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“Chill, well positioned, great staff”
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Rainbow Lodge
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Chill, well positioned, great staff”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I spent a week in Langkawi - we checked in first at a guest house down the road but moved after the first night to Rainbow Lodge. We were completely happy with the Lodge, the rooms are good value, clean and well fitted out. Comfortable clean beds and air con, with a nice bar/restaurant area out the front. The bar was always full but never too noisy, which meant we could always go socialise when we wanted but were not disturbed when we wanted to rest.

The position was good, possibly a little difficult to find if you don't know where you are going - but only five minutes from the beach and restaurant strip, yet very quiet what more could you want.

Wifi only worked in the bar which was actually good as it got us out of the rooms in the evening! Food and drinks were good, but then there is a lot of choice in Langkawi so you never feel restricted.

During our stay I injured my hand and required stitches. The staff of Rainbow immediately drove me across the island to the hospital (all medical centres being closed due to Chinese New Year) and made sure we got the help we needed. They checked in with us later and made us feel welcome and looked after. And really, it is the things like this that make the difference between just being a customer and being a guest.

So very happy with our stay and will be sure to choose Rainbow Lodge again next time.

Room Tip: Rooms to the back are quieter
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Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

rainbow lodge has rooms for every taste. a dorm, private fan rooms, private a/c rooms with en suite bathroom and a small veranda, and also long term house rentals. the rooms are of quite basic with no frills, they could be cleaner, but i still think all of them are good value for money. langkawi is not really a 'budget' island overall. the lodge is located in a side street from the main road with little traffic and no noise.

staff is really easy going, friendly, nice and helpful. it is a good place to meet other travelers and share some experiences, and there are all sort of guests, from all ages and different countries.

if you are looking for an easy going place where you can chill out for a while without thinking too much about the price, rainbow lodge is definitely something for you!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Me and my partner stayed here over new year for a week and it is a great place. We payed 50 ringitt in high season and the room is spacious with an on suite bathroom and a veranda area. It is extremely laid back and relaxing. They have free wifi but it's a little temperamental. They have a bar area and show films and can arrange trips and travel. We did an island hopping tour for 25 ringitt that was worth the money with them. The location is great. A short walk to the main street and beach but is in a quiet part so there is no issue with noise. We really enjoyed our stay here and think it is a great budget place. Clean and basic but with everything you need.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

firstly its in the perfect location, 5 min walk from the beach. the rooms were nice and clean, can get nice ones out the back perfect for couples that are nice and quiet. the staff were just amazing, they really went out of their way to help us out with our washing, taxis, snorkling, holding our bags and with food. the place has great atmosphere. i will certainly be back if i come back to langkawi :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Isle Of Wight
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Just returned home after our 10 day christmas stay. Stayed in one of the simply furnished AirCon rooms, very comfy bed and efficient AirCon. Wifi worked well from the terrace area outside our room. Thanks Addy and staff for another great stay .......and for a great Christmas lunch!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I really liked my stay at Rainbow Lodge, I booked in for 2 nights then extended by another 3 nights. Friendly staff, lovely lounge/reception area with computers (1RM for 30mins, 2RM for 1 hour), cafe area serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, lots of tables and seats with a big tv, good chill out area, The fan room was a good size, had a big enough bed plus an ensuite. Clean enough but the bathroom wasn't that clean at all. I arrived early and the previous people had just left so the staff quickly cleaned the room, maybe a bit more time should have been spent on this in order to have it cleaned to a proper standard. Great location down a quiet street from the main street, only 5 mins walk away to all the bars, restaurants, shops and the gorgeous beach. I loved my stay in Langkawi and would go back again. The staff are helpful at arranging onward trips and they booked my transport to Koh Lanta very quickly. Even provide you with a free breakfast and transfer to the jetty (30 mins drive) if you book your onward travel through them, good touch.
Tip for good food - Head to Orkid Ria at the top of the street from the hostel, great food and atmosphere.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2012

I stayed there for 3 nights and slept very well. It's really basic but it's a good place to meet other people and a good location. The staff there is really helpful and friendly and the food there is good.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Rainbow Lodge
Address: No. 4 Lorong Surau Kampung Haji Maidin, Pantai Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Pantai Cenang
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 37 Specialty 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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