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“Spacious rooms”
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Rainbow Lodge
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Tenerife, Spain
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109 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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“Spacious rooms”
Reviewed 12 May 2012 via mobile

We booked in advance (something we have never done in Malaysia) based on the good reviews. We almost regretted this when the taxi driver laughed at our choice and took us the shortcut way through washed out roads seemingly in the middle of nowhere! However when we checked out our room we were made up! Our ensuite double with AC was huge with tv and fridge (perfect for chilling the cheap beers available on the island) and at RM65 it was excellent value for the facilities. We got upgraded to a room with SKY when we mentioned we were staying for a week or more. Rooms come with its own large terrace area with table and chairs. The room would have been spotless if it wasn't for a couple of gheko poops! Location is excellent, feels like the middle of nowhere but actually its 5 mins from the shops and beach. Rooms are cleaned/ fresh towels and sheets on request and toilet paper is provided. The lady who works here is wonderful- immediately friendly and helpful. Dirty laundry can be washed, dried and returned to you the same day for a small fee. Food in the cafe is not too expensive and is tasty and convenient. We really don't have a bad word to say about this place!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Rainbow Lodge is located at the back of Pantai Cenang, away from the hustle and bustle of the main street, and opposite a lovely rice paddy with obligatory water buffalo chewing his cud! Nevertheless, it is still only 5 minutes' walk from the beach and the main street, and is close to the big supermarket (10 minutes away) as well as a large range of restaurants of all descriptions.

We were delighted at the size of our room, the cleanliness of the shower, the springiness of our mattress, and the warmth and genuine friendliness of our host. Her kindness really stood out!

This place is incredibly good value for the price, and you would be hard-pressed to match it in terms of value for money in Langkawi or anywhere else in Malaysia. We stayed in a double room which was huge. It had a table and two chairs, a small fridge and a TV and DVD player, as well space for a third bed. The bathroom had a great hot shower and was sparkling clean, with no bad smells.

We recommend Rainbow Lodge Langkawi to all couples and small families.

Room Tip: The dorms looked spacious but not so private. Our room was at the back of the complex and that part...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Rainbow Lodge was a very nice place to stay, friendly staff, good food and a bit of the main road (5 mins walk).

The room was basic but still good value, i would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

We recently stayed at the Rainbow lodge for 5 nights initially and another 2 nights on the way back from visiting Koh Lipe and totally loved it.

We decided to stay here based on the recommendation of my sister who'd been the previous year. After looking on line I though this would be far more basic than it was. We got a massive aircon room with a wardrobe and dresser, good sized bathroom and relatively comfy bed for around £16 a night.

The staff are lovely and extremely helpful (they gave my sister a discount as she said she'd been the previous year) and the food in the restaurant area is decent and very cheap. There are lots of different people staying here, some have been there for over a year. If you want to avoid rowdy drinkers but still get to meet people it's perfect.

If you don't want to be woken by calls to prayer and are a light sleeper I would take ear plugs as it can be quite loud very early in the morning

Room Tip: The rooms opposite the restaurant look the nicest however they're also the oldest and so mosquit...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Goa, India
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

I stayed here for 4 nights and found everything perfectly adequate. 5/10 minutes to the beach. It's just off the the Cenang strip with all the restaurants and bars close at hand. I thought it was good value for the price. I had an AC "house" for 70RM per night, as somebody had not checked out , so I was upgraded. The bedroom and sitting room were large and clean. The bed was fine. There's a covered terrace at the front of each chalet, so you can sit with a drink and watch the rain. The site is spacious and kept tidy. The boss Addy and the staff are all friendly and helpful. All the advice and information you need for your holiday is there. Bikes and scooters for hire at normal rates. There's a small reception area/meeting point for the visitors. Have a friendly beer and chat with your fellow visitors. There's satellite TV for your weekend matches. 3 laptops are available for 2RM per hour, or free wifi. Snacks and meals served all day.
I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Rainbow Lodge
Address: No. 4 Lorong Surau Kampung Haji Maidin, Pantai Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Pantai Cenang
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 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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