Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort

India

The things I loved about this hotel (‘resort’ really doesn’t have the right connotations for us in the UK) is the location close to the living root bridges and the people that run it. Denis and Carmela started the place in 1998 when no-one outside the local area knew about the unique bridges that are the key attraction here. Denis coined the term ‘living root bridge’, and he and Mary are committed to bringing positive benefits to their local community. Their local Khasi staff (mainly women) are some of the friendliest and most respectful people I’ve come across. This is not about luxury (though our premium room was very good), but the hospitality can not be faulted and the food ... well, I stayed for 3 days and everything I ate was excellent - tasty without being overly hot, and very varied.  I would have no hesitation in coming back here if I wanted to enjoy the nearby living root bridges once more. Yes, you could stay in the two more upmarket hotels in Cherrapunjee, but I wouldn’t!

Name: Amanda Marks, Tribes

Date of trip: 01/01/1970

Number of people: 2

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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews

The things I loved about this hotel (‘resort’ really doesn’t have the right connotations for us in the UK) is the location close to the living root bridges and the people that run it. Denis and Carmela started the place in 1998 when no-one outside the local area knew about the unique bridges that are the key attraction here. Denis coined the term ‘living root bridge’, and he and Mary are committed to bringing positive benefits to their local community. Their local Khasi staff (mainly women) are some of the friendliest and most respectful people I’ve come across. This is not about luxury (though our premium room was very good), but the hospitality can not be faulted and the food ... well, I stayed for 3 days and everything I ate was excellent - tasty without being overly hot, and very varied.  I would have no hesitation in coming back here if I wanted to enjoy the nearby living root bridges once more. Yes, you could stay in the two more upmarket hotels in Cherrapunjee, but I wouldn’t!

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