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Hotel Rainbow

GS Road,, Shillong 793001, India
Hotel Rainbow
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A decent budget hotel. There are many hotels in Shillong but very few are a good. This hotel has no view. Rooms are decent and has lots of bamboo and wood based ambiance. Decent staff. Very close to the main market place.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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... More 

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San Francisco, California
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

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 ..

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 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... More 

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Guwahati, Assam, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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... More 

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

As our plan was to visit Mawlynnong, we decided to hold in Shillong and made a booking in Hotel Rainbow over phone in January,2013. We stayed in the hotel for two nights and had a day trip of Mawlynnong from there only. The location of the hotel is very good being exactly at two minutes walking distance from the Police... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Right in town and loads of different room configurations to choose from...excellent room service staff who are predominantly tribal from Tripura state...Indian food delivered of a good quality...well appointed rooms, some of them, with great beds and bathrooms and LCD TV's; even a suite with a small private courtyard you could entertain in! Rainbow and its wonderful owner, when he... More 

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