After reading reviews on this site, i, I booked the hotel and found it to be the most pathetic Hotel that I have ever stayed in. The rooms were spacious but ws were frozen... The toilet was patbetic and not usable. MTDC should take a step to shut down this hotel... Pathetic
We stayed at Orchid Hotel for 4 nights from 2.10.19 to 6.10.19 in room no. 307. This is the main Orchid Hotel, a property of M.T.D.C. and not the Orchid Annex Hotel in the same area.
We did the booking in advance by writing to email@example.com and by depositing 50% room rent in their specified bank account. They accepted credit card at the hotel for the balance payment for room & food.
The hotel is located within a compound, a bit away from the city centre of Police Bazar. However, the location was perfect during the Durga Puja for being able to stay away from the maddening crowd at Police Bazar. We didn't face any inconvenience here. There is also a shortcut (though bit steep) close to the hotel for walking up to Police Bazar if one wishes.
We stayed in a deluxe double room in the same level as the reception area. I understand rooms below the reception level are not good for staying. It was a big room with attached dressing room, toilet and balcony. They provided an extra mattress for our family of 3, and it fitted in the room quite well. The room had all the amenities necessary for a decent stay. WiFi however is not available in the hotel.
There is a restaurant at the basement which serves good food. Room service is also available. Complimentary breakfast for 2 persons were included in the double room tariff. The hotel staff at reception, restaurant/room service, housekeeping were very cordial and attentive. Overall we feel this is a very good value-for-money hotel in Shillong.
In this context, I would also like to mention for the benefit of fellow tourists that we had hired a local black-and-yellow taxi (Maruti AltoK10) for 3 days for sight-seeing in Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Dawki & Mawlynnong. For travelling from Guwahati to Shillong and return, we had hired an AC sedan (Toyota Etios). I would recommend the drivers of both the vehicles - Sri Dipak Paul (8414055529) for the taxi and Sri Sourav DebRoy (9366844988/8731911873) for the sedan - to my fellow travellers for their similar needs.
We stayed in Hotel Orchid in June 2018 for an official trip, had booked a room around 2 weeks in advance.... It is a hotel under Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation, due to which tariff is quite low considering the fact that the rooms are very spacious and well-maintained.... Ours was a big Deluxe room for which they charged 2950 (taxes included) which is low compared to central Shillong room rates.......The staff also are very courteous and helpful... The location is at a stone's throw distance from Police Bazaar.... It will be difficult to find such spacious rooms in such prime location cheaper than Hotel Orchid.... Recommend to book it much in advance as it is mostly booked all the time.... They accept booking by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.....
This is a government property. Large room with efficient room service and a very good restaurant.
Hotel does not have a generator, does not provide complimentary breakfast and any WiFi facility. Otherwise a lovely place to stay and would certainly be there again.
Excellent location, brilliant room service and outstanding behavior of the staff members made this Govt. run hotel different from the common hotels in Shillong. Room rent, comparing other good hotels of Shillong is quite reasonable. In our case it was less than Rs.9,000/- for Deluxe room for three nights. Collecting the phone number from Google, I called them and managed to have their e-mail ID. To my utter surprise, they responded to my mail on the same day, while informed me that they had tentative booking for those three days, I had intended to book. However, 50% of the total amount have to be transferred to their account by the interestedperson.
One big bed room, one small room for luggage, one large wash room, clean bed sheet, milk white towel and a balcony they provided for us. Be rest assured the authority takes care of cleaning the room every day. They have a restaurant, which is admirable too. Good food with reasonable rate they provide both at room and at the restaurant. For room delivery they charge extra 20% on the amount.
The only deficiency in my consideration of this hotel is that the hotel does not provide any view. Some hundred meters down the road at the right side there is a good market and shops as well with several options.
Thanks hotel Orchid for all your good services for those days I stayed at your place.