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“Best Budget Hotel”
Review of Hotel Rainbow

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Hotel Rainbow
Ranked #20 of 76 Shillong B&B and Inns
Lucknow
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8 reviews
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“Best Budget Hotel”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

We were a group of 12, when we landed in Shillong, we went along the GS road, checked out some hotels, Hotels that were good dint fit in our budget, others were very mediocre, however, we were lucky to have discovered Hotel Rainbow, the staff were warm and friendly, they gave us 3 good spacious rooms, however we found rooms on left wing of 1st floor to be better and more spacious...The rooms's lighting and wooden finishing give it a very good ambience...the room service was excellent, when we returned late into the night 2.00 am, the staff came to know that we had skipped dinner and specially prepared a midnight meal for us...They also helped us in arranging cabs for touring cherapunji and shillong...finally they also agreed to give us a handsome discount on our final bill..we cudnt believe we got all of this at a unbelievably low price..3 triple bedrooms for 3 days 4 just 10,000 bucks...that worked out to about 300/person/day....

Room Tip: rooms on first floor, avoid terrace rooms
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Bangalore
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Hotel Rainbow is a very good inexpensive hotel. Had stayed there for 5 nights. Tough it is located at the busy GS Road, the surrounding is relatively quiet, more so in the rooms which are on the other side of the reception. Rooms are small, but it is one of the very good hotels one can get among all the budget hotels. Hotel staff is very courteous and prompt in the room service & the food was great.

Room Tip: Corner room on the left (along the reception isle)
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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank shib_patel
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Pune
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2011

This is a fantastic property. The exterior of the building hides its charm as it looks like a small box from the main road however when you’re inside the story is totally different. The property owners name coincidentally is also the one I share "Karan".
I met Mr Karan there, who is the owners son and I was over whelmed by the time and patents he had spent on me. Karan (proprietor) has become a good friend of mine and what I realize is that they run a couple of hotels in Shillong itself in which Hotel Rainbow is the newest vibrant one.
At first when I reached the hotel I was greeted with a warm smile and to my surprise I found the Hotel decor far exceeding the previous 3 star property in which I had stayed during my previous visit to Shillong. The wood paneling the LED lights the carpet flooring and the giant aquarium. It all felt so unrealistic at such a low price.
I stayed in one of the terrace deluxe rooms which was well done up with bamboo and pinewood in its interior. Another thing I liked about my room was the usage of LED lights which no hotels in Shillong are doing apart from them. The best part of my stay was not the room but it came as a pleasant surprise to me when I realized that in the evening they were going to have a small bonfire in the terrace where we could gather and tea would be served to us.

If you’re in Shillong you must visit them.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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3 Thank Karan N
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kolkata
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2011

This hotel is really an excellent Budget Hotel in Shillong.The hotel staffs are really good and helpful and extend help whenever required.The owner of this hotel always makes round and keep vigil over the maintenance of the hotel and try to improve a lot.This hotel improved a lot from my last visit.

The newly built section on the terrace is excellent and have a terrace Garden also which is great.Also the lobby is well decorated with Cane Furniture and Aquarium that builts a good look when one enters the hotel.

There is no in-house restaurant but they get good food from other nearby Hotel,so takes some time after ordering.


The reception staff specially Mr Asim is very cordial and helped us arranging vehicles for local sight-seeing and trip to Cheerapunji.

Remember this is a BUDGET HOTEL and an EXCELLENT one.

Room Tip: Rooms on the second and top floor are the good ones..specially the terrace one as you can have a vie...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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5 Thank sandyKolkata
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

If you want to find a good , nice and clean hotel, not very expensive.. Try the rainbow, just near police bazar. It is a fine place.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank joellejeancharles
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Additional Information about Hotel Rainbow

Property: Hotel Rainbow
Address: GS Road,, Shillong 793001, India
Region: India > Meghalaya > East Khasi Hills District > Shillong
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Shillong
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,000 - ₹ 1,600
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel is located in the heart of the city at GS road, which is popular among tourist for shopping and there are excellent restaurants over here as well. The hotel has rooms that can accommodate guest on a single, twin, triple or quad sharing basis. The rooms are very well furnished and gives the guest a feeling like it’s their own house. The hotel is fairly new and has started operations in the year 2006; however we have experience in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years.At the hotel you will find the service provided to you very efficient, professional and most important is that ever one has a warm smile on their faces. The staff working at our hotel comes from multicultural backgrounds. Languages such as English, Hindi, Khasi, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Oriya, Malayalam, Telegu, Kannada, Nepali and some regional languages as well are well versed among the hotel Staff. So where ever you come from you would always have someone here who would make you feel that this hotel is truly like a Rainbow. ... more   less 
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Hotel Rainbow Shillong, Meghalaya

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