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“Rainbow Inn Seafood Steakhouse & Bar: The Perfect Way to begin and End our Vacation” 5 of 5 stars
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Rainbow Inn
Governor's Harbour, EL25053, Eleuthera   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Eleuthera B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Rainbow Inn Seafood Steakhouse & Bar: The Perfect Way to begin and End our Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Even before we travelled to Eleuthera, word of this wonderful seaside restaurant came to our attention. The day we arrived was the birthday of someone in our party and we knew the Rainbow Inn would be the perfect place to celebrate on our first evening; and it was. A quick reply to our e-mail to the restaurant prior to departure assured us that cake would happily be arranged for our special night. Dinner was divine, delicious, relaxing and the view from our table watching the sun go down was the icing on the cake! Our final evening on the island we decided return to the Rainbow Inn for their infamous Open Mic and Pizza night. The pizza was sooo good and as luck would have it, some very fine musicians were on the island, some of whom have made Eleuthera their second home. My husband who is a professional guitarist was thrilled to be able to play and jam with four wonderfully talented fellow musicians. I should add that Richard, one of the proprietors of the Inn made a special effort to that night invite a very talented New York singer who performs there when she is in town. The music was incredible but what we loved the most was feeling so welcome. Rhonda, Richard, Mish and Zev put their heart and soul into The Rainbow Inn and best of all, you feel the joy they get in sharing their special place with you!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rhonda W, Owner at Rainbow Inn, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your experiences with us at the Rainbow Inn, we are thrilled you enjoyed your meals with us and that we were able to meet you and spend time with you. We look forward to serving you again on your next visit to Eleuthera
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Prince George, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This place is a gem. My wife and I absolutely loved our stay at the rainbow,clean, quiet,comfortable. Mish,Zev,Rhonda and the rest of the " Rainbow Gang" were great , always happy and helpful. The food at the restaurant was excellent, fresh veggies from the garden and caught that day seafood. Top that with live entertainment and a mix of locals and its a good time.
The beaches are beautiful and clean,the fishing opportunities are endless and everywhere you go people are friendly and helpful.
Everyday was a new adventure on Eleuthera,I would and will recommend the Rainbow to couples,families,and solos, as it has something to offer for all.

Shon and Cathy

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rhonda W, Owner at Rainbow Inn, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us, we are thrilled you chose The Rainbow Inn as your holiday destination and that you enjoyed it so much. We love our guests like family and are looking forward to your next visit to our sunny island. Rhonda, Mish and Zev
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Rooms are extremely clean and well maintained

The sunsets are to die for

The family and staff who run it are friendly and helpful (for reasons I won't go into here, I am now officially a member of the family, adoption papers pending - -- - thanks Zev).

The restaurant/bar is a fun place to hang out by locals and guests alike (or just to have great food). It seems to be one of the main social centres for the island, so you will get to meet a range of people and gain some local knowledge about what to do and where to go.
There are music nights (if you like to sing and dance - - - I loved playing the Bahamian piano - -ie not al the keys worked, but with my piano playing -- it did not matter)
or quiet nights with no music if you just want to chill.

Perfect ---- - an oh yes! I caught a few Bonefish - - did I show anyone the photo?

thanks
Piano Graham

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rhonda W, Owner at Rainbow Inn, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for your kind words Piano Man!!!!! we enjoyed having you stay with us and especially enjoyed your late night Lady GaGa rendition.... come visit us again soon xxx
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We can't say enough positive things about the people at the Rainbow Inn-- we were warmly welcomed by Zev and Mish and felt comfortable right away in our cottage and in the frendly atmosphere created by the family and staff. The rental car we picked up at GHB airport was really low on fuel, and Zev generously gave us his full gas can to make sure we didn't run out before we got to a gas station. Rhonda, Mish and Zev were all so friendly and patient with all of our questions, as this was our first time to Eleuthera and we were trying to familiarize ourselves with the island. Zev really went out of his way to help my husband with maps and local fishing advice, and was more than generous with his time.
The cottage was clean and comfortable, with bright colors, equipped kitchen, great bed, nice shower, little private deck area. The grounds and location are lovely, with views and easy access to Rainbow Bay and Beach. The food and service at the restaurant are excellent-- we never had a disappointing meal in our week's stay. The bar is fun in the evening with live music several times a week.
We think that the bottom line is that there are a lot of nice places to stay, but what makes the Rainbow Inn stand out and rise above the competition is the family who owns/runs it, and the personal touch they give, as well as the obvious love they have for their island home. By the time we left for home we felt like we were leaving friends, and I can't say that about too many places I have stayed. Shout out to Rhonda, Mish, and Zev-- thanks for a wonderful time.
Pam and Dan

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rhonda W, Owner at Rainbow Inn, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thanks you guys, we loved having you stay with us!!!! you were such a pleasure and joy to host how could we not wish for you to return to our special island and stay with us again someday. Keep in touch!! Love Mish, Zev, Rhonda and Bow xx
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

While my party and I did not stay at Rainbow inn, we celebrated a 40th bday dinner there, which also happened to be our first night in Eleuthra. Mish not only saved my party of 14 the best seats in the house, but also decorated it beautifully and welcomed us with a smile and a cake! She also worked with us to have a breakfast basket sent home with wonderful provisions for our party the next morning- allowing us not to have to trek to the store first thing. Lastly, she made a beautiful birthday cake that was expertly created, delivered to our accommodation and was scrumptious. And as though that's not enough, Mish was responsive and helpful regarding day trips and fishing excursions acting as a great contact during our stay. Thank you Mish!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rhonda W, Owner at Rainbow Inn, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us, i was so happy to have your group join us on your first night, you seemed to be a lovely group who enjoyed your stay on our special island, it was a pleasure creating the John Deere cake for you and helping you throughout your stay with additional information. We look forward to your next visit and hope to serve you again soon. Mish
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

By far should be ranked #1 on Eleuthera. Great service, with a smile. The food was wonderful and music and dancing after made for the perfect romantic evening. Don't miss this lovely spot on your Eleuthera vacation.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rhonda W, Owner at Rainbow Inn, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
This review just made our day, we are so pleased you enjoyed your Valentines dinner with us, we worked very hard to try and accommodate the masses and we loved being a part of such a special night for so many people. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Eleuthera.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Rainbow Inn has become my second home. We love to spend a weekend there, or even stop in for lunch & drinks on a Saturday excursion.We have stayed there for Ride for Hope, birthday weekends, or just a weekend getaway from the small rock to the bigger rock.Starting in 2008 i decided to celebrate my birthday at a different location each year. In 2010 we had the birthday at Rainbow Inn for the first time, & every year since then it has been at Rainbow Inn. I have already booked it for this year again. The owners & staff are like extended family. The food is delicious, the entertainment is great . All i have to do is mention a weekend trip, & my friends are ready to go. We will be there for the Reggae festival next weekend. Keep up the good work Zev ,Mish & staff.
David. R.Pinder- Spanish Wells

Room Tip: Cottage 7 is my room, but they rent it out when i am not there .Smile
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rhonda W, Owner at Rainbow Inn, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
David, you are such a treasure, we are ever grateful for your support of our family run business, we love having the Spanish Wells crew stay with us and enjoy our parties, we are so happy to be hosting your birthday again this year and have come up with a some great plans for you. Looking forward to celebrating with you next weeks Reggae Fest. With all our love Mish, Zev and the rest of the Rainbow Gang xox
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Address: Governor's Harbour, EL25053, Eleuthera
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Eleuthera
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Eleuthera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, friendly, informal INN by the sea and specialize in personal service. The INN's location on the island makes it an ideal base from which to explore the rest of Eleuthera. Within minutes of the INN are some of the island's top tourist attractions: Surfer's Beach, the Famous Caves of Hatchet Bay, Glass Window Bridge, the Pineapple Fields of Gregory Town, plus our own Secret Beach. We even have Bonefish Graham's "Rainbow Guide" to bonefishing on Eleuthera. Our waterfront area with its seaside tennis court and some of the best snorkeling on the island (one of the sites on the Jean-Michel Cousteau Bahama Out island Snorkeling Adventures) will provide hours of enjoyment for the whole family. ... more   less 
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Rainbow Hotel Eleuthera
Rainbow Inn Eleuthera, Bahamas

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