Ri Kynjai is a great hotel - well designed, beautifully located, the cottages are superb, the service is excellent. But the kitchen is lousy - and it spoils the serenity considerably because you have no option but to eat in the hotel. We ordered from the western menu - and got Chinese. We ordered Chinese and got unrecognisable (Kung Pao Chicken was refried chicken coated with flour - like Indian pakoras 0 in a thick tomato gravy). To their credit they took the feedback well and we hope they will improve. Our rating would have been higher but for the kitchen (which also gets quite noisy!). The Emporium in the hotel has really nice things but nothing from Meghalaya!
- 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