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“Good for business purposes” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pinewood Hotel

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Pinewood Hotel
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Shillong
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good for business purposes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

I stayed in this hotel for a period of 3 weeks and I found this hotel excellent from business and leisure perspective. It was quite, spacious, heritage-like but far from city center with in-room bonfire . It was quite a feeling to lit the fire in the room in the night time and roam around in the jungle like neighborhood in the daytime.Only thing going against this hotel is its location from city center. The walk from Shillong police bazaar,city center to this hotel after dark would turn out to be quite a task due to disturbed environment for outsiders in Shillong. Overall stay was good from business perspective and I would go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Guwahati, India
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20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Nice Hotel,,, Marks the gone era,,, rooms are cottage style,,with fire place....
some newly renovated...
housekeeping is decent....
food quality is fine....
Good Place for short holidays...
Lawn is well maintained...Nice natural landscape!

Room Tip: ask for newly renovated rooms.. #59 tp #65 !
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GauravJalan1
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bangalore
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55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We all need a good place to eat and rest. All are here, the only thing that is missing is quality.
Being a government ran hotel for ages, nothing much will change. BUT, in a place like Shillong you can't find a better place. So enjoy every bit of it.

Room Tip: rooms from #59 to #67 are better for me. But, the other rooms are mostly old and of course it all de...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank impa l
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New Delhi, India
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711 reviews
134 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 581 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

I was here with family couple of months ago. I loved the approach of the hotel. The place is located in front of Wards Lake, a man made lake.
The rooms are ok considering it's an old place. The gardens and lawns are well maintained.
Service is bit of a issue here. A lethargic approach makes them complacent.
They have a bar and food is good. I will rate this place a 3 on 5.

Stayed August 2013
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New Delhi, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

As a frequent traveller, this is my objective evaluation of this hotel:

Positive:
- Good location
- Decent bathrooms with good showers

Negative:
- Poor service
- Mosquitoes at night
- Regular power cuts every night
- Staff have no consideration for noise being made on the premises that disturb guests
- Beds are not very comfortable and linen is old
- Poor mobile and wi-fi reception

Neutral:
- Food is ok. Not terrible, not amazing.

Room Tip: The rooms upstairs in front of the reception are much better than the rooms downstairs at the back.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank comedianpapacj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Excellent location. Front rooms are good but expensive.The rooms in the backside are cosy with quiet surrounding.
Food is good except the Chinese.
Not much facilities
Can have good morning walk at the wards lake.overall good experience.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

When I think of Pine Wood hotel, the first thing that comes to my mind is the food, simply awesome, no matter what you order. The ambiance of the dining hall adds to the experience; they’ve maintained the setting from the days of the raj; & this applies not only to the dining area but the entire place. Once you’r in Pinewood, you could feel yourself to have gone decades back to the past. In fact, this hotel dates back to the colonial era, mostly catering those days to the Britishers working in the tea estates & oil companies of Assam. As for the rooms, go for the cottages. They may be a little walk away from the main building, but will definitely add to your colonial experience! Another plus point of this hotel is it’s location; a short walk & you can reach the beautiful Ward’s Lake, a large park with a lake with boating facility, established in the 19th century by Sir William Ward, the then Chief Commissioner of undivided Assam & hence named after him. All around the hotel is but lush greenery. The only down-side is that the service is a little slow, other than that nothing much to complain about…

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Pinewood Hotel

Property: Pinewood Hotel
Address: Rita Road | European Ward, Shillong 793001, India
Region: India > Meghalaya > Shillong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Shillong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Pinewood Hotel Shillong

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