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“Peaceful with great views”
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Rainbow House
Ranked #10 of 167 Pai B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Peaceful with great views”
Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Nice, quiet bungalows set in a lovely garden, only 10 min walk from town.

Selection of bamboo bungalows with private (350B) or shared bathroom (250B) and bigger, concrete huts with bathroom (500B) looking out onto the nearby rice paddies.

We stayed in one of the bamboo huts which was basic but clean. It had a comfortable bed with a mosquito net, a fan (which we didn't really need at night anyway as it was cool) and a window looking out on the mountains and rice paddies. It had a western toilet with state of the art bucket flush method :).

As the walls are quite thin, there was a small degree of noise coming in at night time possibly from a bar located on the way but it wasn't bad enough to prevent us from sleeping.

We also spent one night in the concrete bungalow which was bigger and newer than the bamboo one but it had the same amenities- only here the western toilet had a flush.

Wi-fi worked well around the property. Coffee/ tea making facilities were available too (10B per cup).

The owners were lovely and helpful. They gave us useful tips about what to see around Pai and how to get there.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Lovely little gem. The bungalows are adorable. Very clean, towels and bottled water supplied which was great. Bathrooms are shared but were always clean. Walkable distance to town. Surrounded by gardens so its a nice view. Only thing we thought free transfers were provided, so after arriving at the bus office they called to get the owner to come collect us, so we thought great saves us hassle. Asked if they coukd drop us off the following day to the bus station all fine. But on checking out we were told they were 50baht each way. Not alot but when thinking it was free was a bit of a shock! Overall lovely place.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed at Rainbowhouse for 3 days and had a really good experience with it. We are traveling low-budget and payed only 4 EUR a night. We had a little bungalow with a double bed, private toilet complimentary water and a fan. The owner showed us all the places to go on a map when we checked in and was very friendly over the whole stay. So if you are a low budget traveler, go for Rainbowhouse!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

The bungalows offered are a great value, clean and in a good location for those who like peace and quiet. Very scenic views and friendly owners. Garden is good for relaxing and you can do walks from there. There is a swimming pool nearby. We stayed in a budget bungalow with fan, net and shared bathroom for 200bht. The matress was a little hard but we managed to sleep fairly well and forgot all about it once we walked into truly scenic views. Wifi working well

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wales
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Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

The guesthouse is a 10 minute walk from town and easy to find. Although the road is quite dark at night.

The garden is quiet, lovely to sit in and relax. Buy a mozzi coil and enjoy sitting outside in the evening. The room was warm with only a fan, but we enjoyed our stay here. Tap water was a bit discoloured, but you are given 2 bottles of water a day. The family are friendly and said we could put something's in the fridge if we wanted to. We were also picked up and dropped off on our arrival/departure, which was great. You can hire a scooter here, but they are cheaper in town.

We would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Pai, Thailand
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Room is cozy, quite spacious and also clean(with Thai standards and another G.H). View from room is also nice. Every morning I wake up, I open my window, I can feel Im in Pai. Its so much good feeling.
Can use fee wifi, Hot shower, hot water for coffee.(Coffee is 10B)
What I really like is Sai and her husband, they are really kind. They can get you almost everything if its possible.
Location is perfect for me, but if you want to be in town, maybe it feels quite far to you. But its only 5 ~ 10 mins walking distance and safe to walk from town. So if you want to be more quite and peaceful and little bit away from crowdness, it will be perfect option.
Free pick up and maybe drop off(Since Im staying here, I dont know yet)
There are few restaraunt near by, so you dont need to go town to eat sth.
Owner clean their shared bathroom and toilet and gardening everyday.

So, my conclusion is that, if you are looking for a place which is quite, waliking distance from town, clean, and owned by kind people, it will be the right place for you.

Rate start from 200B, mothly rate 3000B.
If you want to ask sth, call or email them.

rainbowhousepai@hotmail.com
0812898409

Room Tip: Get a room which located near to small river(lake?). It has more nice view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Before I booked on booking.com I couldn't believe how cheap this place was and read many reviews. To my surprise they were all good so went ahead and booked it. It really is a gem located in a little haven about a five minute walk from pai on a well lit road that's safe to walk on. We opted for the basic fan bungalow with a shared bathroom as we are budget backpackers and it really was perfect. Absolutely spotless mosquito net provided (minimal bites while I was here), mirror in the room, bottled water, fresh towels, clothes hangers if needed but most of all a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains, a fish pond, hammocks was a very peaceful place. The shared bathroom was also really clean, toilet paper renewed daily, soap, hot shower and well lit up at night time. There are other options to get a superior bungalow with air con and ensuite. Our basic bungalow never felt too hot even with just a fan it was truly a home away from home. The owners and their family were always so friendly interested in what you had done in pai there was a great vibe here I loved it and pai so much I'm very sad to leave. Stay here you will not regret it. Thanks rainbow house I will be back

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Rainbow House
Address: 101 Maehi Road, Pai 58130, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Mae Hong Son Province > Pai
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 167 B&Bs / Inns in Pai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rainbow House 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are chiefly a budget guest house with 9 chalet bungalows (some en-suite) and one large house (suitable for groups of 12) within easy walking distance of the centre of Pai just off the Maehi Road and close to Fluid Swimming Pool. Running water through our garden ensures a lush green atmosphere throughout the year. We hope to be the choice of independent budget travellers looking for a convenient location for their stay in Pai. ... more   less 
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