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The Rainbow Tavern

32 Highgate, Kendal La9 4SX, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had fantastic stay at the rainbow tavern friendly staff and great food and drinks value for money all round, set inside the shopping area so handy for shopping thanks for a great stay can't wait to return,really close to Windermere and all other Lake District sites, you gotta check this place out

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay. Good bar, great staff (thanks to Leala for a laugh). 13 of us in Kendal for a pals Stag Do and we had a ball. Ok, so the decor is a wee bit tired in the bedrooms and the town hall bell wakes you up early but being situated right in the middle of the town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have recently stayed in the The Rainbow Tavern and all loved it. Its a lovely pub with brilliant staff who were all very helpful and friendly. I can recommend the pie breakfast and if you get a room there I recommend the pigeon suite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just come home after staying friday and sat last week. 31 and 1st aug. I found the rainbow tavern friendly and clean and tidy. We where made to feel welcome and our room was fine. Tv didnt work at first but on asking the problem was soon sorted.all in all a pleasent stay in the centre of kendal.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed overnight after day out walking the mountains. Great location, in high street and good value for money. Lively bar but room was in separate building so there was no disturbance. Room was nice and bed was very comfortable. Great for an overnight stay

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good value for money considering it's right on the main street, so location is great. Friendly staff. Clean room and sheets. Two Real Ales on in good condition. I didn't sample the breakfast so can make no comment.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic location right on the High Street, very helpful staff. Clean tidy rooms. Can be a little noisy at the weekend but ask for a room away from the bar. You wouldn't want to spend too much time in your room but your not paying for luxury here.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went here looking for a place with atmosphere after visiting a couple of pubs which were empty and dull! We had a great laugh here on a Saturday night - the lady who does the karaoke was great fun and it was a nice friendly pub. Can't comment on the food etc as we only drank here but I... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I booked a room very simply by email several months before my stay. It was in a price bracket I could afford and I was expecting a basic but clean room for my money. My room was big and clean, though the shower curtain put me off using. I was happy with my room. Unfortunately, I was less than impressed... More 

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Sara K, Manager at The Rainbow Tavern, responded to this review

I am very sorry you were made to feel like that. I am extremely disappointed in the staff you had dealings with. It is our policy that we do not hand out the keys until we have received a payment, however this is not meant to offend guests or make them feel unwelcome. I will be showing the chef your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We didn't sleep or eat here so cannot comment on those (though we did speak to guests who stay here regularly and felt it was fantastic value and good accommodation for a city centre pub!!). There are a lot of good pubs in Kendal but we really liked this one as it was light, airy, clean, with a nice beer... More 

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