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U.C.C Road Ri Bhoi Uminiuh Khawn, Shillong 793103 India
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Updated 05/09/20


#2 of 82 hotels in Shillong
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Head massage
24-hour security
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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deepankar4 wrote a review 3 Oct
Goalpara, India88 contributions10 helpful votes
Very helpful staff.Though we reached early for check in they did their best to make us comfortable and check in was done in earliest possible time. Special mention to resturant staff.Nice food - we enjoyed.Breakfast spread was ok. However they should have proper and bright direction signs from highway about the resort.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parkings available.
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arjunajb wrote a review May 2021
Greater Noida, India356 contributions94 helpful votes
Very impressive locale and infrastructure compelled me to make a booking for 3 nights after 7 nights in a different resort in Shillong and another 7 nights in Cherapunji..the trip had to be cancelled due to travel restrictions.. now let me share my experience in my dealings with the 3 resorts..Ri Kynjai asks for FULL payment whereas the other two take a meager advance..Ri Kynjai insists on full payment within 4 days uof booking..they have absurd cancellation rates with strict and rigid timelines, without similar rules for themselves..on 20th April I cancelled my reservations.. while two resorts refunded within 24 hours, Ri Kynjai took 10 days after repeated reminders..the least they could have done was to indicate the time frame to avoid anxiety to a 75 Years old Army Veteran.. disappointing and frustrating
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Niraj Mumbai wrote a review Apr 2021
Mumbai, India41 contributions270 helpful votes
The Best option to stay in Shillong. The resort is very tastefully designed and maintained . We stayed in the lake view cottage which has a wonderful view of the lake . The hotel has many view points . Even if you stay in room you can always view lake and surroundings . 45 acres of property with amicable service . Mentioning Ambhor, Anthony , Ai Zhor for their great service, helping around the menu and suggesting local delicacies. Housekeeping, check in was was efficient. The food at restaurant is good . Highly recommend for family , groups and couples . The distance to Shilong from the resort is 30min drive considering traffic which may be a small issue .
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
MysteryShopping1 wrote a review Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom45 contributions52 helpful votes
This was an incredible hotel. Architecturally beautiful and tasteful decor. The location is outside of the traffic filled Shillong, and really really impressive build. Every point seems to have been thought of. Each room looks out on to the lake, and there is a short walk down through the woodlands to get there. Very clean, pristine and full of luxury. Restaurant food and staff were excellent, brilliant choice in the morning for breakfast. Down sides, the reception staff felt a little cold in their welcome, and curt when additional things requested (wifi not working). The personal touch we felt in the restaurant was not felt by the reception staff. All in all, it is expensive, but worth the money - and we had a very good stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Latika P wrote a review Apr 2021
Bhubaneswar, India22 contributions2 helpful votes
A one of a kind experience of staying in an exquisite property . Rooms were all wooden from flooring to ceiling . A beautiful view of the Umami lake n sun rise . They take you fishing too n for a trail walk . They have a buggy ( golf cart ) to take you around if required .because of the pandemic if you book directly with them they return the advance amount if you are positive before travel and in a Lock down they honour advance for a visit on a future date . Hospitality ambience and cleanliness was A1 . I stayed at a cottage but all rooms are equally majestic .
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
USD 162 - USD 189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaMeghalayaEast Khasi Hills DistrictShillong
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ri Kynjai
Which popular attractions are close to Ri Kynjai?
Nearby attractions include Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (7.9 km), Umiam Lake (1.7 km), and Umiam Lake (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ri Kynjai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ri Kynjai?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ri Kynjai?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ri Kynjai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Soilyna Huts Restaurant, YOU & I - Arts Cafe, and Pizza Barn.
Does Ri Kynjai have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ri Kynjai offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ri Kynjai?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ri Kynjai offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ri Kynjai?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Ri Kynjai have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.