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Tatai Village, Tatai 09000 Cambodia
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#1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Tatai
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4.8
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4.6
An Eco-Lodge consisting of seven bungalows on 5 hectares of riverside land in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of the Cardamom Mountains. Rainbow Lodge provides an eco-friendly venue employing locally trained staff whilst respecting local culture and environment. We have a wide range of activities available both in the jungle and on the river. Kayaks are available free of charge for guests. All meals included in price. We offer free Wi-Fi at Rainbow Lodge. Please be aware that due to our location coverage can sometimes be sporadic, however, we can also offer a full fiber optic broadband service at our new reception located nearby. We regret that Rainbow Lodge is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years old.
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family
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Languages Spoken
English, Khmer, Thai

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Luigi wrote a review Jan 2021
Tabubil, Papua New Guinea99 contributions74 helpful votes
We stayed at this place just after Xmas. All was good, bungalow setting surrounded by jungle, quiet environment, good food... kayaks available... We kayaked to the bridge and back and also all the way back from Taitai waterfall. Kayaking on the river is really relaxing, for us this was the best part. Only the waterfront wood work needs some maintenance, dangerous because not stable anymore and steps under water are also missing. But overall this was a very positive experience!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Gerard D wrote a review May 2020
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We visited Rainbow lodge from Phnom Penh and stayed for 3 nights. The location of the lodge is along the banks of the Praet river and set against a stunning backdrop of the Cardomam mountains.Elliot and his staff were highly accomodating and welcoming during our stay. Everyone went above and beyond during our stay. The lodge offers many activities including free kayaking which we took up to the Tatai waterfall (a must!) Whilst also providing opportnities for rest and relaxation!
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hannah S wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom17 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is definitely very special. We stayed for 4 nights and committed to travelling 4 hrs there and back, which was quite a committment since we only had 2 weeks in Cambodia. There was a bit of a hairy moment when we first arrived and it sounded as though we wouldn't be able to do any of the trips because there were not enough people staying/routes hadn't been maintained. We wondered what we would do for 3 1/2 days. Luckily we were able to do the waterfall walk and the mangrove tour but would have been keen for another more challeging hike too. The mangrove tour with Gee was one of our highlights in Cambodia, it was incredibly inspiring and we learnt so much. The food was really delicious. The evenings are pretty quiet but we quite enjoyed that. I'd suggest mixing the music up a bit in the restaurant though as it was the same playlist every night. All in all we were glad we made the trip there. The area is absolutely stunning and I hope it stays that way.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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cayusey wrote a review Feb 2020
Washington, DC, US2 contributions1 helpful vote
There’s a lot to like about Rainbow Lodge. We were ending a month-long tour and wanted to finish somewhere quiet, natural, and beautiful. This was all those. It offers a good range of activities and free kayaks! I had 2 great massages. The seafood was delicious. We also really enjoyed the other guests. Our host did well at communicating and arranging transportation. However, there was no hot water (a solar shower would be at least tepid). It rained heavily and our bed got quite wet. The only WiFi was in the dining area, and it was only available intermittently. The bar was mostly unstaffed and lightly stocked. Meat dishes were overcooked and heavily salted. Pay Pal for payment cost us ~$40. We felt more well tolerated than welcomed. In 4 days, no one on the staff approached us to ask if we wanted anything. By day, staff gathered on the common area couches with no eye contact or acknowledgement we were there. The host did check to see if we wanted massages or trips but otherwise was rarely seen. When we left, he came to see us off and say it was nice to meet us. Beyond an exchange of names and purchases though, we’d had no interaction. Based on other reviews, I don’t think that’s normally true. We may have hit a bad week. These are all assuredly first-world problems, and some of the issues may be cultural. If we hadn’t just had a month of astonishing hospitality, we might not even have noticed. If you want privacy and welcome limited interaction, this may be a good fit.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Alicia A wrote a review Feb 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Good communication with Elliot prior to arrival allowing us to book transport in advance. Rooms clean and have mosquito nets. Shower water wasn't heated but was refreshing due to the heat (and the not the only place we stayed without hot water so not a problem for us). We opted for the "easy" jungle walk to Tatai waterfall and boat back. The walk required a fair degree of fitness and agility (very natural jungle trek but needed to be able to duck under and climb over branches/fallen trees). Food was delicious. All home cooked and we definitely didn't go hungry. Not all traditional khmer food so a nice change. All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and definitely recommend staying here if you're looking for some peace and quiet and to see a different (less touristy) side to Cambodia.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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MM1909 wrote a review Feb 2020
Marlborough, United Kingdom58 contributions42 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights. The location on the river is stunning. I have never stayed anywhere like it. Elliot, who runs the place is very welcoming and helpful. The lodges are rustic and fit in exactly with the location. Loved the food - all meals are included. We also did the walk to the waterfall - not quite an easy walk but worth doing. We then kayaked back (optional) - hard work but worth it. The river is so beautiful. Would also recommend having a massage or treatment - first class. Would definitely recommend doing this - getting away from the hustle and bustle.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mangotree1971 wrote a review Dec 2019
Chester, United Kingdom19 contributions26 helpful votes
We were blown away by Rainbow Lodge- one of the most amazing locations I have ever stayed in, hard to believe places as unspoilt as this actually exist any more. The journey from the horror that is Sihanoukville is long and tiresome but worth every minute when you arrive so don’t let that out you off. The lodge is a short hop on a wooden long tail boat up the Tatai river, it’s like arriving in paradise. We spent a couple of days doing long canoe and paddleboard trips up the river without seeing another person, you are in complete wilderness here where time stands still, it’s jaw-dropping beautiful. Teenagers also enjoyed the diving jetty and playing boule in the riverside boule pit. On the last night we did the wild camping which was quite an experience. Campfire cooking, lying out under the stars on the hot rocks and sleeping in covered hammocks with our teenagers was both hilarious and magical. Didn’t get much sleep but well worth it for the memories. Elliot and his delightful team can’t do enough for their guests- exceptional service. It’s very good value especially as it is full board. The food was the best we’ve had in Cambodia, we ate like kings in the breezy jungle restaurant. And do make time for a session in the spa- heavenly treatments in the most idyllic location. I really can’t recommend this place highly enough.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Hannekeopreis wrote a review Nov 2019
Den Bosch, The Netherlands12 contributions2 helpful votes
The jungle experience was really ausem! Don’t expect luxury, the lodge needs some improvement like maintenance, but ladies in the kitchen have surprised us with nice and tasteful Cambodian food! We experienced great Hospitality. The massage was one of the best! Enjoyed the birds and geckos 🦎 Not all offered tours were available during our time. 2-3 days is recommended. We enjoyed it very much.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Lucy17894732 wrote a review Oct 2019
Isle of Man, United Kingdom100 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed here for four days. On our arrival we were amazed by the look of the resort as it looked great. The main reception area is lovely. We were greeted with smoothies. The room is lovely but during the night you will definitely be joined by some creepy crawlers so be prepared. The cold shower is nothing but a treat so don't worry about it. We loved the free kayaks, paddle board and games available for all the guests. Unfortunately we were not fortunate with our timing as the lady who did the massages was not there and alot of the tours we wanted to do were not available as we didn't have the number of people required or it was the wrong season even though it clearly advertised "minimum two adults" and "operates all year round". We had extended our stay to the four days as we thought our original plan of two days wouldn't be enough so this was hugely disappointing. My partner and I were both vegan and I mentioned it when booking the resort but they clearly had no idea when we arrived. The owner informed us they hardly used dairy and accomodating us would be fine. For the first two days including all meals we were constantly fed dairy even though we had to tell the staff and Elliot again. It took two days for them to fully realise what our dietary requirement was. This was upsetting for us as it made us feel extremely awkward during meal times and the fact that the lodge prides itself on being "eco" they should really re-evaluate their food options. The breakfast option was poor as it was simply westernised with the option of bread or cereal. I would recommend a stay however I would hope they would improve the above points as tatai was lovely to visit.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Roan wrote a review Aug 2019
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We had a great time at the Rainbow lodge. Great service, excellent cooking and all at a magnificant location. Just go there and find out yourself! You won't be disapointed. Thanks Elliot, Nico🐶 and all the great staff.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Rainbow Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tatai Waterfall (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rainbow Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Rainbow Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rainbow Lodge?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
Is Rainbow Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Tatai.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rainbow Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Thai, and Khmer.