Lake View Inn, Shillong
MG Road, Secretariat Hills, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001
The location of the hotel was convenient to approach. I didn’t find any difficulty in reaching to the hotel. The ambiance at the hotel was beautiful. The interior and exterior appearance of the hotel was well decorated. The staffs at the hotel were frank. There was no delayed in check in and checkout procedure. The room given to me was comfortable and clean. All the amenities in the room were functioning properly. The hot water facility was provided by the hotel. The laundry service and the Wi-Fi facility were provided by the hotel. The view from my balcony was not so good. I had not observed the food facility at the hotel. The activities like swimming pool, gym, spa, etc. were not organized by the hotel. I would like to recommend this hotel for other travellers.
We stayed for only 1 night in this hotel but what I felt is we should have stayed there for 1 or 2 days more because of the location. It lies almost in the boundary of Wards Lake, a beautiful lake in Shillong, where number of visitors come everyday. Staff were very good and courteous. We booked 2 double bedded rooms with extra bed but they were having some shortages of empty double bedded room when we checked in, So, they gave us one family room (4 bedded) + 1 double bedded room without any delay. Food was also very good. Some of us had typical Bengali dinner comprising of plain basmati rice, dal fry, mixed veg and chicken kasa while others has Veg Fried Rice with Chicken Manchurian. All the items were good. We booked the hotel through MakeMyTrip. Rate was 1600/- + 600/- (extra bed)+ Some tax which approximates to 2400/- per room but MMT was having some discounts and it took only 1600/- per room for us. Charge included Bed and Breakfast. The hotel is also adjacent to the main parking garage and only 2 minutes walk from Police Bazaar.
We had been for a trip to Assam, Meghalay & Arunachal, and Shillong was the first halt. We landed at Lake View Inn as a part of group arrangement. The entrance to the hotel is through a long, descending tunnel like pathway (see attached photo), and the hotel is not easily visible from the main road. The hotel is located close to Central Market area, and next to a picturesque lake. However, only the rooms on one side have view towards the lake. The rooms on other side have no view and no windows either!! The hotel provides free WiFi, but the signal is weak & does not reach the rooms, so one needs to come to lobby to avail the WiFi. The food quality, & service was good and courteous. There is no pool or any other activity possible except morning walk at the nice lake location. One can do sightseeing of Shillong, Cherapunji and Mawsmai caves from here. Overall, it is a reasonably priced hotel, good for stay of 1 or 2 nights. Couples may find the place somewhat unromantic or uncomfortable, but groups can enjoy at the terrace outside the front office. It is also useful to those who go to Shillong on a business tour.
The stay was very pleasant food was good the hotel site was very nice the staff provided best service the dinner timing of the hotel was late. The hotel was clean there was enough staff. Simply amazing, nothing like to say bad about hotel, excellent it was. I have enjoyed a lot and it was a wonderful trip. The hotel river view with balcony was just awesome. The rooms are nice.
Breakfast is complimentary, but its the same menu everyday, so would not call it great. Smoking creates a mess in the hotel, as it does not have good ventilation, its located right below the parking lot, so one side is blocked. It also does not have its ... MoreIt has clean and decent rooms and the waiters/staff are also very helpful and courteous. Breakfast was tasty and sumptuous and since it was inclusive with our package, this was a good find. Though wards lake is next to the hotel, none of the rooms face the lake. To be precise, room with view implies room with a window. Overall ... More
Lake View Inn is ranked #12 among the 171 hotels in Shillong with an average rating of 5.0 out of 7. It is one of the 24, 2-star Resorts in Shillong. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 32 photos, 175 text reviews and 3 video reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Location and Front Office. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 2,200 to Rs 2,500 per night. The hotel offer 32 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (39%) and Couple (28%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 40% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 15% have rated the ambience as adventurous.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.
Lake View Inn is located at M.G Road . Wards Lake (1 Km), Meghalaya State Museum (1 Km), All Saints Church (1 Km), Bara Bazaar (Iewduh Market) (1 Km) and Wankhar Entomology Museum (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and Parking Facility. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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