Location ! Location !! Location !!!
Awesome is an understatement for the location of the resort; we had booked a cottage/ suite for a night and were swept of our feets for the spectacular views it had to offer.
The bed was very comfortable; the room had interesting local elements; the p[property was very well maintained. BUT......
a. Food was pathetic
b. The Pathetic food was very expensive
c. When we communicated our displeasure to the waiting staff we were informed that the head chef was on leave and it was his assistant who was churning out the goodies????
d. When you pay Rs. 8000/- (USD 200) for a night's stay in India you definately expect more that the hotel had to offer:- No fruit baskets; no bath shampoo;no bath robes; no tea/coffee maker in the room.
e. The Jacuzzi was only half functioning; some of the functions surprisingly were just not working.
f. when you are 20 km from civilization and claim to be a resort; guests would expect some sort of activity / entertainment ????
there was no carom, ping pong, snooker, board games.. nothing at all......
g. The reception took eternity to get our billing ready inspite of having one nights notice
h. The reception did not even know common things that a traveler would need to know like flight times..(this is important since there is no internet in umiah, there are no land lines and mobiles work whimsically)
I am a regular to Shillong and stay at the Pine wood; It sure scores heavily on the food that they serve....
Ri Kynjai is a beautiful property with a sweet staff hope they are able to run it more professionally and provide value for money to the guests- (i for sure felt shortchanged)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ri Kynjai translates into Khasi as land of serenity. This Spa-Resort presiding over the picturesque Umiam lake 16kms from Shillong is aptly named "Ri Kynjai - Serenity By The Lake". The architecture is inspired and derived from the original Khasi thatch huts. Supported on tall circular stilts on the terrace of the hotel blocks are the hybrid cottages derived from vernacular Khasi architecture. These cottages serve to portray the transition from tradition to modernity and have an interpretation of the traditional upturned boat roof done in metallic thatch fused to modern gables. Each cottage has a fireplace in the living/ bedroom area and the mezzanine floor has an additional bedroom arrangement. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ri Kynjai Shillong
- Ri Kynjai Hotel Shillong