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BEST HOTELS TO LOOK FOR WHILE IN NORTH EAST

The very old phrase still suits the best in describing hotels i.e., creating ‘a home away from home’.



A hotel is a commercialestablishmentprovidinglodging, meals, and otherguestservices paid on a short or long term basis. Ingeneral, to becalleda hotel, an establishment must have a minimum of sixlettingbedrooms, at least three of which must haveattached(ensuite) private bathroom facilities. Although hotels areclassifiedinto 'Star' categories (1-Star to 5-Star), there is nostandardmethodof assigning theseratings, and compliance with customary requirements is voluntary.



The wordhotelis derived from the Frenchhôtel(coming from the same origin ashospital), which referred to a French version of a building seeing frequent visitors, and providing care, rather than a place offering accommodation. In contemporary French usage,hôtelnow has the same meaning as the English term, and ‘hotel particulier’ is used for the old meaning, as well as "hôtel" in some place names such as Hotel-Dieu (Paris), which has been a hospital since the Middle Ages.



SCENARIO IN NORTH EAST



ASSAM

Guwahati – the capital city of Assam, also known as the gateway to Northeast, has now become a growing hub for trade and commercial activity. In the last few years, the city has witnessed a mushrooming of shopping malls, showrooms, apartment complexes and hotels.The changing face of the city coupled with an expanding tourism sector is attracting many investors.

The first five-star hotel in India's northeastern region was inaugurated in Guwahati, Assam on December 2014. Hotel the Radisson Blue has almost 70 per cent of the employees and hotel staff from the Northeast and 60 per cent is from Assam only, generating huge employment for the people of the NE. Also, it is a very good platform for young hoteliers who are working in this hotel to get groomed and become trained for the next level. The said city is also expected to get 3 more five-star hotels very soon.



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Set off the NH37 highway, this upscale, modern hotel is 8 km from Kamakhya Temple and 12 km from Assam State Museum. 

Warm, modern rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. Upgraded rooms add tea and coffeemakers and free breakfast, while executive rooms provide access to a private lounge. Suites include living areas. Room service is available 24/7.

There's a high-end restaurant serving Asian dishes, a relaxed all-day cafe and a chic bar. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness centre, as well as spa services. Meeting space and a business center are also available.




Address: National Highway 37, Gotanagar, Guwahati, Assam 781033

Phone:0361 710 0100



On the other hand, there is Hotel Rialto located at Panbazar, Guahati which is considered as best budget hotels for the travellers as they have room rates starting from Rs 1500 to Rs 2500 per night. The hotel also has travel desk services to assist traveller with travel ticket bookings, conference hall and multi – cuisine restaurant for round the clock services.



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This pared-back hotel is a 9-minute walk from Guwahati train station, 7 km from Kamakhya Temple and 0.8 km from Umananda Temple on the compact Umananda Island. 

Functional rooms with no-frills decor offer flat-screens and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms have minibars.

A breakfast buffet is complimentary, and there's a no-nonsense restaurant with multi-cultural cuisine. A doctor is on-call 24/7. Pets are welcome.




Address: Guwahati, Assam

Phone:0361 273 0840



ARUNACHAL PRADESH



The mystically beautiful state of Arunachal Pradesh is growing fast in tourism sector as people from around the globe are coming in to see the evergreen beauty of the state. Also known as the land of rising sun, Arunachal Pradesh has started to get star & budget hotels in the capital city of Itanagar. The recent on the list is Hotel Pybss. It has all the quintessential factors that are required to count it amongst the best luxury hotels in the state. One can enjoy the stay at the tariff of Rs 2500 to Rs 7,000 per night.



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The Hotel PYBSS is a stylish, luxurious and fully furnished modernized Star Category Hotel of it’s kind in Arunachal Pradesh located in the heart of Capital City-Itanagar which is just a walking distance from shopping complex, Park, state’s Civil Secretariat Complex and other main markets and easy access to all locations of the capital City.
The Hotel PYBSS unfolds and offers the finest superior executive and luxuriously comfortable lifestyle experiences for you with the charming and friendly welcoming tribal hospitalities in the unexplored Dawnlit Eastern Himalayan state called “Arunachal Pradesh”- the “Land of Rising Sun”. The picturesque mountain and abundant sweep of greenery sprawled around the entire hotel makes it extravagantly unique of it’s kind in the heart of capital city-Itanagar and can be experienced and cherished.




Phone: 0360 – 2292178



When you are touring Arunachal, the snow-clad mountains of West Kameng and Tawang districts cannot be a miss. The simple and ethnic lifestyle of tribal people there have always attracted tourists from all over the globe. Bomdila, the transit place for the tourists who are planning to tour ahead in the land of Buddha, has also daunting beauty that one can cherish forever. Luckily, hospitality sector is also good in Bomdila. If you are looking for a nice place to stay but at the same time, is craving for trying the local dishes, Hotel Lungta Residency is the place you should go for. The hotel provides B&B services along with all the modern amenities that anyone long for while traveling. Reach them for travel desk, car rental and trek package services.



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The lungta Residency became operational on 16th March 2014 and since then, have hosted guests from more than 27 countries and from all parts of India. A bed and breakfast with affordable rooms and a vast option for your palettes, Lungta Residency leaves no stone unturned to make you feel at home.



Address: National Highway 229, Centre point, Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh 790001

Phone:03782 222 555



SIKKIM



Proud owner of plunging rhododendron-clad mountain valleys, Sikkim can be a favorite destination for everyone. Beautiful place and people is now attracting more visitors with the opening of five-star deluxe properties named as Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino. Located at Sikkim’s capital of Gangtok, Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino is designed in Sikkim’s Monastic theme as well as impressive colonial architecture. The resort, which has achieved several laurels including ‘The Best New Spa Resort’ by AsiaSpa India as well as the ‘Best Hotel for Ambience & Service’ by the state government, also houses India’s very first five-star on-shore live gaming casino known as ‘Casino Mahjong’. The out of the world and luxurious stay can be accommodated at the price ranging from Rs 14,000 to Rs 50,000.



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Off the NH31A and backdropped by a forest, this refined casino resort is 3.5 km from Saramsa Garden and 8 km from the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. 

Rustic-chic accommodations range from rooms and suites to cottages and private villas. All come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities, desks and furnished balconies. Villas add sitting areas and minibars; some have private pools.

Freebies include breakfast and parking. There's a restaurant, a lounge, a cafe and 2 bars, as well as a casino, a spa, an indoor pool and a fitness centre. Other amenities include a game room and a kids' play area.


Address: Lower Samdur Block, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 737135

Phone:03592 250 555



So, next time when you visit one of the NE states, do not miss to enjoy staying at the hotels mentioned above as getting good stay is equally important for a traveler to witness the unforgettable and cherishable journey of a lifetime. 
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