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“Convenience is the plus factor of Rainbow” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rainbow Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
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82 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Convenience is the plus factor of Rainbow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Booked 2 nights for a fan room. The room is fine with a bed, a bathroom and the most important thing an electric fan to cool us down. $15 dollars for two nights is a reasonable price for me. They are also located very near the beach, restaurants, shops so you can easily walk around. If you want to go on bike they rent it out for $5 the whole day plus you can ask advice from Kumar the guy attendant on the must see places. Very friendly staff and very warm and cool ambiance in the restaurant. Try their yoghurt and fruit, serving is very generous and delicious!

Stayed July 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Rainbow lodge is okay, I don't really get why it's no 1 on here though. The rooms are basic, not overly clean but fine. It's not a very sociable hostel either as no one really sits and has a drink in the bar. This made it a bit boring for us as we were in a triple room so didn't meet anyone else. Location is great, 5 mins from the beach. One member of staff was lovely, and when we had left our key in our room and didn't realise until 4am she was so helpful considering we woke her up! English wasn't great with the other staff, which you can't really complain about and they were really lovely. The restaurant was bad, really not good at all. Nice nachos, but my friend had a pasta dish and it was awful. I know that's not exactly a malaysian speciality, but if you can't do it, don't do it. Also they cooked everything one dish at a time which was strange. Overall, okay but not great. It is super cheap though so you have to consider that.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Stayed here for 3 days during school holidays. Fan room was only rm40-00 for single. Room had attached bath and spacious room. Overall clean with toilet paper and towel provided free of charge. Staff was friendly and they offer all tours packages,bicycle and motor rental. Has a cafe which serves beers and food with reasonable price.

Room Tip: Air-cond room looks good with tv,fridge and hot shower but was off my budget.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Klang, Malaysia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

I have been coming to langkawi for more than 4yrs now. Family usually stay in 3-4 star hotel. This time however due to school holidays and high prices at these hotels,i opted to book in at a guesthouse. Upon looking at tripadvisor i book at Rainbow Lodge. I took a traditional wood house with modern amenities. The house was big with tv, hot shower,dvd player, coffe making facility and the works. The atmosphere around this area is calming, noise free during night and is a great change from the busy hotels. Ample parking space and they have a cafe which serves food and drinks. All in for rm180-00 we paid well worth it for the house. Would recommend to others. Staff were friendly and they organise tours professinally.

Room Tip: Air-cond room for 2 are only rm80-90. Worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Moved here a terrible experience next door at Huda Inn (the manager lied to us) and were very pleasantly surprised. The rooms are basic but clean, and the staff are very friendly and eager to help. Great location not too far from the main road and the beach, and cool common area to hang around in when you don't want to sit in your room.

Overall, a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

This room stands out for me as exceptionally good value for money, with great service and a convenient location. I would totally recommend it for a travelling family – it felt like a real ‘pit stop’ after all the tiny rooms we’ve had to squash into.

We hired a ‘wooden house’ style bungalow. It had a large bedroom with a double bed, and we got 3 extra mattresses put on the floor, which all fitted in with no problems. It also had a good sized clean bathroom, with hot water and everything working; a living room with a sofa & TV area with DVD’s; a dining area with a table where we could all eat; and a kitchen with a fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle and 2-ring gas hob. Amazing value for 120 ringit.

We had a great time in Langkawi, we hired a car (very cheap from just down the road from Rainbow, ask the owner to show you where) and went around the island. We stopped at the ‘Billionaire’ supermarket and got all kinds of home comfort food, including the ingredients for Spaghetti Bolognaise, which I know you can buy everywhere but there’s nothing like your own version to cheer up some homesick children!

The other thing the kids loved about this place was the rabbits: they are in a large cage/enclosure that you can get inside and pet them. However, this does cause a lot of laundry! (Laundry service just down the road was very cheap though).

It’s a short walk to a huge choice of restaurants and bars (cheap beer on Langkawi as there’s no tax), as well as the very pretty beach. The big aquarium is walking distance, and if you are really homesick there is also a McDonalds, Starbucks etc. There’s a few malls selling clothes, too.

Finally, the staff at Rainbow are very chilled out, they help you as much as you want but never hassle you or try to sell you anything. The atmosphere is friendly and you feel like you can relax here. It’s a great place to stay, very highly recommended.

Room Tip: Wooden bungalows are perfect for families.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Phuket, Thailand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

I've had an amazing 5 days at Rainbow Lodge, but I think that's because we were with a really nice group of people. The place isn't really a big deal, it wasn't always clean and we had no lockers in our dorm. That's why one of us got robbed while we were asleep. It's not safe at all, anyone who knows the area can walk into the dorm at any certain time. The restaurant/chill area closed at 11p.m so you had to go somewhere else to chill. Staff were nice and helpful, even though we had a gut feeling one of the staffmembers was responsible for the missing money (twice! Second time money was stolen out of a locker).

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Rainbow Lodge
Address: No. 4 Lorong Surau Kampung Haji Maidin, Pantai Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Pantai Cenang
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Pantai Cenang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Rainbow Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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