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“Rooms OK but busy and noisy location”
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Rainbow Hotel
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Caye Caulker
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Located on island's main road, lots of traffic, mostly pedestrian, but particularly noisy in early mornings with trucks collecting garbage and servicing nearby restaurants. Beach on other side of road was neither clean nor private; lots of pedestrian traffic and dog traffic (feces). Beach also had seaweed raked into piles left to rot and was rather smelly.

Rooms comfortable and clean but don't look under bed. No ocean view from rooms because of privacy wall built in front of hotel and also across second level balconies. Website photos accurate for interior, but exterior photos are from other locations in village not affiliated with hotel. Restaurant across street not part of hotel but belongs to related family - nice location but caters to cruise ship tours and busy = slow service.

Island offers many hotels for similar cost which are equally as good or better and can offer more attractive beaches and quieter locations. I will return to Caye Caulker again but definitely won't stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

A clean, comfortable, small hotel on Caye Caulker, a short walk from the ferry dock. Good location on Front Street across from the Rainbow Grill. Kitchenette in our room had a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker, which was nice. Solid air-conditioning and decent internet. Bed a little soft but we still slept well. There isn't really a good beach on the island - The Split is not very appealing - so you should book a snorkeling or scuba tour to take full advantage. Service was fine but minimal (front desk not staffed 24/7, manager didn't offer a lot of advice, etc.). Nothing luxurious or fancy but a decent choice on Caye Caulker for a decent price.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank David L
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Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

The Rainbow is a modern tastefully decorated place. The rooms were immaculate and comfortable, with air conditioning and fans. It is centrally located, and Ernie is a great "concierge." All of the rooms have a nice place to check out the ocean view- across the street. The restaurant also across the street is a great place to hang out .The only downside was the barking dogs next door.

Stayed: January 2014
1  Thank cline47
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

I have been going to Rainbow Hotel for the past seven years--sometimes in the winter, sometimes in the summer. It was renovated, which the reviews below reflect. I've always had a great room here. The beds are very comfortable, the rooms are clean with safes inside, and the owner has always been accommodating and personable. There is a beautiful view of the water, and the family has a restaurant across the "street."

Room Tip: Try the corner rooms on the second floor
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank geoprof71
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Stayed over Easter this year and what a great room and location. Just steps from their restaurant and I love the family feeling. Ernesto was great to me and moved my room when he knew my knee was in pain ....to downstairs room. kitchenette is perfect and cleaning staff super. hope to go next year!!!!!

Room Tip: upstairs is breezier
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Mickey5555
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We loved the upstairs Rainbow Casita! It was perfect for two couples, with AC in the bedrooms was a life saver! The porch has an ocean view and is very close to all of the action. We walked everywhere, 5 minutes to the split. The only draw back was that there was a glass table in the rental that broke onto our laps, our trusted rental agent made our case for us and we ened up splitting the cost. The glass literally broke off in one big piece, and was not a reslt of mis-use. We didnt want to have to pay anything but aggreed to pay half to make it go away. The glass table was replaced with wood by the time we left so it shouldn't be an issue for anyone else. The kitchen is great to have, but primarily for the fridge and sink. The stove didnt work very well, which is fine as long as you arent trying to cook a big meal. Highly reccommend the location, and price were ideal!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank hilern02
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

If you want a nice room, but not much else, this place is fine. The rooms looked fairly new, were clean, and had good air conditioning. The wi-fi worked well in our room, and there was a shared balcony out the front which overlooked the road, and then the sea. The reception staff were friendly enough, but didn’t offer much help or advice when we arrived, or when we asked later in our stay. There’s not a beach on Caye Caulker (and we didn’t like the Split that much). Rainbow doesn’t have any hammocks or places to sit (other than overlooking the road or in your room), so when we weren’t out on trips or taking a bike ride, there wasn’t anywhere that appealing to spend time at Rainbow.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank LeahAndTom
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Additional Information about Rainbow Hotel

Address: Front Street, Caye Caulker, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Caye Caulker
Price Range: $91 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rainbow Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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