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.

“Out of this world !!”
Review of Ri Kynjai

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ri Kynjai
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Shillong
Certificate of Excellence
Manila, Philippines
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Out of this world !!”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Went with a group of 25-30 for a business seminar in Aug 2011. Even though I am from this part of the country and have been to Shillong multiple times in the past; but I was blown by the sheer beauty of this place.
The location is simply amazing; with civilization far far away literally and figuratively.
Amazing rooms with just exquisite local decor.
I really enjoyed the 2 days that I was there and would love to visit here whenever I get an opportunity.
Prices are a bit steep but very much worth it for the peace and quiet you get here.
If you go, don't miss the early morning mist over the lake !!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Bireswar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

476 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    298
    122
    27
    9
    20
See reviews for
225
146
14
12
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (199)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2012

One of the best scenic properties I've been to. The sheer location of this hotel is worth visiting. Tucked away at the corner of the lake, the entire bowl is surrounded by hills which are lush green. We visited in September and the clouds and greenery made for an amazing retreat. The staff was very courteous and helpful. Restaurant offers good food.
There isn't much to do in the immediate neighbourhood. You'd probably need a cap to get around anywhere outside the hotel. Must visit once though.

Room Tip: Higher floor rooms provide a better view of the lake.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank ADhandia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bangalore
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2012

This hotel is on of my favourites of all time. Beautiful location, beautiful rooms, beautiful views. We were lucky we stubbled on this hotel as we hadn't booked it upfront and didn't know what to expect. Boy were we lucky. Rooms are large and floor to ceiling windows were great.

Downside is definitely the rather thin walls. Luckily it was a quiet period when we stayed.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Victor_Bangalore
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Shillong, India
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Best place to stay while in Shillong little away from Shillong but the view and the comfort is worth the distance. The hotel has won the best architecture award, nice place to read and unwind even for a person like me who lives in Shillong. Need that little break and feeling of a holiday even for a weekend.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Williamonly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jodhpur, India
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2012

Excellent property, Good Interior, large colonial rooms decorated in pine wood, good bedding, linen, quilts etc. Nice big bathrooms with all the items usually found in a good 4 star hotel. But, heater is helpless looking to the size of the room. Food is the opposite side of the good property. It seems management is careless in this segment. We stayed there for 2/3 days from 20th January, 2012; had breakfast, lunch & dinner. The most appaling managements policy is to charge Rs.500/- per day for the drivers for staying there; who otherwise have no option, as the resort is located far away from Shillong.

Room Tip: Superior rooms on the right hand side facing lake
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank KHManager1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Shillong hotels
11.8 km away
Royal Heritage-Tripura Castle
9.8 km away
Hotel Centre Point
Hotel Centre Point
#2 of 20 in Shillong
275 reviews
9.3 km away
Hotel Polo Towers
Hotel Polo Towers
#4 of 20 in Shillong
256 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.0 km away
Best Holiday Inn
Best Holiday Inn
#11 of 20 in Shillong
13 reviews
9.8 km away
The Eee Cee Hotel
The Eee Cee Hotel
#6 of 20 in Shillong
143 reviews
10.5 km away
Hotel Poinisuk
Hotel Poinisuk
#10 of 20 in Shillong
55 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Ri Kynjai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ri Kynjai

Property: Ri Kynjai
Address: U.C.C Road Ri Bhoi | Uminiuh Khawn, Shillong 793103, India
Region: India > Meghalaya > East Khasi Hills District > Shillong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Shillong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Ri Kynjai 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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

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