday Inn
#12 of 21 in Shillong
16 reviews
0.4 mi away
The Eee Cee Hotel
The Eee Cee Hotel
#7 of 21 in Shillong
152 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Pinewood Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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 #6 of 21 Hotels in Shillong
Price Range: $120 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Pinewood Hotel Shillong

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing