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“a cosy atmosphere at an affordable price”
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Hotel Rainbow
Ranked #15 of 78 Shillong B&B and Inns
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“a cosy atmosphere at an affordable price”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The interiors are done with bamboo stalks. The rooms are cosy and spacious. The staff were very courteous. You don't need an AC in Shillong, and the weather is pleasant throughout. The location is okay but it can get a bit noisy in the mornings if you take the rooms on the road-side. The food is decent. The bedding has to be improved as the mattresses and bedspreads were old. The owner is very accommodating.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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San Francisco, California
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171 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

This hotel is surrounded by many others, but seems slightly more willing to negotiate on the rate. Mind you, you don't need AC in Shillong, which means you should pay much less for a room. And don't order food here - they either don't have what you want or can't understand your order. Otherwise, this is a passable central option for a day or two.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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6 Thank Hayzen11
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

The rooms were good with big tv .. we paid Rs. 1500 for a three bed room .. service was good .. staff was well mannered .. esp the reception guy govind was very helpful .. food was also tasty .. but there were few bugs in the beds ..

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank 831sakinak
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Based at the most crowded place of Shillong, Police Bazar. I was given room no 115 initially. No phone in the room. You wont find phone/laptop charging point in proper place. The linen quality and cleanliness is pathetic. For a business trip, just for a night stay sometimes you can ignore this considering the room rent @ 1200 INR all inclusive. But, definitely one can't share a rat family ( I don't know how much extended the family is !! ) in the bed..........After I started shouting the manager changed the room which one seems better.
The kitchen only produce Puri/vaji, Omelet and Tea. Rest come from outside. So be prepared to put your order well in advance and to have dinner by 6PM !!!
Even they don't have the stock of packaged drinking water. On asking the manager suggested me to buy from outside !!!
The same building adjacent door is a good Chinese restaurant. Worth venturing.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Guwahati, Assam, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Hotel is at prime location and 2 min walk from main market. That's the only good thing about the hotel. Average service and rooms are little creepy. Slightly overpriced considering the quality of rooms. No standard pricing. They may charge anything as per market conditions.

  • Stayed July 2013
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1 Thank Prakash_nahata
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We went there on December-2012 which is consider as the peak tourist time.
We were actually booked our room over phone with hotel Polo orchid which is one of the best as described by one of our relative who is a regular visitor of Shillong. Although after reaching Shillong our family, specially ladies didn't like the place as it was very very far way from the shopping center and city center of Shillong. So we cancelled our booking and searched different hotel near Police Bazar.
We were surprised by the price that was offered by the Hotel Rainbow which is at the prime location of the police bazar. The rooms were superb as compared to the room-rent. All the Staffs were very helpful.
They don't have proper restaurant in the hotel but never mind, I specially dosen't like to have supper at the hotel in which I am staying. There are lots of restaurants near by hotel.
All other facilities as offered were in-tact. The most important thing is that the hotel seems New to me that'y all the think as ok an running at good condition.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank Debayan_13
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Location of hotel is too good, just 2 mins walking distance from police bazar in the heart of Shillong. I alongwith my family (12 persons including 3 children) has gone there, staying in this hotel (Rainbow) for 4 nights in 3 rooms (93,96 & 97). Experiencing is found horrible, wet bed was found due to water leakage from roof, roof rained water is passing through rooms, room service was not good even drinking water not served properly as well as ordered food was not upto mark, even it was charged more than double from local place.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Rainbow

Property: Hotel Rainbow
Address: GS Road,, Shillong 793001, India
Region: India > Meghalaya > East Khasi Hills District > Shillong
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Shillong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel is located in the heart of the city at GS road, which is popular among tourist for shopping and there are excellent restaurants over here as well. The hotel has rooms that can accommodate guest on a single, twin, triple or quad sharing basis. The rooms are very well furnished and gives the guest a feeling like it’s their own house. The hotel is fairly new and has started operations in the year 2006; however we have experience in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years.At the hotel you will find the service provided to you very efficient, professional and most important is that ever one has a warm smile on their faces. The staff working at our hotel comes from multicultural backgrounds. Languages such as English, Hindi, Khasi, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Oriya, Malayalam, Telegu, Kannada, Nepali and some regional languages as well are well versed among the hotel Staff. So where ever you come from you would always have someone here who would make you feel that this hotel is truly like a Rainbow. ... more   less 

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