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“Traditional Fire place with wood fire in winter”
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Pinewood Hotel
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Shillong
New Delhi, India
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31 reviews
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“Traditional Fire place with wood fire in winter”
Reviewed 1 May 2011

Old colonial Assam type building with lots of fine pine wood interior. Located in a quiet wooded place. Easy walk from a small lake.
Staff are not in a hurry, they like to take their own time with each customer. So relax, there is no rush here!! Check in and you’ll be taken to your room in the campus of the hotel. Buildings are old but have a character.
Food is generally considered good. My experience was positive. No complaints. It does take a bit longer to be served but the wait is worth the food.
Lots of parking space.
Stay was comfortable and I would go back any day.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 April 2011

Brilliant view of the Scotland of India. Only Oxygen in that heavenly place.
A complete Heritage Place . Huge rooms and the landscape is completely mindblowing.
Have been to several hotels in India and abroad but this Property has abreathtaking view with beautiful and tall pine trees.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Guwahati, India
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

A very old school British hotel. Very cozy rooms especially if you take the cottage. You can light ur own bonfire right in the middle of ur cottage. Staff is very pleasant. Food is average. Location is nice especially when you taking a break from the bustling life of a city. A must stay if u goin with ur special one.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Kolkata
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2011

I have visited with my colleague for official work and to experience the beauty of Shillong. The room has been booked by my local dealer. It looks very nice while entering into the hotel with nice scenic beauty of the lake beside the hotel with British structure . But our good feeling went off with in a while when we checked in the hotel. Right from the receptionist to the service boy we found lack of knowledge regarding service industry. The rooms are quite big but very poorly maintained. There is a nice fire furnace in the front room but not a single heater in the leaving room. It was very cold climate while we have visited in Shillong. We can not even sleep in the bed room due to the cold as there was no electric heater with in the room. So, we stayed whole the night in the front room beside the fire furnace. The best part of the hotel is the food. But serving is very poor. Over all I have mixed experience regarding the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 6 February 2011

I still havea nostalgic memory of my visit to this Hotel in my childhood with my parents 30 years back. I thought of recapitulating my faint memories and plan a stay once again this Jan'11.
I felt bad, the old Colonial style is gone with the present dry & impersonal attitude of the staff. The Hotel is not at all being maintained, the Rooms are not well maintained,the Reception looks to be a Govenment Office block, the Receptionist is too repulsive than impulsive. The Garden is dry and dirty.
I wish I had not visited this place.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 4 December 2010

It was our honey moon and we had chosen the north east of India (Shillong). Had heard a lot about Meghalaya and wanted to see north east. People are extremely calm and relaxed. No one is in a hurry unlike metros in India.

We didn't get time to search on net this time and one of our uncles had booked it for us.We relied on him as he had visited this place before. And, believe me it was good that we trusted him. Pinewood hotel is a nice play to stay.

Rooms are spacious , well ventilated with good furniture. Rooms are clean and with good staff. Staff is courteous. When we reached Pinewood, it was extremely cold and it was freezing at 6pm in the evening. We ordered pakoras and tea in snacks. Room service is good.

Pinewood has a restaurant as well. Its a nice one and we didn't feel like going out. Ambience is good .Weddings also happen at this hotel. We got the chance to attend one, when we were staying there :)
Pinewood is located at an amazing place. Its not far from the city and not crowded as well. So, one can relax ,enjoy and dine. There's a lake and a nice park nearby. Walking in the woods an awesome experience.

Can definitely think of going again and staying there :)

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Kolkata
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2010

This is what to be said for Pinewood Shillong! Withstanding the changes in the ever crowding Hill Town the atmosphere within Pinewood still has retained its velour. It provides a peaceful abode to visitors travelling for any reason; be it a business trip, a family holiday or honeymooning?

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Pinewood Hotel
Address: Rita Road | European Ward, Shillong 793001, India
Region: India > Meghalaya > East Khasi Hills District > Shillong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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