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Beach Road, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#31 of 127 in Varkala Town
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Rainbow is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Varkala, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Nearby landmarks such as Vishnu Temple (0.8 km) and Sivagiri (2.2 km) make Rainbow a great place to stay when visiting Varkala. Rooms at Rainbow offer air conditioning, a seating area, and a mosquito net providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi. A 24 hour front desk, a sun terrace, and outdoor furniture are some of the conveniences offered at this guest house. If you are driving to Rainbow, free parking is available. During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Varkala fish and chips restaurants, which are short distance from Rainbow.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Spa
Secured parking
Internet
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Ironing service
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Bathrobes
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Seating area
Clothes rack
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Extra long beds
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Anita wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed aprox 20 days in this Guest house because i couldnt move. What can i said is the owner is very bad caracter,trying to take advantage of the foreigners those dont know the real prices in India. Creepy atmosphere,not clean at all,small room and righ prices. My suggestion is have a look around.Have so many better options for more affordable prices . the bethroom was disgusting.Dont be in panic,just first week of january is full and they try to catch turists.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Meirwen John wrote a review Jan 2018
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Really enjoy my stay @ this fantastic guest house, with its friendly staff & nothing was too much trouble for them. I found rainbow house most relaxing & peaceful in a really great location, close to ayushi the Ayurveda retreat, the north cliff beach, the black beach, shops & restaurants. I Would definitely recommend rainbow house to stay As I will certainly coming back again very soon. Here are some photos from my stay in India some of rainbow house the beach & an elephant festival.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Yolanda wrote a review Jun 2017
Madrid, Spain87 contributions64 helpful votes
I spent almost 2 months at Rainbow and it was like to find a new home there. The location is perfect, 2 minutes walking to the cliff and from my room I could see a bit of the sea. I loved to have breakfast on my balcony every morning. Nice rooms and very clean. I felt super comfy there. Amal is a star, he is the one cleaning and receiving guests. Zubin, the manager, sometimes cooks for everybody as he organises dinners downstairs... He is an excellent cook and you won't regret to try his dishes, yummy :-) Both of them ended being my wee family while I was in Varkala. I miss them already, super nice guys and laid back, always up for a chat and a laugh! The place is great value for money and you can use the kitchen facilities if you don't want to eat always outside. Decent wifi also and nice hammocks around the garden to chill out :) I love that place. I definitely will go back and stay there, it was pretty difficult to leave hehe. Best vibe in Varkala!!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2017
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c d wrote a review Feb 2017
London, United Kingdom32 contributions12 helpful votes
I stayed here for one night on my own checking into a "dorm" thinking it would be more hostel vibes. Got there no one was around the house was empty, put my bag down and went out for the day. The "dorms" are a bed behind a big white floor length curtain, feels like you've been sectioned! So unlike a normal dorm bed you can't see other travellers and make conversation people were hidden behind curtains. House was silent, all a bit surreal. I ended up leaving a day early because the shower room was so gross, cockroaches flying around, mould, no water. Really weird experience all round!
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Polina T wrote a review Jan 2017
Moscow, Russia5 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel to me is perfectly well placed: hidden from the roads and close to cliff with cafe and restaurants and Varkala beach. I felt like at home, relaxed, safe, enjoyed my morning coffee and evening tea on the terrace, hiding from the midday heat in the cool room. I have spent great time in Varkala and this hotel played important part in it.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Alison L wrote a review Jan 2017
London, United Kingdom24 contributions3 helpful votes
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Nearby access to all the action of the North Cliff and warm and amenable staff. A varying selection of rooms, and dorms with a 2 room 4 balcony on the top. It's relaxed and easygoing and 'relaxed but willing' also perhaps applies to housekeeping. Zubin and his staff are always keen to help and made our stay a great experience. Thanks
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Eliza C wrote a review Jan 2017
Haslemere, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at Rainbow on two separate visits to Varkala. I stayed for the first time for 3 nights, and the next time for 5. I loved staying at Rainbow because there is a really friendly atmosphere. We had a communal dinner one evening which was unbelievably delicious and amazing value for money. The guys who run the place are really cool. They are welcoming, polite and helpful. I got an amazing rate for my stays which was the best I found in all of Varkala for the amount of comfort I received. I loved swinging on the hammock chair :). There was nothing negative about my experience here. I would like to add that I am not a fussy traveller. I accept gratefully all that I receive and choose to look for positives over negatives always.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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robinjove wrote a review Nov 2016
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Had an opportunity to stay at Rainbow on a visit to my Managers place. It was a calm and quite place with lots of natural beauty and vegetation surrounding it. The service was excellent and the rooms were also comfortable. The owner Mr. Zubin was very welcoming and he was more than happy to guide us with the recommended places to visit. These guys really know to make the guests feel more at home. I would definitely recommend staying at Rainbow if you ever visit Varkala.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Jessika111 wrote a review Apr 2016
Stockholm, Sweden4 contributions9 helpful votes
I have stayed in Rainbow on 3 different visits and I have always felt welcomed and comfy there. As a pretty experienced traveller in India I find these rooms really clean and the pillows totally fine :) I have lived in rooms upstairs, they have spacious balconys with a sitting hammock.. really cool place to relax, its in the backside so have some mosquito screen on in evening time! the smaller rooms are also fine, double beds, a small patio and hot water for once! For me, this place is well situated in the back from all the partyplaces on the cliff, you will not get disturbed by the sounds in the evenings but if you would like to go and party the happenings are maximum 3 minutes away. Another plus is the owner and the staff, everyone is very friendly and care-taking.. If you need something, just ask and they will do their best to help you. I had some delicious dinners at this place the evenings when Zubin and his staff cooked food for us guest to a very reasonable fee, Try this place if you are in search for a homey place ..
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Alexeynik wrote a review Mar 2016
Moscow, Russia8 contributions11 helpful votes
It was our 3 guesthouse in Varkala. We had changed them before we found this nice guest house. First of all this place has friendly atmosphere. Owner was friendly and talkative:) He organized local dinner (seafood and veg food) several time a week for guests. And it was like a home party with a lot of talks and drinks:) They have yoga place, but we didn't catch teacher) As a result, our second time in Varkala we drive directly to Rainbow and spend last week in India there.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow
Which popular attractions are close to Rainbow?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (0.4 km), Shalimar Weaves (0.3 km), and Royal Art Gallery (0.10 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rainbow?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Rainbow?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, extra long beds, and a mosquito net.
Is parking available at Rainbow?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainbow?
Conveniently located restaurants include InDa Cafe, Darjeeling Cafe, and Clafouti.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rainbow?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Rainbow?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rainbow?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Rainbow?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.6 km).