Traveling in an MTDC bus was really worthy for we could see and feel Shillong. Popularly called the ‘Scotland of the East’, this capital of Meghalaya is home to many waterfalls. I could see greenery all over the hills and valleys. Shillong receives the maximum rainfall in a year. I loved the place and people, who belong mostly to Khasi tribe. A fifty-minute ride in the bus helped us to reach the Shillong market and from there we reached the Habitat Hotel Shillong by cab.
Located in Laitumkhrah, the hotel is housed in Asian Confluence Centre. We booked this hotel online for it offered excellent rooms with a few accommodation options. The hotel offered Deluxe Rooms, both for single and double occupancy, two-bedroom suite, and suite. We had booked a Double Deluxe Room with an extra bed for three. The room was well-furnished with the local traditional theme.
I liked the wooden bed, which were well-crafted with posts. The heavy dressing table, corner small tables, and chairs were all made of rich teak wood. The color on the walls was pastel pink and it was soothing. The wooden floors were adequately carpeted and they looked clean. The comfy mattresses and pillows offered intimacy and privacy.
I liked the feel of a colonial era in the rooms and the serenity around. The statue of Buddha in the middle of a small garden with beautiful flowers added to the tranquility of the place. The Habitat Hotel Shillong offered enough facilities such as television with satellite connection, 24-hour room service, newspapers, non-smoking rooms and designated smoking area, laundry service, business center, banquet facility, car rental, and so on.
Furthermore, the private bathroom offered facilities of shower and hot and cold water. There were also toiletries and towels offered to the guests. We were quite tired after a long journey, so we ordered tea for which Shillong is known for.
We had a busy schedule for the next day; however, we were happy with the proximity of the location as it connected almost all places with convenient transportation. As we were discussing about our plan, we heard a knock at the door. It was by the bell boy who wanted to check whether we are comfortable and wanted any food for night. Being a foodie, I had different plans nonetheless.